Meet the Judges 2020

Claude D'Cruz

Claude D’Cruz CPEng has more than 27 years of experience in the resources and energy sector, the past 16 years of which have been dedicated to the global mining sector. In addition to significant time working in Australia, his experience includes assignments in North America, Latin America and the United Kingdom. D’Cruz holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with Honours, is a Chartered Professional Engineer and is currently Director, Metals, Australia-Asia for Hatch. In his current role, he helps clients develop new and innovative ways of tackling the mining sector’s most challenging problems.

Anne Gardner

Associate Professor Anne Gardner is Head of the School of Professional Practice and Leadership in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney and Vice-President of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE). Her research interests are engineering education and practice, which has encompassed understanding collaborative and flipped learning environments, the innovative use of self and peer assessment and the provision of feedback for developing professional judgement. She has received national recognition for her research and development including a National Learning and Teaching Fellowship.

Alex Kingsbury

Alex Kingsbury is an Additive Manufacturing Fellow at RMIT University, where she leads outreach and engagement for the RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing. She was previously an industry consultant who advised businesses on additive manufacturing and Director of CSIRO’s additive manufacturing centre Lab 22, where she implemented an industry initiative that gave manufacturing businesses access and training to metal 3D printers and provided coworking lab space. Kingsbury holds a Bachelor of Engineering from RMIT University; she is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Euan Lindsay

Professor Euan Lindsay is the Foundation Professor of Engineering at Charles Sturt University. His research interests focus on online learning, including remote and virtual laboratories, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other methods for making learning asynchronous, as well as data analytics for promoting student learning. He was the 2010 President of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia. In 2007, he received a Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching, and in 2005, he was named one of Australia’s 30 Most Inspirational Young Engineers.

Stephanie Moroz

Stephanie Moroz CPEng has more than 20 years of product development experience in Europe, Canada and Australia in companies ranging from high-volume manufacturing to venture capital-backed start-ups. Most recently CEO of a nanotechnology firm, Moroz now sits on several boards and committees, provides mentoring to start-ups, assesses innovation grant applications for the Queensland Government and is an active angel investor. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics, a Master of Business in International Business and is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course.

Adrian Piani

Adrian Piani is an environmental engineer with more than 20 years’ experience, predominately in the water resources, environmental and infrastructure sectors. He recently took on the role of the ACT Chief Engineer, for which he is responsible for the development of an engineering workforce plan, and to provide strategic advice to government on infrastructure. Among his career highlights are supporting the development of the Basin Plan for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, and leading policy investigation work for the Council of Australian Governments on water trade.