Mr Richard (Dick) Kell AM FTSE, Chair of ATSE’s Batterham Medal Selection Committee and Chair of the Warren Centre at the University of Sydney, has been awarded the 2016 Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal by engineers Australia.
Mr Kell began practising engineering in 1960 and built his own engineering firm, which merged with Cardno. He led Cardno as Chairman of the Board and then Executive Director after the company’s ASX listing in 2004
He is a Past President (2003-05) of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers and was awarded his AM in 1998 for his service to the engineering profession, his expertise in bridge engineering, and his profile internationally.
Previous winners of the Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal over the past 40 years include an array of Academy Fellows and former Fellows:
Earlier winners include Sir Ian McLennan KCMG KBE FAA FTSE (1967) and Sir John Holland AC FTSE (1974) – Foundation President and Foundation Treasurer (respectively) of the Academy.
The Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal - Career Achievement Award in Engineering is the most prestigious award conferred by Engineers Australia. It is presented annually to an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia who has made a notable contribution to the science and/or practice of engineering in Australia. The award perpetuates the memory of Sir Peter Nicol Russell, a Sydney industrialist during the latter half of the 19th century, who made major donations to the cause of engineering in Australia.
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