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Current DSC members

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

Brian Cooper  

Brian was a Principal Engineer, Dams Safety, with the Department of Commerce until his retirement in 2005.  He has over forty years of experience in water industry, including extensive dam design experience.   He now practices as a consultant.

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 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 Manager, Engineering, Hunter Water Australia, the consultancy division of the Hunter Water Corporation. He has over thirty years experience in the water and waste-water field with involvement in various aspects of dam engineering and structural design.

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

     

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

Himsley  

Norm was Executive Engineer of the NSW Dams Safety Committee until his retirement in 2009. He has over thirty-five years of experience in the water industry including extensive experience in dam safety management applications. He now practices as a consultant.

He is the Chairman of the DSC's Surveillance 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 of the Department of Finance & Services working on dam and irrigations projects. He has over thirty years experience in the design, investigation and construction oversight of dams, weirs, hydraulic regulation structures, fishways, river management works and other civil / structural works. He has managed multi-disciplinary project teams undertaking the investigation and design of several major dam engineering projects.

 

     

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

Ian Landon-Jones  

Ian is Principal Advisor Technical with Water NSW. He has over thirty years experience in the water and dams fields, through his work previously with Sydney Catchment Authority and Sydney Water.

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

     

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

Sukkar  

John is the Manager Dam Safety (and Acting Manager Technical Services) with Water NSW. He is currently responsible for the safety management of dams owned by Water NSW, a state owned corporation. He has over twenty-five 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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