Dr. Marlene Kanga

Dr. Marlene Kanga

Dr. Marlene Kanga is a chemical engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in Australia and New Zealand and is President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), the peak body for engineering institutions internationally representing some 100 engineering institutions and approximately 30 million engineers. WFEO is working with other international institutions in science and engineering to develop global approaches to progress the UN Sustainable Development Goals through engineering.

Dr. Kanga was National President of Engineers Australia in 2013 and is also a Board member of Sydney Water Corporation Australia’s largest water utility, a member of the Australia government national Innovation and Science Australia board, a member of the AirServices Australia board providing air navigation services across Australia and the Indian Ocean and other boards involving innovation. She is a director of iOmniscient Pty. Ltd. which has developed technologies for resilient and smart cities.

Dr. Kanga is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK). She is also a Fellow of Engineers New Zealand, the Academy of Technology Science and Engineering (Australia), the ASEAN Academy of engineering and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr. Kanga has been listed among the Top 100 Women of Influence in Australia and the Top 100 Engineers in Australia. She is a Member of the Order of Australia as recognition of her leadership of the engineering profession.



Dr. Marlene Kanga Hon. FIEAust Hon FICHemE, FTSE, AM
In September 2015, the world came together at the United Nations to agree on the sustainable development goals which will shape the future of our planet for the next 15 years. These goals cover goals for people, such as health and education, for our environment and resources, including energy and water and for sustainable cities. They recognise that sustainable development is essential for our future prosperity.

A key goal is SDG 16, Good governance or the implementation of sound systems that ensure that engineering projects are well managed and that bribery and corruption are eliminated as far as possible. This presentation will discuss the international standard ISO 37001 and how it can be implemented to ensure efficient and sustainable outcomes.