Monash Industry Council of Advisers (MICA)

The Monash Industry Council of Advisers (MICA) comprises Chairpersons and CEOs from leading national and international corporations. MICA will play an integral role in leading Monash University's industry engagement strategy and provide the University with essential advice and counsel to Monash as we move to build much stronger ties and relationships with industry.


Sir Rod Eddington AO

Sir Rod Eddington AO

Sir Rod Eddington is non-executive Chairman (Australia and New Zealand) of J.P. Morgan and Lion, Chairman of Victorian Major Events Company; holds non-executive directorships with News Corporation, China Light and Power Holdings and John Swire and Sons; is President of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee; and is former Chairman of Infrastructure Australia. Sir Rod was educated as an engineer at the UWA and then Oxford University as WA's 1974 Rhodes Scholar. Sir Rod was awarded a Knighthood by the British Government and an Officer of the Order of Australia.


Andrew Michelmore

Andrew Michelmore

Andrew is Executive Director and CEO of MMG and a Director of Century Aluminum Company. Andrew joined MMG after a 12 year tenure at WMC Resources Ltd. He is Deputy Chairman of the International Council on Mining and Metals, Chairman of the International Zinc Association and Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia. Andrew holds a First Class Honours degree in Engineering (Chemical) from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University. In 2012, he was presented with the Monash Engineering Distinguished Service Medal award.


Hon. Mark Birrell

Hon. Mark Birrell

Mark is the Chairman of Port of Melbourne Corporation, Infrastructure Australia and Citywide; and Chairman and independent Director of PostSuper Pty Ltd. Mark serves as President of the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry and recently retired from his role as the founding Chairman of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia. Mark has a significant public policy background through his earlier roles as Minister for Major Projects and then Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. Mark holds Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Monash and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.​


Scott Charlton

Scott Charlton

Scott is CEO and a director of Transurban. Before joining Transurban, Scott was Chief Operating Officer for Lend Lease's global operations including the Bilfinger + Berger acquisition. Scott has also spent 11 years in investment banking with eight years at Deutsche Bank culminating in the role of Managing Director, Head of Transport and Infrastructure - Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.


Peter Coleman AO

peter coleman

Peter has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Woodside since May 2011, with 31 years in the global oil and gas industry, covering Asia, the Americas, Africa and Australasia.  Peter is the Chairman of Australia Korea Foundation and advisor to the Asia Society. He is also a member of the University of Western Australia Business School Board, the Executive Committee of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Council, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australia-India Chief Executive Officers' CEO Forum, Advisory Group Australia-Africa Relations and Monash Engineering Foundation.  Peter graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from Monash University in 1983.


Peter Farrell​

Peter Farrell

Peter is the founder and chairman of ResMed, a director of NuVasive, Inc. and non-executive chair of QRxPharma. He was foundation director of the Graduate School for Biomedical Engineering at UNSW. He serves as a visiting professor and chairman of the UNSW Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and on two faculty advisory boards at the UCSD: the Rady Business School and the Jacobs Engineering School. Peter is also a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering. He holds a B.E. in chemical engineering (honours) from USyd, an S.M. in chemical engineering from MIT, a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and bioengineering from UW, Seattle and a D.Sc. from UNSW.


Penny Fowler​

Penny Fowler​

Penny is the Chairman of the Herald and Weekly Times Pty Ltd and the R​oyal Children's Hospital ​ ​Good Friday Appeal. She is also a board member of The Australian Ballet, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria and the McClelland ​ ​Sculpture Park and Gallery. Penny is actively involved in a range of community organisations and is an ambassador for Second-Bite. A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Penny holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from Monash (Chisholm) University in Melbourne. ​


Peter Fox AM

peter fox

Peter is the Executive Chairman of Fox Group Holdings, Executive Chairman of Linfox Pty Ltd and Executive Chairman of Armaguard. He held a wide range of roles across the Linfox business in operational and management positions before his appointment as Executive Chairman in 1994. Peter accepted an appointment to the Australian Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council in 2013. He is also a member of the Alfred Foundation, Australian Logistics Council, Victorian Freight and Logistics Council, Victorian Premier's Business Roundtable and Northern Territory Chief Minister's Advisory Council.


Margaret Jackson AC

margaret jackson

Margaret is Chairman of Spotless Group Holdings Ltd and Ansett Aviation Training Limited. She is also a Director of the Prince's Charities Australia and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Margaret has served as Chairman of Qantas, FlexiGroup Ltd, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission and Director of numerous organisations as well as President of Australian Volunteers International. She has been recognised with the awards of Companion of the Order of Australia and the Centenary Medal. Margaret holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Monash University.


