Leaders of the Profession: Canberra

An introduction to the 2020 Canberra Division Committee

The role of the Canberra Division Committee is to provide leadership and direction consistent with Engineers Australia’s Strategic Priorities and to communicate, advocate, connect and promote the engineering profession across academia, government, industry and the wider community, and contribute to the best engineering outcomes that the profession can deliver for the benefit of the whole community. 

 

Kevin Earle
President

Kevin Earle, FIEAust CPEng NER EngExec APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
I joined the committee for two reasons; to give something back to the engineering community that has been so influential and supportive in my career, and to make available my professional and technical experience in support of my colleagues who were sponsoring initiates such as Registration, Energy policy, Light Rail, and STEM education.  

 

Therese Flapper
Deputy President
Dr. Therese Flapper, FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
I embrace connecting community and industry through fundamental infrastructure engineering.  I see Engineers Australia as a cornerstone to enhancing the role and recognition of engineers in the world, both now and into an ever-complex future.  Engineers make it happen.

 

Nick Clarke
Immediate Past President
Nick Clarke, CSC TFIEAust CEngT NER EngExec
I want to make a difference ensuring the engineers trained today meet the requirements of industry tomorrow.  With the advent of new technologies, engineers of tomorrow will encompass different disciplines and require different skills and I wanted to ensure that these issues were taken into consideration by government, academia and industry.

 

Brad Armstrong
Brad Armstrong, AFIEAust CEngA EngExec NER IntETn(Aus)
The Engineers Australia that I want to be part of looks like this:  It is a vibrant, supportive and outward-looking organisation that understands the true value of all engineering disciplines to the nation and which takes every opportunity to make stakeholders—private and public sector—and the wider community aware of that value.

 

Jeff Bollard
Jeff Bollard, FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPe(Aus)
The strength of Engineers Australia comes from the involvement of members and the ethics of these members to practice for the community wellbeing. Personally, I have learnt and been challenged by the broader issues that have come before committees and established a network of diverse colleagues.

 

Darius Danesh
Dr. Darius Danesh, FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPe(Aus)
I decided to Join the committee to build stronger relationships with other engineers and affiliates.  I am also keen to contribute to the committee’s efforts to support the next generation of engineers, advance our industry and improve services to EA members.

 

Catherine Galvin
Dr. Catherine Galvin, FIEAust
Lecturer of Engineering ANU.  Catherine’s background is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She is now a researcher academic at the Australian National University and combines her passion for high quality engineering education with research into joint biomechanics.

 

Kelly Lance
Kelly Lance, FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Let me be your voice of the Engineering community. I joined this committee to actively engage and stay connected with today’s technology topics and issues in Canberra. I am passionate for evolving STEM learning for our students.

 

Annie Lane
Annie Lane, MIEAust CPEng
I joined the committee to get more involved in the broader issues facing engineers in the Canberra region, including the interactions we have as a collective professional body with the community and the government. I believe engineers have valuable input to provide in decisions made by government that affect our communities.

 

Andrew Mcgeehan
Andrew McGeehan, FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

I am passionate about engineers being able to develop their skills and experience through the sharing of knowledge, learning opportunities and mentoring.  I have been an active mentor for over a decade and joined the committee in 2018 with a focus on bringing this vision to the committee’s activities. 

 

Alicia Sadleir
Alicia Sadleir, MIEAust CPEng NER

Joining the Canberra Division Committee has allowed me to expand my network within the Canberra engineering community and have exposure to the challenges faced by governing organisations. I intend to take the opportunity to both learn from the more experienced members as well as hopefully add-value given my career and personal experiences to date. 

 

George Tomlins
George Tomlins, FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
I’m interested in liveable cities that meet peoples’ needs, but deteriorating building quality is devastating some residents and congestion is reducing accessibility, so I’m interested in ways to improve construction quality and transport to enhance the reputation of engineers. 

 

Alan Thompson
Alan Thompson, HonFIEAust CPEng EngExec

Professional engineers make a huge contribution to Australia’s wealth, well-being, security, and sustainability through successful development and operation of vital infrastructure. I joined the committee as I believe EA can make a step-change improvement in effective public advocacy (on behalf of the profession) about infrastructure planning and policies.

 

Phil Willis
Phil Willis, FIEAust CPEng (Ret)

As Chair of Engineering Heritage Canberra, and a member of Engineering Heritage Australia, my interest in preserving our engineering achievements is a given.  Coupled with this has been a life-long interest in effectively, efficiently, and economically caring for, and maintaining our engineering assets and raising the profile of engineers.