Industry Advisory Groups

Melbourne School of Engineering is guided by 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:

Prof Frank Vetere
Deputy Dean (Engagement)

Biomedical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Name Organisation
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

Name Organisation
Ms Andrea Hosey (Chair) thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia)
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 Stephen Exinger CUB
Mr Richard Hayne CSL
Mr Russell Schroeter 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

Name Organisation
Branko Panich (Chair) Grant Thornton Consulting
Frank Arrigo Amazon Web Services
Yann Burden DC Power Co
Rod Dilnutt Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Graham Elliott Microsoft Australia
Steven Godinho Genix Ventures Pty Ltd
Chris Lewin Deloitte Australia
Raisa Litchfield Computing & Information Systems Students Association (CISSA)
Paul Nicholas Empired Ltd
Graeme Port Infinuendo
Stuart Richardson Adventure Capital and York Butter Factory
Glenys Robinson Victorian Department of Economic Development
Johnny Smoes Zanity
Christian Venter Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd
Steven Versteeg CA Technologies
Sally-Ann Williams Google Australia
Con Zymaris Cyber IT Solutions Pty Ltd

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Name Organisation
Mr Stuart Lee (Chair) 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 Jordan Green Executive Chairman, Jordan Corporation
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

Name Organisation
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

Name Organisation
Prof Mark Nolan (Chair)Enterprise Professor, Melbourne School of Engineering
Mr Nelson EvansBAE Systems
Mr Richard TaubeFord Motor Company
Mr Paul WatsonBoeing
Mr Michael BakerExxonMobil
Ms Anna ReidAsahi Beverages
Dr Arun VishwanathIBM Research
Dr Stuart CannonDefence Science and Technology Group
Dr Brad WoontonMars