Bronwyn Evans appointed Engineers Australia CEO

Dr Bronwyn Evans has been appointed as Engineers Australia’s new chief executive officer.

Evans has experience in both the corporate and not-for-profit roles, including as 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.

Engineers Australia national president and board chair Trish White said that Evans would advance the association’s work in modernising governance and operations to support the increasingly important role of the profession in Australia’s economy.

“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,” White said.

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. I am looking forward to working closely with the Board, the staff and the broader membership to continue to grow and advance our organisation,” Evans said.

Professor Ian Burnett, Dean of Faculty of Engineering and IT at UTS said Evans’ experience leading organisations through important transitions made her ideally placed to lead the organisation.

“Engineering is facing a similar period of change now and Dr Evans will be key to honing the profession’s response to the changing role of Engineers in Australia moving forwards. As President of the Australian Council of Engineering Deans, I look forward to working with Dr Evans on our future Engineering education and the graduates of tomorrow,” said Burnett.

Siemens CEO, Jeff Connolly said Evans was an excellent choice to take up the position.

“Her reputation in representing Australia internationally will assist Engineers Australia to promote Australian engineering capability and innovation,” Connolly said.

Evans will take up her new role on 3 October 2019.