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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.

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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