Cica Group appoints Brian Negus as Chair of the Board


Australian consultancy Cica Group appoints industry leader Brian Negus to keep up with rapid growth

Cica Group has announced the appointment of Brian Negus, Strategic Adviser for the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), as Chair of their board.

Cica’s network of experienced consultants guide enterprises to deliver complex technology projects, across sectors including intelligent transport systems (ITS), transport infrastructure, mining, utilities and government.

Growing steadily by 20 per cent per annum, Cica Group generates $6.5 million annually, and to keep up with rapid growth the organisation realised the need for strong governance and increased networks across industry.

Peter Bentley, Managing Director of Cica Group, says “We are excited to welcome Brian to the Cica Board – his level of expertise, skillset and industry networks strengthens our unique board of industry experts, and is pivotal to Cica Group’s next stage of growth.

“Brian brings over 40 years of government and private sector transport experience working for industry leaders including RACV, Public Transport Victoria, VicRoads and the Melbourne Port Corporation to name a few.

“He also played a fundamental role in the development and implementation of the renowned SCATS urban traffic control system, now used globally in over 27 countries, and this kind of experience is invaluable to Cica Group.”

Some of Cica Group’s notable projects include the Yarra Trams Vehicle Passenger Information System; Roads and Maritime Services NSW tolling upgrade on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel; and the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing in Queensland.

Brian’s role will see him implement a rigorous board structure, assess the business plan for 2017-2020, and carve out the company’s five-year strategy. “I will be looking to target key areas of growth for the next two years, including broadening our focus to include a wide range of intelligence transport systems, the rail and the defence sectors,” Brian said.

“I’ll also be focusing on business and strategic investments right here in Australia, for Cica Group to become a more sustainable business in the long term.

“My passion is improving the liveability, safety and lifestyle of the community through transport mobility and technology, and I look forward to doing this through Cica Group’s projects, and developing beneficial relationships across all sectors of the Australian economy,” Brian added.

In addition to Brian’s role as Strategic Advisor at RACV, he is President of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia, where he has been a Board member for 10 years, and is a Board Member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Brian’s appointment is at an opportune time with Cica Group involved in a number of large-scale projects, including looking at congestion improvement with the SCATS urban traffic control system, and identifying ways to introduce a universal public transport card that works across Australia’s states, rather than having individual Opal, Myki or Go cards.

Brian is currently managing RACV’s partnerships in four trials on connected and autonomous vehicles, with institutions including La Trobe University, Keolis Downer, HMI Technologies, ARRB Research, Transurban, EastLink and Melbourne University. Cica Group will be keen to evaluate how autonomous vehicles impact road systems and operation. Cica Group has consulted on all major tolling projects in Australia, including tolling and transport projects, and their experienced team work across ITS, transport, defence, infrastructure, utilities, mining and government service sectors.


About Cica Group

Cica Group was formed in 2012, combining an experienced group of client-focused strategists, advisors, technologists and commercial contract managers. Each has a proven record in guiding enterprises through analysis, planning, management, realisation and the ongoing support of complex technology projects.

Cica Group’s strength is its fusion of accomplished practitioners and their combined experience and expertise. Together they have unparalleled industry knowledge across all major sectors of the Australian economy. Each practitioner has the ability to draw upon each other’s expertise to deliver sound and well-considered advice, leading clients to project success.


About Brian Negus

Brian is Strategic Adviser for the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) to advise on a broad range of public policy issues affecting the Victorian community.

Brian is an experienced professional and Board member with a demonstrated history of working in the public policy and advocacy industry, with skills in business planning and project feasibility studies, transport operations management, smart technology applications, project management, analytical skills, and Government and stakeholder relationship management.

Brian is the President of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia and he has been a Board member of ITSA for ten years. He is a Board Member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Tracksafe Foundation. Brian is also Chair of the CICA (Collaborative ITS) Group Board.

Brian brings over 40 years of government and private sector transport experience to these roles which draws on his senior management positions as General Manager Public Policy, RACV, Deputy Director of Public Transport in Victoria, Regional Director at VicRoads and General Manager of Port Planning at the Melbourne Port Corporation. Brian graduated from RMIT University in Civil Engineering, the University of New South Wales in Transport Management and the Mt Eliza (Melbourne University) Business School.

Brian has a keen interest in initiatives and programs to support community services and improve well-being in society. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Templestowe since 1985 and served as Club President, Assistant District Governor and Chair of the District Community Services Committee.


For more information contact
Peter Bentley
0412 336 196