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Top 100 : 2006
100 TOP Associations Anthony Barry, 52 National President of the Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (ACEA), Sydney As ACEA national president, Anthony Barry represents the interests of 260 firms with over 22,000 employees across Australia. The past year has seen the reshaping of ACEA Board portfolios, policy agenda, roundtables and business planning. Barry has also been involved in working with government on limiting liability, reducing onerous contract terms, and immigration and skills shortage issues. Barry is the regional manager for NSW at Connell Wagner. He appreciates the “tremendous support” his wife May and Connell Wagner offer in his fulfilment of duties with ACEA. He said that he is grateful for the opportunity to represent the consulting profession. Barry graduated from the University of Sydney with both a science and civil engineering degree and masters of engineering science. Renovating the house, playing with the family pets, and enjoying the beach occupy his moments of spare time. Peter Cockbain, 66 National President of Engineers Australia, Newcastle Peter Cockbain is a passionate supporter of promoting Australian research and industry networking, to exploit Australia’s intellectual property. As president of Engi- neers Australia for 2006, Cockbain is encouraging closer collaboration between the centres of learning and research and those companies able to commercialise that research. He is also focusing on further developing the EA Professional 46 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2006 46-47 g - associations 46 6/1/06, 8:37 PM Development Program (PDP) and the Engineering Enterprises Partnerships for industry. Cockbain is keen to intensify the promotion of the PDP as a major incentive for recent graduates, generating a higher conversion rate of student to graduate membership. He is an electrical engineering graduate from the University of Newcastle and cofounded electrical equipment company Ampcontrol in 1968. As technical director of the company he focuses on research and development of innovative products for the industry as well as on implementing strategies to expand the business and enter new markets. In his spare time he enjoys restoring vintage cars and motorbikes. He also enjoys spending time with his family which includes his three children and eight grandchildren. Robert Dahan, 43 National President of the Civil Contractors Federation, Sydney Robert Dahan is the national president of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF), a national organisation representing over 2000 civil contractors and suppliers throughout Australia. Dahan is working to encourage more people involved in the industry to become members, and for members to become more involved in the facilities the organisation provides. He has been on the rules subcommittee over the previous three years working through necessary changes to the constitution to nurture membership recruitment. He supports a national quality assurance and integrated management program, as well as developing and conducting skills training for the civil construction sector. Dahan has spent 22 years in civil construc- tion including 15 years with Walker Civil. He then assisted in establishing Mainland Civil in Sydney, of which he is managing director and one of four shareholders. He holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of New South Wales. Tim Griffin, 37 National President of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia (APESMA), Rockhampton Tim Griffin is serving his second year as the national president for APESMA. He noted the achievements of the past year included APESMA and ACEA signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on an award that will establish an over-award minimum salary scale based on re-established 1989 relativities to metal tradespersons. The year was also marked by the forma- tion of a joint venture partnership to help APESMA members find jobs in the UK and also to recruit UK professionals for positions in Australia. The joint business venture with Prospect, APESMA’s UK counterpart, provides access to a combined membership database of 500,000 practicing professional and affiliate members within the UK and Australia. Griffin has strong connections with edu- cation, local government and the energy utilities in Queensland. He served from July 2001 until January 2006 on the Capricornia Regional Electricity Council as a community representative. Griffin holds dual tertiary qualifications - a master of business administration (MBA) and bachelor of civil engineering - from Central Queensland University. Brian Haynes, 55 President of the Combustion Institute, Sydney As president of the Combustion Institute, Professor Brian Haynes runs a scientific organisation that comprises 28 national and multinational sections across the world. The institute, based in Pittsburgh, US, has approximately 5000 members. Haynes is the first non-US president, taking over in 2004 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the institute’s founding. associations