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Visionary Leadership - New South Wales

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KPMG Australia

Level 38, 300 Barangaroo Avenue

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Visionary leadership can drive transformational change across an entire sector. Visionary leaders inspire, empower, enthuse and respect. They work with you to make change happen. This is what the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is all about!

With a shared sense of purpose and desire for change, leaders across Australia’s industry and academic STEM sectors join forces to foster a culture of innovation and collaboration through mentoring. Together, they are developing a new generation of PhD graduates who can engage with industry, kick-start collaborations, understand their career options, and network and transition with confidence across professional sectors.

This event celebrates their vision, their leadership, their drive and importantly, their unwavering commitment to the professional development of tomorrow’s STEM leaders to create a better future for all of us.

Our Keynote Speaker, Dr Bronwyn Evans, will share her leadership journey. Dr Evans has over 35 years’ experience in engineering. She is currently a Director of the Australia-Japan Foundation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and a Director of the Digital Health CRC. She was recently CEO of Standards Australia and Vice President, Finance of the International Standards Organisation (ISO). Dr Evans was previously Chair of MTPConnect, Senior Vice President at the Australian bionic ear manufacturer Cochlear, and a member of the Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum Leadership group.

Dr Evans is an Honorary Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2014 and 2015, she was recognised as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers and in 2016 was recognised as an AFR/ Westpac 100 Women of Influence. An advocate for women in engineering, Dr Evans chaired the advisory board of the non-profit organisation Robogals for four years, and in 2019, was recognised as one of Australia’s 10 most influential women in Engineering.

Dr Evans will speak to her experiences as a leader and share what she considers the key attributes of visionary leadership in Australia and beyond. You will also hear from a panel of 2018-19 mentors and mentees about their positive, productive mentoring partnerships. This event launches the 2019-2020 IMNIS Programs in New South Wales. Our participating Universities are UNSW Australia, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Western Sydney and the University of Sydney.

Visionary Leadership will be held on Wednesday, 24th July between 7:30am-9:30am. Registration opens at 7:30am (coffee/tea and a light breakfast will be available), proceedings begin at 8:00am and the event closes at 9:30 am. We will have a professional photographer on-site, so be sure to get a photo with our speakers, your colleagues and your mentor/mentee. For catering purposes, please RSVP by registering as soon as possible. Please indicate if you have any dietary requirements or childcare needs.

This event is for all participating mentors and mentees, and alumni of the IMNIS programs in New South Wales. Other STEM students, early-career researchers and industry professionals are also welcome to attend. Registration is essential.

IMNIS is a national flagship initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. The Academy is grateful to IMNIS Partners: MTPConnect, METS Ignited, NERA, AusBiotech and Mentorloop; and Sponsors: BHP, KPMG and CSL, for their ongoing support.

Industry professionals who mentor with IMNIS generously donate their time, energy and expertise to the development of Australia's future leaders in STEM. Universities and Institutes support their PhD students to participate. The Academy gratefully acknowledges their visionary leadership and investment in the future STEM workforce.



  • Christopher Brown

    Christopher Brown

    The University of Sydney PhD Candidate and IMNIS Mentee
  • Ashok Dixit

    Ashok Dixit

    Pfizer Strategic Portfolio and Planning Manager - Hospital Solutions & IMNIS Mentor
  • Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea

    Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea

    Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering IMNIS Executive Director & Facilitator
  • Dr Bronwyn Evans FTSE

    Dr Bronwyn Evans FTSE

    Engineer, Chair, Non-Executive Director, Executive
  • Laura Issa

    Laura Issa

    AbbVie ANZ Business Development -Technology Search & Evaluation & IMNIS Mentor
  • Carolyne Njue

    Carolyne Njue

    University of Technology Sydney Research Fellow and IMNIS Mentee

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