Members: Dean's Advisory Council

Dr Peter Tyree CPEng, Hon FIE (Aust.) FTSE, FAICD

Dr Peter TyreeDr Peter Tyree, served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Tyree Group over two decades. Tyree served as Chairman of the Board for MIKOH Corp Ltd and is or has been on the boards of several unlisted Australian companies. He graduated from the University of Technology Sydney and Harvard Business School, Harvard University.

Tyree is currently Chair of the Tyree Foundation, Chair of the UNSW Engineering Faculty Advisory Council and is also on the Advisory Board of the Australian Energy Research Institute based at UNSW. He has been actively involved in supporting building projects at UNSW including the Scientia Building and the Tyree Energy Technologies Building.


Guy Templeton

Guy Templeton

Guy Templeton is currently President and Chief Executive Officer, Australia-Pacific of WSP I Parsons Brinckerhoff. WSP I Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global consulting, engineering and program/construction management organisation. Templeton overseas approximately 5000 employees who work on 100s of transportation, power, mining, water/wastewater and community development projects.

Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, Templeton operated his own consultancy and most recently was an advisor to WorleyParsons Ltd, a 35,000-person provider of services to the energy, resources and complex process industries, leading simplification of the company's operations.

Templeton served as Chief Executive of Minter Ellison Legal Group from 2005 to 2009. The firm has almost 300 partners and 2350 total staff, operating from 13 offices, and is the largest law firm in Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Minter Ellison, Templeton worked with PA Consulting Group for 14 years, where he was one of 10 global managing partners in this 3500 person firm. He was based in Hong Kong for eight of those years. Templeton ran PA's global Telecommunications and Media practice then had joint worldwide responsibility for the firm's other private sector and strategy practices.

He has consulted to organisations in more than 20 countries on performance improvement, strategy, marketing, international expansion, regulation and technology. Prior to consulting, Templeton held a variety of management, marketing and engineering roles in the transport, telecommunications and electricity industries.

Templeton has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from UNSW, is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business (UNSW) and an Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School. He is a past member of the Business Council of Australia and director of for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr John Baxter BE (Hons), PhD, FTSE, FIEAust, FSAEA

Dr John Baxter

Dr John Baxter commenced working for the inventor Arthur Bishop in 1977, while completing his PhD studies in Mechanical Engineering in the field of vehicle dynamics at UNSW. Arthur Bishop’s invention and IP commercialisation business was subsequently corporatised as the Bishop Technology Group Limited in 1985. Baxter’s 33 year career at Bishop involved all aspects of product and process R&D, IP management, marketing of automotive steering technology and international IP licensing. As part of his responsibilities at Bishop, Baxter managed various product R&D teams working in hydraulic power steering design, engine development, advanced sensors, advanced electric power steering design, vehicle dynamics and motorsport steering.

In parallel with this R&D role, Baxter also had responsibility for Bishop’s international patent portfolio of over 350 patents and patent applications, including the writing, filing, prosecution, maintenance and IP litigation. He is the inventor or co-inventor for many of Bishop’s international patents, and has authored and co-authored numerous published technical papers in the field of automotive steering and related vehicle dynamics.

Among his work outside Bishop, Baxter was a member of the Advisory Council on Industrial Property (ACIP) for IP Australia for the period 1994 – 2000. He left Bishop at the end of 2009 and is now a Senior Advisor at Baxter IP Patent & Trademark Attorneys, specialising in IP commercialisation and, in particular, the structuring of patents to maximise the commercial value of the IP. Baxter is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (SAE-A), the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and Engineers Australia

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin

Kelly Bayer RosmarinKelly Bayer Rosmarin is Group Executive for Institutional Banking and Markets at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. This group provides relationship management and product capability for the Bank's major corporate, government and institutional clients, and provides a full range of capital raising, transaction banking and risk management products and services.

Rosmarin has been in various roles at CBA since 2004. Prior to that, Rosmarin was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and also spent time in Silicon Valley, USA, both in start-up and established software companies.

