The Chief Executive Officer of a major infrastructure body has announced their retirement, following a career advocating for climate change initiatives and women’s involvement in STEM.
Engineers Australia has announced that its CEO, Dr Bronwyn Evans, will retire in April 2022.
Engineers Australia Chair, Dr Nick Fleming, said Dr Evans had lent her extensive experience and future-focussed and innovative vision to deliver outstanding outcomes for members and the broader engineering community.
Dr Evans has led the organisation since 2019.
“Dr Evans will leave Engineers Australia in a position of great strength, after working closely with the board to set a bold, ambitious agenda for strategic transformation, and for personally leading investment in employee culture and experience,” Dr Fleming said.
Dr Evans’ achievements at Engineers Australia include successful advocacy for the compulsory registration of engineers, promoting women in STEM, and climate change initiatives – including a new flagship conference – Climate Smart Engineering, headlined by Nobel laureate and former US Vice President, Al Gore.
“While the board and her team will miss her enormously, we know Dr Evans will continue to be a part of the Engineers Australia community and a leading voice across all facets of the profession,” Dr Fleming said.