Industry Advisory Board


    The School’s Industry Advisory Board is an integral part of its management structure and provides a link with a key stakeholder group. Its purpose is:

    1. To contribute to the strategic direction for teaching and research by reviewing and providing industry input to undergraduate course content, research directions, recruitment and staffing and to provide support for student recruitment and scholarships.
    2. To provide an external stakeholder voice with Government to influence investment and priorities with regard to facilities and equipment and research grant programmes.
    3. To act as an industry network that the School can use to test ideas and seek advice.

    Industry Advisory Board Members

    Brickworks Logo

    Mrs Cathy Inglis (Chair)

    General Manager - Innovation and Building Solutions


    Cochlear Logo

    Mr Steve Kennedy

    Head of NPI

    Cochlear Limited

    Rio Tinto Logo cropped

    Dr Adam Berkovich

    Manager - Smelting Technical Support, 

    Transformation and Technical Support -

    Pacific Operations Aluminium

    Rio Tinto

    Aansto Logo

    Professor Lyndon Edwards

    National Director, Australian Generation IV

    International Forum Research


    Bluescope steel logo

    Dr Jason Hodges

    Open Innovation Manager

    BlueScope Research

    PGH Bricks Logo

    Mr Michael Gow

    Technical and Quality Manager

    PGH Bricks & Pavers

    Hatch Logo

    Mr Michiel Freislich

    Director, Energy and Environment, Iron and Steel


    Weir Minerals Logo

    Dr Edward Humphries

    Director, Applied Materials Technology Group

    Weir Minerals

    Perfect Engineering Logo

    Dr George Melhem

    Managing Director

    Perfect Engineering

    Emesent logo

    Ms Holstein Wong

    Business Development


    SBA Logo

    Mr Andrew Petersen


    Sustainable Business Australia

    BG&E Logo

    Mr Sean Windred

    Senior Materials Engineer


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