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In my early career, I made a change that has had huge impact across Australia
in my specialisation, which is process safety—the management of hazardous risks, and
location of hazardous industry. When I arrived in Australia it was unheard of. I worked
with the NSW Government to develop some early ideas about public safety criteria.
The documents I wrote came out in 1989 and they informed policy and legislation in four
Australian states. They were adopted in New Zealand (2016) and Singapore (2017).
I feel very proud of that contribution, and I think it’s an example of how working in the
public sphere can have such long-ranging impact.
Photographer Brendan Vella, 2018