Our vision

At Kinetic we move people. From the Greek, “to move”, Kinetic is focused on providing “wow” experiences on our major transit brands that have been moving people for more than 40 years.

Whether it is our world class airport transit brand SkyBus, iconic multi-route brands such as Surfside Buslines and Sunbus, or our international event brand Gulftech, we know your journey is much more than going from point A to B. It is about the feelings of what can be, of wonder, excitement and even our yearnings for home.

When we travel, we experience a full range of energy and emotion. And this is why everything we do is designed to move people in amazing ways. We do this because we have hardwired the power of “wow” experiences into every part of our business. It is why our staff love what they do, suppliers want to work with us and governments, multinational companies and airports want to partner with us. But most importantly, it is why everyone wants to begin and complete their journey with us.

We are Kinetic - moving people through the power of “wow” experiences.

41 years providing mass transit services
1,900 staff helping people move
35 million people we moved last year
18 million car trips taken off the road because of us
178 services provided in 8 cities, across 5 states and 2 countries
5 million airport trips completed last year

Our brands

SkyBus

Fast, frequent and affordable airport transit for over 30 years. SkyBus provides a convenient and comfortable travel solution passengers can rely on. SkyBus operations in Australia and New Zealand are recognised for world-class transit services including free on-board WiFi, enhanced comfort and luggage capacity and online booking.

Transit Australia Group

Transit Australia Group (TAG) is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated group of mobility companies. With its long history in the field of specialised transportation, TAG guarantees professionalism, reliability and quality across all of its services.

Surfside

Surfside Buslines helps millions of people commute to work and school, explore Queensland’s Gold Coast and the NSW Tweed Shire regions, as well as connect with essential services and meet with friends and family every year.

Sunbus

Sunbus is an operator of urban and school bus services on the Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Townsville, Magnetic Island and Cairns that offers a comprehensive fleet of air-conditioned vehicles ranging in size from 21 to 53 seaters.

Gulftech

Gulftech is an international operation focused on working with governments and transport authorities in the Middle East region to deliver mass transit and mobility solutions.

Our people

Executive team

Michael Sewards

Michael Sewards / Co CEO in

A founding Director of Kinetic, Michael commenced his career in banking and has worked extensively in the transit industry. He was a former Director of the Pacific Royal Group, and a founding Director of Heritage Group, which grew into the leading Bus Industry Advisory firm and co-led a range of bus company transactions totalling just over $1b in enterprises value, including the Ventura acquisition of the Grenda Group in 2012.

Adam Begg

Adam Begg / Co CEO in

Before co-founding Kinetic in 2014, Adam has enjoyed a long and successful career in the Australasian transport advisory and finance industry, including as founding partner of the Heritage Group with Michael Sewards. Over five years Adam has led the SkyBus Group’s drive for excellence and growing its footprint from a single Melbourne service to 15 services across five airports and two countries. Adam was also instrumental in Kinetic’s acquisition of Transit Australia Group in mid-2019.

Nigel Rowell

Nigel Rowell / CFO in

Nigel leads Kinetic’s finance team, across Australia and New Zealand, delivering strategic oversight to financial analysis, reporting, fiscal planning and corporate governance. Nigel’s 20-year career bridging the UK, Canada and Australia includes working in advisory at Deloitte and a broad cross-section of SME and global companies in retail, TV production, software sectors and high-growth, private-equity backed ventures.

Oliver Willoughby

Oliver Willoughby / Head of Analysis and Growth in

Ollie leads the business analysis and strategy function for Kinetic, and was a founding member of the management team. Throughout his international career spanning corporate finance, independent advisory and banking, Ollie has successfully helped guide companies in infrastructure, transport and resource sectors through valuable, high-growth phases of development.

The Board

Andrew McEvoy

Andrew McEvoy / Chair in

A tourism and travel sector leader for 25 years, Mr McEvoy is also Chair of listed travel and tourism company the Sealink Travel Group, and a Director of several other listed and privately held companies including Ingenia Communities (INA) and Lux Group, owner of Luxury Escapes. He was formerly CEO and Managing Director of Tourism Australia.

Stan Kolenc

Stan Kolenc / Board Member in

Stan Kolenc joined OPTrust in 2005 and having now become Managing Director is responsible for private equity and infrastructure investments in Asia. Prior to OPTrust, Stan worked at Macquarie Bank in London, Madrid and Toronto focusing on infrastructure M&A and asset management across utility and transportation sectors.

Ian Moss

Ian Moss / Board Member in

Ian Moss joined OPTrust in 2013 and is responsible for private equity and infrastructure investments in Australia and the APAC region. Sitting on various boards, Ian focuses on sectors such as transportation, power generation and renewable energy. Prior to OPTrust, Ian worked at Deutsche Bank, specialising in private equity, infrastructure and real estate M&A.

About our shareholders

With net assets of over $20 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada’s largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with almost 95,000 members and retirees.

OPTrust is a global investor in a broad range of asset classes including Canadian and foreign equities, fixed income, real estate, infrastructure and private markets, and has a team of highly experienced investment professionals located in Toronto, London and Sydney. As a pension management organisation, OPTrust’s mission is to pay pensions today, preserve pensions for tomorrow.

Contact us

info@wearekinetic.com

1/12 Gladstone Place
South Melbourne VIC 3205