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Top 100 : 2008
Grant Every-Burns, 56 CEO and Managing Director, Macquarie Generation, Newcastle Electrical engineer, University of NSW qualifi cations. The corporation, which has about 4640MW of installed capacity, is currently part of the NSW government’s planned industry restructure and sale process. In 2006/07 the corporation’s revenue was more than $1 billion. “During the past 12 months Macquarie Generation has increased production, while at the same time having its water supply threatened by a record drought. In the year ahead new water infrastructure within the Hunter Valley powerstations and on the Hunter River exceeding $100 million in value, will be commissioned, further cushioning the corporation and electricity consumers from future drought,” Grant Every-Burns told Engineers Australia. He said managing Macquarie Generation through the restructuring process and the N introduction of the Australian Emissions Trading Scheme are emerging challenges. Every-Burns was appointed as Macquarie Generation chief e xecutive in 1996. He is currently a director of the Energy Supply Association of Australia, and the National Generators Forum. Kathryn Fagg, 47 President, BlueScope Steel Asia, Chair of Tata BlueScope Steel, Singapore Chemical engineer, University of Queensland direct investor in these countries with steel coating and roll-forming facilities. BlueScope’s revenue in Asia in 2006/2007 was $1.7 billion and it employs more than 4000 people in the region, with about half this number in China. Tata BlueScope Steel is a 50/50 joint venture with the India-based Tata Steel. About 750 people work for this company. Fagg said that she enjoys being part of the dynamic of Asia, particularly in witnessing K the growth of China and India. She also has an executive responsibility for BlueScope Lysaght Australia, a lead provider of steel building products to the local market. This fi rm has about 40 manufacturing facilities and more than 1300 employees. R esMed Inc is a dual-listed Australian-US fi rm and is a leader in researching, develop- ing, manufacturing and marketing devices for diagnosing, treating and managing of sleepdisordered breathing. ResMed has about 3300 staff, up 300 since Peter Farrell, 66 Chairman and CEO of ResMed, San Diego, US Chemical engineer, University of Sydney June last year. The fi rm’s revenue in 2006/2007 was nearly US$720 million. “Our current run rate is US$850million and our pro forma net profi t after tax is about US$130million,” Dr Peter Farrell told Engineers Australia. Farrell, who holds a masters degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Ins- titute of Technology as well as a PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Washington, formed ResMed in 1986. The fi rm manufactures continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) devices for treating sleep apnea. ResMed is regarded by industry and academia alike as the yardstick of how entrepre- neurial spirit can transform the fruits of research and development into a highly successful commercial enterprise. TOP 100 AUSTRALIA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS 35 athryn Fagg has responsibility for all of BlueScope Steel’s businesses in Asia – including China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. BlueScope is Australia’s largest SW state-owned Macquarie Generation, which is the largest electricity producer in Australia, employs about 600 people, more than 100 of whom have engineering 34-48 g - Top 100.indd 35 34-48 g - Top 100.indd 35 6/6/08 14:09:33 6/6/08 14:09:33