Engineers Australia has appointed Dr Bronwyn Evans as its new CEO.
Evans has a wealth of experience and her previous positions include CEO of Standards Australia, senior executive roles at Cochlear Ltd and GE Healthcare, as well as non-executive board experience in the construction, medical technology and digital business sectors.
The board chair of Engineers Australia and national president, Trish White, said that over the last few years the organisation has modernised its governance and operations to support the increasingly important role of the profession in Australia’s economic, social and sustainable future.
White said Engineering Australia's advocacy and media engagement is at an all-time high.
“Our board looks forward to Dr Evans advancing this work, growing our organisation through provision of clear member value and furthering the influence of our profession in the ethos of community service embedded in our Royal Charter,” she said.
“An electrical engineer who has led successful corporations across manufacturing, construction, research and standards-setting, Dr Evans is well-placed to lead our organisation into its next chapter as the engineering profession transitions to take advantage of the technological disruptions and innovation of the future.”
Dr Evans said she was excited about her new role which begins on October 3, 2019.
“With the global megatrends shaping our future relying so significantly on engineering insight and leadership it is a fascinating and important time for the profession,” she said.
“I am looking forward to working closely with the Board, the staff and the broader membership to continue to grow and advance our organisation.”