Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie named Engineers Australia Entrepreneur of the Year
SYDNEY, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Serial entrepreneur Matt Barrie has been selected out of Australia's leading business men and women to take out the top honour.
Engineers Australia announced the winners last Friday at a black tie awards ceremony in Sydney, where Barrie collected one of the four prestigious individual awards.
The Annual Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Awards Sydney celebrates the accomplishments of some of the finest engineering companies and individuals in the world. The awards showcase leaders in the profession, with an esteemed judging panel seeking to identify unique finalists that demonstrate outstanding excellence, innovation and best practice in their field.
Matt Barrie is known to many in the engineering profession as a lecturer and technology entrepreneur. Matt is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and has been a vocal advocate for the education system in Australia.
Speaking about the award Matt Barrie said "it is a huge honour to be recognised by the leading body for Engineering in Australia. These premier awards recognise work that has had an overwhelming impact on Australian life and business making it a national imperative that we invest in STEM education to allow this level of innovation and excellence to continue."
Joining Matt in the elite winner's circle is Dr Bronwyn Evans, one of Australia's highest profile Professional Engineers. Dr Evans has been named Professional Engineer of the Year for her management role at Australia's iconic biotechnology company, Cochlear Ltd, the world's leader in the field of helping the hearing impaired.
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