Jane MacMaster

Chief Engineer, Engineers Australia

Jane MacMaster has worked as an aerospace, mechanical and systems design engineer in Australia and internationally, focusing primarily on supersonic flight vehicle design, operations research and rapid prototyping in the Defence and cyber security sectors.

She has previously worked as a senior advisor within the strategy unit of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Prior to becoming Chief Engineer at Engineers Australia, she developed a generalised approach for complex problem solving which she taught across all faculties at universities, and to staff from Commonwealth, and State and Territory government departments.

She is a director on the Board of the Australian Council of Professions.

Takes part in

  • Future of Construction SummitView Full Event
  • 12:20 - 13:00

    Construction leaders panel II: Growing the construction workforce with inbuilt capability

    By Sarah Marshall General Manager – People, Safety & Sustainability, Fulton Hogan

    The construction industry is heavily reliant on the capability, capacity and skills of its workforce to execute the projects it is called upon to deliver. In this session we examine how to improve industry capacity and capability to grow the industry. Important topics include: 

    • Developing inbuilt capability and the capacity to support the ‘digital by default’ approach outlined by government 
    • Providing opportunities for stable ongoing employment 
    • Investing in the career development of workers 
    • Role of leaders in changing the ‘this is how we’ve always done it’ mentality
    Panellists include:
    Jane MacMaster Chief Engineer, Engineers Australia
    Brett Mason Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Built
    John Kirkwood Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Seymour Whyte Constructions
    Peter Bennett Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Clough
    Moderated by:
    Sarah Marshall General Manager – People, Safety & Sustainability, Fulton Hogan

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