Damon graduated in 1994 from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand as an engineering geologist. He has more than 20 years of practical experience in offshore geoscience disciplines including specialisation in offshore geotechnical site investigation, geological ground modelling, the integration of geo datasets and geotechnical design. Damon has lived in New Zealand, the UK, the Netherlands and Australia and has worked on projects in a wide variety of geological environments including deep water Brazil, deltaic offshore West Africa, seismically active Caspian Sea and carbonates of the Red Sea and Australia. Damon worked for a number of years as an offshore Project Manager for a Site Investigation Contractor and has been working at Arup (consulting engineers, designers and planners) in Perth for the past 8 years. Damon is the current Secretary of the SUT OSIG committee in Perth.