2020 John Furness
Individual Award 2020
THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2020 RTSA INDIVIDUAL AWARD IS JOHN FURNESS.
John Furness is awarded the 2020 RTSA Individual Award celebrating his 50 year career in railway engineering. During that time he established himself as a competent railway engineer entrusted with improving track infrastructure that enabled rail to meet Australia’s growing freight demands. Based on this valuable and practical experience John has been instrumental in leading the development of important National Railway Standards, initially with the Railways of Australia (now known as the Australasian Railway Association), and latterly as the Chairman of the RISSB Infrastructure Standards Committee. A well deserved honour.