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Top 100 : 2009
COVER STORY – TOP 100 AUSTRALIA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS PUBLIC SERVICE ayne Budd, 48 al of the PPP Branch of the Infrastructure Division, Department of Defence, alian Engineers, Australian Army University of NSW – TOP 100 AUSTRALIA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS PUBLIC SERVICE ayne Budd, 48 al of the PPP Branch of the Infrastructure Division, Department of Defence, alian Engineers, Australian Army University of NSW blic-private blic-private partnership construction project, the Headquarters Joint Operations Command st year. But Brigadier Wayne Budd is still overseeing work to rectify “defects and variations.” has 27 staff overseeing more than $1 billion worth of projects nearing completion. Projects worth illion are in development stages. Current projects include the Single Living Environment and dation Precinct, which consists of 6400 rooms for members of the defence forces who are r separated from their families. Th is will free up existing accommodation which is being as, refurbished or reused for training as part of another public-private partnership, Strategic nagement of Infrastructure in the Living-in Environment. Apart from his civil engineering degree Budd also holds a master of arts in strategic stud- ies from Deakin University and a graduate diploma in management from the University of Canberra. As head of the Royal Australian Engineers he oversees some 3000 full-time and reserve soldiers, but the role is more advisory and representational. He has also done a stint as deputy chief of staff at the Coalition Joint Headquarters in Iraq. Stephen Gumley, 52 Chief Executive of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Canberra Mechanical/electrical engineer, University of Tasmania more fl exibility and control over the agency’s budget and workforce. Th e changes are part of the government’s response to T last year’s review of defence procurement, which recommended a more business-like culture for the organisation, including employing more “commercially experienced and skilled” staff . Th e government has accepted the fi nding that DMO needs to be “more separate” from the rest of the Defence Department. Th e chief executive will now be in a position to provide independent advice to government on cost, risk, schedule and acquisition strategies for major capital equipment. Funding for DMO has increased from almost $9.9 billion this fi nancial year to around $12.5 billion in 2009/10. Jim Hallion, 54 Chief Executive of the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, South Australian Government, Adelaide Civil engineer, University of Adelaide Sturt Highway and construction of the Northern Exp He is also a member of the federal government’ J body Infrastructure Australia. “Infrastructure Australia will continue to focus on progressing reforms for the infrastructure sector to enhance Australia’s productivity and to assist the federal and state governments in strategic development in key infrastructure sectors,” he said. Hallion is chair of the Australian Maritime Group and member of several transport-related bodies. Apart from his civil engineering degree he holds a graduate diploma in applied fi nance and investment. 56 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA | JUNE 2009 im Hallion oversees a department involved in many in the state, including light rail extension, duplicatio move will see the Department of Planning and Infrastructure broken up to form the Department of Planning and the Department of Transport. Henneveld is chair of the Austroads International Committee. In November 2006 he was appointed Australia’s fi rst delegate to the World Road Association where he is a member of the executive committee and chairman of the Communications and International Relations Commission. He is also a board member of the National Engineers Registration Board. he government is expanding the role and powers of the DMO chief executive, giving Stephen Gumley Menno Henneveld, 63 Commissioner of Main Roads and Acting Director-General of Transport, Western Australian Government, Perth Civil engineer, University of Western Australia M enno Henneveld has been recently named the acting director-general of the Department of Transport to oversee the creation of the new agency and address the broader issue of transport integration. Th e