Engineers Australia Governance

Learn more about Engineers Australia's CEO and executive team

Chief Executive Officer

Peter%20McIntyre%20Headshot.jpgPeter was appointed as CEO of Engineers Australia in July 2017. He has been a Board Director with TasNetworks since November 2016. Peter was previously employed at TransGrid, where he served as its Managing Director for six years. Prior to that he held several executive positions there, with responsibilities including regulatory strategy, revenue reset, customer engagement, asset management, network planning and system operations.

Peter is a past Deputy Chairman of the Energy Networks Association, past Chairman of Grid Australia and past Deputy Chairman of the Australian Power Institute.

Peter holds a BSc in physics and a BE (Hons) in electrical engineering from UNSW and an MBA in technology management from Deakin University. Peter is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and has been an Engineers Australia member for 34 years. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Engineering Executive. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Energy.

Executive Team

Ron%20Watts%20Headshot_0.jpgRon was appointed as Executive General Manager, Professional Standards & Practice in January 2015. He has a strong background in change management and general management. Ron held senior executive appointments at the Australian National University, Deakin University and various government business enterprises prior to joining Engineers Australia. He also ran his own consulting practice in strategic HR management.

Ron has extensive experience in the running of professional membership associations. He held various office bearer roles in the respected Australian Institute of Human Resources (AHRI). He was President of AHRI in Victoria and the ACT, a Director of the AHRI Board and a member of various national committees, including the National Accreditation Committee. Ron is presently a Director of the Board of Professions Australia.

An active supporter of ongoing education he has a Bachelor of Business (Curtin), Master of Commerce (Melbourne), Graduate Diploma in Management (Monash), and a Graduate Certificate in HR Management (AQC). He has also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Diploma.

Ron is a Companion member of EA, a Fellow of AHRI and Graduate member of AICD.

Jane%20Hanks.jpgJane has significant experience in the services sector with roles including Director of Marketing at Novotel Brisbane (Accor), Deputy Director and Manager, Marketing Strategy for Griffith University, Director, Marketing at Mallesons Stephen Jaques and Chief Marketing Officer at Dentons, Australia.  Prior to her services marketing roles she occupied Managerial roles at Citibank (in corporate and consumer banking) and was a Corporate Solicitor for the Elders Finance Group Ltd.

Jane has been a Board Member of the Australian Professional Services Marketing Association (now ICON) and is a member of the Australian Marketing Institute and Finsia. Jane is a graduate of the University of Sydney in Economics and Law.  Her post-graduate qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from Finsia and a Masters in Management, majoring in services marketing, from Cornell University, NY, U.S.A.

Jeff%20Hughes%20Headshot.jpgJeff was appointed as EGM Member Services in March 2018. Jeff’s most recent roles were at CPA Australia over a 14-year period. He started as Chief Financial Officer and held various corporate services and membership roles. He was then appointed as Chief Operating Officer Member Services where he led a number of departments spanning multiple countries. Prior to working at CPA, Jeff was the CFO of Energy Resources of Australia Ltd – a listed company within the Rio Tinto Group.

Jeff has had significant international management experience having also spent two years working in Canada at the Iron Ore Company of Canada. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business from RMIT.

Jon-Lau-%20headshot_0.jpgJohn is the Executive General Manager responsible for the support services and governance functions at Engineers Australia. He is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years of experience in senior leadership positions. He has led teams in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Americas. His commercial experience has been gained in a wide range of sectors, including engineering, professional services, finance, publishing, marketing and the fashion industry. Having worked in large multinational and smaller Australian corporations, his focus in recent years has been in Australian organisations that deliver a positive social impact – organisations that delivered services to the indigenous and disabled communities. John‘s broad experience helps to ensure that Engineers Australia’s support and governance functions will continue to capably support the delivery of the group’s strategic objectives.