Leadership

Transport and Technology Leaders

Meet the motivators behind the innovators.

There is a dedicated team of Trapeze Group employees across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa who strive each day to improve the services and solutions that help your organisations operate more efficiently and effectively.

Our software is created, implemented and managed by staff with professional experience in public transport or the industries that serve them, ensuring the solutions we offer you are relevant, practical and robust for real-world application.

Each team in Australia, India and the Middle East is locally-led by an experienced director with decades of transport and technology experience behind them. This approach means you can enjoy the benefits of global experience and advancements as well as local support and deeper understanding of the environment you work in.

Learn more about the leaders of Trapeze Group in the Asia Pacific region.

Scott Winks, Managing Director Asia Pacific
Scott Winks, Managing Director Asia Pacific

Scott is an experienced ICT business leader, having spent 25 years delivering technology solutions for government and enterprise customers. Having worked in multiple roles across Asia Pacific, North America and Europe, Scott has a thorough understanding of the challenges presented by diverse business dynamics and how disruptive technology impacts them.

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Rod Biggar, Managing Director - Bus, Australia/New Zealand
Rod Biggar, Managing Director - Bus, Australia/New Zealand

Rod is an experienced leader of technology businesses, providing products, services and solutions to government and enterprise customers across the globe for the past 25 years. With a focus on customer value and outcomes, Rod is passionate about helping customers meet their business challenges and objectives and building strong relationships over the long term.

Rod leads Trapeze’s Bus business in Australia and New Zealand, partnering with operators and government authorities to bring efficiencies and technical innovation to the sector and ultimately improve the passenger experience.

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Ashwani Handoo, Managing Director, India
Ashwani Handoo, Managing Director, India

With over two decades of rich experience in helping prominent international solutions flourish in India’s local environment and leading global roll-outs, Ashwani is an expert in the practical application of IT to achieve savings and efficiencies in large enterprises. His knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) gives him insight into how technology could help India’s public and corporate sector.

Ashwani is spearheading Trapeze Group’s expansion into India, with a focus on building relationships with public transport operators and authorities as well as improving the commuter experience.

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Matthew Brownlie, Managing Director, Middle East
Matthew Brownlie, Managing Director, Middle East

An experienced IT and transport professional, Matthew has spent 15 years implementing and managing technology in the public transport, taxi and demand response sectors of Australia, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. He offers a unique combination of hands-on technical experience in IT infrastructure and systems and skill at business development and relationship management.

Matthew is the leader of Trapeze’s growing team in the United Arab Emirates, improving customer satisfaction and localising Trapeze’s business activities in the region.

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Maretha Britz, Managing Director, Trapeze South Africa
Maretha Britz, Managing Director, Trapeze South Africa

Leveraging more than 20 years of experience in roles spanning business consultation and development, Maretha is dedicated to advancing the application of technology solutions in public transport. Previous achievements have included strategy engagement, fare management solutions, advisory services and general public transport management.

Managing the Trapeze team in South Africa, Maretha is focused on providing world-class expertise and support to existing clients, while providing innovative solutions for the industry to improve public transport management.

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James Wetherall, Managing Director, Emergency Services Group
James Wetherall, Managing Director, Emergency Services Group

James is a proven leader delivering sustainable business partnerships across mission critical and information-intensive industries. With extensive experience in software project implementation and management, James leads the Trapeze Emergency Services team who share his passion and enthusiasm for implementing and operating innovative solutions for Public Safety organisations.

James continues to drive awareness in the emergency response industry about the value of integrated critical communications systems, interconnected asset management solutions and real-time data analytics.

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Ben Dvoracek, General Manager Rail, Australia & New Zealand; Director Business Development, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
Ben Dvoracek, General Manager Rail, Australia & New Zealand; Director Business Development, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa

Originally part of the Trapeze Group North America team, Ben joined Trapeze Group’s Australian office in 2016. A business professional with a degree in Psychology, he is an expert communicator with extensive knowledge of how technology can be used to improve and add value to transport operations.

Along with responsibilities as General Manager for Trapeze ANZ Rail Initiative, Ben’s focus is to work collaboratively with clients across Australia, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa to forge strong and long-lasting client relationships to deliver highly effective public transport solutions.

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