Angus M Robinson
MAICD FIML FAusIMM (CP) is an experienced executive, strategist and registered industry lobbyist with extensive recent experience in industry and professional society groupings, particularly relating to the development and application of new industries and technologies. Angus is a Board Member of Robotics Australia Group Ltd, co-convenor of ‘Manufacturing on the Move’, a LinkedIn discussion group and a Member of the Industry Advisory Network of the UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Angus also specialises in new industry development in the area of enhanced, nature-based tourism, having regard to his education and early training as an exploration geologist.
Angus enjoys an extensive range of key contacts throughout the Australian innovation and business system across a range of industry sectors, with an extended network within North Asian economies, particularly Taiwan and China. He retired as Chief Executive of the Australian Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers’ Association Ltd in 2008. During 2009 Angus served as part-time Executive Director of the Australian Taiwan Business Council Ltd.
Angus has previously served as inaugural General Manager of the Australian Technology Park in Sydney, and prior to 1998, he served for five years as the General Manager of The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, an industry-linked foundation of The University of Sydney. Earlier executive roles have included Director, Commercial Services for the Zoological Parks Board of NSW, Director of The Earth Exchange Museum in Sydney, and Area Manager of the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort in Victoria.
As a longstanding eco-certified member of Ecotourism Australia Ltd, he is currently focused on geotourism industry development in Australia. Angus is also a Business Member of Tourism Central Australia, a Special Member of the Savannah Guides Network a member of Wildlife Tourism Australia, and a member of both the Nature Foundation of SA and the NSW Linnean Society.
In recent years, Angus has undertaken the role as inaugural Chair of the Geotourism Standing Committee of the Geological Society of Australia until November 2018 as well as the Expert Spokesperson on Geotourism for the Australian Geoscience Council (AGC), the umbrella body representing the eight geoscience professional societies in Australia. Since 2018, Angus has undertaken the enhanced role, on a ‘pro bono’ basis, of developing and coordinating the National Geotourism Strategy that was launched in April 2021.
Angus is a member of the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife and a former Vice President and Director of this grant-making organisation. In February 2023, he was appointed a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) for the period 2021-2025.
In the minerals sector, Angus is both a member of the Management Committee of the Social and Environment Society and the Heritage Committee of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM).
As a long-standing member of the Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment Inc, Angus is co-directing the development of the Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion project which embraces the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the coastal area of the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
His professional accrediations are as a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of both the Institute of Managers and Leaders and the Geological Society of Australia; as well as a Chartered Professional Fellow of The AusIMM. He is a Rotarian of long standing (a Paul Harris Fellow and Past President of Rotary EClubOne).