Mary O’Kane

AC HonFIEAust CPEng

Chair

Independent Planning Commission NSW

A former Chief Scientist of Engineering, Honorary Fellow Mary O’Kane is now the Chair of the Independent Planning Commission of NSW.

Also the first female Dean of Engineering in Australia, Mary helped build a system that recognised continuous speech during her studies in the mid-80s – a system that has gone in to be implemented in smartphone and smart house technologies used in our modern, everyday lives.