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Dr Raj Aseervatham appointed National President and Chair of Engineers Australia

Engineers Australia has announced the appointment of Dr Raj Aseervatham as the organisation’s new National President and Board Chair.

Dr Aseervatham will commence in the role on 1 January 2024. 

Dr Aseervatham has more than 35 years’ professional experience, commencing his career as a civil infrastructure engineer in local and state government. He has worked in two ASX 50 mining companies and one ASX 50 energy company, consulting and audit/assurance firms in Australia and overseas and is a twice-published author on organisational leadership. 

“I am excited to lead Engineers Australia as we continue to deliver on our current strategy; one that is designed to take us well into the next decade,” Dr Aseervatham said.

“I am also enthusiastic about bringing the culture of engineering into everyday conversations and making it more relatable to the human experience. From classrooms to dinner tables and loungerooms, I hope we can inspire the next generation of engineers. The role engineering plays in meeting a broad spectrum of societal needs, and addressing critical threats such as climate change, is so crucial to human progress and wellbeing.”

Engineers Australia CEO Romilly Madew AO said Dr Aseervatham was well equipped to lead the organisation. 

“Raj brings extensive engineering knowledge and leadership experience to the role. He is an accomplished senior executive with a long Australian and international career and is an experienced board director. He was admitted as an Engineers Australia Fellow in 2012 and joined the board of Engineers Australia in 2019,” she said. 

Ms Madew also thanked departing National President and Chair Dr Nick Fleming for his “profound” contribution to the organisation, both as a board director from 2017 and chair from 2021. 

“Nick has been a wonderful advocate for the profession and has amplified the voice of engineers through his role. Working with the board and the executive, he has driven an organisational strategy that will determine the path of Engineers Australia for many years to come. As a leader he has challenged us, urged us to look at diverse ways of working and what it means to have an impact,” she said. 

Taken from Engineers Australia Media Release on 20 November 2023.

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