Felicity Furey - Founder and past President of Power of Engineering and Executive Director of EduTec Start-up Machinam.com
Felicity is an award winning inspirational speaker, entrepreneur and engineer passionate about diversity. As a founder of two social enterprises, Felicity has shifted the perception of engineering with thousands of young people and companies. Felictiy was named as one of the Financial Review BOSS Magazine's Young Executive of the Year in 2016 and named as one of Australia's '100 Women of Influence' at just 26 years old. Felicity has been featured on ABC News, Sky News, the Australian Financial Review and the Australian.
Professor Maura Borrego - University of Texas
Maura is Director of the Centre for Engineering Education and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and STEM Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Maura is a Deputy Editor for Journal of Engineering Education. She previously served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation, on the board of the American Society for Engineering Education, and as an associate Dean and Director of interdisciplinary graduate programs. Her research awards include U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a National Science Foundation CAREER award and two outstanding publication awards from the American Educational Research Association for her journal articles. Her M.S. and PhD are from Stanford University and her B.S is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Hon Trish White FIEAust FAICD - Engineers Australia's National President and Chair of the Board
Trish is National President and Chair of the Board of Engineers Australia. A professional company director, she serves on the boards of CHL group of companies, national rail regulator and chairs boards in the insurance, property, manufacturing and university sectors. As an executive director of professional services and business advisory firm, SlingsbyTaylor, she provides business advisory services to boards and executives of both commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
Formerly, Trish was Executive Strategic Advisor for WorleyParsons Ltd, working in the global resources and energy industries. That followed a career as a cabinet minister in the South Australian government, where she served in the infrastructure, development, transport, science and education portfolios.
Previously, her career had been in applied research with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. Prior to that, she managed national infrastructure projects in Canberra. Trish is an experienced professional company director, having served on the boards of several large Australian companies. She is a Fellow of the College for Leadership and Management and the AICD.
Robert Hoffman - Management Consultant
Robert isn't your typical civil engineer. By day, he is a Management Consultant in the Engineering and Asset Management Advisory team at KPMG. He is the Chairperson of the Young Engineers Australia Queensland Committee, Board Member of the UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board and Australian Institute of Project Management Future Project Leader. In his spare time, Rob enjoys cooking, is an avid runner and a long-serving member of the F45 family. In his additional spare time, he seems to fill the role of Wedding MC for all of his family and friends, which means he gets early access to the cake.