- Regional Background
I am the HSE Lead for a major gas exploration project in the Beetaloo Basin Northern Territory. Having always had a love for the environment and the outdoors, my various roles within the oil and gas industry have taken me to many beautiful and remote places across western Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Being able to influence how the environment is impacted is one of the things I find the most rewarding. I have done this through various different roles that encompass ecology scouting, civil construction and drilling. It was during a company wide restructure that my involvement in health and safety began, embracing the opportunity to learn something new.
When I’m not at work, I am spending time with my two horses Olive and Josephine who are my other passions.
About my role
HSE is heavily regulated through legislation and internal policy.
This role is to ensure all our operations are compliant, which will keep our people, community and environment safe. It's not about acting like a compliance officer, it’s about understanding what must be done and helping the people doing the work to implement plans and procedures to ensure things are done in the safest and most efficient way.
This also applies to the work we do in the environment. The HSE Lead role is to ensure that activities undertaken which may disturb land and vegetation focus on minimising any impact and ensuring the best rehabilitation outcomes after the work is completed. This role is responsible for writing management plans which detail the policies and processes the team working on the ground must follow to keep them and the environment safe. The most important part of this role is making sure these plans are understood and followed.
- High School
- Environmental Management
- Cert 4 in Workplace Health and Safety
- Horse riding
15 year old me!!
My career journey
Pulled out of uni course as it wasn’t for me
Stumbled across environmental type roles
Got a job in the oil and gas sector
Studied the environment
Completed training in workplace health and safety