Engineers Australia appoints CEO

Professional society, Engineers Australia, has welcomed a new Chief Executive after an extensive search.

Romilly Madew has accepted the position.

“Romilly comes to us as a globally recognised CEO and advocate for change in the property and construction sector,” said Engineers Australia President, Dr Nick Fleming.

“Her visionary leadership style will enhance and build on our strong legacy of advancing society through great engineering, sound strategy and investment,” he said.

Madew was appointed CEO of Infrastructure Australia in 2019 and was responsible for seeing the company’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve communities.

She is also currently a Member of Placemaking NSW Advisory Committee and Independent Chair of the Currawong State Park Advisory Board (NSW).

Madew said she was looking forward to working with an organisation with a vision and focus similar to her values demonstrated during her career.

“Over the last two decades I have worked closely with Engineers Australia and have always recognised the engineering profession as the nation’s problem-solvers,” she said.

“Engineers Australia’s vision and focus align with the values I’ve pursued throughout my career: to listen to a wide range of voices, to engage with members to gain consensus, to build strong teams and partnerships, and to achieve on- the-ground real-world impact.”