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Terence Jeyaretnam, 34 Principal of consulting firm URS, Chair of Engineers Australia’s Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering; regular columnist in Engineers Australia magazine, Melbourne Terence Jeyaretnam has become a significant voice on sustainability issues. His monthly column on sustainability has been published in Engineers Australia magazine since July 2002, and he is the current chair of Engineers Australia’s 1000member Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering. He has been the editor of the Society’s journal The Environmental Engineer since 2000, and sits on the editing panel of the US Journal Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy. He is a principal of environmental and en- gineering consulting firm URS Australia in Melbourne. Jeyaretnam graduated in environmental engineering from the University of Western Australia in 1993. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and is a keen photographer. David Hobbs, 31 Young Professional Engineer of the Year, senior rehabilitation engineer with NovitaTech, Adelaide David Hobbs has just completed a tour of Engineers Australia’s Divisions around Australia. He gave presentations at various functions including the launch of a Tasmanian chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia in Hobart. A biomedical engineer from Flinders Uni- versity, Hobbs is a senior rehabilitation engineer at NovitaTech, the technology division of Novita Children’s Services in Adelaide. He is developing new programs, products and ideas to assist people with disabilities. Earlier this year he spent time in Cambo- dia as part of a special project to assist the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics in Phnom Penh. Hobbs is the secretary of the South Aus- tralian branch of Engineers Australia’s College of Biomedical Engineering and a member of the Institution’s National Committee on Rehabilitation Engineering. He is also on the board of the Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Association and Engineers Without Borders Australia. Steve Buchanan, 35 Senior Associate of Connell Wagner, Brisbane Steve Buchanan is a senior associate of Connell Wagner. His responsibilities include managing the company’s marine group in Queensland and leading a range of consulting engineering commissions for port authorities and port users in the state. He manages the resourcing of about 40 staff, with more direct supervision and involvement on a day-to-day basis with about 15 of those. Buchanan is the leader for several major marine and seaboard bulk materials handling projects including the $50 million Tiebaghi Shiploading Facility in New Caledonia and $60 million RG Tanna Coal Terminal. He is married with three young sons and is on the board of Scripture Union (SU), an interdenominational, nonprofit Christian organisation. Rohan Gamble, 34 Managing Director of Virgin Money Australia, Sydney Rohan Gamble started Virgin Money Australia on behalf of its UK parent company in 2003, with 10 people and a temporary office. The company now has over 500,000 customers and more than 40 staff. It started with a credit card and launches superannuation next month. Gamble graduated in 1993 from Monash University with a combined degree in civil engineering and economics, and holds a MBA from the prestigious management school INSEAD in France. One of his ambitions is “to start up my own business and create a brand name which represents great product and service for people. Ideally this will be travel related and globally focused.” Gamble loves travelling. “I’ve always prioritised travel as well as my career, and have visited every continent and almost 50 countries.” His engineering studies taught him “how to go about solving a problem – taking something complex and making it simple. Business for me is largely about digesting complexity and finding simplicity.” James Moody, 28 Director, Divisional Business Strategy for CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra Last December, Dr James Moody was appointed director of divisional business strategy for CSIRO Land and Water. In this role, he is responsible for developing new business opportunities, managing resource utilisation, improving business practices, overseeing technology commercialisation, and contributing to divisional strategy and policy development. Throughout his career, Moody has been involved in a number of projects. Fedsat was one of the major ones. “The sat- ellite is still up there and working. “I have also had a number of roles with the UN, such as cochair of the UNEP Youth Advisory Council. The latest was as the executive secretary of the taskforce on science and technology for the UN Millennium Project.” Moody sits on several government and pri- vate industry boards, including the Australian Spatial Information Business Association, the Brisbane Institute, the Australian Statistics Advisory Council and the National Environmental Education Council. Last year he became known to a wider au- dience through being a judge on the “New Inventors” TV program. ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2005 59 58-59 g - young eng 59 6/2/05, 8:56 PM young engineers