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Dr Marlene Kanga AM, Hon. FIEAust, Hon. FIChemE, FTSE

Dr. Marlene Kanga is President-elect for the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), the peak body for engineering institutions internationally representing some 100 engineering institutions and approximately 20 million engineers.

Dr Kanga is a chemical engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in Australia and New Zealand. She was National President of Engineers Australia in 2013 and is also a non-executive director of Sydney Water Corporation Australia’s largest water utility, AirServices Australia with responsibility for 11 percent of the air navigation space in the world, and other boards involving innovation and new technologies. She was a board member of the Australian government national Innovation and Science Australia authority and is Chair of a Committee which has oversight over the Australian Government’s support for industry R&D worth $3.1 billion. She is a director of iOmniscient Pty. Ltd. which has developed artificial intelligence based technologies which is used in video analytics and is being implemented internationally, including for the protection of heritage engineering monuments in Europe Asia and the Middle East.

Dr. Kanga is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK). She is also a Fellow of the engineering institutions of New Zealand and India. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Technology Science and Engineering (Australia) and a Foreign Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr. Kanga has been listed among the Top 100 Women of Influence in Australia and the Top 100 Engineers in Australia. She is a Member of the Order of Australia, a national honour and recognition of her leadership of the engineering profession.