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Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

Honorary members

Honorary members have given outstanding service to the public works sector and/or particular assistance to the Institute. An Honorary Member may be elected for a specific period of time during which the recipient holds a particular position.


William Lansbury

Acting Deputy Director-General (Infrastructure Management & Delivery) | Executive Directorate
Office of the Deputy Director-General 

Department of Transport and Main Roads

As Acting Deputy Director-General (Infrastructure Management and Delivery Division), Bill oversees the delivery of the integrated program of infrastructure projects and the maintenance and operation of the state-controlled road network. This includes delivery of Transport and Main Roads’ (TMR) record $21 billion program of works over the next four years.


Bill has more than 35 years’ experience with the department, starting at the grass roots as a Cadet Laboratory Engineer and working his way through the ranks as well as around the state, including Barcaldine, Rockhampton, Cloncurry, Toowoomba, Roma, Mackay and Brisbane.


Together with his experience in the transport and civil construction industry, Bill holds a Bachelor of Technology (Civil), a Masters of Technology (Pavements), Advanced Diploma of Project Management and Executive Masters in Public Administration. He is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) – Civil.


Bill’s leadership is underpinned by strong strategic thinking, a focus on program management, keen relationship skills and a passion for safety. He is a community minded person that strives to enable people to achieve their best across all areas of life.


Ian Read

Service Manager - Business Information Systems

Redland City Council

Ian is an experienced spatial information professional with 12 years serving a mid-sized local government as a team leader and principal technician, backed by 20 years as a geomatic specialist, cartographer and surveyor in the Australian Army. His background and current duties have given him a deep technical hands-on knowledge of spatial technologies and a broad business focused view of their application. Ian has an enduring passion for the spatial sciences and a genuine gratitude for where they have lead my life.

I served as the Chair of the ADAC Strategic Reference Group, chaired the ADAC Technical Reference Group and was generously given the 2010 IPWEAQ President’s Award.  ADAC was a fascinating project and one that still aligns closely with my passions in information standards, GIS and asset management systems.  I am delighted to see ADAC still sailing along successfully under IPWEAQ.

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Kylie Mercer

Registrar, Board Professional Engineers Queensland (BPEQ)

Kylie Mercer was appointed BPEQ Registrar in 2015. Kylie is responsible for the day to day operations of BPEQ and registering engineers for practice. Since becoming Registrar, Kylie has introduced a range of initiatives to improve the operation and performance of BPEQ. 

She joined BPEQ from the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) where, initially as the Principal Legal Officer and then Executive Manager, Discipline and Appeals, she was responsible for assessing applications for registration to determine whether an applicant was ‘suitable to teach’ and conducting and managing all disciplinary action against registered teachers on behalf of the QCT. 

During 2013/14, Kylie also gained experience as Manager, Licensing and Advisory Services at Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Prior to her appointments at the QCT she spent 9 years as a criminal lawyer with Legal Aid Queensland.


Dennis Walsh

General Manager Land Transport Safety | Customer Services, Safety & Regulation Department of Transport and Main Roads 

Dennis is the General Manager of Land Transport Safety and is responsible for overseeing the delivery of a range of services providing safety and resilience of the Queensland Transport system in road and rail operations. This includes program management of $0.5B Infrastructure Program, management of the policy agenda and delivery of the community engagement and communication program.


Dennis is a Registered Professional Engineer, a member of Engineers Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of company directors.


Dennis has worked across traffic and transport planning, road safety, road operations and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). He has contributed to a range of national groups, and is the Queensland Director on the ANCAP Board. Dennis is a board member and the Vice President of ITS Australia. He is current chair of the Austroads National Co-operative ITS and Autonomous Vehicle Steering Committee and industry reference group.

Gil Holmes

IPWEAQ President (1984-1986)

Gil Holmes commenced his career in 1962 as a Cadet Engineer at Brisbane City Council and retired as District Engineer 36 years later.  He worked initially in Water and Sewer, then Works, followed by the Business Unit structure.

Robert Keogh

Retired


Julie Mitchell

Deputy Director General 

(Policy, Planing & Investment Division)

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Julie Mitchell is a highly respected leader in the engineering profession. With a career spanning over 30 years, Julie has had the opportunity to work across a variety of roles in the Transport sector, including those of Project Director (Major Projects) in the Major Infrastructure Projects Division (Main Roads), and Manager (Transport Planning) in Metropolitan Region.


From July 2010 to April 2018, Julie held the position of Chief Engineer for Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads. Through this role she led the Engineering and Technology Branch within the Department, providing state-wide leadership in technical governance, establishing core technical capability and expertise within the department, and delivering expert technical services for highly complex projects.


Julie was appointed Deputy Director General for the Policy, Planning and Investment Division of the Department of Transport and Main Roads in April 2017.


Julie holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering, and Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Environmental Management. She is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Ken Gillard

Queensland Division President

Engineers Australia 

Ken has had a varied engineering career spanning over 40 years in many facets of engineering in planning, design and construction culminating in significant management roles over the past 10 years. 


Apart from major transport infrastructure, Ken had the primary engineering role on the redevelopment of Southbank in the late 1990s/2000 working closely with the architects and project team. Being the engineering project leader on the Kelvin Grove Urban Village was the urban development highlight from his earlier years in developing subdivisions. He also worked closely with regional shires in the flood recovery programs and the infrastructure development in the Roma gas fields.

As a former engineer in local government, I have considerable knowledge of IPWEAQ - an organisation that is well regarded in the engineering fraternity - and attended several well presented conferences over the years.

There is a strong bond between IPWEAQ and EA through many engineers that are affiliated with both."

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Graeme Rogers

Retired