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)
Email: f.vetere@unimelb.edu.au

Prudence Brew
Manager, Engagement
Email: prudence.brew@unimelb.edu.au

Biomedical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

NameOrganisation
Dr Stefan Mauger (Chair) Cochlear
Mr Andrew Batty Lincoln Consulting
Mr Andrew Beal Hydrix
Dr Arthur Brandwood Brandwood Biomedical
Mr Paul Carboon Solentropy
Mr Ted Dohrmann Dohrmann Consulting
Mr Josh Farrington Cabrini Technology Group
Mr Mick Shaddock OMX-Solutions
Ms Eva Suresh Schott-Minifab
Mr Rob Wood Stryker

Chemical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Name Organisation
Ms Andrea Hosey (Chair) Manager Consultant, Nuffield Group/ IChemE Australian Board
Dr Roya Khalil Director of R&D, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers
Dr Ralph Hackl Principal Advisor, Rio Tinto
Ms Natasha SchnablPrincipal Process Engineer, Orica
Mr Stephen Exinger Group Head of Science and Technology, Asahi Beverages
Mr Richard Hayne Senior Project Manager, CSL Behring LLC
Mr Russell Schroeter Managing Director, SNF Australia
Mr Peter McIver Business Improvement Manager, Qenos
Dr Kris Coventry Western Treatment Plant Process Improvement Team Leader, Melbourne Water
Mr Mark RipperTeam Leader, ExxonMobil

Computing and Information Systems Industry Advisory Group

Name Organisation
Mr Branko Panich (Chair) Grant Thornton Consulting
Mr Frank Arrigo Amazon Web Services
Mr Yann Burden DC Power Co
Dr Rod Dilnutt Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Mr Steven Godinho Genix Ventures Pty Ltd
Mr Graeme Port Infinuendo
Mr Stuart Richardson Adventure Capital and York Butter Factory
Mr Johnny Smoes Zanity
Mr Christian Venter Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry Advisory Group

NameOrganisation
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
Dr Greg Adamson Principle Consultant, Digital Risk Innovation
Prof Len Sciacca Melbourne Enterprise Professor (Defence Science & Technology), Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT)
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
Mr King Yew Foong Info-communications Industry Business Strategist
Mr Kenneth GreenGeneral Manager Fiber Extension Portfolio, Casa Systems
Ms Abi VirandraSenior Manager, Commercial Strategy, Seek Melbourne

View profiles of our members

Infrastructure Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Name Organisation
Ms Finola Reid (Chair) Principal & Education Business Leader, ARUP
Dr Collette Burke Managing Director, Exner
Mr Glenn Cockerton Managing Director, Spatial Vision
Ms Catherine Eymin Regional Engineering Manager, Acciona
Mr Graham Hawke Chief Strategy Officer, Bureau of Meteorology
Mr Tony Hedley Project Director, Level Crossing Removal Authority
Ms Karen Janiszewski Director, Urbanxchange Pty Ltd
Mr Dean McIntyre General Manager, Victoria, GHD
Mr Venket Naidu Managing Director, P&M Consultants Pty Ltd
Dr Peter Ryan Executive General Manager, DFC

Manufacturing and Industrial Systems Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Name Organisation
Ms Anna Reid (Chair) Amazon
Mr Richard Taube Ford Motor Company
Mr Paul Watson Boeing
Mr Michael Baker Jemena
Dr Arun Vishwanath IBM Research
Dr Brad Woonton Mars
Ms Caroline Aspridis Asahi Beverages
Dr Andrew Tynan Defence Science and Technology Group
Mr David KarrAustralian Institute of Industrial Engineers