Engineers Australia has appointed Jane MacMaster to the newly created role of Chief Engineer.
Engineers Australia CEO Dr Bronwyn Evans says MacMaster 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,” says Evans.
“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.”
MacMaster has considerable engineering experience gained in Australia and internationally, including senior systems and design engineer roles for BAE Systems Australia, and for various aerospace and defence programs, including a supersonic ship self-defence system project for NATO.
Boasting postgraduate qualifications in International Relations, MacMaster has previously worked in a senior strategy role 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.
MacMaster has a long association with Engineers Australia, which includes volunteer positions on the Accreditation Board and the Mechanical Engineering and Women in Engineering committees.
“Jane has a strong professional network that spans the industry, higher education and government sectors,” says Evans, “and I am confident she will make an immediate impact.”