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Irene Scott appointed to ACRS Board


I am delighted to announce that the ACRS Board has appointed a new Director, Irene Scott, National General Manager of Bridges and Structural Engineering and a Senior Principal Engineer with pitt&sherry, onto the ACRS’s Board.

Irene brings 25 years experience in steel use to the Board, across Australia and APAC, including Structures Team Leader on award-winning projects, such as the New Iron Cove bridge, Hunter Expressway and the Eunony Bridge.

Irene, FIEAust BEng(Hons 1) BSc CPEng NER APEC PER,  graduated from Sydney University with the University Medal, and has been Structures Team Leader on various award-winning Alliance and Design & Construct projects throughout Australia, including the $55m Inner West Busway Alliance Project. Irene gained accreditation as an auditor for Transport for NSW while undertaking the role of Independent Structural Technical Audit for the 3.2km long bridge of the Kempsey Bypass D&C Project. She also led the technical team in the design of the 500m long hybrid incrementally launched box girder bridge adjacent to the existing Iron Cove Bridge.

Irene has presented papers at Conferences in Australia, Berlin and Hawaii and is a Safety in Design and Risk Workshop Facilitator, ensuring designs are cost-effective, safe, constructible, and high-quality.

Irene brings to the Board a high level of expertise and rigour that will ensure that ACRS governance continues from strength to strength. Her position and experience in infrastructure and engineering, but outside the steel industry, is an invaluable contribution to our consumer-focused offering.

The Board of ACRS represents a balance of interests and a broad range of construction industry participants, including private and public sector specifiers, users, and suppliers. Additional to her role on the Board, Irene also has a role on the Audit and Assessment Committee (AAC) – the group responsible for the management of the ACRS Scheme. The AAC requires independence, with no individuals from companies that could qualify for ACRS certification being part of this group. Irene’s independent and practical viewpoint contribute greatly to the ACRS scheme’s rigour and independence.


Andrew Wheeler
Executive Director, ACRS

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