Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering, a master’s degree in mine explosion prevention and protection and a doctorate in Mining Risk Engineering. Along with his considerable expertise in all areas of mining engineering, safety and risk management, Patrick is an experienced fire and explosion Investigator and bulk solid cargo consultant.
Prior to joining MTD, Patrick worked in industry in the UK gaining experience of industrial quality and safety standards, before joining a UK registered consultancy firm as a fire and explosion investigator, first in London and then subsequently in Singapore. He has performed numerous forensic scientific and engineering investigations around the world into a wide range of industrial, marine, domestic and transport claims.
Since joining MTD in 2010, Patrick has been involved in investigations into fire and explosion incidents, bulk cargo quality issues, including coal self heating and liquefaction problems, and mining claims. Patrick is based in Melbourne and is the manager of MTD Australia.
Patrick is a member of the Institute of Fire Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and is a registered International Professional Engineer with the Institution of Materials Minerals and Mining.