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EWB is delighted to announce the appointment of Alesha Printz to the EWB Australia Board.

Alesha is a Chartered Professional Civil Engineer and her early career focused on the delivery of water infrastructure projects. Alesha’s early career also included involvement in the EWB Chapter network – joining back in 2005 – which she credits as career-defining. 

During her two-year term as an EWB Chapter president (2008-9) she was awarded Young Professional Engineer of the Year 2009 by Engineers Australia. Other significant leadership roles include past Victorian President of Engineers Australia (2018). Her current role as General Manager, Victoria at Engineers Australia (EA), provides a unique opportunity to positively impact the profession. She is currently also a board member of the Industry Capability Network, Victoria.

Alesha brings to her new Board role a depth of understanding of the workings, importance and opportunity of the Chapter ecosystem to EWB. Alesha’s role at EA enables a unique insight into sectoral themes and trends, an understanding of the complexities and power of a Chapter-based organisation, and the opportunities and challenges of a not-for-profit entity.

Alesha has also been a part of the EWB strategy sub-committee at a governance level, and for 18 months provided strategic insight into our vision to 2030 which fed into our 2030 Strategy

After the member elections in November 2020, the Board assessed its current requirements through the lens of the Board Capability Matrix. Based on this, alongside Alesha’s experience and demonstrated commitment to EWB’s mission and vision, Alesha Printz was invited to join the Board.

“Alesha’s passion, vision, experience and knowledge of the engineering sector will be key enablers as we work together with our volunteers and partners to create a world where technology benefits all,” said Gavin Blakey OAM, EWB Australia Board Chair.

Alesha is committed to the engineering profession and working with EWB to influence and drive change in the sector. She believes that diversity, social inclusion and developing the capability of the profession to deliver great outcomes for the community and society at large is essential.