The REAAA Australian Chapter was formed shortly after the formation of REAAA in 1973. For almost 50 years, the REAAA Australian Chapter has been promoting the science and practice of road transport engineering in the Asia-Pacific region through developing professional and commercial links within, and between, member countries. Its main objectives are international knowledge exchange and building international networks and partnerships among members. The Chapter also has a very active branch based in Western Australia; it stages regular local events throughout the year.
It is represented by the Chair of the Australian Chapter, Dr Richard Yeo. Dr Yeo is Chief Operating Officer at the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB). He has extensive research and management experience in the roads sector. He has held key roles with ARRB, Austroads and VicRoads as well as in commercial private sector consulting. He is an Adjunct Professor (Practice) with Monash University and maintains close involvement with initiatives such as Industrial Transformation Hubs and other academic research.