Engineers Australia has appointed Romilly Madew AO as its new CEO from 1 August.
The announcement follows the retirement of Dr Bronwyn Evans this month.
Madew was appointed CEO of Infrastructure Australia in early 2019 and was responsible for overseeing Infrastructure Australia’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve the community.
Engineers Australia national president Dr Nick Fleming said Madew was chosen after an extensive executive search that spanned the engineering sector and industry.
“Romilly comes to us as a globally recognised CEO and advocate for change in the property and construction sector. Her visionary leadership style will enhance and build on our strong legacy of advancing society through great engineering, sound strategy and investment,” Dr Fleming said.
Before joining Infrastructure Australia, Madew was CEO of Green Building Council of Australia for 13 years. In acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, Madew was awarded an Order of Australia in 2019.
Madew said that she was looking forward to once again working with a member-based organisation dedicated to shaping a sustainable world.
“Over the last two decades I have worked closely with Engineers Australia and have always recognised the engineering profession as the nation’s problem-solvers,” she said.
“Engineers Australia’s vision and focus align with the values I’ve pursued throughout my career: to listen to a wide range of voices, to engage with members to gain consensus, to build strong teams and partnerships, and to achieve on-the-ground real-world impact.”
Engineers Australia COO Michael Luddeni will act as CEO until Madew commences in August.