Rosmarin currently serves as President of the Stanford Alumni Association in Australia, is an executive board member of the JCA community organisation where she chairs its Building & Capital Committee, is a member of UNSW’s Engineering Faculty Advisory Committee and serves as a Board member of AFMA and the Stanford Australia Foundation. Rosmarin was also a 2010/2011 Vincent Fairfax Fellow.

Rosmarin graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Management Science, winning the Academic Excellence Award for being the top Masters graduate.

Professor Herbert Huppert

Professor Herbert Huppert

Professor Herbert Huppert graduated in Applied Mathematics from Sydney University with first class Honours, a University medal and the Baker Travelling Fellowship in 1964. He then completed a PhD at the University of California, San Diego, and came as an ICI Post-doctoral Fellow to the University of Cambridge in 1968 for what was meant to be a one-year sojourn, but he has not yet left. Huppert has published widely using fluid-mechanical principles in applications to the Earth sciences: in meteorology, oceanography and geology. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1987. In 2005 he was the only non-American recipient of a prize from the US National Academy, being awarded the Arthur L. Day Prize Lectureship for contributions to the Earth sciences; and the first Australian to win this prize.  He has been elected a Fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and the American Physical Society. He was awarded the Murchison Medal of the Geological Society of London in 2007 and delivered the Bakerian Prize Lecture of The Royal Society in 2011. 

Robert Cameron AO BE (Hons), MBA, GradDip Geoscience, FAusIMM, FAIM, FAICD

Mr Robert CameronBob Cameron was appointed as Chairman of Hunter Valley Training Company in February 2012 following in the footsteps of Founding Chairman, The Hon Milton Morris AO.

Cameron had a long career as a senior manager in the coal industry and became the Founder of Centennial Coal Company Ltd and its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer until stepping down in June 2011.

Throughout this time, Cameron was an active leader in many industry, government, community and educational organisations including Chairman of the Australian Coal Association, ACA Low Emissions Technology Fund, and the NSW Minerals Council. 

In 2002 The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy awarded Cameron the Institute Medal “in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the coal industry”. In 2005 he received the Hunter Business Person of the Year Award from the Hunter Business Chamber, and in 2010 was awarded the Australian Mining Prospect Award for the “Most Outstanding Contribution to Mining”.

Cameron continues as a non-executive Chairman of Centennial. His other roles include Chairman of County Coal Limited, Pacific Smiles Group, and UNSW’s Minerals Industry Advisory Council. He is a Trustee of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum) and UNSW Foundation, and a member of UNSW Engineering’s Advisory Committee.

In June 2012, as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Cameron was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for distinguished service to the mining industry in New South Wales, through leadership roles with professional organisations, to higher education, and to the community of the Hunter Valley.”

Dr Bronwyn Evans

Dr Bronwyn Evans

In October 2013, Dr Bronwyn Evans took on the role as CEO Standards Australia. She has over 30 years’ experience as an engineering executive in the areas of power generation, engineering education, Standards creation and medical devices.

Evans is the Chair of the Industry Growth Centre for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals, a member of the Australia-Japan Foundation and a director of The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.

Evans has previously held positions as an independent non-executive director of John Holland Limited, Chair of the Medical Technology Association of Australia Board, Chair of the National Board of the Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management and a member of the Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council.

Evans is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, an Honorary Fellow of University of Wollongong. In 2013 she was named the Professional Engineer of the Year, Engineers Australia, Sydney Division, and in 2014 and 2015 was recognised as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers.

Evans has a BE (Elec) and PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Wollongong in the field of industrial automation, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Eva Hanly

Eva HanlyAs General Manager NSW at Transurban, Eva Hanly is responsible for the P&L performance of the  business including investment portfolio, development, commercial, operations and maintenance.

Hanly has significant experience in the infrastructure industry having worked for organisations including Thiess, Brookfield Multiplex, Worley Parsons and Origin Energy across civil engineering, construction, property development, mining, energy and utilities.

Originally starting as an on-site engineer for large civil infrastructure and mining projects, Hanly went on to hold project management and project director roles as well as national and general manager positions including P&L and large people responsibility. She has held roles in different functional areas including development, commercial, operations, strategy and M&A. Hanly has also led major reform initiatives including organisational restructure and optimisation.

