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.

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.

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.

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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Julie Mitchell

Chief Engineer

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.

Since July 2010, Julie has held the position of Chief Engineer for Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads. Through this role she leads 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 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 over 35 years’ experience in the design, management and governance of major road and rail infrastructure projects for various government and private sector agencies. He has also had significant involvement in major commercial developments in both private and public sectors