Chief Executive Resignation Announced
The Chief Executive of Engineers Australia has announced his intention to retire at today's Council meeting in Canberra. Peter Taylor will commence full time leave effective from 28 February 2011 and will remain on leave until retirement in September this year. Commenting on behalf of the Council, Congress and Engineers Australia's 91,000 members National President Merv Lindsay acknowledged the enormous contribution Peter has made over the last seven years. "Peter took over at a very critical time and has guided us through some of our most significant recent challenges. He has been an outstanding leader and leaves the organisation far stronger than when he arrived. Through the development of our first and second five year strategic plan the organisation has become cohesive and unified.... his strong commitment to responsible financial management has ensured our viability. He is now facing an even greater challenge than any that Engineers Australia could throw at him. He is, though, demonstrating the strength of character and sense of purpose that characterised his leadership. I know I speak for the entire membership in wishing him well. Our very best wishes are with him and Barbara."
There will be a major recruitment campaign to find a new Chief Executive Officer for Engineers Australia in the coming months. Deputy Chief Executive Rupert Grayston has been appointed Acting Chief Executive effective 28 February.