Dr Bronwyn Evans will be the new Chief Executive Officer of the Engineers Australia, the engineering peak body.
Dr Evans was head of the country’s leading standards organisation, Standards Australia, from 2013 until March this year.
Her senior roles have included Senior Vice President at pioneering Australian bionic ear manufacturer Cochlear and an executive at GE Healthcare. She has also had non-executive board experience in the construction, medical technology and digital business sectors.
Dr Evans served three years as founding chair of MTPConnect, a part of the Federal Government’s Growth Centres initiative.
She began her career at the Electricity Commission of NSW’s Tallawarra Power Station after studying electrical engineering at University of Wollongong in the late 1970s – one of few women in the course.
Important time for the engineering profession
Dr Evans has advocated for greater female representation in engineering, including through chairing the advisory board of non-profit organisation Robogals for four years.
“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,” said Trish White, National President and Board Chair of Engineers Australia.
“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.
Dr Evans is looking forward to working closely with the Board, the staff and the broader membership to continue to grow and advance Engineers Australia.
She takes up her new role on October 3.