Presented by the Governor of Western Australia, The Honourable Kim Beazley AC.
Proudly supported by the Water Corporation.
Each year the National Trust of Western Australia commemorates the significant contribution CY O’Connor’s legacy has made to the state and nation with an annual lecture held on or about the anniversary of his death – 10 March.
O’Connor’s work and his personal life were guided by qualities of integrity, innovation, sustainability and equality. His projects have stood the test of time and remain a testament to his brilliance. It is this sense of courage and purpose and its subsequent legacy, that this lecture series seeks to promote.
Speakers invited to deliver the annual address will explore a topic and/or person, historical or contemporary, relevant to their area of expertise that is within the spirit of O’Connor’s legacy. While it is not necessary that topics relate specifically to O’Connor or engineering, it is anticipated that they will present ground breaking research, innovation, best practice or excellence.
Neil Bennett, WA Manager of Media and Communication at the Bureau of Meteorology.
Professor Paul Hardisty, Former Director CSIRO Land and Water, Adjunct Professor UWA & Author.
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia,
Prof Deborah Terry, Vice Chancellor Curtin University
Hon Stephen Smith, former Federal politician
Hon Prof Carmen Lawrence, Chair Australian Heritage Council & former Premier of Western Australia
Dr Ken Michael AC AM, former Governor of Western Australia
Dr Bev Ronalds, Group Executive Energy, Australian Resources Research Centre, CSIRO