Crittenden Family Fund

Mark and Meredith Crittenden came to Geelong from Melbourne in 1979. Mark came to work on the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) project as the leader of a small group of engineers who designed the computer control systems which play a critical part in the security of the laboratory. Meredith came from nursing at the Alfred Hospital to be appointed as charge sister for the St John of God theatre suite.

In 1984 when the AAHL project was completed, Mark and Meredith, loving Geelong, established their own professional engineering company – Industrial Control Technology P/L (ICT). Over the next three decades, Mark and Meredith, together with their staff, completed many large and innovative projects until the company was sold in March 2020.

Over the years, Mark has served on:
• Deakin University Engineering Advisory Board, including the later years as Chair.
• Engineers Australia (EA) national Accreditation Board, retiring in 2021.
• International panels for accreditation system reviews of Peru, Mexico and recently Bangladesh.
Meredith has served as a Director of the Association of Biosafety for Australia and New Zealand.

Mark and Meredith were inspired to create a Sub Fund with the Geelong Community Foundation because the funds are well managed and carefully distributed to worthwhile projects. They also saw the Foundation as a way of helping the community to face the looming challenges of climate change.