Knowles has over 20 years’ experience on strategic planning and transport integration projects for public sector organisations and government departments. He works collaboratively with clients and stakeholders to achieve his vision of developing integrated, efficient and sustainable public transport solutions.
In his twelve years as a consultant, and previous ten years in local government, he has led multidisciplinary teams on complex projects including: researching and producing integrated transport plans, strategic frameworks, business cases and options assessments; evaluating transport networks including financial and economic modelling; developing transport network improvement strategies focussed on delivering enhanced customer value to the wider community; and policy development with a focus on creating cities that are vibrant, efficient, productive, sustainable and resilient.
Knowles currently also lectures on transport, mobility and traffic systems at Monash University and La Trobe University (Bendigo). He is also the President of Dandenong Primary School Council.