Industry Advisory Groups

Melbourne School of Engineering is guided by discipline-based industry advisory groups.

These groups provide valuable insights into our strategic planning; and teaching and research programs. Representing a spectrum of industries, each member provides a link to their broad network and advises on ways to strengthen teaching and research activities through industry engagement.

The goals are to focus on increasing industry involvement in course design, including input into:

  • The curriculum
  • Presentation of guest lectures
  • Real-world case studies
  • Industry-based projects
  • Site visits

For further information, contact:

Prof Frank Vetere
Deputy Dean (Engagement)

Prudence Brew
Manager, Engagement

Biomedical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Mr Andrew Batty (Chair) Lincoln Consulting
Mr David Venning GE Healthcare
Mr Paul Carboon Hydrix
Mr Ted Dohrmann Dohrmann Consulting
Dr Rebecca Bailey Melbourne Health
Dr Stefan Mauger Cochlear
Dr Arthur Brandwood Brandwood Biomedical
Mr Mick Shaddock OMX-Solutions
Mr Rob Wood Stryker

Chemical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Ms Andrea Hosey (Chair) General Manager (Victoria), Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
Dr Judy Blackbeard Manager Applied Research, Integrated Planning, Melbourne Water
Dr Roya Khalil Director of R&D, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers
Dr Ralph Hackl Principal Advisor, Rio Tinto
Mr Garth Norman Project Manager, Midstream Engineering, Exxon Mobil
Mr Paul Cornford Process Technology Manager, Engineering, Orica
Mr Stephen Exinger Technical Director, CUB (ABInbev)
Mr Richard Hayne Senior Project Manager, CSL Behring LLC
Mr Russell Schroeter Managing Director, SNF Australia
Mr Martin Stuart Research and Development Manager, Morgan Technical Ceramics Australia
Dr Peter Duxson Technology Director, Coogee Chemicals
Mr Peter McIver Business Improvement Manager, Qenos

Computing and Information Systems Industry Advisory Group

Branko Panich (Chair) Grant Thornton Consulting
Frank Arrigo Amazon Web Services
Yann Burden DC Power Co
Rod Dilnutt Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Steven Godinho Genix Ventures Pty Ltd
Raisa Litchfield Computing & Information Systems Students Association (CISSA)
Graeme Port Infinuendo
Stuart Richardson Adventure Capital and York Butter Factory
Johnny Smoes Zanity
Christian Venter Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Mr Jordan Green (Chair) Executive Chairman, Jordan Corporation
Mr Stuart Lee Chairman, Reach Ltd (Hong Kong)
Ms Christine Tursky Gordon Marketing Manager, SouthTech Systems
Mr Bill Wood Founder, Daintree Networks
Mr Wayne Fitzsimmons Chairman, Pearcey Foundation
Mr Rod Laird Industry Consultant, Business Impact Architecture
Assoc Prof Greg Adamson Enterprise Fellow (Cyber Security), Melbourne School of Engineering
Prof Len Sciacca Melbourne Enterprise Professor (Defence Science & Technology), Melbourne School of Engineering
Mr Robert Slaviero Managing Director, Analog Devices Australia Pty Ltd
Assoc Prof Bill Petreski Enterprise Fellow (Digital, Networks & Automation), Melbourne School of Engineering

Infrastructure Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Mr Mark Allan (Chair) Program Manager, Planning and Design, City of Melbourne
Dr Collette Burke Chief Engineer of Victoria and Managing Director, Exner
Mr Glenn Cockerton Managing Director, Spatial Vision Innovations
Ms Catherine Eymin Director Technical Services, PTV
Mr Tony Hedley Project Director, Level Crossing Removal Authority
Mr Ian Ireson Director Land Registration Services, DELWP
Ms Karen Janiszewski Director, Urbanxchange Pty Ltd
Mr Dean McIntyre Manager, Victoria, GHD
Ms Finola Reid Principal, ARUP
Mr Peter Ryan Managing Director, WBHO
Mr Geoff Wake LNG Offtake Coordinator, Production Planning & Market Liaison, Woodside Energy Ltd
Ms Emma Woodhouse Project Director (Carlton), Lend Lease
Mr Graham Hawke Chief Strategy Officer, Bureau of Meteorology

Manufacturing and Industrial Systems Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Ms Anna Reid (Chair)  
Mr Nelson Evans BAE Systems
Mr Richard Taube Ford Motor Company
Mr Paul Watson Boeing
Mr Michael Baker ExxonMobil
Dr Arun Vishwanath IBM Research
Dr Seref Aksu Defence Science and Technology Group
Dr Brad Woonton Mars
Ms Caroline Aspridis Asahi Beverages