Secretary, Aphasia Victoria Committee
Konrad Ermert has:
- advised government departments on hospital energy services;
- has served as Chairman of the Victorian Division of the Institution of Engineers, Australia; and,
- has been a part-time member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal, later serving as a presiding member.
Konrad is a tireless advocate and driver of Aphasia Victoria. After his wife Mimi’s stroke in 2013 they helped establish Aphasia Victoria, a group dedicated to supporting the needs of those whose lives are affected by aphasia.
Konrad is determined to raise general awareness of aphasia and to help find ways to mitigate its negative effect on the 120,000 Australians who live with the condition.
Konrad holds a Master of Science degree (MSc), a Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies, and is a Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia (MIE Aust).
After graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1962, Konrad studied electronic engineering at RMIT. He had operational service in Vietnam. After further studies in the UK he was awarded his MSc in Guided Weapons Systems. In 1990 he retired from the Australian Army in the rank of Brigadier.
With his wife, Mimi, he set up an engineering consultancy and advised government departments on hospital energy services. Konrad was subsequently appointed a non-executive director and chairman of an engineering consulting group. He served as a committee member and then Chairman of the Victorian Division of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.
In 1991 Konrad was appointed as a part-time member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and served as a presiding member until 2017.
Konrad and Mimi have been happily married since 1965 and have two children and four grandchildren. They are keen travellers, in Australia and overseas.