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 Solentropy
Mr Ted Dohrmann Dohrmann Consulting
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, ExxonMobil
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
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
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
Dr Bill Petreski Director, Strategy61
Dr David Menzies Business Development & Commercialisation, Outer Space Design Group Pty Ltd
Dr Fatemeh Jalali Cognitive IoT Research Scientist, IBM Research, Melbourne

Infrastructure Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Mr Mark Allan (Chair) Planning and Design, City of Melbourne
Dr Collette Burke Chief Engineer of Victoria
Mr Glenn Cockerton Spatial Vision Innovations
Ms Catherine Eymin PTV
Mr Tony Hedley Level Crossing Removal Authority
Mr Ian Ireson Land Use Victoria
Ms Karen Janiszewski Urbanxchange Pty Ltd
Mr Dean McIntyre GHD
Ms Finola Reid ARUP
Mr Peter Ryan WBHO
Mr Geoff Wake Woodside Energy Ltd
Ms Emma Woodhouse Salta Properties
Mr Graham Hawke Bureau of Meteorology

Manufacturing and Industrial Systems Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Ms Anna Reid (Chair) Kinrise
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