The SENG National Board is made up of representatives from each chapter committee. The Board meets in person once a year and regularly by videoconference/ teleconference in order to manage and administer the society. Contact details of the board members are available on the Contact the SENG Board page, and individual Chapter pages.
Steve Posselt CPEng, FIEAust, RPEQ - Chair, Treasurer and Newcastle Representative
Steve is a civil engineer who specialises in water and wastewater. He was the founding director of three successful equipment manufacturing companies which varied in size from 12 to 100 people. He is a successful author and adventurer, having paddled and dragged his wheeled kayak 12,000km both in Australia and around the world and is the only person to have paddled up the Lower Mississippi River in a flood. For more than a decade he has devoted significant time and money to promote the need for urgent action on climate change. I can be contacted via email at email@example.com.
Graham Davies MIEAust CPEng (Mechanical) - Immediate Past Chair
MD Resonant Solutions
Graham is a Chartered Engineer with 25 years’ experience in design, analysis, operations and project management in the energy, mining, manufacturing and water industries. Graham has had senior roles in the corporate sector, including managing large multi-disciplinary projects, as well as directorships in small businesses. He has also developed IP (including patents) for products that are currently on the market. This career experience along with diverse outdoor interests has lead to his passion in sustainability and the belief that society needs to rethink its values and economic system.
Adrian Piani FIEAust CPEng (Environmental) - Chair, College of Environmental Engineers
Adrian Piani is an environmental engineer with nearly 20 years experience in the environmental and water sectors. Obtaining his Bachelor of Engineering (Natural Resources) from the University of New England, NSW in 1997, Adrian initially worked in the rural water sector with water quality and engineering roles before joining the private sector in 2001 as a consultant advising clients on a range of water resource and environmental issues. Adrian has also worked across energy and resource efficiency, and infrastructure. Adrian has spent the last seven years of his career working predominately with the Australian Government leading multi-disciplinary teams to provide policy and strategic advice. Adrian is currently the manager of AECOM’s Canberra office.
Adrian is the National Chair of the College of Environmental Engineers of Engineers Australia for 2016-2017. He was the Chair of the organising committee for the SENG 2013 National Conference. He is also President of the Act Division of the AWA and Chairs the ACT Executive Committee of Consult Australia.
In between all this, Adrian is trying to improve his golf handicap!
Jennifer Maverick - Newcastle Representative
Alden Kirkpatrick BE (Mechatronic) BEc - SA Representative
Energy Efficiency Engineer, Sustainable Savings Pty Ltd
Alden is a mechatronic engineer, with experience in energy. He is currently working as an energy efficiency consultant for Sustainable Savings, modelling the consumption of existing buildings and assessing opportunities for retrofits and strategies to reduce their electricity consumption. Previously, Alden has consulted for Resonant Solutions on an energy-based economic system to quantify and account for externalities in engineering and business practice. He was also awarded the ‘Best Energy Related Project’ prize at the Mech. Engineering Level IV Project Exhibition in 2012. Alden joined the SENG National Board in 2015, following over two years experience as Treasurer and Events Coordinator for the SA SENG chapter, and membership of the organising committee for the 2015 National SENG Conference. Alden holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide.
Kenny Festing MIEAust CPEng (Civil) RPEQ - ACT Representative
Kenny is a Chartered Engineer with 7 years’ experience in design, project management and contract administration in the transport and urban development industries. Having practised in both public and private sectors, Kenny has a broad skillset and range of experiences. Kenny is currently working for a civil consultant in the ACT, and specialises in the construction contract administration and delivery of key land development and road infrastructure projects.
A relative newcomer to SENG, Kenny joined the ACT committee as Chair in 2017, and is passionate about promoting sustainable developments in the ACT in times of peak growth. Kenny is always interested in thinking ‘outside the box’ and enjoys implementing new ways of thinking to common engineering issues.
Samantha Lee MIEAust BE (Chemical) BSc - Victoria Representative
Associate, Lee-Ho Partners Pty Ltd
Samantha Lee has been a member of the SENG Vic Committee since 2013, firstly as a general member, then becoming Secretary in 2015.
She is an Environmental Engineer working as an environmental consultant in her own consultancy business. She has over 15 years’ experience specialising in:
- Environmental management (environmental impact assessment; environmental approvals; environmental auditing)
- Project Management
- Environmental legislation and standards (including ISO 14001)
Her experience spans across multiple sectors including Defence, transport, infrastructure, water, and energy for both private and government clients. Prior to starting her own consultancy in mid 2015, she worked for large consultancy firm AECOM for 10 years and EPA Victoria for 4.5 years.
Fraser Gibson MIEAust CPEng (Mechanical) - Victoria Representative
Fraser joined the Victoria chapter committee of the SENG Society in early 2012 and the National Board in 2013. He has a 40 year career in construction projects in power, mining and processing plants and is currently working for Worley Parsons. Having participated in environmental organisations and campaigns for 30 years he has focussed on climate change issues in the resources and energy area for over a decade. Fraser believes deep and rapid cuts to our or emissions and consumption are essential to transition to a sustainable nation and planet. At the same time Engineers need to adapt our energy systems, infrastructure, water, transport, agriculture and industry to address the climate change already locked in build sustainable communities into the future. This can be achieved with massive change to our thinking and behaviour and moderate change to our quality of life.
Michelle North MIEAust CPEng - Western Australia Representative
Michelle North (nee de Souza) is the WA representative on the SENG National Board and the Chair of its WA chapter. Michelle is also a Board member of the Environmental College of Engineers Australia and is actively involved with the delivery of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for its members through SENG, as well as the editor of the College’s quarterly newsletter. She is Engineers Australia’s national representative on Standards Australia’s committee to assist ISO with the development of its new international standard for Mine Closure, as well as EIANZ’s working group to develop a specialist Certified Environmental Practitioner discipline for land rehabilitation. Michelle is also SENG’s representative on Engineers Australia’s Infrastructure Panel. A Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) with over 16 years’ experience in the public and private sector, Michelle has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Hons) from the University of WA and is listed on the Australian National Professional Engineers Register (NPER). Her skillset includes environmental impact assessment, preparation and execution of environmental management plans, obtaining environmental approvals for a diverse range of projects and managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver large scale projects.
Fiona Coe MIEAust - Sydney Representative
Engineering Project Manager, Northern Beaches Council
Fiona graduated with a degree in civil and environmental engineering combined with international studies. She has over 15 years’ experience in planning, analysis, design and construction, primarily in water resources and a master’s degree in water engineering. Fiona’s current focus is on flooding and emergency management which ties to her passion about climate change. Fiona joined the Sydney SENG committee in 2016.
Vincent van Kampen RPeng, RPEQ- Queensland Representative
Director KEP solutions
Vincent is an RPEQ electrical engineer with over sixteen years' experience in design, inspection, review and project & construction management in the renewable energy, energy, mining and water industry. He is also a director of a consultancy specialising in renewable energy and general electrical engineering services to a variety of industries. Vincent is involved in SENG QLD as well as the national board and is also involved with Woodford Folk Festival moving the festival to generating its own renewable energy.