FTSE, Hon FIEAust.FIChemE, FAIE, FAICD, CPEng, CSci, JP
Michael Dureau has a proven track record as a successful CEO in both expanding and contracting markets in Australia, New Zealand and Asia and, more recently, a leader of new energy technology development, advanced engineering and studies of key environmental issues facing Australia. As MD of ALSTOM Power (formerly ABB Power Generation) he built Australia’s most successful Power Generation Technology and Services Company. He is the Chairman and Executive Director of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering Ltd . He is a Member of the executive and an Honorary Life Fellow of the Chem. Eng Foundation and Immediate past President of the Electrical and Information Engineering Foundation. He is a long serving member of the Industry Advisory Network of The University of Technology, Sydney and a Zunz Lecturer. Recognising an urgent need of the Electric Power Industry in Australia for properly trained power engineers he led the initiative to set up Australia’s first Electric Power Institute and was its founding Chairman. He is a member of EA’s National Committee on Fuels and Energy as well as an Advisory Board Member of the Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management for EA Sydney Division. He is passionate about renewable and clean energy and is Chairman of AnaeCo Ltd. and of Microflow Ltd. He is a director of Granite Power Ltd., BioTek Fuels Ltd. And the Australian Centre for Innovation Ltd. In 2010 he retired as Australian and International Chairman of Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief (RedR) after 8 years on the Board. Recognition of his performance includes the EA Professional Engineer of the Year (Sydney Division 2000) and the Fluor Daniel 2001 prize for “Exceptional Achievement in Management and Leadership”. In 2003 he was awarded the Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal for Services to Electric and Power Engineering. He is an Honorary Fellow of EA and has been listed several times as one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers including 2011. In 2009 he was awarded the CHEMECA Medal which is the highest award for a Chemical Engineer in Australia and New Zealand as well as the Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal—EA’s highest award. He was an invited Ambassador for the EA 2010 Year of Engineering Leadership. He was Chairman of Judges for the 2010 Australian Construction Achievement Award.