Engineers Australia has announced Dr Bronwyn Evans HonFIEAust FTSE CPEng as the new Chief Executive Officer of the engineering peak body.
Dr Evans is an experienced and well-respected CEO who is expected to bring a wealth of leadership, commercial and policy expertise to the new role thanks to knowledge gained across a career spanning both corporate and not-for-profit roles at the forefront of engineering, both here in Australia and globally.
These have included 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.
National President and Board Chair of Engineers Australia, Trish White, said that over the last few years, Engineers Australia has modernised its governance and operations to support the increasingly important role of the profession in Australia’s economic, social and sustainable future, with its advocacy and media engagement also 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.”
Chairman of WorleyParsons, John Grill, also strongly endorsed the appointment of Dr Evans as the new CEO of Engineers Australia.
“I was fortunate to get to know Bronwyn well while she was the CEO of Standards Australia and simultaneously the Chair of the MTP Connect Industry Growth Centre,” he explained.
“Her industry knowledge, senior management experience, people skills and research background equip her extremely well to lead Engineers Australia in an era during which the importance of engineers and engineering in society is growing rapidly while at the same time the skills that an individual engineer requires are changing by the day.”
Dr Evans takes up her new role on 3 October 2019.