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Top 100 : 2011
70 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA | JUNE 2011 COVER STORY -- TOP 100 Associations Colin Jordan, 63 Managing Director and CEO, Royal Automobile Club Victoria (RACV), Melbourne Civil engineer, University of Melbourne Colin Jordan is the managing director and CEO of RACV, which employs about 3000 staff and services over 2 million members. In 2010 the RACV reported an after-tax operating profit of $63.5 million; and revenue from continuing operations of $404.5 million, reflecting a 6.6% rise on the previous year. Jordan considers one of his greatest professional achievements to be the transformation of RACV into a member-focused organisation. He is the immediate past president of the World Road As- sociation PIARC, which boasts about 115 member countries, the current chairman of Monash University Civil Engineering Advisory Group, Australian Motoring Services and mobility services provider Intelematics Australia, and also a director of Insurance Manufacturers of Australia and the Australian Automobile Association. Jordan s personal interests include sport, genealogy and time spent with family. Chris Champion, 58 Chief Executive, Institute of Public Works Engineering Aus- tralia, Sydney Civil engineer, University of Technology, Sydney As the chief executive of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA), Chris Champion has provided leadership to over 2000 annual members and a larger network of 10,000 local government professionals for the past 10 years. Champion has been active in IPWEA s co-establishment of the new Australian Centre of Excellence in Local Government (ACELG). IPWEA has been appointed as the ACELG lead agency for national capacity building in infrastructure asset management and financial planning. "A major objective of our involvement in the centre is to foster nationally consistent approaches in the sustainable management of infrastructure," said Champion. "Federal government support has now been obtained to develop national guidelines for long term infrastructure and financial planning." Champion was recently an invited speaker at Canada s first National Infrastructure Summit. As a result of growing interest, IPWEA is now orchestrating training programs in Canada. His involvement in the steering committee to establish a new executive leadership program at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government has yielded results, with the school s first executive leadership program for local government professionals set to commence in July.