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 & Director
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 Director & 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 Director & 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 (Hon.)

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

“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.


Mrinal Shroff

Structural Engineer
B.C.Eng (Hon.)

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.


Luke Paino

Graduate Structural Engineer

I have completed a Master of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Melbourne. The R.I.Brown team has encouraged me to experience a diverse range of structural and civil engineering projects, which have developed my knowledge base and passion for the engineering industry. Being able to work with such an experienced and positive team, who focus on innovation and ingenuity, is highly motivating as a young engineer.


Carmen Teoh

Graduate Structural Engineer

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.


Yunan Lin

Graduate Structural Engineer

R.I. Brown has provided me with a rewarding opportunity to apply my tertiary education in the professional world and the ability to work on exciting projects with autonomy. By working on real life projects with diverse scales and complexities, I am able to further develop my understanding and acumen in engineering. Furthermore, the supportive and easy-going work culture at R.I. Brown has also made my working experience extremely fulfilling.



Yan Yan Sun

Office Manager
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.


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.


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.



Lachlan MacIntyre

Student (M.C.Eng)

I am currently studying my Masters of Engineering (Civil) while spending several days a week at the office. Working with the talented team at R.I. Brown has allowed me to grow professionally, providing ample opportunity to apply and hone my technical skills to real world projects. I consider myself very privileged to have been exposed to a wide array of projects at such an early stage in my career and look forward to the exciting engineering challenges that lay ahead.


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