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CIBSE Victoria Committee

Lynette Williams - Chair

Lynette joined CIBSE in 2004 as an Affiliate member. She has been actively involved in the Victorian Committee for most of this time, with a break while while she lived in Sydney in 2011 to early 2013.  She is currently Victorian Chapter Chair and is responsible for representing Victoria on the National Committee and for making sure the Victorian events happen on a regular basis.

Peter Kinsella - Past Global President

Peter has been involved with CIBSE ANZ in many positions over the last 13 years or so and has held positions from the Victorian Chair (2002 -2008) through to ANZ Chair (2008 – 2013) and CIBSE Global President (2014-2015). He is currently serving as the Immediate Past President and within Australia is an ANZ Regional Committee member and a Victorian Chapter Committee Member. He also undertakes the Professional Review Interviews for IEng and CEng, and the Competence Review Interviews for ACIBSE and MCIBSE, and conducts candidate interviews in the Victorian region.

Peter Cotterell - Treasurer

During his career, Peter has developed an extensive knowledge in fan, applications, commerciality, project management, customer management, product management and sales and marketing all of which are an essential skill set required as he engages with property developers, project managers, architects, consulting engineers, commercial builders and mechanical contractors to bring innovative products and solutions to their building designs.

Peter continues to be an active member of the Victorian CIBSE Chapter.  During his membership he has been a General Committee Member, Victorian Chapter Chairman and currently holds the position as Victorian Chapter Treasurer.  Peter believes that his involvement with CIBSE ANZ has been invaluable as he continues to expand his professional networks and broaden his knowledge of the Australian Building Services Industry.

Patrick Leung - Universities

Patrick joined CIBSE in 1981 as a Student Member and earned his Corporate Membership in  1990.  He was then registered by the UK Engineering Council as Chartered Engineer in June 1991.  

Patrick participated the Victorian Committee in 2011 with main focus on learning activities and seminars for Electrical Building Services Engineering.   He is also responsible for the task and strategy in attracting student members and has ongoing liaison with the local Universities, currently the RMIT University, Monash University and the Victoria University in the promotion of CIBSE.

Patrick is also a member of the UK Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) and is keen to promote the art of lighting design and technology, which forms an integral part of Building Services Engineering.

Shunil Parmar - Membership

Shunil has been an active member since 1990 and obtained his Chartered Engineering status in 2006, whilst in Australia. Having been in Melbourne since 2004, Shunil has been committed to CIBSE and joined the VIC Committee in 2014 and is now the membership coordinator for CIBSE VIC.


Lincoln Merlo

Lincoln became a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council through membership with CIBSE in 2012 whilst working in London. He has since returned to Melbourne and taken advantage of CIBSE’s Mutual Recognition agreement with Engineers Australia to attain local recognition as a Chartered Professional Engineer, along with registration on the NPER in three areas of practice; Building Services, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Lincoln is a Registered Building Partitioner in Victoria and Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland and joined the CIBSE Victoria Chapter in early 2015 and is focusing on membership drive.

John Carroll

John first became involved in CIBSE in 1999, through the CIBSE Lifts Group in the UK as an active member of the Lifts Group Committee and serving as Secretary between 2000 and 2004 and the Vice Chairman from 2004 to 2005.
With more than 35 years experience in the lift industry as an engineer and consultant John is a Section Author of CIBSE Guide D – Vertical Transportation System in Buildings, having contributed to the 2000, 2005 and 2010 editions and also the forthcoming 2015 edition. 
John became a full Member of CIBSE and a Chartered Engineer in 2004 and since moving to Melbourne in 2008 become a member of the Victorian Chapter committee in 2012. 

Bruce Sanderson

Bruce has practiced as a consulting engineer for over thirty years. He has extensive multi-disciplinary building services qualifications, expertise, and experience. Since 1996, Bruce has directed a medium-sized consulting engineering practice specialising in building services engineering. A long admirer of the work of CIBSE and its reputation as an authority in the art and science of building services engineering, Bruce became a corporate Member in 1998. He joined the Victorian committee in early 2015.

Other committee members:

Manus Freeman - Past Chair
Richard Dayag
Jeff Robinson