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Top 100 : 2011
ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA | JUNE 2011 69 TOP 100 COVER STORY Robin Batterham, 70 President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Melbourne Chemical engineer, University of Melbourne In his role as the president of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Dr Robin Batterham oversees the activities of one of Australia s four learned academies. Batterham said the last 12 months have seen some impressive developments at the ATSE, namely the use of a new option tech- nique which illustrates the value of investing in different forms of low-emission energy from now until 2050. Additionally, the ATSE has been leading collaborations with China, India and South Korea to further research into emerging green growth and energy technologies. Over the coming year, Batterham said the academy will be focusing on maximising Australia s productivity. Batterham is a member of the prime minister s Science, En- gineering and Innovation Council, and chairs the Advisory Committee for the Australia India Strategic Research Fund, which has received $100 million from both Australian and Indian governments. Jamie Shelton, 46 National President, Consult Australia, Sydney Civil engineer, University of NSW Jamie Shelton is the president of Consult Australia (formerly the Association of Consulting Engineers Australia) and the Sydney regional manager and director for Northrop Engineers. Consult Australia represents over 270 companies collectively employing over 50,000 staff. In November 2010, Shelton led Consult Australia in its launch of Transporting Australia s Future, an integrated funding framework for transport infrastructure in Brisbane. Consult Australia also successfully lobbied to have all occupations typically identified in the engineering in- dustry as being in shortage included in the new Skilled Occupation List for general skilled migration purposes. He has been working for Northrop Engineers since he graduated from university in 1988, and is a board member of the National Engineering Registration Board. In his various positions, Shelton does his utmost to maintain a long-term sustainable work ethic. "We are global citizens and our responsibility to humanity and the environment is not limited to our place and time," he said. Ross Barrett, 69 President, Civil Contractors Federation of Australia. He lives in Canberra Civil engineer, University of NSW Ross Barrett is the national president of the Melbourne-based Civil Contractors Federation of Australia. The federation is a representative body of Australian civil engineering contractors with over 2100 members employing more than 40,000 people across the nation. Since his election to the role in 2009, Barrett has worked with the board of directors to update the federation s strategic plan to address the challenges posed by a constantly evolving economic environment within Australia. He is also the president of the Master Builders Association of the ACT, which recognised his distinguished contributions to the organisation by awarding him a life membership in 2007. He has sat on the national board of the Master Builders As- sociation of Australia since 2001, and is a director of Woden Contractors, having recently resigned as the company s managing director after over 40 years of service.