Dr Anne Hellstedt has been appointed Director of ANSTO’s Innovation Precinct. The announcement was shared by Shaun Jenkinson, ANSTO Group Executive, Transformation and Engagement.
Prior to joining the Precinct, Hellstedt was the Program Director leading the development and implementation of a flagship infrastructure program to transform Engineering & IT at the University of Melbourne, including the new innovation precinct Melbourne Connect and a new engineering campus at Fishermans Bend.
She is Chair of the national Engineers Australia College of Leadership and Management Board, a Board member of Beyond Zero Emissions and accredited with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
With an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Aerodynamics from the University of Melbourne, Hellstedt has experience as a professional engineer and senior building scientist.
Other leadership roles included Practice Leader for Applied Research and Sustainability at AECOM across Australia and New Zealand.
Hellstedt is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer, an Engineering Executive and past Victorian Professional Engineer of the Year.
“We are very fortunate Anne has joined the Precinct during this critical formation period, as her range of experience and leadership skills in sustainability are a great fit for the challenges ahead,” said Jenkinson.
“She has that rare combination of sound industry knowledge plus a fundamental understanding of how to drive innovation and sustainability.”
Hellstedt said that she was inspired by a development with the potential to become a nexus of industry, ANSTO’s unique capabilities and academia to bring benefits to Australia. “By using the power of science, the ingenuity of scientists and industry professionals to achieve sustainability goals, we can make progress for a better future. “