Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical, Hons), University of Newcastle NSW, 1995

I completed my degree part-time as a BHP Chemical Engineering Trainee. BHP carefully selected trainees and then administered an extraordinary 7 year development program for each individual.


  • Spruson and Ferguson Prize, 1995.

This occasional prize is awarded to graduate engineers on delivery of a particularly innovative final year Chemical Engineering Research Project.


‘Professional Courses’

5 Day Environmental Auditor Certification Workshop (EACW), 2012/13*
2 Day Schneider EcoXpert – Practical Energy Audit Course, 2013
1 Day Schneider EcoXpert – Energy Efficiency Opportunities Course, 2013**
2 Day Internal Auditor Training Workshop, 2013
Erosion and Sediment Control (for IECA CPESC examination) NSW (Blue Book), 2005
Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator, Professional Accreditation, 2000***
Microsoft Excel Basics, 1998
Career Planning for Professionals, 1997
Mastering Time 1997
Photography – Statement of Attainment, 1997
How to be a Successful Consultant 1997
Skills for Supervisors, 1997
Business Writing for Results, 1997
Advanced Microsoft Word, 1997
Advanced Microsoft Excel, 1997
Microsoft Access, 1997
Asbestos Removal Supervision, 1996
Asbestos Removal, 1996
Kepner-Tregoe Project Management, 1995
Kepner-Tregoe Problem Solving / Decision Making, 1993
Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) Leader, 1992
Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) Participant, 1992
Effective Negotiation, 1991
Instructor Training (5 day Train-the-Trainer), 1989
Quality Control, 1988

* As an employee and occasional EACW assessor for Graham A Brown & Associates, I attended the full EACW (in several sittings).

** As an employee of Graham A Brown & Associates (the course developer), I attended this course in-house prior to its public release.

*** In 15 years I was the first student to ever achieve a perfect 100% in the professional accreditation exam for the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

‘Manual Skills Courses’

Coupling Alignment 1998
Fitting and Machining 1995/6/7
Backhoe Excavator / Front End Loader Operator Licence – 1994
Power Transmission 1988
Oxy-Fuel Gas Hand Cutting 1988
Advanced Metal Arc Welding 1988
Manual Metal Arc Welding 1988
Basic Electrical Fitting 1988
Industrial Electrical Fitting 1988
Industrial Electronics 1988

‘Safety Courses’

Occupational Health and Safety Construction Induction (WA), 2012.
Australian Petroleum Institute Safe Work on Service Station Sites, 2008
24 hours USEPA HAZWOPER (American 3 day Occupational Hygiene course), 2004
OH&S General Induction for Construction Work in NSW, 2004.
First Aid – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation 1997
Contractor Occupational Health and Safety Management 1997
Positive Equipment Isolation, ~1990