Jane McAloon

Jane McAloon

Jane is a non-executive Director of Healthscope and Energy Australia and was until recently President, Governance and Group Company Secretary at BHP Billiton. Having spent time as an Economics Tutor at Monash University where she completed her BEc(Hons) and LLB she has since held various private and public roles including Company Secretary AGL, CEO NSW Energy Ministry, Director, NSW Rail, Assistant CEO NSW Cabinet Office, Australian War Memorial Councillor and Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Member. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Governance Institute of Australia.


Samantha Read

Samantha Read profile photo

Samantha is CEO of PACIA, the peak body representing Australia's chemistry industry. A passionate advocate for Australian manufacturing, Samantha's career includes senior executive and Board roles in the Australian biofuel, automotive and steel industries. Samantha is a member of CSIRO's Manufacturing Business Unit Advisory Committee, an IRC Chair and Non-Executive Director of Manufacturing Skills Australia. Awarded Monash University's 2015 Distinguished Alumni (Engineering), Samantha was also a finalist in the 2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) from Monash, is a member of the CEO Institute and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), serving as a member of the Bendigo Regional Committee.


Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

Chris is CEO/President of Cochlear Ltd. He is a non-executive director of ResMed Inc. and a member of the Business Council of Australia and the UTS Vice-Chancellor's Industry Advisory Board. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, The Australian Institute of Company Directors and The Institution of Engineers Australia. Chris holds a BE (Honours) in Chemical Engineering (UNSW), an MBA (Macq) and a PhD (UNSW).


Luke Sayers

Luke Sayers

Luke Sayers is the CEO of PwC Australia and Vice Chairman of PwC Asia, PwC's Asia-Pacific network of firms. Under Luke's leadership PwC Australia is focused on delivering value to clients, lending expertise to help address important national issues, and contributing to communities around Australia. In addition, Luke has a long term commitment to community organisations and external Boards. He is currently on the Board of Special Olympics Australia, the Carlton Football Club, The Global Foundation, and the Australian Business and Community Network, where he is also Chair of the Melbourne Chapter.


Michael Smith OBE

Michael Smith

Michael is the former CEO of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ). Before his tenure at ANZ, Michael was President and CEO of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Global Head of Commercial Banking for the HSBC Group. Michael is also a Director of the Institute of International Finance and the International Monetary Conference. He graduated with honours in Economic Sciences from City University London and holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Monash University. Michael was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and a Chevalier de l'Ordre du MeriteAgricol.


Dion Weisler

Dion Weisler

Dion  is the President and CEO of HP Inc. With more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Dion has held numerous key executive positions across multiple geographies in the IT and telecommunications sectors including Lenovo, Telstra and Acer. Dion holds a Bachelor of Applied Science - Computing degree from Monash University.


Andy Vesey

Andy Vesey

Andy has over 30 years' experience in the energy industry including strategic and commercial leadership of large energy organisations, and working in complex regulatory and political environments. His experience extends across the energy supply chain, including power development, generation, distribution and retail businesses. Andy commenced with AGL in January 2015, officially taking over as MD and CEO on 12 February 2015.


Professor Margaret Gardner AO (ex-officio)

Professor Margaret Gardner

Margaret is a social scientist with a particular interest in industrial relations and human resource management. She has previously served in executive positions with The University of Queensland and Griffith University. Immediately prior to coming to Monash, she was the Vice-Chancellor and President of Melbourne's RMIT University for nine years. Professor Gardner became the ninth Vice-Chancellor of Monash University on 1 September 2014.


Professor Edwina Cornish AO (ex-officio)

Professor Margaret Gardner

Edwina is the inaugural Provost at Monash University.  As the chief academic officer areas of responsibility include setting the university’s academic strategy and priorities with a view to improving education and research performance and fostering interdisciplinary areas of excellence and collaboration.  Edwina has a scientific background in biochemistry and microbiology and she played a key role in building one of Australia’s first biotechnology companies, Florigene Limited. Edwina is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a member of the NHMRC Health Innovation Advisory Committee, a member of the ARC Advisory Council, a member of the Museum Victoria Board and a member of the CSIRO Board.


Professor Frieder Seible (ex-officio)

Professor Frieder Seible

Frieder is the Dean of the Faculties of Engineering and Information Technology and an Academic Vice-President at Monash University. Prior to his appointment, Frieder held the role of Dean, Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD. He is an Elected Fellow of the US Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.


Professor Andrew Dyer (ex-officio)

Andrew Dyer

Andrew is Professorial Fellow at Monash University, where he serves on a number of advisory boards including the Monash Engineering Foundation, Monash Business School, the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute and the Monash Sustainability Institute. He is the Australian Government’s National Wind Farm Commissioner and serves on a number of boards including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Cancer Council Victoria. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours from Monash and an MBA from Georgetown University.