Dr Marlene Kanga AM
Dr. Marlene Kanga is a Board member of AirServices Australia, Sydney Water Corporation, advisor to Innovation Australia and Chair of the R&D Incentives Committee, the largest government program supporting innovation. She is also member of other boards involving innovation and is a Director of iOmniscient Pty. Ltd. which has developed artificial intelligence technologies for resilient and smart cities. She is currently President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), the peak body for engineering institutions internationally representing some 100 engineering institutions and more than 30 million engineers.
Dr. Kanga is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK). She is also a Fellow of the Academy of Technology Science and Engineering (Australia), the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Foreign Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology.
Dr. Kanga has been listed among the Top 100 Women of Influence in Australia and the Top 100 Engineers in Australia. She was the 2014 Federation of Engineering Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) Professional Engineer of the Year (first Australian to be awarded). She is a Member of the Order of Australia as recognition of her leadership of the engineering profession.