The changing face of engineering towards a sustainable future

A networking event and New Fellows seminar presented by the ATSE Victorian Division

Event details

Thursday 2 June 2022

Graduate House University of Melbourne 220 Leicester Street Carlton 3053


5:45 – 6:45pm Networking drinks and canapes (Free)
6:45 – 7:30pm Presentation (Free)
7:30 – 9:00pm Optional dinner ($32.50)


> Louise Adams FTSE, Aurecon

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Working together to help Australia thrive into the future

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering (ATSE) New Fellow and Aurecon Chief Operating Officer Louise Adams will discuss how the sustainability challenge and critical STEM skills shortage facing all businesses can provide the momentum and incentive for novel innovation to take place across the engineering industry.

Scientists, technologists and engineers hold a deep responsibility to help Australia’s governments, industries, businesses and communities make choices that will lead to a sustainable, liveable future.

Helping organisations move to net zero emissions is one of the biggest and most important challenges we’ve ever faced. Successful transition to a net zero model means questioning every aspect of energy, process, material and mobility decisions across every industry.

An army of engineers and technologists is needed to help businesses make those myriad transitions but how do you achieve this when that army doesn’t exist? How can innovation and collaboration across disciplines, industries and professions help solve these pressing challenges?

This New Fellows Seminar will provide the opportunity to hear from 2021 Fellow Louise Adams about the deep responsibility scientists, technologists and engineers hold to help Australia’s governments, industries, businesses and communities make choices that will lead to a sustainable, liveable future.

Complimentary drinks and canapes from 5.45pm, with the seminar due to commence from 6.45pm. Virtual attendees from across Australia are also welcome to register for online attendance from 6.45pm.


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Louise Adams FTSE

Chief Operating Officer, Aurecon

Louise Adams is Aurecon’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for driving the financial, operational and people performance across all areas of the business to achieve the Group’s strategic business goals. Reporting to Aurecon’s Group CEO, Louise is a member of the Group Executive Leadership Team.

Louise became the first female Executive Director on Aurecon’s Global Board in 2013 and is Aurecon’s global spokesperson for Women in Leadership. She has a passion for organisational diversity and the role it plays in innovation and is an advocate for female leadership and equality within STEM.

In 2018 Louise was awarded a Chief Executive Women (CEW) Scholarship to attend the Wharton Business School and is a member of Australia’s CEW Group. Most recently, following the Second Australia-Vietnam Economic Partnership Meeting held in October 2021, Louise was appointed as one of three inaugural Business Champions to further two-way trade and investment opportunities to business communities in Vietnam and Australia.

In November 2020, Louise was named the Australian CEO of the Year, which is part of The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year awards. In October 2021, Louise was named as a Deakin University Alumni of the Year, and in November was elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering (ATSE).

As a Chartered Civil Engineer, Louise has over 20 years’ experience managing and designing works in both civil and multi-disciplinary projects in land development as well as technical advisory for project planning and has led major civil and multidisciplinary projects in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Iran, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Guyana, North America, Pakistan, Libya, Qatar, and the UAE.