Power and Water
Born and raised in Benalla, Victoria I commenced an Electrical Engineering career with the State Electricity Commission Victoria in 1986 after completing a degree in Electrical Engineering at RMIT.
In January 1991 I moved to Darwin to join the Power and Water Authority (PAWA) in their Standards Branch as the Standard Development Engineer located on the fourth floor of Energy House, Cavenagh Street.
I have worked with the now named Power and Water Corporation (PWC) up to the present day and held various roles including Executive Engineer (1994-1996); Assistant Operations Manager Northern (1995 at Ben Hammond Complex); Deputy System Operations Manager (Hudson Creek System Control Centre 1996-1999); Capital Works Program Manager (Energy House 1999-2001); Manager Planning Remote Operations (Ben Hammond Complex 2001-2003); Manager Remote Operations South (based in Alice Springs 2003-2007); Manager Network Engineering (Ben Hammond Complex 2007-2021) and currently serving as the Senior Power Development Engineer with Power Services at the Ben Hammond Complex in Woolner.
In year 2000.
I completed a Master of Business Administration (Technology Management) via a program delivered by Deakin University/APESMA. In doing so I achieved the Top Northern Territory Student Award.
Some notable achievements have included management of the restoration of supply to Darwin River Dam Pumping Station following a major switchboard fire in 1995 when Darwin came close to losing water supply. Numerous involvements with tropical cyclone and tropical low events requiring management of PWC operational response and restoration of essential services over the past 30 years.
PWC Project Management of significant Capital Projects including Hudson Creek to City Zone 66 kV Transmission line; numerous Project Management responsibilities of HV network extensions and customer/developer connections to the PWC grid.