Name: Emma Woods

Title: General Manager Passenger and Corporate Services

Affiliation: ARA

Emma is the General Manager Passenger and Corporate Services at the ARA. Emma’s portfolio encompasses all things passenger rail, including heavy and light rail operations around Australia. She is responsible for implementing the ARA’s passenger rail work program as directed by its Executive Committee, the Passenger Transport Group. 

Emma is responsible for the ARA’s safety portfolio where she works across industry and closely with the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator’s Office on rail safety regulatory reform.  

Emma is Company Secretary of the ARA, ensuring the ARA meets its Board governance requirements. She also oversees the ARA’s membership portfolio, leading business development opportunities and acting as member liaison for the ARA’s approximately 150 members. 


Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations and Marketing)

Diploma in Project Management 

Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Course.