8 Jul 2015
New South Wales remains the premier state for engineering with 40% of Australia's most influential engineers based here.
The nation's peak engineering body, Engineers Australia, has released its 12th annual list of the Top 100 Influential Engineers.
40% of those on the list are working in NSW – down from 43% last year – but well clear of Western Australia (15%), Queensland and Victoria (14%), the ACT (6%), South Australia (4%) and Tasmania (2%).
The University of New South Wales remains the biggest source of Top 100 engineers (16%) – ahead of the University of Queensland (10%) and the University of Sydney (5%).
And a record 19 women appear in this year's list – up from 11% last year and just 5% the year before.
NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer Mary O'Kane, who appears in the Top 100 again this year, says the State's engineering community should feel rightly proud.
"This is a great achievement for New South Wales," Professor O'Kane said.
"It is further evidence of the wealth of expertise our State has in a range of engineering disciplines."
The NSW men and women of the Top 100
Rose Amal, University of NSW
Christoph Arns, University of NSW
Peter Bailey, Arup Group and Australasia Region
Matt Barrie, Freelancer.com
David Caspari, Optus Business
William Cox, Aurecon
Maureen Dougherty, Boeing Australia and South Pacific
John Douglas, Coffey International
Bob Every, The University of Sydney
Mehreen Faruqi, NSW Parliament
Vince Graham, Networks NSW
Yingile Guo, Global Big Data Technologies Centre
Gernot Heiser, University of NSW
Chris Jenkins, Thales Australia & NZ
Archie Johnston, The University of Sydney
Marlene Kanga, R&D Incentives Committee
Stuart Khan, University of NSW
Grant King, Origin Energy
Dana Labbad, Lend Lease
Craig Laslett, Leighton Contractors
Peter Lee, Southern Cross University
Keith Leslie, CSIRO
Nigel Lovell, University of NSW
Bill Morrow, nbn
Mary O'Kane, NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer
Cathal O'Rourke, Laing O'Rourke Australia
Adi Paterson, ANSTO
Val Pinczewski, University of NSW
Judy Raper, University of Wollongong
Chris Roberts, Cochlear
Veena Sahajwalla, Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology
Rob Sindel, CSR
Scott Sloan, ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering
Ross Taylor, UGL
Elizabeth Taylor, RedR Australia and RedR International
Guy Templeton, WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff
Andrew Vann, Charles Sturt University
Marcelino Verdes, CIMIC Group
Ralph Waters, Woolworths
Kevin Young, Sydney Water
The full Top 100 list was published in the June edition of Engineers Australia magazine and can be viewed online at http://engineerstop100.realviewtechnologies.com