Awarded a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in 1972 from The University of Queensland. Continued in the Agriculture Department undertaking post-graduate research into the nitrogen relations of sub-tropical grass – legume pastures.

I joined an environmental management consultancy, associated with an engineering consultancy undertaking projects on urban development, coastal development, infrastructure developments, water and mineral resources developments, flood plain management, and catchment management. These projects included the preparation of environmental impact statements for a number of large infrastructure and mineral resources developments.

I joined the staff of the BHP as an Environmental Manager. Involved in the coordination of environmental management of mines, processing plants and bulk ports, including environmental audits of operations. Some of these projects were overseas but predominantly my responsibilities were with the coal production operations in Central Queensland, both mines and export ports. These responsibilities included the co-ordination of research into mined land rehabilitation and mine water quality management. This also included company representation on committees of the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP).

For many years I served as a company representative on the Queensland Resources Council Environment Committee and various task groups reviewing Environmental Authority standardised conditions, mine site rehabilitation guidelines, mine site water release criteria, and preparation of mine site water storage (Regulated Dams) construction and operation guidelines.

Now retired.