Engineers Australia has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer with experience in the construction sector.
Bronwyn Evans was selected for the role and has previously served as the CEO of Standards Australia, held senior positions at Cochlear Ltd and GE Healthcare, and has non-executive board experience in the construction, medical technology and digital business sectors.
Engineers Australia said in a statement that Evans will bring a wealth of leadership and commercial and policy expertise, and brings experience in senior executive positions from a number of corporate and not-for-profit engineering organisations.
Engineers Australia National President and Board Chair, Trish White, said the organisation has modernised its governance and operations to support the increasingly important role of engineering in Australia’s economic, social and sustainable future.
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“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,” White 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.”
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,” 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.”
Evans will begin as CEO on 3 October 2019.