Dr Marlene Kanga AM FTSE
President-elect, World Federation of Engineering Organisations
Dr. Marlene Kanga is President-elect for the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO). WFEO is the peak body for engineering institutions internationally representing some 90 national engineering institutions and 10 regional and international engineering institutions, and approximately 20 million engineers. She was National President of Engineers Australia in 2013.
Dr Kanga is a chemical engineer with extensive experience in the oil, gas and chemical industries with respect to risk and safety engineering. She is an experienced business leader and is Director of iOmniscient Pty Ltd which has developed patented software technology for automated video analytics systems. Dr Kanga is chair of the Australian Department of Industry and Science R&D Incentives Committee, the Australian government’s largest support program for industry R&D, a board member of Innovation Australia and a board member of Sydney Water Corporation, Australia’s largest water utility.
Dr. Kanga is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology Science and Engineering.
She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2014 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her leadership of the engineering profession and as a role model.