Since April 2021, Iven Mereels is the Director of the Centre for Applied Research and Partner Global Business Services in IBM Australia/New Zealand. He is a Director and Vice President of Financial Sustainability for the Academy of Technology and Engineering and a non-executive director for Rubicon Water. He is also an honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne. Prior to this, he was the Dean of Engineering at the University of Melbourne (2007-2018).
Iven is a Commander in the Order of the Crown of Belgium, a Fellow of The Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Australia; The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers USA, the International Federation of Automatic Control and Engineers Australia. He is a Foreign Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.