Who's who

National President

Shayne Kummerfeld

National Secretary

Bob Nanva

National Vice President

JJ Styles

National Vice President

Leanne Holmes

National Vice President

William Lekkas

Assistant National Secretary

Allan Barden

Assistant National Secretary (Locomotive Division)

Keith McMahon

Assistant National Secretary (Rail Operations Division)

Darren Galea

Assistant National Secretary (Fleet Manufacture, Overhaul, Maintenance and Service Division)

Greg Tatnell

Assistant National Secretary (Infrastructure Division)

Ross Schimke

Assistant National Secretary (Administrative, Supervisory, Technical and Professional Division)

Victor Moore

Assistant National Secretary (Tram and Bus)

Phil Altieri

Branch Secretary (NSW)

Alex Claassens

Branch Secretary (Vic)

Luba Grigorovitch

Branch Secretary (Qld)

Owen Doogan

Branch Secretary (SA/NT)

Darren Phillips

Branch Secretary (WA)

Craig McKinley

Branch Secretary (WA PTA)

Josh Dekuyer

Branch Secretary (Tas)

Ric Bean


National Secretary - Bob Nanva

Bob Nanva was elected National Secretary of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union in February 2011.

Bob has previously worked as a National Organiser at the RTBU, was an Advisor to the NSW Minister for Roads, the Hon Michael Daley MLA and prior to that an advisor to the Parliamentary Secretary for Trade, the Hon John Murphy MP.

Bob also previously served as a Local Councillor at Burwood Council. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Macquarie University.  

Assistant National Secretary - Allan Barden

Allan Barden was employed by the State Rail Authority (now Sydney Trains) as a train driver for 14 years before he was elected the last national General Secretary of the Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen (AFULE).  1993 the AFULE was amalgamated into the new Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU), and Allan became the Assistant National Secretary of the Locomotive Division.  He held this position from 1993 until 2002.

From 2002 until 2009 Allan worked in the NSW Branch of the RTBU, initially as the Assistant Locomotive Divisional Secretary and then as Passenger Organiser. 

Allan was elected as National Secretary of the RTBU in 2009 and held this position until 2011.  He was elected Assistant National Secretary in 2011 and re-elected as Assistant National Secretary in 2014.

Allan has served as a representative on a number of policy committees and taskforces – including:

  • Rail Safety National Law Maintenance Advisory Group;
  • National Rail Safety Regulator Reference Group;
  • Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) development group.