NSW leads the way in EA’s list of Top 100 Most Influential Engineers

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