·               BSc (Meteorology and Oceanography) 1974 from Flinders University

·               Grad Dip Met 1975 from Bureau of Meteorology

·               BSc Honours (Meteorology and Oceanography) 1978 from Flinders University

·               PhD in Science 1990 from Flinders University  (Topic:  Fluid flow over obstacles, in particular, Downslope winds)

·               Graduate Certificate in Management 1992 from Qld Dep Employment, Vocational & Educational Training, the Centre for Strategic Leaders and KPMG.


Publications: in scientific journals, conference proceedings, technical reports and speciality magazines.


Recent Activity:


Scientific and mathematical modeling and consulting for various clients. Examples,

·        modeling for SARDI (South Australian Research & Development Institute) in regard to viticulture and climate;

·        specialist advice on frost likelihood with land change for PIRSA (Primary Industries & Resources, South Australia); 

·        detailed training material for emergency services for Bureau of Meteorology;

·        specialist advice for CHRRUP in Queensland (Central Highlands Regional Resource Use Planning Cooperative) regarding weather station network and chemical spray-drift;

·        Presentaion of weather aspects for agricultural spray application for Chemcert, Victoria.

·        Co-author of book chapter on Climate of SA (for PIRSA).




2001/03                 Deputy Regional Director of Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) in SA


2000 /01            Supervisor Coordination & Planning in Head Office, BoM


1997-2000         Business Development Manager, Airborne Research Australia Pty Ltd.


1996/97             Senior Research Scientist in Climate Forecasting Group in Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre (Melbourne).


1990-95             Manager of Climate & Consultancy in Bureau of Meteorology (SA).







·               Formulation and implementation of business plans, marketing plans and budgets for Airborne Research Australia Pty Ltd.


·               Negotiation of large commercial contracts or arrangements with a range of clients, eg,


USAF, UK Natural Environmental Research Council, SA Dep of Environment & Heritage, Primary Industries & Resources SA, US Dep of Energy, DSTO, Southcorp, Ball Aerospace, Medi Air in Malaysia and Lee Aviation in Singapore as well as with suppliers.


·               Purchase for ARA of aircraft from US and from Europe.



·               Co-author of university-level text book Dynamic Meteorology (published 1998).


·               First Chair of AMOS (Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society) SA Branch.


·               Paul McGuire Medal for Maritime Achievement 1993 (for work on winds off coastal ranges).


·               Bureau of Meteorology National Excellence Award 1994.


·               Initiation and establishment of a remote sensing capability whilst at ARA Pty Ltd.


·               Development of the theory to properly understand the “Gully winds”.


·               Development of the technique to predict seasonal temperature Australia-wide.


·               Development of a technique to predict fog at Mount Gambier Airport.


·               Initiation or leadership of  many collaborative or commercial projects at BoM, e.g.

      better forecasts of fog or low cloud at Port Lincoln with Kendell Airlines,

      climate risk management seminars for land owners with SARDI and Primary Industries SA,

      evaluation of VHF radar with Adelaide University (Math-Physics Department),

      heart attack incidence and weather with Flinders Medical Centre,

      air-pollution management system for industrial clients, and

      initial impetus for a sea breeze investigation on South Australia's west coast.