Our experts

We are the trusted voice of the engineering profession. 

Engineers Australia is the peak body for the engineering profession in Australia. With more than 120,000 members, we are also the voice of the profession.

Our spokespeople regularly appear in the media and can provide insight, opinion and analysis on all things engineering. Our media team can also source subject matter experts to share their technical understanding and expertise.

Our spokespeople

CEO Romily Madew AO

Romilly Madew AO

Chief Executive Officer

Romilly Madew AO FTSE HonFIEAust was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2022. 

Prior to joining Engineers Australia, Ms Madew was CEO of Infrastructure Australia overseeing the organisation's critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities. 

Ms Madew served as CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for 13 years. In acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, Ms Madew was awarded an Order of Australia in 2019.

She is currently a Member of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) Infrastructure Forum, Member of Placemaking NSW Advisory Committee, Director of Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Independent Chair of the Currawong State Park Advisory Board (NSW), Federal Government appointee on the Circular Economy Ministerial Advisory Group and G20 EMPOWER – Empowerment and Progression of Women's Economic Representation, Member of the National Women in Transport CEO Advisory Group, Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Enabling Better Infrastructure Steering Group (UK) and Director of Minerva Network (supporting Australia’s elite sportswomen).

Ms Madew is a Fellow of the ATSE, Honorary Fellow, Planning Institute of Australia and Life Fellow of the GBCA. 

Damian Ogden

Damian Ogden

Group Executive, Policy and Public Affairs

Damian is an advocacy and public policy professional with more than 20 years’ experience, contributing to a number of the most influential advocacy campaigns in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Damian has worked on US Presidential campaigns and has advised many senior leaders, including a Prime Minister in best practice communication and advocacy strategy. Damian is passionate about data-driven, evidence-based policy and advocacy and has a deep understanding of the media and communications landscape and its imperatives.

Damian holds a BA (Government and International Relations) from Sydney University and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Leadership Program.  

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