Engineers Australia has announced the appointment of Jane MacMaster to the newly created role of Chief Engineer.
CEO Dr Bronwyn Evans said the Chief Engineer will lead Engineers Australia’s engagement and policy discussion with industry, government, academia and other key stakeholders.
“The Chief Engineer will play an important part in delivering the organisation’s strategic vision and we are thrilled to have secured someone of Jane’s calibre,” Dr Evans said.
“She will help ensure that Engineers Australia is well-positioned to provide leadership for the profession in Australia in the crucial areas of infrastructure, energy, technology and climate change.”
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Ms MacMaster has a wealth of engineering experience gained in Australia and internationally, including senior systems and design engineer roles for BAE Systems Australia, for various aerospace and defence programs including a supersonic ship self-defence system project for NATO.
Ms MacMaster has postgraduate qualifications in International Relations and has previously worked as a Senior Strategy Advisor for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and as a management consultant in the financial services sector. Most recently she was Founder and Director of Ponder Enterprises, where she used her engineering skillset to address complex societal challenges.
Ms MacMaster has a long association with Engineers Australia, including volunteer positions on the Accreditation Board and the Mechanical Engineering and Women in Engineering committees.
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“Jane has a strong professional network that spans the industry, higher education and government sectors and I am confident she will make an immediate impact,” Dr Evans said.
Ms MacMaster was selected after an extensive national recruitment process and will commence in the role on July 15.