My professional career to date spans three continents, with experience in both industry and academia including design and consulting, research and lecturing of university course content. My broad area of expertise is in Geotechnical Engineering: Conventional and Mechanised tunnelling, Construction Information Technology, Non-Destructive Testing, and Fire & Life safety in tunnels. As a representative of the University of Queensland, I work hard to engage with the community by creating and implementing associations that seek to inform, educate and empower young professional tunnelling engineers. There are two notable areas in which I have been able to achieve success through my engagement with the community: through my work at the Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) for both the State and National executive committees and through my creation and leadership of the International Tunnelling Association (ITA) Young Members Group (ITAYM). In both areas, I have an initiative and the desire to implement programs that seek to benefit my professional community at a local, national and international level. In addition to the above, I actively engage in mentorship of undergraduate students, in supporting their industry engagement activities, and in generally helping to make their experience as students a more enriched and profitable one.