Industry Advisory Groups

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) 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

Dr Stefan Mauger (Chair) Principle Research Engineer, Seer Medical
Mr Andrew Batty Director, Lincoln Consulting Group
Mr Andrew Beal Engineering Manager, Hydrix
Prof Arthur Brandwood Principle Consultant, Brandwood Biomedical
Mr Paul Carboon CEO, Solentropy
Mr Ted Dohrmann Managing Director, Dohrmann Consulting
Dr Samantha LichterQuality Engineer, Seer Medical
Mr Mick Shaddock General Manager, OMX-Solutions
Ms Elise SutherlandCEO, Stelect
Mr Rob Wood Director, Stryker Joint Replacement

Chemical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Name Organisation
Ms Andrea Hosey (Chair) Managing Consultant, Chemical and Fuels, Advisian
Dr Roya Khalil Director of R&D, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers
Mr Stephen Exinger Group Head of Science and Technology, Asahi Beverages
Mr Richard Hayne Senior Project Manager, CSL Behring LLC
Mr Peter McIver Business Improvement Manager, Qenos
Dr Kris Coventry Western Treatment Plant Process Improvement Team Leader, Melbourne Water
Mr Mark RipperTeam Leader, Cooper Energy
Mr Michael Parks Manager Process Development, Rio Tinto
Mr Richard WawrzonQenos

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Mr Jordan Green (Chair) Executive Chairman, Jordan Corporation
Ms Abiramy Virandra (Deputy Chair)Head of Commercial Strategy, SEEK Melbourne
Ms Christine Tursky Gordon Founder, SouthTech Systems
Mr Wayne Fitzsimmons Chairman, Pearcey Foundation
Mr Rod Laird Industry Consultant, Business Impact Architecture
Dr Greg Adamson Principle Consultant, Digital Risk Innovation
Mr Robert Slaviero Managing Director, Analog Devices Australia Pty Ltd
Dr Bill Petreski Director, Strategy61
Dr David Menzies CEO, Nematiq
Dr Fatemeh Jalali Lead Data Scientist, BP Australia, Melbourne
Mr King Yew Foong Info-Communications Industry Business Strategist, Independent Consultant (Singapore)
Mr Kenneth GreenGeneral Manager Fiber Extension Portfolio, Casa Systems
Ms Niluksha HerathManager Connections Reform, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

View profiles of our members

Infrastructure Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Ms Finola Reid (Chair) Principal & Education Business Leader, ARUP
Mr Glenn Cockerton Managing Director, Spatial Vision
Ms Catherine Eymin Regional Engineering Manager, Acciona
Mr Graham Hawke Director, Westernport Water Corporation
Mr Tony Hedley Project Director, Level Crossing Removal Authority
Dr Arash Kaviani Data and Analytics Manager, Australia Post
Mr Dean McIntyre General Manager, Victoria, GHD
Mr Venket Naidu Managing Director, P&M Consultants Pty Ltd
Dr Peter Ryan Executive General Manager, DFC
Dr. Jane Lai National Sustainability Lead at erbas, erbas SUSTAIN
Ms. Susan Harris CEO Intelligent Transport Systems Australia
Ms. Amanda Tan Geotechnical Coordinator at  GS E&C
Mr Daniel Sullivan CEO Iota Services

Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Ms Anna Reid (Chair) Snr program Manager – Innovation  (ANZ), Amazon
Ms Caroline Aspridis General Manager Manufacturing, Alcohol, Asahi Beverages
Mr Paul Watson Director, Aerospace Engineering & Production, Boeing
Prof Jonathan Binns Research Leader, Defence Science and Technology Group
Mr Richard Taube Australian Manager, University Programs, Ford
Mr Thomas Hegmann Managing Director, H&H Machine Tools
Dr Ram Kolluri Researcher, IBM
Mr Michael BakerCommercial and Operations Advisor, Jemena
Dr Brad WoontonR&D Manager, MARS
Mr Andrew SpenceNational Manager Operations & Supply Chain, BlueScope
Mr Sylvian EmericAssociate and D-Lab Practice Director, GHD Digital