Director, Hillside Engineering Pty Ltd
Member, Concrete Institute of Australia
Rod has been involved in engineering innovation all his professional career. In the 1990s he grew a small agency based company from less than $500K turnover to a strong, profitable business of sales exceeding $30million and operations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Singapore by introducing six ground-breaking engineering technologies (now considered standard practice) in Australia and New Zealand: Since 2006 he has led his own company in innovative research and practise - professional specialties are Concrete Lifting and Anchoring Systems design and technology, Tilt-Up construction systems, and Pre-cast concrete lifting systems. Since 2003 Rod has also been a keen cyclist for charity, five times finisher in the Hartly Challenge (Canberra-Charlottes Pass-Canberra) raising money for Hartley Lifecare - helping disabled people lead happy and productive lives, and a regular in the Sydney to Surfers cycle ride, raising money for Youth Off the Streets.