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PUBLIC SERVICE Clive Rossiter, 52 Head of Aerospace Systems Division, Defence Materiel Organisation, Canberra Electrical engineer, Caulfi eld Institute of Technology A ir Vice-Marshal Clive Rossiter leads the Defence Materiel Orgainisation’s Aerospace Systems Division, which has a budget of $2.184 billion covering acquisition and sustainment for 15 pieces of equipment. It employs 1510 military and civilian personnel. In February, the division oversaw the fi rst phase of fl ight tests of the Airbus multi-role tanker transport aircraft. Australia is acquiring fi ve of these airplanes which can refuel other aircraft in fl ight. March saw the arrival of the last of the four C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for heavy air lifts. In the 2008/09 fi nancial year the division has to complete preliminary design for a project to replace obsolete Electronic Support Measures surveillance system components on the AP-3C Orion aircraft and on ground support systems. The division is also involved in upgrading the F/A-18 Hornet airplanes and acquiring unmanned fl ying vehicles for surveillance. Rick Scott-Murphy, 62 First Assistant Secretary, Division Manager – Property and Construction Department of Finance and Deregulation, Canberra Civil engineer, Gordon Institute of Technology Construction Division manages some 105 commonwealth non-Defence properties in Australia, with current valuation of around $1 billion, and construction projects with a total T value of more than $2.6 billion. Rick Scott-Murphy oversees the division’s 63 full-time staff as well as hundreds of consultants, contractors, suppliers, agents, property and project managers. Construction projects under his supervision include the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra due to open in October. Scott-Murphy is the link between the division and three ministers and their staff. He represents the department during senate estimates and public works committee hearings, and provides new policy proposals and costing advice during the commonwealth budget preparations. Scott-Murphy helps shape government policy on property and construction. One of his main policy achievements has been the development of the two-pass approval process for capital works over $30 million. In the fi rst pass, an agency outlines its need and a rough estimate of cost. It then receives funding to provide a design brief, schematic design, a fully-costed business case and delivery methodology in the second pass. Murphy said the process has improved cost certainty, scope defi nition and risk management. Bruce Wilson, 56 Director-General of the Department of Transport, Queensland government, Brisbane Civil engineer, University of Queensland A s director-general of the Queensland Department of Transport Bruce Wilson oversees appr mately 5000 employees and a budget of some $3 billion. He has been in this role sinc The department has been involved in building capital infrastructure for all types of tr instance, the Inner Northern Busway opened last month. It consists of a tunnel through c Brisbane with interchanges for people to switch between buses and trains. In January, the department launched the Translink go-card, an electronic ticketing system for trains, buses and ferries in southeast Queensland. The department is also working on the expansion of rail and port capacity for coal exports in central Queensland, and a variety of road, rail and maritime safet projects. In addition to his undergraduate degree in civil engineering, Wilson completed a master of engineering science in transport planning at the University of Queensland. 64 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2008 he federal Department of Finance and Deregulation’s Property and Book 1.indb 64 Book 1.indb 64 4/6/08 15:17:50 4/6/08 15:17:50