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The Warren Centre

Promoting excellence in engineering innovation
We unite industry, government and academia together to create thought leadership in the areas of engineering, computer science, technology and innovation.

The Warren Centre was established to lead the conversation in promoting the importance of engineering, science, technology and innovation.

As one of Australia’s premier think-tanks on transformative engineering issues, we constantly challenge economic, legal, environmental, social and political paradigms to open possibilities for innovation and technology to assist building a better future.

Since our founding in 1983, we have strived to partner with industry partners and government organisations alike to deliver:

  • collaborative projects and events;
  • advice and consultation services; and
  • supporting and recognising researchers across engineering and computer science.

Our projects

Our staff

  • Mr Richard Kell AM (Chair)
  • Ms Kathy Jones, Kathy Jones & Associates (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Michael Dureau AM (Deputy Chair)
  • Mr Ashley Brinson, (Executive Director)
  • Professor Willy Zwaenepoel (Ex-Officio Director)
  • Mr Ian Dart, Logical Technologies Pty Ltd
  • Mr Christopher Janssen, GPC Electronics Pty Ltd
  • Professor Ron Johnston, ACIIC
  • Dr John Lear, JBL Consulting
  • Mr Bob Rollinson, Salamander Technologies Pty Ltd
  • Ms Fiona Mahony, Telstra
  • Mr John Pickhaver, Macquarie Capital
  • Mr Ian Oppermann, NSW Data Analytics Centre
  • Mr Ashley Brinson, Executive Director
  • Ms Melanie de Gioia, Project Manager
  • Ms Fiona Hearne, Event and External Relations Manager
  • Ms Amanda McLeish, Accounts Manager

Professor William Henry Warren

Professor William Henry Warren
Appointed as the first Professor of Engineering at the University of Sydney in 1884
"I will build a great engineering school"


Ashley Brinson

Executive Director
  • Level 5, Room 530 Computer Science Building J12

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