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INDUSTRY Andrew Liveris, 53 President, CEO and Chairman, Dow Chemical Company, Michigan, US Chemical engineer, University of Queensland R ecently, Andrew Liveris was the winner of the 2007 Premier of Queensland Expatriate Achievement Award. Two years before he was awarded an honorary doctorate in science by the University of Queensland and named Alumnus of the Year. Liveris leads the world’s second-largest chemical, plastics and agroscien- ces company, recording US$53.5 billion revenue in 2006/2007. Liveris’ 30-year Dow career has spanned manufacturing, sales, marketing, new business development and management. He has spent the bulk of his career in Asia, where he was general manager for the company’s operations in Thailand, and later head of all Asia-Pacifi c operations. He began his Dow career in 1976 in Australia. He has been a member of Dow’s Board of Directors since February 2004 and was elected as chairman of the Board in 2006. Liveris also serves on the board of directors of Citigroup, one of the world’s leading fi nancial services companies, and is a member of the US Climate Action Partnership. He is active in a number of chemical industry and business associations. George Maltabarow, 58 Managing Director, EnergyAustralia, Sydney Electrical engineer, University of Sydney ity distribution network. Its revenue in 2006/2007 was $2.9 billion. George Maltabarow said the utility’s current focus was on delivering its fi ve-year $4.8 billion capital works program “to renew, improve and expand our electricity network to cater for growing demand”. Part of this work involves rolling out an “intelligent network” of fi bre optic cable to substations and installing another 7000 smart meters, in addition to 400,000 such meters which have already been rolled out. He said the company was named the best performing Australian company for 2007 in a recent Corporate Responsibility Index. “We are proud of this award because it recognises that we are doing the right thing by the community and the environment,” he said. Maltabarow, who also holds E T an economics degree from Macquarie University, was appointed EnergyAustralia managing director in 2005. nergy Australia has more than 1.6 million network customers and operates the country’s largest electric- Jeremy Maycock, 56 Chief Executive Offi cer of CSR, Sydney Mechanical engineer, Liverpool University, UK hrough its three principal businesses, CSR is a leading supplier of building products and sugar and holds an interest in the Tomago aluminium smelter. CSR has 7000 employees in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Last year its revenue was $3.1 billion. Despite the fi rm’s profi ts being down last year due to depressed sugar prices, coupled with an unprecedented delay in the milling season due to unseasonable wet weather, the long-term outlook is sound, according to chief executive offi cer Jeremy Maycock. CSR has also recently increased earnings from its building products division by 75%. Prior to becoming CEO of CSR in April last year, Maycock was managing director of Hastie Group, which he successfully restructured from private equity to public ownership over three years. Prior to that he had a 23-year career with the global construction materials fi rm Holcim. 42 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2008 Book 1.indb 42 Book 1.indb 42 4/6/08 15:16:27 4/6/08 15:16:27