Engineers Australia has announced that CEO Dr Bronwyn Evans AM will retire in April 2022.
Evans has led the organisation since 2019 and has achieved several milestones in this time.
This includes successful advocacy for the compulsory registration of engineers, promoting women in STEM, and climate change initiatives – including a new flagship conference – Climate Smart Engineering, headlined by Nobel laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore.
Engineers Australia Chair Dr Nick Fleming said Evans’ extensive experience and future-focussed and innovative vision help to deliver outstanding outcomes for members and the broader engineering community.
“Dr Evans will leave Engineers Australia in a position of great strength, after working closely with the board to set a bold, ambitious agenda for strategic transformation, and for personally leading investment in employee culture and experience,” Fleming said.
“While the board and her team will miss her enormously, we know Dr Evans will continue to be a part of the Engineers Australia community and a leading voice across all facets of the profession,” he added.
Evans has over 35 years’ experience in various engineering roles, including 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.
She has been recognised nationally as one of the most influential engineers and recognised as a 100 Women of Influence.