Since 2022, Young Engineers Australia (YEA) has implemented a new operating structure to enable and to create more opportunities for young engineers across Australia.

This structure includes a National Committee, elected by an open invitation to all young engineers members (members of Engineers Australia under the age of 35) who have a national focus, aligned with the EA strategy; and branch committees who support the local engineers through a range of different activities. YEA is supported by EA staff at both local and national levels to provide the best experience and opportunity for our community.

Elections for all committees occur between July and September for commencement the following year. Calls for nominations for both local and national committees will be emailed to members as well as published on social media and on the website.

National Committee

The National Committee is elected from young engineers across Australia and includes a diverse range of engineers from a range of backgrounds, experiences and industries.

Our purpose is to be the voice, advocate and active leader of the value, opportunity and for empowerment, of young engineers; to advance society through great engineering.

All work completed by the YEA committees assists EA in achieving on set strategic objectives.

2024 YEA National Committee Members

Your representatives on the National Committee for this year are:

•    Steve Adamthwaite MIEAust – Chair
•    Samantha Chapman MIEAust – Deputy Chair
•    Averil Astall GradIEAust 
•    Tino Baya GradIEAust 
•    Sangeetha Kamath StudIEAust
•    Robert Koch MIEAust 
•    Zoe Little GradIEAust 
•    Matthew McCormick MIEAust CPEng NER
•    Cindy Ng MIEAust 
•    Alice Zhao GradIEAust 
•    Gurshan Nanda StudIEAust – Co-opted Member

Division Committees

Divisional Committees can be found in all major cities:

YEA Division Committees








Activities of the divisional committees differ based on location but will provide a range of the following:

  • Professional and personal development presentations, workshops and seminars.
  • Generational exchange activities (senior professionals networking with young engineers).
  • Joint technical presentations with groups within Engineers Australia and other professional associations.
  • Networking and social events.
  • Regional events/ programs.