Prior to joining Transurban, Hanly was General Manager at Origin Energy, responsible for commercial operations including the APLNG commodities trading business, operated and non-operated joint ventures and overseeing Origin's interest in the $25b APLNG project. She was also previously Principal and Group Leader globally for Transactions and Procurement Management (major capital projects) and NSW Transport Leader at Evans & Peck/ Worley Parsons (now called Advisian).

Hanly has held industry board appointments including board Director of the National Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management and board Director of Engineers Without Borders. Currently she has been appointed by UNSW to sit on the Dean's Advisory Council for the Faculty of Engineering.

Hanly has a combined degree in Engineering (Honours) and Arts (public policy/ international relations) from UNSW and a Masters in Business Administration from AGSM. She has also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.


Dr Adrian Paterson 

Dr Adrian Paterson

Dr Adrian (Adi) Paterson commenced a five year appointment as Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology (ANSTO) on 1 March 2009. Formerly General Manager of Business Development and Operations at the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor Company in South Africa, Paterson holds a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He has supervised Masters and PhD students and is a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and the South African Academy of Engineering. Paterson is also past Chair of the South Africa Innovation Fund and was a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation. He has also undertaken post-doctoral work at the University of Leeds, UK, and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.

In the nuclear domain he has served on the Advisory Board of South Africa’s cyclotron organisation iThembaLABS and was involved in reviews and restructuring of the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa.

From 1984 to 2001, Paterson worked at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa’s equivalent to CSIRO), rising through a number of assignments to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. While at the CSIR he led the Material Business Unit for a number of years before taking on executive roles that included strategic investment of the Parliamentary Grant and the commercialisation of research. From 2001 to 2006, Paterson worked at the Department of Science and Technology in science policy roles. He was a key architect of the National Research and Development Strategy which redefined the funding landscape in South Africa, increased government funding for innovation, biotechnology, space science and the environment, among others.

Throughout his career, Paterson has been involved in creating, establishing and developing science and technology institutions. His focus is on the interface between public spending and practical innovations that create wealth and quality of life – putting science and technology to work. In 2009 Paterson became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Professor Klaus Schindhelm

Professor Klaus Schindhelm is Senior Vice President, Global Applied Research, ResMed Ltd, having joined ResMed in 1998. From January 1995 to June 1998 Schindhelm was Professor and Head at UNSW’s Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. He continues to hold a Chair in Biomedical Engineering at UNSW. He has broad experience in medical device technologies in general and in respiratory and sleep technologies in particular.

Schindhelm was the Founding Chairman of the College of Biomedical Engineers, the Institution of Engineers, Australia and a Founding Fellow of the International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering. He currently chairs the Vision Cooperative Research Centre and the Therapeutic Goods Committee for the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia.

Richard Owen

Richard OwenRichard Owen holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney. 

He joined Esso Australia as an engineer at the Longford Plant in Sale in 1983. Throughout his career, he has held technical and operating management positions in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia; Houston and Alaska, US; Hannover, Germany; and Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Prior to returning to Australia in June 2013 to commence in his current role as Chairman of the ExxonMobil group of companies in Australia, Richard held the role of President and General Manager of ExxonMobil Affiliates in Indonesia.

Richard is currently a governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, a board member of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) and a member of the Business Council or Australia. Richard has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1985.

Gary Zamel

Gary ZamelGary Zamel, BE, FTSE is the Founder of Mine Site Technologies Pty Ltd and serves as its Managing Director. Zamel has been a private equity investor in technology, mining and industrial ventures for over 18 years.

Zamel established a number of successful technology start-up companies including Pacific Tunnelling Pty Ltd and Ringwood Superabrasives Pty Ltd. In 1989, Zamel founded Coal-Mining Company and Jellinbah Resources Pty Ltd.

He currently serves as an Executive Chairman of Nubian Water Systems Pty Ltd, Director of Benthic Geotech Pty Ltd, Director of Mine Site Technologies Pty Ltd and Director of ZORK Pty Ltd. Zamel is also a Member of the UNSW Mining Advisory Council.