Dr Marlene Kanga AM

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Dr Marlene Kanga AM

President-Elect, World Federation of Engineering Organizations
Board Member, Innovation Science Australia
Non Executive Director, Sydney Water Corporation
Non Executive Director, Asialink
Director, iOmniscient Pty. Ltd.

Current Positions

President-Elect, World Federation of Engineering Organizations
Board Member, Innovation Science Australia
Non Executive Director, Sydney Water Corporation
Non Executive Director, Asialink
Director, iOmniscient Pty. Ltd.


Previous Positions

National President, Engineers Australia

Areas of Expertise

Business Business and Government, Business Practice / Management, Global Economy, Governance, Industry Development / Policy, Information, Communication and Technology, Innovation and Technology, Legal, Professional Services, Science and Research, Utilities, Transport and Energy, Women in Business
Finance Finance and Government, Insurance, Investment Management and Funds, Social Investment
Government Foreign Affairs and Defence, Industry, Energy and Resources, Information, Communication and Technology, International Relations, Science and Innovation
Not for Profit Governance, Government Regulation and Legislation, International Development, Professional Development (Engineering), Women

Biography

Dr. Marlene Kanga is a leading engineer and a board member of Innovation Science Australia and Sydney Water Corporation. She is a director of iOmniscient Pty. Ltd. which has developed patented technology for automated video analysis.

Dr. Kanga was National President of Engineers Australia in 2013 and is President-elect for the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO). WFEO is the peak body for engineering institutions internationally representing some 90 national engineering institutions and 10 regional and international engineering institutions, with approximately 20 million engineers.

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

She was the Federation of Engineering Institutions in the Asia Pacific 2014 Professional Engineer of the Year for her contributions to engineering in the Asia Pacific region. She was listed among the Top 100 Women of Influence in Australia in 2013 and the Top 100 Engineers in Australia in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

She became a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2014 in the Queen’s birthday Honours List for her leadership of the engineering profession and as a role model.

Dr Marlene Kanga is passionate about technology, innovation, strategy and risk. A chemical engineer with finance qualifications, she has had a successful career in the oil, gas and chemical sector with multinational corporations with functions including engineering, planning, strategic board advice on resources ventures and investment. An experienced entrepreneur, she has provided management, finance and business leadership for the development of world-leading Australian technology and has deep insights into the risks and rewards of commercialising high technology innovations.

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