Our alumni

The department of civil engineering at Monash University has been producing outstanding engineering graduates for over half a century. Here we profile some of our most prominent graduates – each has made their mark in Australia and around the world.​ Find our Alumni here.

Congratulations to our 2017 Civil Engineering Alumnus of the Year

Anita Curnow

Anita graduated from Monash University with a First Class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering in 1993, and a Master of Engineering Science in Traffic & Transport in 1999.  During these studies she was awarded a Deans Scholarship, Women in Engineering Cadetship with Melbourne Water, and both the Richardson and VicRoads Prizes in Transport Engineering.

Anita began her career working with the RACV in 1993 where she interacted with its members, VicRoads and the Linking Victoria Reference group.

She then moved to the United Kingdom in 1996 to take on the role of Assistant editor Traffic Technology International, where she edited articles from all over the world, gaining particular insights into intelligent transport systems.

On returning to Australia in 1997 she joined the Department of Infrastrucutre in the role of project manager for activities such as Metropolitan Tram Plan, SmartBus Pilot, Strategic Infrastructure Planning Study for the City of Casey, and the Airport Rail Link.

In 2003 Anita joined VicRoads where she has held executive roles covering Road Based Public Transport, Network Improvements, and Network Strategy and Planning.  Since 2014 she has been a member of the VicRoads Executive Leadership team and and held Executive Director roles in Corporate Services, Policy and Programs, and now Access and Operations.

During her career she has sought to establish plans, policies, practices and programs to achieve better transport outcomes for Victorians, in the context of an integrated transport system.  Her current role oversees the day to day operation of the road network, access to it, and seeks to influence the choices and behaviour of road users.

She has played a large part in organisational leadership at VicRoads through major change such as the “Engage for Change” process and the establishment of Transport For Victoria, and has been a key advocate for VicRoads’ Diversity and Inclusion commitment in mentoring programs, including advocacy for Women in Engineering.

Anita has made a significant contribution to Civil Engineering over her career.

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