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Leon Clark

Leon is an educational professional, with extensive experience within engineering, manufacturing and defence arenas.

With nearly 21 years of experience in developing competencies in rail signalling, signalling control and rolling stock engineering, he is well known in the Asia-Pacific rail industry. His expertise has included devising, developing and delivering rail industry training projects in signalling systems, including Wes and Solid State Interlocking and Train Control and Management System projects.

Leon began his career in the mechanical engineering field and, following a stint in the army where he was able to embark on further education, including becoming a senior lecturer in industrial training and development with the University of Melbourne.

Leon began his rail industry career as a training consultant for Westinghouse Brake and Signal, providing on-board, wayside and operations training for technicians and engineers in Australia and Asia. Following Westinghouse, he developed his own consulting business which led to working with many of the major rail industry leaders including Westinghouse Signals, Rail Corp, Bombardier, National Express, Connex, MainCo, Metro Trains Melbourne and Invensys Rail.

Leon is currently heavily involved in design and delivery of competency based courses for signalling design, rail operations and rolling stock engineering. He also advises and devises compliance strategies for competency recognition schemes in the rail industry and for the IRSE licensing scheme.


Adam Clark

Adam is principal and founder of Rail Systems Engineers. He has extensive experience spanning over 18 years in the Australian and SE Asian rail sectors. His knowledge, capability and experience has been honed as project manager or technical lead over 100 high profile or technically challenging systems deployment projects. The most recent project Adam has worked on is the Regional Rail Link in Victoria.

Adam’s expertise includes systems engineering, hardware engineer and systems integration for communications, telemetry and train control systems.

In his previous role as national systems engineering manager, Adam had functional responsibility for a combined systems and signal engineering group of 40 engineers.

Adam also spent 12 years with Invensys Rail as a systems engineering manager, signalling engineering manager and project manager.

He has a bachelor of physics and engineering, honours in electronics.

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