Technical Advice & Consulting
Marine and Coastal Engineering
Sea regions of study
South Pacific Ocean
A specialist civil engineer with over 40 years experience in coastal, ocean and wind engineering, specialising in numerical and statistical modelling and natural hazards risk assessment. He has worked for University, State Government agencies, private consultants and was Chief Ocean Engineer for Woodside Energy during the late 1980s before forming his own company Systems Engineering Australia Pty Ltd (SEA) in 1996. He is a past Chairman of the Engineers Australia National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering and authored the Committee’s 2004 and 2011 Greenhouse Guidelines document. He is a member of the Standards Australia BD6 Wind Actions Sub-committee that oversees design wind speeds and wind loads on structures and is also a consultant to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Bruce is an active member of the international tropical cyclone research community, respected for his work in better quantifying tropical cyclone risks and impacts. He is also the only non-academic member of the global Willis Research Network alliance addressing the needs of insurers in a changing climate. In Feb 2010 he joined GHD Pty Ltd in Brisbane as Principal Professional Environment and Risk.
Member WMO TCRP Expert Panel on Tropical Cyclone Landfalling Processes