Our specialist team

Darren Shirley – Principal Consultant

Darren has over 25 years of experience as a technical practitioner, including 20 years in
traffic and road safety. Prior to establishing RoadPro Consulting, Darren held numerous
technical positions with state and local government road agencies in Queensland, Western
Australia, and Victoria. Darren has extensive experience conducting traffic and road safety
investigations and developing effective and cost-efficient engineering solutions. He is highly
skilled and experienced with detailed analysis and preparing comprehensive reports.
Darren has used his broad knowledge and experience to assist road authorities with the
development of numerous industry guidelines and standards.

In addition to his technical expertise, Darren has highly developed project management and
organisational skills, with engagement by state and local government agencies to assist with
the development and delivery of projects and programs. Darren is a registered Senior Road
Safety Auditor and has completed training in road crash investigation. He holds
memberships with Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and
Management (AITPM).

Kirk Jackson – Principal Traffic Engineer

Kirk has over a decade’s experience as a civil engineer in the private and public sectors. He has worked on a range of traffic, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), and traffic signals projects, as well as experience with project management, provision of technical advice, and stakeholder engagement. With over a decade of traffic experience working on road network projects for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), he has an outstanding understanding of the department’s traffic management requirements, as well as departmental guidelines, standards, and expectations.

Kirk has in-depth knowledge and understanding of modelling software used for operational
analysis. He is a Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (Civil), Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), and a member of AITPM.

Joseph Carroll – Principal Acoustic Engineer

Joe’s environmental engineering qualification, combined with RPEQ Civil certification and
significant site experience in building and civil construction, makes for a uniquely practical
skill set.

Joe’s specialisation in acoustics spans over 12 years and incorporates hundreds of projects,
with a diverse range of applications within the field of acoustics. Projects requiring
regulatory approval have ranged from small residential development assessments through
to large scale environmental impact assessments for mining operations and pipeline
construction. All have incorporated diverse acoustic design work including environmental
noise barriers, enclosures, building façade design, speech privacy, and building services.
Specialist acoustical design work for projects requiring bespoke designs have included
sound isolation of offices in factories, reverberation control in spaces such as sports halls
and dance studios, and management of noise in close proximity to sensitive receivers. Joe is
also proficient in the use of computer models for predicting road traffic and rail noise, as
well as environmental noise from industry and internal building element acoustic
performance. Joe is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (Civil) and Member of
the Australian Acoustical Society.

Andrew Woods – Principal Electrical Engineer

Andrew’s long experience working within state government has allowed him to become a highly respected ITS and electrical engineers. His skills range from strategic planning, design, construction, operations and whole-of-life maintenance across all types of infrastructure such as ITS, traffic signals, and roadway lighting.

His program and project management experience supplement his technical expertise, contributing to his ability to develop holistic infrastructure and business management plans tailored to specific needs while adhering to all relevant standards. He has worked extensively throughout Queensland representing TMR within numerous project teams comprised of multi-discipline members. Andrew is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (Electrical) and a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng).

Lisa Shirley – Communications Consultant

Lisa specialises in stakeholder engagement, issues management, and professional writing
and editing. With more than 15 years’ experience in the public and private sectors, she has a
proven track record in delivering a range of communications services in all areas of the
project lifecycle – from managing stakeholder engagement for large infrastructure projects,
one-on-one meetings with stakeholders, to drafting and editing publications targeted at key
audiences. Lisa’s experience providing communications services at the most senior levels of
government makes her skilled at identifying potential issues, analysing stakeholders, and
developing strategies accordingly. Lisa is a member of the Public Relations Institute of
Australia and International Association of Public Participation.

Luke Kidd – Engineering Consultant

Luke has been working as a technical practitioner in the traffic and road safety field for
nearly 20 years. Prior to joining RoadPro Consulting in 2011, he was employed by TMR.
Luke has extensive experience conducting traffic and road safety investigations and
preparing detailed reports. His investigations have been conducted across a broad range of
state and local government roads, as well as privately operated mining haul networks. His
knowledge and ability extend to developing conceptual and detailed design drawings.

Luke is highly proficient in the use of applications such as AutoCAD, BricsCAD, Corel
Graphics Suite, MapInfo, TrasiCad, and TraSis. He also possesses a high-level knowledge and
understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems
(GPS). Luke is a registered Senior Road Safety Auditor and has completed training in road
crash investigation.

Andrew Robbins – Technical Consultant

Andrew is a skilled and experienced traffic and technical consultant with expertise in many
areas including road safety audits, traffic surveys, and crash investigations. During a career
spanning over 25 years, Andrew has worked in the public and private sectors, giving him
detailed knowledge of all facets of the transport and infrastructure industry. Andrew is a
registered Senior Road Safety Auditor and has experience and training in Vericom, skid
resistance testing, and road crash investigation.

Danielle Jackson – Active Transport Consultant

With over a decade’s experience working as a travel behaviour change specialist, Danielle
has assisted many organisations develop and implement programs that encourage people
to reduce their reliance on car travel. The services Danielle can provide covers all facets of
active transport including project management, developing TravelSmart plans, and
delivering education and training. Her proven results in getting more people walking,
cycling, and catching public transport has assisted communities to improve safety and
organisations to deliver integrated transport objectives.

Russell Stringer – Surveyor

Russell has 22 years’ experience in the surveying industry, with a Bachelor of Technology in Surveying and membership of the Surveyors Board of Queensland.

Russell has extensive experience in a range of surveying specialties such as residential construction, high rise, civil, bridges, and structural. He has done extensive work with the Department of Transport and Main Roads in both urban and rural settings, working on projects as diverse as minor roads to major highways.

Russell has also developed competent design skills including familiarity with TMR specifications. His design experience includes: hands-on construction experience with earthworks, pavements, and drainage; revising designs; doing onsite design changes for clients and contractors; and designing side tracks and road diversions.

Anthony Trace – Acoustic and Air Quality Engineer

Anthony is an environmental engineer specialising in acoustics and air quality. Anthony has
worked on a diverse range of projects in both fields, from small residential development
assessments through to large scale environmental impact assessments for major rail,
airport, and waste handling construction projects.

Anthony is proficient in the use of computer models for predicting road traffic, rail, and
environmental noise. He is also experienced in the use of air pollutant dispersion models for
assessing impacts from sources such as mining operations, wastewater treatment plants,
power stations, and road and rail networks.


PO Box 5846
Maroochydore BC Qld 4558


8 Macleay Lane
Maroochydore Qld 4558


271 Alma Street
Rockhampton Qld 4700


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