Mike Walkington AM

Managing Director, Jacobs Australia


Mike Walkington commenced as the Managing Director of Jacobs Australia in November 2016 after a 35-year career in the Royal Australian Air Force. During his time in the Air Force, Mike had a wide range of engineering, project management and senior leadership roles. In his final few years with the Air Force, Mike was responsible for: acquisition and sustainment of the Australian Defence Force's Airspace Battle Management, Air Traffic Control, Over the Horizon Radar, Test and Evaluation and Weapons Ranges, and GPS capabilities; developing and seeking Government approval for Defence capability proposals; and leading Defence's Capability Integration, and Joint Test & Evaluation effort.

Mike has a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering, a Master's Degree in Military Electronics Systems Engineering, a Master's Degree in Business Administration; is a graduate of the Air Force Command and Staff Course and the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course. Mike is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, and was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2014.


"Executive Briefing on Innovation in Nuclear Energy"

The briefing will be opened by the Hon John Barilaro, Deputy Premier of New South Wales. It will feature our International Guest Speaker Suzanne Jaworowski, Senior Advisor, Policy & Communications, US Office of Nuclear Energy and Chair of the Steering Committee of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation.

What: EPIA Executive Briefing on "Innovation in Nuclear Energy"
When: Tuesday 10 March 2020, 6 - 8 pm
Where: Piper Alderman Meeting Room, Lv 23, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Cost: $50 (includes refreshments)

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Policy Papers

Policy Paper 1/20 "The Gaping Hole: the absence of an energy vision in Australia, its consequences and an alternative way forward"

Author: Robert Pritchard, Executive Director, EPIA

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Public Policy Papers: A compendium of Key Points (to Feb 2020) 

Since May 2013 the Institute has published 25 Public Policy Papers.

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Public Policy Papers : A Compendium of Key Points (Aug 2016)

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Since May 2013 the Institute has published twelve Public Policy Papers.

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What's New

EPIA's Executive Director presentation to the USEA - Nov 2019

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The Institute’s submission to the COAG Energy Council, August 2016.