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 board member of Sydney Water Corporation, Innovation Science Australia and other organisations involved in innovation. She is a director of iOmniscient Pty. Ltd. which has developed patented technology for automated video analysis.

Marlene 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.

Marlene is an advocate of the role of science and engineering in driving the economy and enabling social and economic benefits. With the increasing pace of technology change, it is essential for countries like Australia to be leader in innovation and new technologies. A chemical engineer with finance qualifications, she has had a successful career in the oil, gas and chemical sector and has deep insights into the risks and rewards of commercialising high technology innovations.

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