Virtual Award Ceremony Program

Our Virtual Awards Ceremonies will introduce you to the people and projects , with each ceremony including:

  • A welcome message from Engineers Australia CEO Dr Bronwyn Evans
  • Interviews with 2019 Professional Engineer of the Year Dr Helen Cartledge and 2018 Sir William Hudson Award representative Alan Reid, Reposit Canberra Virtual Power Plant
  • An overview of the 2020 AEEA Finalists for each Division
  • A congratulatory message from Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO Phd
  • The announcement of the Division AEEA winners, as well as which of these winners will go on to represent the Division in November as a Sir William Hudson Award finalist
  • The announcement of the Division Professional Engineer of the Year and Young Professional Engineer of the Year winners.

We hope you can join us online as we celebrate engineering excellence.




Canberra and Sydney
Monday 14 September, 12.00pm AEST

Monday 14 September, 1.00pm AEST

Tuesday 15 September, 12.00pm AEST 

Western Australia
Tuesday 15 September, 2.00pm AEST

Wednesday 16 September, 12.00pm AEST

South Australia
Wednesday 16 September, 1.30pm AEST

Thursday 17 September, 12.00pm AEST

Northern Territory
Thursday 17 September, 1.00pm AEST



Use this link, or the registration button above, to either register or log in to the awards platform.

Once logged in you will see a landing page listing all ceremonies.

Select the ceremony you wish to view. This will take you to where the ceremony will be broadcast, and will allow you to test your audio and browser settings with the holding video.

At the time of the award ceremony, return to this platform and select the ceremony you’d like to view. This link will allow you to view all ceremonies at the times listed.

The award ceremonies will be available to view on-demand at the link above directly after the livestream, and on EA On Demand from Friday 18 September 2020.

Registration is now open to access all Division virtual award ceremonies or watch On Demand at a later stage. These ceremonies will take place in the week commencing 14 September 2020.


Indira Naidoo
Event Mc

Indira Naidoo is one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters and authors. During her 30-year award-winning journalistic career, she has hosted and reported for ABC’s Late Edition nightly news and SBS’s World News Tonight. Her first book, the best-selling The Edible Balcony, was published in 2011 and The Edible City was published in 2015.

Bronwyn Evans 
HonFIEAust CPEng EngExec FTSE
CEO, Engineers Australia
Welcome Message

Dr Bronwyn Evans is the CEO of Engineers Australia, the Chair-Elect for the Building 4.0 CRC, a Director of the Australia-Japan Foundation, and was recently the CEO of Standards Australia and a Vice President (Finance) of the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Dr Alan Finkel AO Phd 
Australia’s Chief Scientist
Congratulatory Message

Dr Alan Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist on 25 January 2016. He is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist. Prior to his appointment, he served as President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), and for eight years as Chancellor of Monash University. Dr Finkel has an extensive science background as an entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist and educator.

Alan Reid
Reposit Canberra Virtual Power Plant
2018 Sir William Hudson Award representative

Alan Reid is the Head of Operations at Report Power and has over a decade of experience in the electricity distribution and advanced renewable energy technology sector. Determined to help Australia cement its position as a global leader in the renewable energy technology sector, Alan is focused on innovating and proliferating the consumer owned ‘Virtual Power Plant’.

Dr Helen Cartledge MIEAust
2019 Professional Engineer of the Year

Dr Helen Cartledge joined Australian Defence in late 1998 and specialised in the field of maritime mine countermeasures for many years. In 2006 she was promoted to the Director of the S&T Program. Dr Cartledge is a strong advocate for women in STEM, and hosts Dr Helen’s Science Show during National Science Week.

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