Dr Fiona Ling
Fiona is our Principal Consultant in the areas of hydrology, resource management and information.
She has 20 years of experience in hydrologic analysis, working on both research and project work. Fiona has worked on many international projects in countries including Malaysia, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Philippines, and Canada.
Her areas of expertise include flood hydrology, hydrologic analysis for hydro power schemes, hydrologic studies and modelling, real time flood forecasting, impacts of climate change on water availability, estimation of evaporation and optimisation modelling.
Fiona graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in Agricultural Engineering. She completed a PhD on Flood Hydrology in 1996 at Monash University and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Melbourne University in 1997.
Fiona is currently a member of Engineers Australia’s National Committee on Water Engineering.
Donald is our Principal Consultant in the area of primary electrical engineering.
He has worked for all sides of the electrical industry (generators, equipment suppliers, customers, NSPs and Market operators), and has 17 years of experience providing advice on regulatory and technical requirements for generators, substations and transmission systems.
Donald specialises in the performance of power systems. His experience in generating units, governors and excitation systems provides a helpful perspective of how the physical electrical network behaves.
Graduating from the University of Tasmania in 1993 with honours in Electrical Engineering, Donald’s early career included work on automated truck loading systems and bulk fluids handling in the petrol industry.
In 1996 he commenced work designing and commissioning generator and stations control systems and ancillary plant, before moving into generator performance, where he defined and implemented compliance tests for generating unit controls against the electricity code.
Before taking up the position as Principal Consultant at Entura, Donald led Hydro Tasmania’s Power Systems Performance team through the business’s entry into the National Electricity Market, and the connection and commissioning of Basslink.
Richard is our Principal Consultant in the area of civil engineering.
Richard has 21 years experience in dam and hydro power engineering, covering all aspects including investigations, feasibility studies, detailed design, construction liaison, operation and maintenance and risk assessment, for both new and existing projects.
Richard has worked throughout the Asia-Pacific region on both dam and hydro power projects. In recent years, Richard has led the design of three RCC dams within Australia and a number of significant dam upgrades.
Richard is currently part of the ANCOLD working group for Concrete Gravity Dams, and is the Vice-Chairman of the ICOLD Technical Committee on Engineering Activities in the Planning Process for Water Resources Projects.
He has published over 25 technical papers on dam engineering including dam safety and risk assessment, RCC dam design and the unique challenges of older style post-tensioned anchors.
Richard graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1989 with first class honours in Civil Engineering. In 1995 he was awarded the IEAust Tasmanian Young Professional Engineer of the Year.
Dr Eleni Taylor-Wood
Eleni is our Principal Consultant in the area of environmental and social science.
Eleni has over 15 years experience successfully managing large-scale, complex projects that run over several years, as well as providing expert advice and critically reviewing reports. She has worked on projects around Australia and internationally, including India, Malaysia, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
Eleni's experience covers a diverse range of studies including: terrestrial, aquatic and wetland surveys and impact assessments (especially those related to linear and hydro power developments); environmental flow studies; design and implementation of monitoring programs; instream, riparian and wetland management; and investigations into the transportation pests and pest management (aquatic and terrestrial).
Eleni has been a committee member (currently Secretary) of the Coast and Wetlands Society of Australia since 1997. During 2001-2005, she was appointed to the Independent Expert Panel for the Hawkesbury-Nepean, Shoalhaven and Woronora Rivers.
Eleni graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science with honours in marine biology/botany. She obtained her PhD in marine botany in 1997 (also from the University of New South Wales).
Trevor is our Principal Consultant in the area of secondary electrical engineering.
Trevor has 15 years of experience covering a broad range of secondary electrical engineering areas, from asset management, project justification and project development, through to system design, installation and commissioning.
Trevor’s early career included work in the U.K. providing services for new grid connections and asset refurbishment to clients such as the National Grid, London Underground and other regional electricity companies.
On returning to Australia Trevor took up the position of Protection and Control Manager with an electrical transmission utility. There he was responsible for guiding the development of technical standards, asset management plans, business cases, technical specifications and maintenance plans. He also gained experience in the management of protection and control systems in the National Electricity Market.
Trevor's work at Entura involves leading reviews into the performance and co-ordination of protection and control systems. He is actively involved in the adoption of smart grid systems, and continues to keep abreast to emerging technologies in this field.
Trevor is a current member on the Cigre Australian Panel B5 for Protection and Automation and has previously been a member of the D2 Panel for Power system Communications and Information Technology.
He graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1996 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, and completed a graduate diploma in Computing in 2000.
Ambrose is a Principal Consultant in the area of mechanical engineering.
After completing a period in the Royal Australian Navy as an engineering officer, Ambrose has since had over 25 years of professional experience undertaking work on hydro power, pumping and water infrastructure projects around Australia and overseas, including Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, India, Nepal, Philippines and Indonesia.
Ambrose is familiar with all aspects of hydro power new development and redevelopment, upgrade and rehabilitation. He also has expertise in aspects of water infrastructure development, including dam mechanical equipment, pipelines, valves, pumps, screens, gates, valves and bulkheads.
Ambrose graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1984 with a Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in both Mechanical and Electrical.
He is a member of Engineers Australia and a Chartered Professional Engineer (MIEAust CPEng), a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), and a member of the International Hydropower Association (IHA).