Dr Benoit Jones has two decades of very diverse experience in tunnelling as a designer, researcher, contractor, academic and inventor. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Founder and Managing Director of Inbye Engineering, a technology and consulting company established in 2014. Before this he set up the MSc in Tunnelling and Underground Space at the University of Warwick and ran it for nearly 5 years. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a strong commitment to innovation, research and best practice, writing more than 50 articles and papers. In 2009 he won the ICE Telford Premium Prize for outstanding contribution to the civil engineering literature. In 2016 he won two NCE Tunnelling Awards for Strength Monitoring Using Thermal Imaging, swiftly followed by an International Tunnelling Association award in 2017.