Mr. Michael Edwards FTSE
Michael Edwards joined The Boeing Company in August 2011 as General Manager of Boeing Research & Technology – Australia (BR&T-A). He carries executive responsibility for the delivery of the Company’s research portfolio in the region. Michael oversees a highly collaborative research program focussed on creating the future for the Boeing Australia business units. In his capacity as General Manager of BR&T – A Michael is a member of the BR&T Global Technology Leadership Team and the Boeing Australia Enterprise Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Boeing Michael worked with the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for 11 years. At CSIRO he held the position of General Manager, CSIRO Performance & Evaluation including Flagship Operations from 2008, as well as fulfilling an overseas posting as Senior Technical Advisor to Boeing based in Seattle, USA from 2005 – 2008. Michael also held the role of Business Development Manager for CSIRO Atmospheric Research based in Melbourne, Australia (now CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research) from 2000-2005.
Prior to his experience with CSIRO Michael also worked for some 15 years in the plastics, chemicals and petrochemicals industries in Australia, including 12 years with Orica Australia Ltd. Michael has a Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry from Monash University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) from Monash Business School.
Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering (ATSE), including support for the ATSE Industry & Innovation Forum and ATSE Gender Equity Working Group. He is also the current chairman of the RMIT University Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Research Centre Industry Advisory Board; executive focal for the Boeing / University of Queensland Steering Committee; and a member of the Swinburne University School of Business & Law Industry Advisory Board. Michael was a member of teams awarded Boeing’s Supplier of the Year in 2011 and a CSIRO Medal for Research Excellence in 2011.