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

Mr David Venning, ChairProduct Leader, Asset Management and Tracking Solutions, GE Healthcare
Mr Leon AlexanderBiomedical Engineer
Ms Stephanie Miles Hydrix
Mr Bill ContoyannisDohrmann Consulting
Mr Richard NewmanSenior Biomedical Engineer, Compumedics
Ms Shoo Chin SiahBiomedical Engineering Supervisor, The Royal Women’s Hospital
Stefan MaugerCochlear
Mr Andrew BattyAnatomics

Chemical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Mr Russell Scott, Chair 
Mr Brian PriceDirector of Engineering, bioCSL
Dr Roya KhalilInnovation & Marketing Manager, Orora Beverage
Dr Judy BlackbeardManager Applied Research, Integrated Planning, Melbourne Water
Dr Ralph HacklPrincipal Advisor, Rio Tinto
Mr Paul CornfordProcess Technology Manager, Engineering, Orica
Mr Garth NormanProject manager, Midstream Engineering, ExxonMobil
Mr Brett ConnorPartner, Freehills Patent Attorneys

Computing and Information Systems Industry Advisory Group

Dr Graeme Port, Chair 
Mr Steve VersteegResearch Staff Member, CA Technologies
Mr 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
Scott CollaryChief Information Officer, ANZ Bank
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

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Mr Stuart Lee, ChairChairman, Reach Ltd (Hong Kong)
Ms Christine Tursky GordonMarket Manager, SouthTech Systems
Mr Bill WoodChairman, Daintree Networks
Mr Wayne FitzsimmonsChairman, Pearcey Foundation
Mr Jordan GreenExecutive Chairman, Jordan Corporation
Mr Rod LairdIndustry Consultant, Business Impact Architecture
Assoc Prof Greg Adamson

Principal, Digital Risk Innovation

Prof Len SciaccaMelbourne Enterprise Professor (Defence Science & Technology), Melbourne School of Engineering
Mr Robert SlavieroManaging Director, Analog Devices Australia Pty Ltd
Assoc Prof Bill PetreskiKPMG

Infrastructure Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Mr Mark Allan, ChairCity of Melbourne
Mr Dominic ArcaroDirector, Navire
Mr Glenn CockertonManaging Director, Spatial Vision Innovations
Dr Alice KesminasSolutions Manager—Community Energy, AusNet Services
Mr Gary LiddleDeputy Secretary Transport, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI)
Mr Dean McIntyre GHD
Ms Finola ReidArup
Mr Peter RyanManaging Director, WBHO Infrastructure

Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Group

Dr Anne Hellstedt, ChairProject Director, Office of the Dean, Melbourne School of Engineering
Mr Frank SchreverMachine Safety By Design
Mr Peter MeikleCRM Advisory
Mr John McGuireAurecon
Mr Troy RobinetteANCA Motion
Mr Miro MileticMemco 
Dr Nicholas BeagleyDefence Science and Technology Organisation
Mr Richard TaubeFord
Mr Matteo GiacobelloDefence Science and Technology Organisation