Public Transport Technology Leaders

Our regions are locally-led by an experienced leader who understands your unique environment

Meet the motivators behind the innovators

Trapeze Group Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa have leaders on the ground in each of our regions. This approach means you can enjoy the benefits of global innovations and experience, as well as local support.

Our dedicated team strive each day to improve the software and technology we offer, connecting journeys in public transport and emergency services.

Learn more about the Trapeze Group leaders in your region.

Our Leadership Team

Scott Winks

Managing Director, Trapeze Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa

Meet Scott...

As the regional leader of Modaxo and Trapeze’s transport portfolio, Scott is passionate about making a meaningful difference to people's lives through improved mobility, accessibility, and outcomes. Having spent 25 years delivering technology solutions across the world, he enjoys helping businesses navigate diverse and disruptive technology challenges as they work to deliver solutions to help move the world’s people. He's also focused on building highly skilled and engaged teams that deliver improved business performance, client satisfaction, and talent advancement.

Modaxo is a collection of brands that focuses on acquiring, holding and growing people transport technology companies, and is part of Constellation Software Inc., listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE:CSU).

Rod Biggar

Group Leader TAPMEA Emergency and Bus, Australia/New Zealand

Meet Rod...

Rod is an experienced leader of technology businesses, providing products, services and solutions to government and enterprise customers across the globe for the past 25 years. With a focus on customer value and outcomes, Rod is passionate about helping Trapeze’s clients meet their business challenges and objectives, and building strong relationships over the long term.

Rod leads Trapeze’s emergency services and bus businesses in Australia and New Zealand, partnering with operators and government authorities to bring efficiencies and technical innovation to these sectors and ultimately improving passenger experiences and patient outcomes.

Emad Muhanna

Group Leader IMEA

Meet Emad...

Emad brings over 25 years’ experience in technology businesses spent in three different continents working on mission critical IT systems for multiple industries. His global leadership experience includes Vice President roles at SITA Inc. a, leader in developing IT/Communication solutions for the air transport industry. During the past 10+ years, Emad has been focused on growing businesses in the Middle East, India and Africa.

As leader of the Modaxo and Trapeze teams in the Middle East, Africa and India (IMEA) regions, he aims to deliver a world-class service to our existing flagship clients, while bringing the breadth and depth of Modaxo’s innovative transportation portfolio to more clients in the region. With his valuable experience in leading Government, Air Transport and Security operations across the region, he is focused on helping public transport authorities and operators improve their operations and KPIs while looking for strategic opportunities to implement innovative technology.

Maretha Britz

Managing Director, Africa

Meet Maretha...

Leveraging more than 20 years of experience in roles spanning business consultation and development, Maretha is dedicated to advancing the application of technology solutions in public transport. Previous achievements have included strategy engagement, fare management solutions, advisory services and general public transport management.

Managing the Trapeze team in South Africa, Maretha is focused on providing world-class expertise and support to existing clients, while providing innovative solutions for the industry to improve public transport management.

Frank Hesse

Managing Director, ASEAN

Meet Frank...

Frank has 23 years of experience delivering and supporting vertical market software solutions, including 15 years in the ASEAN and the Asia Pacific regions. Frank’s leadership experience covers a variety of roles including Vice President Asia at CSG where he was responsible for the Telecom and Media P&L, strategy, solution sales and delivery for the Asia region, and as Delivery Head Asia Pacific where he was responsible for delivery of all Telecom and Media solutions and services across APAC.

Frank is focused on supporting the ASEAN-based Trapeze team to deliver world-class solutions for the private sector and government clients to optimise public transport outcomes.

Mamadou Bal

Managing Director - Middle East

Meet Mamadou...

Mamadou brings over two decades of expertise in driving technology solutions to key public and private sector customers across Europe, Asia, and Africa, growing multi-million-dollar business units.

He is an accomplished sales and delivery executive who is passionate about serving customers, adding value, and delivering great financial results by focusing on key business drivers and building high performing teams.

With two master’s degrees under his belt in Computer Science and Physics and fluent in several languages including Arabic, English, and French, Mamadou is playing an instrumental role in executing strategic initiatives fostering inclusive relationships with operators and authorities in the public transport sector.

Michelle Tungate

Managing Director - ANZ Bus

Meet Michelle...

Michelle is leading the sustainable growth of our bus business during this exciting period of digital transformation in public transport across Australia and New Zealand.

Michelle is an experienced senior leader who brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the Trapeze Group. She has an outstanding record of delivering corporate solutions and transformational strategies for professional and technology-led organisations in the government, utility, construction, advertising, and health sectors.

Michelle prides herself on shaping strategy and corporate culture, driving customer-centric growth, and optimising operations to deliver competitive advantage.

Her qualifications include completing the Master of Business Process Management at QUT, where she received a Dean’s award for academic excellence. Michelle is closely aligned to QUT’s innovation network and regularly attends industry events. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ashwani Handoo

Managing Director, India

Meet Ashwani...

With over two decades of deep experience in helping prominent international solutions flourish in India’s local environment and leading global rollouts, Ashwani is an expert in the practical application of IT to achieve savings and efficiencies in large enterprises. His knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) gives him insight into how technology could help India’s public and corporate sector.

Ashwani is spearheading Trapeze Group’s expansion into India, with a focus on building relationships with public transport operators and authorities as well as improving the commuter experience.

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