Academy Fellow Dr Bronwyn Evans has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the engineering peak body, Engineers Australia.
Dr Bronwyn Evans is an experienced and respected CEO who will bring a wealth of leadership, commercial and policy expertise that she has gained across a career spanning corporate and not-for-profit roles at the forefront of engineering in Australia and globally.
Those have included CEO of Standards Australia, senior executive roles at Cochlear Ltd and GE Healthcare, as well as non-executive board experience in the construction, medical technology and digital business sectors.
Dr Evans was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2012. She is a member of its Health Forum.
“Over the last few years, Engineers Australia has modernised its governance and operations to support the increasingly important role of the profession in Australia’s economic, social and sustainable future,” said Trish White, National President and Board Chair of Engineers Australia.
“Our board looks forward to Dr Evans advancing this work, growing our organisation through provision of clear member value and furthering the influence of our profession in the ethos of community service embedded in our Royal Charter.
“An electrical engineer who has led successful corporations across manufacturing, construction, research and standards-setting, Dr Evans is well-placed to lead our organisation into its next chapter as the engineering profession transitions to take advantage of the technological disruptions and innovation of the future.”
Dr Evans said she was excited to take on the role.
“With the global megatrends shaping our future relying so significantly on engineering insight and leadership it is a fascinating and important time for the profession,” she said.
“I am looking forward to working closely with the Board, the staff and the broader membership to continue to grow and advance our organisation,” said Dr Evans.
Dr Evans takes up her new role on 3 October.