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Current DSC members

Brian Cooper, Chairman
BE (Hons), MEngSc, Grad DipEng Mgt, MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ
Nominee of Engineers Australia (EA)
Appointed to June 2016. Initially appointed 1997.

Brian Cooper  

In 2006 Brian retired from his position as Principal Engineer, Dams Safety, with the then Department of Commerce and now practices as a private dam safety consultant with over 40 years water industry experience including extensive dam design works with the Department of Public Works and Services and the Water Resources Commission.

In April 2009 he was appointed as the Chairman of the Dams Safety Committee.

     

Bill Barraclough
BE (Mining)
Nominee of Minister for Resources and Energy
Appointed to June 2016. Initially appointed 2014.

Bill Barraclough  

Bill has 20 years operational experience in coal mines predominantly in the southern coalfields of NSW.  For the last 14 years he has worked with the Mine Safety Operations unit of the NSW Department of Trade and Investment (Dept. of Industry from 1st July 2015) and currently holds the position of South East Area Manager and Senior Inspector.

He is a member of the DSC's Mining Sub-Committee.

     
           

Jeffrey Gleeson, Deputy Chairman
BE (Civil), FIEAust, CPEng, A Prof CivilEng
Nominee of Hunter Water Corporation (HWC)
Appointed to June 2016. Initially appointed 1990.

Jeff Gleeson  

Jeff is Senior Consultant with hunterh2o. He has over 35 years experience in the water and waste-water field with involvement in various aspects of dam engineering and structural design. Jeff is a long serving member of the DSC's Surveillance Sub-committee. He also lectures part-time in engineering at the University of Newcastle.

In February 2015 he was re-elected as Deputy Chair of the Dams Safety Committee. He is also a member of the DSC's Surveillance Sub-Committee.

     

Norman Himsley
BE (Hons), MEngSc, GradDipBus, FIEAust, CPEng
Nominee of Engineers Australia (EA)
Appointed to June 2016. Initially appointed 2009.

Himsley  

In 2009 Norm retired as Executive Engineer of the NSW Dams Safety Committee and now practices as a private dam safety consultant. He has over 40 years experience in the water and construction industry and extensive involvement in the investigation, design and construction of dams. Norm sits on two ANCOLD working group committees, including for a period as chair of its Professional Development Working Group.

He is the Chairman of the DSC's Surveillance Sub-Committee, and Chairman of the Hydrology Sub-Committee.

     

Dene Jamieson
BE (Civil)
Nominee of Minister for Finance and Services
Appointed to June 2016. Initially appointed 2009.

Dene Jamieson  

Dene is Principal Engineer in the Dams and Civil Section of NSW Public Works and has over 30 years experience in dams and the water industry.

He is a member of the DSC's Emergency Management Sub-Committee.

 

     

Ian Landon-Jones
BE (Hons), MEngSc, MIEAust, MAICD
Nominee of WaterNSW
Appointed to June 2016. Initially appointed 2001.

Ian Landon-Jones  

Ian is Principal Advisor Technical with WaterNSW. He has over 35 years experience in the water and dams engineering fields, in the SCA and previously with Sydney Water, with involvement in various aspects of dam engineering and structural design. In other significant professional roles, Ian is also Chair of ANCOLD (appointed in late 2012 for a 3-year term in that role) and also holds committee roles with ICOLD.

He is the Chair of the DSC Mining Sub-Committee, and Chairman of the Emergency Management Sub-Committee.

     

John Sukkar
BE (Civil), MIEAust, CPEng
Nominee of WaterNSW
Appointed to June 2016. Initially appointed 2014.

Sukkar  

John is the Manager Dam Safety (and Acting Manager Technical Services) with WaterNSW. He is currently responsible for the safety management of dams owned by WaterNSW, a state owned corporation. He has over 25 years experience in the investigation, design, construction and dam safety management of dams, weirs, hydraulic regulation structures, fishways and other civil works.

He has been a member of the DSC Surveillance Sub-Committee since 2011.

     
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