The International Association of Public Transport is represented in Australia and New Zealand by UITP Australia/New Zealand (known as UITPANZ). UITPANZ is part of the Asia-Pacific Division of the UITP global family. 

UITPANZ facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge to further the development and advancement of public transport policy, planning and operations in the region. It is the only international association covering all modes of public transport in the Australia/New Zealand region. 

Through its activities, UITPANZ brings together:

  • government departments, agencies and authorities with responsibility for public transport
  • public transport operating companies
  • the service and supply industry
  • research institutions, academics and consultants


Board of Management

UITPANZ is managed by a Board of Management.

The current Chairman of the Board is Ian Dobbs. Ian has worked in the public transportation industry for 40 years in both Australia and the UK. Ian has held a number of executive roles including as CEO of the Public Transport Corporation in Victoria, Australia, CEO of UK Stagecoach Group’s rail division. In 2011 Ian was appointed as the inaugural chairman and CEO of Public Transport Victoria. Ian stepped down from his role at Public Transport Victoria in 2015, and continues to advise a range of public and private sector organisations in the Australia New Zealand region.

Ian Dobbs