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PUBLIC SERVICE Stephen Gumley, 51 CEO of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Canberra Mechanical/electrical engineer, University of Tasmania moved from a fi xed-term contract to ongoing public service employee status. Gumley oversees an organisation with a budget of $9.6 billion and some 6720 staff. The DMO is currently involved in 236 major projects (those valued at more than $20 million) and 180 minor projects. It also has staff deployed overseas, including in the US, the UK, France, Spain and New Zealand. The federal government is currently reviewing defence procurement and sustainment. Gumley will be responsible for the implementation of any reforms of the DMO. Over the next 10 years, the organisation will take part in replacing 80% of the D defence force’s equipment at a cost of more than $100 billion. One of its priorities for the next fi nancial year is to reduce costs by 5%. Menno Henneveld, 62 Commissioner of Main Roads, Western Australian government, Perth Civil engineer, University of Western Australia Jim Hallion, 53 Chief Executive of the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, South Australian government, Adelaide Civil engineer, University of Adelaide Colin Jensen, 43 Coordinator-General, Director General of the Department of Infrastructure and Planning, Queensland government, Brisbane Civil engineer, Queensland Institute of Technology r Stephen Gumley manages the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) which acquires and maintains equipment for the Australian Defence Force. In May he tralia’s road network, valued at $28 billion. Main Roads employs some 988 people with a budget of $1.411 billion. Henneveld fi nished his two year term as M chairman of the Australian Road Council at the end of last year. He is a director of the Australian Road Research Board and Australia’s fi rst delegate to the World Road Association. Prior to joining MainRoads, Henneveld worked at the Water Corporation of WA for 38 years. He is the inaugural chairman of the Australian Society for Trenchless Technology. He chaired the International Society for Trenchless Technology from 2005 to 2007. 62 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2008 enno Henneveld oversees the management and operation of Western Aus- L ast month, Jim Hallion was appointed to the federal government’s new Infra- structure Australia advisory council. The council’s job is to audit signifi cant infrastructure by the end of this year, develop a priority list to guide public and private investments, and advise the government on ways to promote greater private investment in public infrastructure, including the complexity and cost of public-private partnerships. Hallion became chief executive of the department in 2006. He has been involved in the design and construction of major infrastructure projects in the state such as the Adelaide-Darwin Railway and the SeaGas pipeline. The department has a $1 billion op- erating budget, a $472 million capital budget and employs over 3000 people. A s coordinator-general in the Queensland government, Colin Jensen has wide- ranging powers and responsibilities over projects classifi ed as “signifi cant”. There are currently 30 signifi cant projects with a total cost of about $30 billion. He is also the director-general of the De- partment of Infrastructure and Planning, overseeing approximately 500 employees. His duties include advising the government on infrastructure and planning issues. The programs he currently oversees include the $9 billion South East Queensland Water Grid and the South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan. Jensen has had a long interest in intelligent transport systems (ITS), particularly in ways technology can improve the safety, accessibility and environmental impact of transport. He has served as president of ITS Australia. Book 1.indb 62 Book 1.indb 62 4/6/08 15:17:42 4/6/08 15:17:42