Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM (IMNIS Executive Director)
Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea is a scientist, executive and entrepreneur. She is IMNIS Executive Director with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and co-founder & CEO of Women in STEMM Australia. Dr Evans-Galea is an internationally recognised biomedical researcher in cell and gene therapies, an independent consultant and STEM advocate. Strongly committed to empowering early- and mid-career researchers, Marguerite mentors students, fellows and faculty, and was Founding Chair of the EMCR Forum with the Australian Academy of Science. She has received an Australian Leadership Award, is an Ambassador with the Victorian Honour Roll of Women and the IC Global Expert Connect platform with CSIRO, and a member of the Ministerial Council for Women’s Equality in Victoria. In 2019, Dr Evans-Galea was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to women in STEMM as an advocate and role model. Twitter @MVEG001 @_IMNIS
Andrew Richards (IMNIS National Program Manager)
Andrew Richards is a seasoned senior executive in the private and public sector across a broad range of disciplines. He is IMNIS National Program Manager with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. Early in his career, Andrew commenced management roles in consumer finance which progressed into more complex environments such as corporate acquisitions, restructuring and venture capital which then progressed into a variety of executive positions in Federal government prior to progressing into the private aerospace engineering sector. Andrew completed his private and commercial pilot’s licenses with a focus on aerobatics. Never satisfied with the performance and design of these aircraft, he entered experimental aerobatic aircraft design and construction. Andrew is also a committed mentor and tutor with the Multicultural Youth Services in Canberra.
Sarah Hayward (IMNIS Project Officer)
Sarah Hayward is IMNIS Project Officer with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. She joined IMNIS team in 2017 and works across a number of project and activities within the team, including program support. With strong communication and administrative skills Sarah has significant experience in the service and sales industry, and has also worked as a clinical assistant and receptionist in an orthodontic centre. She has the ability to problem-solve and adapt in high pressure situations, is a fast-learner and excellent team player who demonstrates a high level of independence and initiative. Sarah is completing a double degree in environmental science and engineering at RMIT University, and understands the challenges and rewards related to STEM careers. Twitter @_IMNIS
Ashleigh Dunston (ATSE Office Administrator & IMNIS Administration Officer)
Ashleigh Dunston is the Office Administrator and IMNIS Administration Officer with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. With expertise in public relations, marketing and administration, Ashleigh is an excellent team player with strong communication and administrative capabilities. She provides administrative, operational and procurement support across the Academy office, and supports IMNIS administration and general enquiries. Ash is also the first point of contact for visitors and esteemed Fellows of the Academy.