Board members

IChemE in Australia is controlled and managed by the board.

Peter Ashman

Peter Ashman

Chair

Peter is Deputy Dean (Performance & Infrastructure) of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences and also a Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering.

Rhys Tucker

Rhys Tucker

Vice Chair

Rhys has over 20 years of worldwide experience in the development of projects leveraging knowledge gained across a range of industries including renewable hydrogen / syngas, mining, chemicals, and fertilisers.

Allyson Woodford

Allyson Woodford

Past Chair

Allyson is an experienced leader and line manager with more than 12 years in the Oil and Gas Industry.

Paul Taranto

Paul Taranto

Treasurer

Paul leads the Altona plant pressure management review and is also the Analyst at Esso Australia Natural gas department.

Glen Corder

Glen Corder

Technical Policy Director

Glen is a Principal Research Fellow at the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland, and has 30 years’ experience in the resources industries.

Ainslie Just

Ainslie Just

Qualifications

Ainslie is a chemical engineer with almost 40 years' experience in the chemicals industry and consulting. His experience covers risk and environmental assessment and management across a wide range of sectors.

Jeremy McManus

Jeremy McManus

Western Australia Representative

Jeremy has been involved with the Western Australian Joint Chemical Engineering Committee since 2014, his past roles included treasurer and secretary before being nominated as Chair for 2022.

Carolyn Chan

Carolyn Chan

Victoria Representative

Carolyn is an experienced chemical engineer with business qualifications. She has worked in various technical and commercial type roles over the past 20+ years in the oil and gas industry.

Kaitlyn McCrone

Kaitlyn McCrone

South Australia Representative

Kaitlyn is a operations supervisor with experience in the oil and gas, minerals processing and construction industries.

Heather Mendelsohn

Heather Mendelsohn

New South Wales Representative

Heather is currently working as a consultant engineer in the insurance industry focusing on property protection.

Alasdair Beveridge

Alasdair Beveridge

Committee Member

Alasdair is a highly experienced engineering team leader with over ten years in the oil sector. He is the Queensland representative on the Board of IChemE in Australia and the Chair of the Joint Chemical Engineering Committee.

Ewan Stewart

Ewan Stewart

Queensland representative

Ewan is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with 14+ years of experience. He works for Wood as a key member of their Australia East process engineering team, supporting clients predominantly in the oil and gas and municipal water treatment sectors.