Mr Mareels is Director of the Centre of Applied Research, IBM (A/NZ) and honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne. Previously he was Director (IBM Research in Australia) 2018-2020 and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Melbourne 2007-2018. He also serves as Director/Vice-President Audit & Risk of Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB, Belgium). Iven has co-authored over 500 refereed publications, and is a co-inventor on some of the patents that underpin Rubicon's water management technology. He is also the member of the Risk Committee of RWL.