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Meet our New CPEE Academic Unit Chars

Jill Boag

Project Director of Gamuda Australia and the past Chair of Roads Australia Future Leaders Committee.

With over 20 years’ experience as a Project Manager, Jill has worked on large-scale infrastructure projects, including Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2, Melbourne Metro Early Works, Melbourne Water Capital Delivery, South Road Superway and Network Integration and Ancillary Works (NIAW) and Barwon Water Alliance.

In an industry still largely dominated by men, Jill breaks the mould of a typical Project Manager. She is an exceptionally strong leader who has continued legacy of accepting diversity, whether that’s in culture, circumstance or thought. Working mums, Indigenous employees, athletes, and those with intellectual disadvantages have their needs met as individuals, not just employees.

On all projects Jill can add value at executive level on: technical and strategic planning skills, risk management, finance and cost management, safety, quality, environmental targets, time targets.

She has a strong background in building positive working relationships with clients and stakeholders and a proven record of accomplishment collaboratively managing projects from design through to delivery and completion. A big strategic thinker, Jill will always challenge the ‘right’ answer for the outcome.
In addition to her construction delivery skills she has an established history in the UK in managing statutory planning and property acquisition and business.

Iain McLean

Pavements and Geotechnical Manager for Transport for NSW, (formerly Roads and Traffic Authority NSW [2011] and Roads and Maritime Services NSW [2011-2020]

Iain is an alumnae of CPEE’s Master of Pavement Technology and has worked extensively on highway and railway engineering projects in the UK, Australia, and United Arab Emirates.
He also holds a Master of Engineering (MEng) in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.
Prior to his current role, Iain has worked as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer for Coffey Geotechnic and as a Geotechnics Consultant for Atkins Consulting in Birmingham and is currently a member of Engineers Australia (MIEAust).

Vicki Shelton

Manager Asset Services at Golden Plains Shire Council.

Vicki has over 35 years’ experience as a professional civil engineer and leader in infrastructure, project management and asset management working in regional local government organisations in Victoria.
She holds a degree in Civil Engineering, completed an MBA Technology Management and Post Graduate in Municipal Engineering and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Vicki is an active member of the Institute of Public Works Engineering (IPWEA), currently holding board member roles at Victoria level (2008 – current, serving one year as President in 2012/13) and board member at Australasian level (2019 and 2022). Vicki has also represented women and regional engineers on Engineers Australia boards and committees.

Vicki received the 2008 Municipal Engineering Foundation Vic Overseas Study Award and was awarded the IPWEA Victoria Professional Engineer of the Year in 2017 and IPWEA Australasia Public Works Leadership medal in 2017.

Vicki has a commitment to the professional development of public works engineers and is a strong supporter of women in the engineering profession.

Vicki was appointed a Trustee of the Foundation effective 1st January 2020.