External Voice Project (EVP) Information Session

Start time: 12.30pm AEST. Hear how Engineers Australia is building the engineering profession’s impact in public policy and find out how you can contribute.
External Voice Project (EVP) Information Session

About this event

Engineers are world-changers. No other profession has quite the same impact on the
environment, the skyline, or the way people live their lives.

As the home for all engineers, representing more than 100,000 members, Engineers Australia is committed to elevating the voice of the profession on issues of national economic, social, environmental, and cultural significance.

Our External Voice Project (EVP) is designed to ensure that issues are identified, explored and analysed through a strategically focused process of broad stakeholder engagement to provide technical leadership and collective action.

We invite members to join this information session to hear about:

  • Our aim to harness the transformative potential of engineers as proactive contributors to public life, delivering value for government, industry and the community.
  • Our priority workstreams: technology and industry, infrastructure, energy, and climate change.
  • How we are listening and engaging with members and industry.
  • How you can get involved with our work.

You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions of our Policy team at the end of the presentation.


Who should attend

This event is relevant for all Engineers Australia members who would like to know more about our advocacy and policy work.



Jane MacMaster

Jane MacMaster, Chief Engineer, Engineers Australia

Jane has a wealth of engineering experience gained in Australia and internationally, including senior systems and design engineer roles for BAE Systems Australia, for various aerospace and defence programs including a supersonic ship self-defence system project for NATO.
Jane has postgraduate qualifications in International Relations and has previously worked as a Senior Strategy Advisor for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and as a management consultant in the financial services sector. Most recently she was Founder and Director of Ponder Enterprises, where she used her engineering skillset to address complex societal challenges.

Jonathan Russell

Jonathan Russell  General Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Engineers Australia

Jonathan is a government relations professional, strategist and advocate for policy and legislative change. With 15+ years of experience he applies non-partisan skills in policy and media for navigating the world of government. A deep knowledge of industry associations is used to collaborate for better advocacy outcomes. As General Manager for Policy and Advocacy at Engineers Australia, Jonathan leads delivery of the organisation’s goal to be the trusted voice of the profession. Recent organisational achievements are the campaigns to create statutory registration of engineers in Victoria and NSW. This was recognised with a 2019 PublicAffairsAsia Gold Standard Award for Government Relations and a 2020 IABC Gold Quill Award of Merit for Government Relations & Public Affairs.

29 / 09 / 2021 - 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Registration Closes
29 / 09 / 2021 01:00 pm
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
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