New Fellows 2019

Dr Gunilla Burrowes

Gunilla Burrowes

Dr Gunilla Burrowes FTSE

Electrical engineer & gender equity advocate

Chair, Eighteen04 Inc (NSW)

Dr Gunilla Burrowes is widely recognised for her significant achievements in three parallel careers. An electrical engineer, she is an expert in communications between swarming autonomous underwater vehicles, industry innovation and gender equity.

She has been a driving force for technology start-ups in the Newcastle, NSW, region. As a technology entrepreneur she was the Inaugural Chair of the first incubator and co-working space for CleanTech and SmartCity start-ups in Australia and she coaches and mentors start-up founders.

Throughout her career she has been a champion for women in engineering, and as a gender consultant she works to improve gender diversity and equity in STEM organisations.