R.I. Brown currently employs a multitude of professionals in the field, ranging from Surveyors, Engineers, Survey Drafts Persons, CAD Operators and Geologists. Our office comes fully equipped with the latest computer hardware and software together with a broad range of knowledge, expertise and practical experience. We are committed to building long term relationships with a broad-based clientele and the wider community by utilising individual and combined talents of our staff. To view our team and learn more about our skill set please view the profiles below.


Russell Ian Brown

Founder - Chartered Civil & Structural Engineer

Russell Ian Brown is the founder and Managing Director of R.I. Brown Pty Ltd. In the past 40 years, Mr Brown has represented the Institution of Engineers, The Foundation & Footings Society and the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers Victoria on the Building Control Act committee


Matthew Finlay

Associate/ Senior Structural Engineer - B.C.Eng (Hon.)

“I have had the great opportunity of a challenging and successful career at R.I. Brown. From a very early stage in my career I was challenged with new skills and responsibility on a large range of varying projects across many sectors including multi storey residential developments, Industrial, Commercial, Agricultural, & Telecommunications. I am a very firm believer in the importance of continuing professional development both within the workplace and outside. I believe all engineers have the responsibility to ensure they are keeping up to date with industry developments, and continuing to learn from experts within the industry where possible.”


Jesse Graham

Associate/Senior Structural Engineer - B.C.Eng & B.Bus (Hon.)

Working at R.I. Brown has provided me with a high level of autonomy and responsibility on exciting projects, and projected my skills and abilities in many areas including portal frames, retention piling, mixed use low rise development, and complex residential housing. I really appreciate the team environment and company culture at R.I. Brown, and look forward to more exciting challenges.


Ci Ci Sun

Structural Engineer - B.C.Eng

Cici graduated from Melbourne University by completing a Bachelor Degree in Engineering with Honours. Joining the R.I. Brown team after her graduation in 2012, Cici has demonstrated that she has an innate talent in understanding engineering principles and concepts.


Richard Ruan

Structural Engineer - B.C.Eng

“Learn, Share, Grow.” Working at R.I.Brown has provided me with great construction insight in Australia, from its theoretical knowledge to its most practical facets. I can deal with different projects, and what’s exciting is the fact that each project has its own distinct design challenges and operational issues. I have learnt a lot from the inspiring people, and everyday I am continually growing along with the team.


Linda Anderson

Reception/Personal Assistant

Linda completed a Bachelor of Business from Victoria University and has worked with the team since 2012. Linda is the first point of contact for clients of R.I. Brown and has a friendly and professional approach to all aspects of her work, providing effective support to clients and staff alike.


Mrinal Shroff

Structural Engineer - B.C.Eng

Working at RI Brown has provided me with the opportunity to enhance my professional development by being responsible for a wide range of exciting projects across multidisciplinary sectors. I enjoy working within a experienced and supportive team who continually help develop my skills and abilities.


Yan Yan Sun

B.Art. MBA

Yan Graduated with MBA from Victoria University of Technology,  she has been part of the R.I. Brown team since 1989. As the Business Manager, she places an emphasis on “self-motivation”, “self-development” and encouraging all staff to have a strong sense of ownership over their works. She is instrumental in setting out the business culture in R.I. Brown.


Ganga Selvarajan


Ganga holds a Masters in Professional Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. She works part-time and has been a member of the R.I. Brown team since 2001, handling all aspects of accounts.


Luke Paino

Graduate Structural Engineer - M.C.Eng

I am currently completing my Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne, and look forward to undertaking a Masters of Engineering (Civil) in 2019. I have a keen interest in the built environment, and the engineering processes behind many of the structures that we interact with on our daily bases, which has lead me to R.I Brown. I hope to further develop my skills, knowledge and independence through the R.I Brown team.

Carmen Teoh

Graduate Structural Engineer - M.C.Eng

I have completed Master of Engineering (Civil with Business) at the University of Melbourne in 2021. R.I. Brown has provided me with opportunities to work on different types and scales of projects, broadening my knowledge in the civil and structural industries. I am also honoured to be able to work with a group of outstanding engineers where knowledge and creativity are always shared.


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