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Rob Velletri, 54 Managing Director, Monadelphous Group, Perth Mechanical engineer, University of Western Australia NOW IN his ninth year as managing director of engineering group Monadelphous, Rob Velletri has once again overseen his company through a period of prosperity. "For me, the highlights of the past year have been the con- tinued growth of Monadelphous through strong development in the oil and gas sector and in new diversified markets in infrastructure, along with seeing our shares included in the S&P/ASX100 index," Velletri said. Having sat on Monadelphous board as a director since 1992, Velletri credits his engineering foundations with his distinguished career at the firm. "From where I am now, I can see engineering offers tremen- dous disciplines which, developed over time, can help in everyday decision making and dealing with complex issues," he said. "If I hadn t chosen to be an engineer, I almost certainly wouldn t have joined Monadelphous and had the opportunity to play a part its sustained growth over many years." Nino Ficca, 52 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, SP AusNet, Melbourne Electrical engineer, Deakin University AS THE managing director and CEO of Victoria s largest energy delivery company, Nino Ficca is responsible for some 12800 high voltage towers and approximately 6500km of transmission lines. SP AusNet s electricity distribution network delivers power to around 640,000 customers across eastern Victoria, while its gas distribution network transports gas to about 602,000 customers across central and western Victoria. Ficca, who has nearly 30 years experience in the energy industry, also serves as a director of SPI Management Services and Enterprise Business Services. He is a director of Energy Networks Association Limited, and was formerly deputy chair- man and director of the Energy Supply Association of Australia. In 2008, Ficca graduated from Harvard Business School. Kevin Young, 55 CEO and Managing Director, Sydney Water, Sydney Civil engineer, University of Newcastle KEVIN YOUNG came to lead Sydney Water last year after spending seven years as the managing director of Hunter Water. As the managing director and CEO of Sydney Water, Young is entrusted with the leadership of over 3000 people in the service of 12700 km2. Young was previously chairman of the Water Services As- sociation of Australia (WSAA), whose members serve over 17 million Australians on a daily basis with water and wastewater services. He currently serves as chairman of WSAA s National Safety and Wellbeing Committee. Young said his engineering skills have given him the ability to operate in both the private and public sectors, and have afforded him the opportunity to work all over the world. 54 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA | JUNE 2012 COVER STORY -- TOP 100