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TOP 100 AUSTRALIA S MOST INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS -- COVER STORY Elizabeth Taylor, 55 Chair, Queensland Board of Professional Engineers, Rockhamption Civil engineer, University of NSW Elizabeth Taylor is the chair of the Queensland Board of Professional Engineers. She is also the deputy chair of the board of Engineers Media, publisher of this magazine, and a member of the board and international representative of RedR (Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief) Australia. She is an O cer of the Order of Australia in honour of her service to engineering education, notably through her work in developing academic programs, in professional associations and in enhancing the status of women in the profession. Recently she retired from her position as a pro-vice-chancellor at Central Queensland University and she was president of Engineers Australia s Sydney Division in 1996. Her main interests outside work are reading, travelling and playing cards with family and friends. Paul Holloway, 60 Minister for Mineral Resources Development, Urban Development and Planning, Industrial Relations, and Assisting the Premier in Public Sector Management, SA Government, Adelaide Electrical engineer, University of Adelaide Paul Holloway has been the minister for mineral resources development since 2002, and the minister for urban development and planning since 2005. Earlier this year he was appointed minister for industrial relations and minister assisting the pre- mier in public sector management. In February, he approved the rezoning of land in and around Port Augusta for further urban growth and allow residential development in Stirling North, Port Augusta West and adjacent to the golf course. "More land will be rezoned for commercial uses; the existing industry zone will be expanded; open space in the region will be preserved and protected and new policies will guide the ongoing management of future development," he said. He has had a long career in politics, entering parliament in 1989. He is married with three children. Campbell Newman, 46 Lord-Mayor of Brisbane Civil engineer, University of NSW Campbell Newman is the lord mayor of Brisbane, elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. His top prior- ity is to improve Brisbane s road infrastructure and public transport system. In April, Newman and Queensland premier Anna Bligh approved the CityGlider service, a high- frequency bus service for the city. e new eet of 20 buses departs ferry terminals every 10-15 minutes and 5 minutes during peak times. "We are tackling tra c congestion through a balanced approach that involves new infrastructure such as the CLEM7 and the Go Between Bridge as well as record spending on suburban road upgrades and public transport." In addition to his honours degree in civil engineering, Newman holds a master of business admin- h Queensland. He is married and has two daughters. Marmion, 56 for Commerce, Science, Innovation, and Housing, Minister Assisting the r, WA Government, Perth. Member for Nedlands gineer, University of WA il, Bill Marmion was appointed minister in the WA government with responsibilities for the Depart- of Housing, the Department of Commerce and sections of the Department of Treasury and Finance. ncies that report to him include the Building Commission, Consumer Protection, Labour Relations, and Innovation, Energy Safety, Worksafe, the Small Business Development Corporation, the O ce of Strategic Projects, the O ce of Shared Services; Building Management and Works, and Government Procurement. " e skills learnt in engineering, especially in people management in the construction side, as well as the natural problem solving skills learnt at university have served me well in my political career," he said. Marmion has ful lled many roles within Engineers Australia including WA Division president. He obtained a bachelor of engineering and master of business administration at the University of WA. istration from the University of Q Bill M Minister f Treasurer Civil eng n Apr ment e agen Science a S 63 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA | JUNE 2010