The Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

The 'Leaders of Influence' Series engages high calibre industry leaders to present to our alumni and community on the current and critical issues impacting Australian and global engineering, architecture and IT companies.

Speakers have included Elizabeth Bryan (Chairman, Caltex and Virgin Australia), Ken Boal (Vice President, Cisco Australia/New Zealand) and David Rohrsheim (GM, Uber Australia & New Zealand).

The Series, hosted by UQ's Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, are held in capital cities around Australia.

  • with Ashley Wright, Chief Executive Officer, GHD

    8 November 2017 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Ashley has been an Executive Director of GHD Pty Ltd since 2013 and is the appointed Chief Executive Officer of GHD.

  • with Sandeep Biswas, Newcrest Mining Ltd.

    23 October 2017 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Sandeep Biswas is the Managing Director and CEO of Newcrest Mining Ltd and UQ chemical engineering alumnus.

  • with Carl Hartmann, Co-Founder of Temando

    16 October 2017 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Carl Hartmann is a multi-award winning Australian entrepreneur best known for his work as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Temando.

  • with Collette Munro, Chief Digital Officer, AECOM Australia and New Zealand

    28 July 2017 7:00am to 8:45am

    'Leader of Influence' Collette Munro, Chief Digital Officer, AECOM Australia and New Zealand, will deliver a special presentation.

  • with Maureen Dougherty, President, Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific

    25 May 2017 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Join us for a lunch with a difference, with Maureen Dougherty, Leader of Influence and Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific.

  • with Dr Paul Twomey, co-founder of Stash, the secure digital storage company.

    18 May 2017 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Hosted by UQ's Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, 'Leader of Influence' Dr Paul Twomey, co-founder of Stash, the secure digital storage company, will deliver a special presentation addressing "How Australia could shift the needle on cyber security -

  • With Kate Hall, Director of the Built Environment and Team Coordinator, HS2 Ltd

    9 March 2017 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Leader of Influence, Kate Hall, will be delivering a special presentation addressing Designing Organisations based on the Theory of Complexity.

  • With Alan Noble, Director Engineering, Google Australia and NZ

    27 October 2016 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    'Leader of Influence' Alan Noble, Director Engineering of Google Australia and New Zealand will deliver a special presentation addressing 'Disruptive Tech Trends'.

  • With David Rohrsheim, GM of Uber Australia & New Zealand

    22 June 2016 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    You are warmly invited to lunch with a difference on Wednesday 22 June from 12:00pm - 1:45pm at Merivale in Sydney CBD.

  • With Lance Hockridge, CEO and Managing Director, Aurizon

    27 April 2016 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    'Leader of Influence' Lance Hockridge, CEO and Managing Director, Aurizon will deliver a special presentation addressing ‘Creating Value and Building Resilience in a Commodity Downturn’.

  • With Elizabeth Bryan, Chairman, Caltex and Virgin Australia

    21 September 2015 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    'Leader of Influence' Elizabeth Bryan, Chairman, Caltex and Virgin Australia will deliver a special presentation addressing 'Business transformation in a changing landscape'.

  • With Rod Duke, Vice President Downstream Santos GLNG

    9 July 2015 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    'Leader of Influence' and UQ alumnus Rod Duke, Vice President Downstream Santos GLNG will deliver a special presentation addressing 'Leadership challenges: Building Queensland's new LNG industry’.

  • 10 October 2014 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Our work is playing an important role in building a better, healthier and safer world – for us all. Discover how our world-class, cutting-edge research is transforming the health of society through innovative leaders in the field.