Anntonette (Anny) Joseph
Who am I
What gets me going
An engineer today encompasses a broad range of disciplines and opportunities. I wanted a career that would keep me active, send me to different parts of the world, take on challenges that weren't known 5 years ago, allow myself to become a business leader and to challenge myself in personal and professional development. And all this by the time I am 25… the future looks bright.
Why I'm excited to be an engineer
Engineering is exciting, the new engineer is unique and the secret is slowly being revealed. Be ahead of your time and enter the world of engineering. After all, the origins of the word comes from ingénieur — ingenuity!
Current Employer and position
I currently work for Australian Business Ltd (NSW Business Chamber), an industry body representing the interests and needs of NSW businesses. I look after the policy and strategy advice in sustainability areas including water, energy, climate change and waste. With 30,000 members and 110 Chambers of Commerce, the challenges are definitely there and I have the goal that by 2010 businesses will be addressing sustainability issues.
How I got there
Previously I was employed in the Department of Environment and Climate Change as a Savings Specialist where I reviewed water saving action plans and assessed applications into the water savings fund. I was also the program manager behind the Green Business Program, a $30M fund to assist businesses to take on sustainability actions.
What else do I do
I am the current National Chair of Young Engineers Australia, representing the interests of over 40,000 young engineers nationally. I am also an ambassador for Young Engineers International, working closely with the World Federation of Engineering Organisations and I am the youngest and first female president of the National Space Society of Australia, the largest space advocacy organisation in Australia where I present on space related topics, particularly climate change, water and energy.
BE (Civil & Environmental) Dip Eng Prac UTS (2007)