Based in Sydney NSW, Mike has a proven track record as a Project Director and Project Manager.
A highly motivated individual, Mike’s career includes 25 years’ service in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) that provided him with extensive experience in aircraft weapons engineering and explosive ordnance disposal. Significant posts held included the Senior Inspector of Explosives in charge of the RNZAF Explosive Inspection unit. This unit was responsible for all EOD training, explosive quality control and audits, explosive breakdown and defect investigation, explosive proof testing and trials, accident investigation of armament and explosive ordnance related incidents, UXO recovery, crashed aircraft UXO render safe procedures, modification and repair of explosive ordnance and licensing of explosive ordnance storage facilities and transportation.
Within the commercial UXO market, Mike has brought his extensive skills to bear on a number of complex UXO remediation and assessment projects, both for Defence, Commercial and Private Clients, within Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao, Solomon Islands, Republic of Kiribati and Nauru.
In recent years he has acted as Project Director for the Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture UXO Clearance, Papua New Guinea, completed complex Defence Department’s Columboola WW2 Chemical Munitions Remediation Project in south west Queensland, as Project Director for the Phase 1 and Phase 2 Munda Airfield Redevelopment Project in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. He has also planned, implemented and reported on numerous Defence and commercial UXO assessment and remediation tasks throughout Australia and internationally.
Mike is currently employed as the Manager of the Defence Services Division of OPEC Systems Pty Ltd, responsible for the Divisions service delivery.