Alex McGrath

Alex McGrath is Group Manager, Signals Track and Power, in the Project Delivery Group at VicTrack. She comes from a signalling and rail systems background, with a focus on project delivery. Some time back she realised that the most difficult engineering problems are rarely actually technical – so to solve them, she has been drawing from a range of other disciplines including human factors, user focused design, digitalisation and automation, risk management, marketing and communications, social processes, organisational theory, and most recently complex systems change techniques. The result is a depth of practical knowledge in rail projects and an unusual set of frameworks that have enabled her, her team and her collaborators to tackle and solve some really difficult technical/cultural/systemic engineering problems.