Leaders of the Profession: Queensland

An introduction to the 2021 Queensland Division Committee

The role of the Queensland 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. 


Susan Burrow
Suzanne Burrow, FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)



 Marie Gales
Joint Deputy President
Marie Gales, MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Manager, Transport Planning and Operations, Brisbane City Council


Joseph Tam
Joint Deputy President
Joseph Tam, FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER  APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Seqwater / Principal Supply Engineer.  Joseph has over 35 years of professional experience in civil, structural and water engineering. He is passionate about raising the professional standard of engineers, development of the younger generation and acting as the voice of the profession. Joseph wants to ensure all engineers must be Chartered and Registered.


 Colin Mitchell
Immediate Past President
Colin Mitchell, IEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

BMD/ National General Manager – Strategy.  Colin has over 27 years of operational and technical experience across a range of mining, port, defence, road, and rail projects. As National General Manager – Strategy for BMD, Colin leads the company’s strategic planning process with the explicit objective of achieving sustainable growth across the BMD business units through diversification and competitive advantage.


Ashfaque Chowdhury, MIEAust


Helen Fairweather, FIEAust


Elizabeth Harrison
Elizabeth Harrison, MIEAust CPEng


Robert Hoffman
Robert Hoffman, MIEAust CPEng NER


 Mark Lendich
Mark Lendich, FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Consultant. Mark Is a Chartered Fellow and Engineering Executive with over 40 years of experience in the Queensland Energy Supply Industry and National Markets, working in both regulated and non-regulated electricity and gas businesses. He is an advocate for promoting the engineering profession in the community, recognising engineering excellence, and supporting young engineers in their career journeys through mentoring. 


Chris Nielsen
Chris Nielsen, FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Director Dam Safety, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.  Chris is a Chartered Fellow and EngExec with 28 years’ experience in the water sector.  Chris advocates for engineers and supports initiatives for greater diversity, sustainability and promotion of STEM.


trang Pham
Trang Pham, MIEAust


Andrew Reid, FIEAust CPEng NER