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Top 100 : 2010
TOP 100 AUSTRALIA S MOST INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS -- COVER STORY Alan Morrison, 69 President, International Organisation for Standardisation, Canberra Electrical engineer, University of Edinburgh, UK Alan Morrison concludes his term as president of ISO at the end of this year. Standards bodies from 161 countries form the organisation, which has its central secretariat in Geneva. As chair of the World Standards Coopera- tion group, Morrison has been encouraging closer cooperation and coordination between the peak standards organisations -- ISO, the International Electrotechnical Commission and the Telecommunication Standardisation Sector. As chair of the ISO Council, he has over- seen the development of the organisation s ve-year strategic plan and mentored its new secretary-general. He is particularly proud of presentations to governments and industry audiences in industrialising countries to encourage them to take part in international standardisation. Morrison is deputy chairman of Standards Australia. Apart from his engineering degree, he holds a master of public administration from Macquarie University and completed a PhD on electricity policy at the Australian National University. Doug Hargreaves, 57 National President, Engineers Australia, Brisbane Mechanical engineer, Queensland University of Technology As national president of En- gineers Australia, Professor Doug Hargreaves has overseen the launch of the Make it So public awareness campaign and the Year of Engineering Leadership. e organisation currently has about 92,000 members. He has a special interest in engi- neering leadership and engineering education, and recently coauthored a book on values-driven leadership. As head of the School of En- gineering Systems at Queensland University of Technology, he is responsible for more than 100 sta and 1500 students. He obtained a master of science and a doctorate in tribology from the University of Leeds in the UK. He serves the community through the Rotary Club and the Salvation Army. Dario Tomat, 58 National President, Association of Professional Engine Scientists and Managers Australia, Hobart Mechanical engineer, University of Tasmania Dario Tomat is the national president of the ciation of Professional Engineers, Scientis Managers Australia, which has over 25,000 me " e key focus for APESMA has been on ide ways of addressing fundamental issues for th sional engineering workforce. rough the deve ANET -- a collaborative venture with Engineers Consult Australia and other bodies -- APESMA i to identify the extent of the skills gap that is ar ing in professional engineering," he said. "We have also put a lot of energy into promoting the needs of professionals in the Workplace Relations Commission and have succeeded in securing a modern award for technical profes- sionals. Internally, we have worked to restructure the organisation to improve e ciency and provide greater workplace support to our members." Tomat is a partner at engineering and management consultancy Whetstone and a member of the board of the Chi ey Business School. He is vice-chairman of the Tas- manian branch of the Brain Injury Association, the peak body for organisations that support people with an acquired brain injury. In addition, he is national vice-president and Tasmanian president of Rostrum Australia, an organisation that develops skills in communication and meeting procedures. eers, e Ass so- sts an nd mbers. entifyying he profes- elopment of Austt t t t tra r r r r lia, is seeking ris- 61 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA | JUNE 2010