Industry Advisory Groups

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

These groups provide valuable insights on our strategic planning; and teaching and research programs. Representing a broad spectrum of industries, each member provides a link to the external stakeholders who comprise their field of expertise.

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 Peter Scales,

Biomedical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Name Position
Mr David Venning, Chair Product Leader, Asset Management and Tracking Solutions, GE Healthcare
Mr Leon Alexander Biomedical Engineer
Ms Stephanie Miles Hydrix
Mr Bill Contoyannis Dohrmann Consulting
Mr Richard Newman Senior Biomedical Engineer, Compumedics
Ms Shoo Chin Siah Biomedical Engineering Supervisor, The Royal Women’s Hospital
Stefan Mauger Cochlear
Mr Andrew Batty Anatomics

Chemical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Name Position
Mr Russell Scott, Chair  
Mr Brian Price Director of Engineering, bioCSL
Dr Roya Khalil Innovation & Marketing Manager, Orora Beverage
Dr Judy Blackbeard Manager Applied Research, Integrated Planning, Melbourne Water
Dr Ralph Hackl Principal Advisor, Rio Tinto
Mr Paul Cornford Process Technology Manager, Engineering, Orica
Mr Garth Norman Project manager, Midstream Engineering, ExxonMobil
Mr Brett Connor Partner, Freehills Patent Attorneys

Computing and Information Systems Industry Advisory Group

Name Position
Branko PanichChair
Steve VersteegResearch Staff Member, CA Technologies
Con ZymarisCEO, Cyber IT Solution Pty Ltd
Rob Hillard Managing Partner, Consulting, Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu
Steven GodinhoManaging Director, Genix Ventures Pty Ltd
Sarah VaughanDirector, Developer Evangelism and Experience, Microsoft Australia
Sally-Anne WilliamsEngineering Community & Outreach Program Manager, Google Australia
Glenys RobinsonSector Manager - Digital Technology & ICT, Victorian Department of Economic Development
Paul NicholasSales & Marketing Director, Oakton
Yann BurdenChief Executive Officer, Billcap
Ben ChanDirector of Growth & Revenue, Envato
Stuart RichardsonFounder & Managing Partner, Adventure Capital and York Butter Factory
Graeme PortCEO, Infinuendo
Chris LewinPartner, Deloitte Australia
Myesha AzimManager, Deloitte Australia
Raisa LitchfieldPresident, Computing & Information Systems Students Association (CISSA)
Frank ArrigoTelstra Labs CTOi Technology Innovation Strategy, Telstra

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Name Position
Mr Stuart Lee, Chair Chairman, Reach Ltd (Hong Kong)
Ms Christine Tursky Gordon Market Manager, SouthTech Systems
Mr Bill Wood Chairman, Daintree Networks
Mr Wayne Fitzsimmons Chairman, Pearcey Foundation
Mr Jordan Green Executive Chairman, Jordan Corporation
Mr Rod Laird Industry Consultant, Business Impact Architecture
Assoc Prof Greg Adamson

Principal, Digital Risk Innovation

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 KPMG

Infrastructure Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Name Position
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

Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Name Position
Dr Anne Hellstedt, Chair Project Director, Office of the Dean, Melbourne School of Engineering
Mr Frank Schrever Machine Safety By Design
Mr Peter Meikle CRM Advisory
Mr John McGuire Aurecon
Mr Troy Robinette ANCA Motion
Mr Miro Miletic Memco 
Dr Nicholas Beagley Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Mr Richard Taube Ford
Mr Matteo Giacobello Defence Science and Technology Organisation