ABB and IKEA represented at Engineers Australia online event – The future of transport is electric

On September 15 SACC Members ABB and IKEA were represented at an Engineers Australia online event – Thought Leaders Series: The future of transport is electric

Online event content and focus:

A discussion on the key considerations for fleet operators today, such as electrical infrastructure, charging and power demands, to future-proof their transport needs.

  • The rapid move towards electric vehicles is seeing technology needs outpace wider infrastructure readiness.
  • This major market shift presents challenges and big opportunities for the infrastructure sector.
  • How can we balance a practical present-day business case with a proactive long-term vision?


  • Understand the requirements for transitioning to electric vehicles
  • Hear from experts on the benefits and challenges of electric vehicles
  • From electric buses to commercial fleets – what is the next frontier?


Dr Alina Dini
Founder and CEO, Whirl

Dr Alina Dini is captivated by renewable energy innovation and how it can build long term financial and climate resilience.  Alina’s experiences delivering energy and sustainability programs include working alongside some of the world’s leading innovators – such as Tesla’s founders and Australia’s first Renewable Energy Commissioner.
As Founder and CEO of Whirl, a peer-based digital marketplace re-imagining the shopping experience for energy technologies like electric cars, Alina brings a human element into technology topics and works with everyday people, businesses, and communities to help them harness energy innovations.

Brendan Groll
Customer Fulfilment Strategic Sourcing Manager, IKEA Australia

Brendan is the Customer Fulfillment Strategic Sourcing Manager for IKEA Australia. He has over 30 years’ experience in Retail Transport & Logistics Leadership roles, including time with David Jones Ltd, Steinhoff Group (now Greenlit Brands) prior to IKEA. Brendan is responsible for IKEA Australia’s transport, delivery & services operations. This includes driving the IKEA Australia zero emissions strategy and working with IKEA’s service partner fleet transformation towards agreed sustainability and emission targets.

Sean Stove
Transport Segment Lead, ABB Australia

Sean Stove is ABB Australia’s head of transportation and rail segments, having been involved in the rail sector since 2003. Joining ABB in 1997, Sean has held numerous senior roles in sales, operations and business development across Asia Pacific and Europe. In this role, he is responsible for leading ABB’s offering to the rail and transportation industry, from innovative solutions for rolling stock propulsion to energy efficient solutions for power infrastructure to software optimisation for asset health and management. After completing his Electrical Certificate from Christchurch Polytechnic, Sean became a graduate of the University of Queensland’s Mt Eliza MBA Program and completed the Senior Leadership Development program at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.