Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation
School of Chemical Engineering

Mr Noel Williams

UQ Alumni Representative

dowcentre@uq.edu.au

After a career with Dow Chemical spanning 36 years, Mr. Noel Williams currently works in consultancy as a Specialist Manufacturing Advisor.  Most recently in his career at Dow, Noel was appointed as Vice President to lead Dow’s Business Development efforts in Asia Pacific while previously he had been President of Dow in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, all based in Singapore.


After graduating in Chemical Engineering from Queensland University, a career with Dow began with assignments in manufacturing in Australia, the USA, and Hong Kong, in plastics and chemicals technologies. Upon returning to Australia, he held responsibilities in a variety of plant management roles, Manufacturing Manager and Operations Director for Dow Australia, which led to active participation in the Australian industry, interface with the local community and participation in Industry / Government task forces.

Mr. Williams is a past Chairman of the Board of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) in Australia and was a Governor and Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.  He is also a past President and Director of the Australian Plastics and Chemicals Industry Association. Mr Williams serves on the UQ Chemical Engineering School Advisory Board.