Served 18 years in R.N. and R.A.N. on Nuclear and Conventional Submarines. Left the service in 1989 to join Dawson Industries as Field Engineer managing Defence related projects. Moved onto Madco Engineering as Defence Manager, during this time gained experience in Commercial sector for companies such as Woodside Offshore Petroleum, United Construction and GEC Alsthom.
In 1992 formed own Business and moved into sub-contracting. Worked for Defence related and Commercial companies such as B.P. (Turbine Division) and Transfield Shipbuilding (W.A.) as Weapons Supervisor (Submarine) and Trials Engineer (Kuwait Patrol Boats) and Australian Safety Engineers (Supervisor S.E.T.F. air purification modules).
As well as managing defence and commercial projects, implemented and maintains the Quality Assurance System which was approved by Det Norske Veritas.