We recently caught up with him, in between site visits, to find out a little more about the man behind the role…
Q: How did you start your career?
A: Started my career in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer and spend 22 years serving on Nuclear Submarines. The variety and complexity of the work was a perfect stepping-stone for a career in engineering inspection.
Q: How long have you been involved in Engineering Inspections?
A: In some form or another approximately 20 years
Q: What was your secret to surviving lockdown?
A: Running, Netflix and Good Beer. Not necessarily in that order.
Q: What are you most looking forward to as restrictions ease (or have you already done it?)
A: Meeting my son, his wife and their children who I have not seen since Easter 2019.
Q: What advice would you give to anyone starting out in Engineering inspections?
A: This is a great career where no 2 days are the same. You have the autonomy to manage your own workload to suit you, which helps with a great work life balance. Go for it.
Q: Your biggest achievement to date (outside of anything family related)?
A: Winning the Brickwoods Field Gun Tournament in 1999.
Q: What is the best part of working for Thurra?
A: Thurra is full of very talented and professional people who go that extra mile with an aim to exceed our clients’ expectations.
Q: What is the vision for your team at Thurra?
A: The vision and long term goal is to: Increase the competency of all the engineers, grow the entire team, inspire both young and old. In doing so be recognised as being the best in the industry.
Q: Cruise or camping:
A: Never been on a Cruise unless you consider my time in the Navy. To be waited on hand and foot. Let’s say Cruise.
Q: Cooking or clearing up
Q: Beer or wine
A: Easy question, both.
Q: Film or TV series
Q: Batman or The Joker
Q: Car or motorbike