Engineers Australia has announced its new Chief Executive Officer.

Dr Bronwyn Evans, an experienced and respected CEO, will be the new Chief Executive Officer of the engineering peak body.

Dr Evans will bring a wealth of leadership, commercial and policy expertise that she has gained across a career spanning corporate and not-for-profit roles at the forefront of engineering in Australia and globally.

These roles have included CEO of Standards Australia, senior executive roles at Cochlear and GE Healthcare, as well as non-executive board experience in the construction, medical technology and digital business sectors.

“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 our advocacy and media engagement also at an all-time high,” National President and Board Chair of Engineers Australia, Trish White, said.

“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.

“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 to take on the role.

“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,” Dr Evans 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.”

Dr Evans takes up her new role on October 3, 2019.

Siobhan Day is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and Pump Industry magazine, and has been part of the team since early 2019. With a background in management in the non-profit sector, Siobhan has extensive experience in communications, professional writing and client management. She holds a Bachelor of Business and Communications and is currently completing a postgraduate degree.

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