Project Director, Crowley Australia
Richard has recently joined Crowley Australia in the role of Project Director and is Crowley's first Australian employee.
Richard has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hydrology, Hydraulics, Geomechanics) and Master of Environmental Engineering Science, is an Adjunct in the School of Engineering, IT and Environment at Charles Darwin University, and is the current President of Engineers Australia's Northern Division.
Richard has been based in the NT for over 28 years and has extensive experience across all sectors of Government, the private sector and NGO’s, including 15+ years of senior executive experience at international, Commonwealth and state level. He held the internationally renowned Commonwealth statutory position of Supervising Scientist over the period of 2013 to 2015, focusing on nuclear issues, world heritage, uranium mining and Australia’s international obligations to best practice environmental management and regulation. Richard has held key engineering science roles in the NT Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry and PFAS debates, and more recently engaged as a consultant in leading edge projects in the resources and energy industry in a diverse range of areas from mine closure to key transformative renewable projects such as Sun Cable. He is also currently engaged as an independent advisor on the National Radioactive Waste Facility.