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Chris Champion

Chris Champion

Director International, Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA)

Secretary General, International Federation of Municipal Engineering (IFME)

 

Chris Champion was Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) for 15 years from the year 2000. He has now taken on a more international role with IPWEA as Director International.

He was appointed Secretary General of the International Federation of Municipal Engineering in 2015. The Federation represents some 28 countries globally. Chris has led IPWEA to become recognised internationally as leaders in the implementation of sustainable approaches to infrastructure asset management and financial planning.

He is a Past President (2006-2009) and a Director (since 2004) of the International Federation of Municipal Engineering. He has recently been re-appointed by the US Federal Highways (FHWA) to their Asset Management Expert Task Group (to 2016). Chris is also Managing Director of Chris Champion Consulting Pty Ltd.

Chris holds formal tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Management and Internet Marketing. In 2009, he was awarded the James Hill Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers in London.

He has been awarded Emeritus Membership of IPWEA and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia. He has been a regular inclusion in Engineers Australia list of Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia.