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.

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Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Enterprise)

Sir Rod Eddington AO

Sir Rod Eddington AO

Sir Rod Eddington is Chairman of J.P. Morgan’s Asia Pacific Advisory Council, and non-executive Chairman of Lion.  He is a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), and is President of the Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee.  Sir Rod also holds non-executive directorships with 21st Century Fox, China Light & Power Holdings, John Swire and Sons (Aust), and is also a member of the Advisory Boards of Visy Industries Australia Pty Ltd and Pratt Industries (USA) Inc. He also served as the inaugural Chair of Infrastructure Australia from 2008-2014. Sir Rod was educated as an engineer at the University of Western Australia, and then Oxford University as Western Australia’s 1974 Rhodes Scholar.  Sir Rod was awarded a Knighthood by the British Government, and has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Andrew Michelmore AO

Andrew Michelmore

Andrew was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MMG Limited from 2009 until February 2017, following his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Zinifex Limited and then OZ Minerals Limited. Andrew has more than 35 years’ experience in the metals and mining industry. He 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. He is a Rhodes Scholar and a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Andrew is Chairman of the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health and Chairman of the Council of Ormond College at the University of Melbourne. 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

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 Royal 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. His current involvements are as the Chairman of the Prime Minister's Olympic Dinner, a Board Member of the MacNaughton Group Advisory Board, and a member of the Australian Logistics Council.

Margaret Jackson AC

margaret jackson

Margaret is Chairman of Ansett Aviation Training Limited and Prince’s Charities Australia. She is also a Director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Barefoot to Boots. Margaret has served as Chairman of Spotless, 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

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Samantha is CEO of Chemistry Australia, the peak body representing Australia's $40B chemistry industry. A passionate advocate for Australian industry and manufacturing, Samantha is a former Chief Executive of the Biofuels Association of Australia, senior executive and Board member at GM Holden and General Motors Australia, Non-Executive Director (NED) of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries and NED of Manufacturing Skills Australia. Samantha is a member of the Federal Government’s International Trade Remedies Forum, CSIRO's Manufacturing Advisory Committee and Worksafe Victoria’s OHS Advisory Committee. In her local community, Samantha is Deputy Chair of Cobaw Community Health. 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 Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), serving as a member of the Bendigo Regional Committee.

Chris Roberts AO

Chris Roberts

Chris is Chair of OncoSil Medical Limited and a non-executive director of Clarity Pharmaceuticals Limited. He is also on the board of Innovation Science Australia, Biomedical Translation Fund and Jobs for NSW. He is a PLuS Alliance Professor across Arizona State University, UNSW Sydney and King’s College London. Chris was CEO/President of Cochlear Ltd and was a non-executive director of ResMed Inc. 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 the Carlton Football Club, and the Australian Business and Community Network, where he is also Chair of the Melbourne Chapter. He is also a member of the Victorian branch of the Male Champions of Change, and the Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity.

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.

Michael Wandmaker

Michael Wandmaker

Michael Wandmaker was appointed Managing Director of Melbourne Water on 22 September 2014. He has extensive senior leadership experience across several industries, both in Australia and internationally.  Michael  was previously President of FT Services,CEO of Silcar Maintenance Services, Vice President at Siemens Canada Ltd, General Manager at Tyco Services and held various executive positions at Transfield Holdings Pty Ltd.  Prior to becoming Managing Director at Melbourne Water, Michael was Group President and Acting CEO of UGL Limited.

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.

Ken Sloan (ex-officio)

Professor Margaret Gardner

Mr Ken Sloan joined Monash University as the inaugural Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Enterprise) in 2017. Prior to joining Monash, Mr Sloan was Chief Operating Officer at the University of Warwick, where he was responsible for leading commercial and administrative support for industry engagement at the university; leadership of Warwick’s commercial and commercialisation operations; professional  leadership of many aspects of its internationalisation agenda, and income enhancement and business development activities. He also led on new commercial business creation and chaired the University’s fundraising trusts in Singapore and Africa, and was a member of the trusts in the USA and Hong  Kong. Mr Sloan was also instrumental in the development of the Monash Warwick Alliance, serving on its Board.

Professor Frieder Seible (ex-officio)

Professor Frieder Seible

Frieder is a Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University. He was previously the Dean of the Faculties of Engineering and Information Technology and Academic Vice-President at Monash University. Prior to this, 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, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) 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.