Mr David Chuter
  Managing Director and CEO, IMCRC

  Presentation: Industry 4.0 - Australian Industry Uptake

David Chuter is Managing Director and CEO at the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) (, based in Melbourne. David is an experienced senior executive with a strong industry record in leading strategic business growth, operational management and change in the manufacturing sector. He is passionate about local industry and creating a stronger platform for the wider Australian manufacturing sector through catalysing investment in technology, innovation, collaboration and competitiveness. David has more than twenty-five years of international manufacturing experience, with much of this experience gained in the global automotive industry.

David joined the IMCRC in June 2016. Prior to this, he was CEO of MHG Asia Pacific from 2014, and a member of Futuris Automotive’s executive leadership team from 2001.

David holds a first-class Honours Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management from the University of Bath (UK), and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

David is a Director of the CRC Association (

David is married to Carolyn and they have two young children. When not at work David loves rugby union, cycling, swimming, snowboarding and travel.

About the IMCRC
The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) has a mission to help catalyse the transformation of Australian manufacturing through collaborative investment, research impact and innovation. In partnership with manufacturing businesses, research organisations, industry associations and government, the IMCRC:
• co-funds, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, broad, multidisciplinary and industry-led manufacturing research projects that deliver commercial outcomes, and
• advances the wider cause of manufacturing transformation, including the uptake of Industry 4.0, through industry education and public advocacy.

Session Overview
David will discuss embracing new and innovative business models and digital transformation strategies in a world of exponential change; and how companies can find opportunity utilising advanced manufacturing technologies, through collaboration and innovation.