CROSS-AUS Expert Panel
Our Expert Panel is at the heart of what we do. The Members are all volunteers.
What does the Expert Panel do?
The Expert Panel comments on reports we receive. They use their experience to help you understand what can be learned from the reports. Where possible, they aim to identify the underlying causes of safety issues and make reference to other publications that those reading the report can access and use.
Designated People at CROSS-AUS review each report submitted and decide which Expert Panel Members to send the reports to for comment. All reports are anonymised by the Designated People before being sent to the Members. The Members do not have access to the reporter’s personal information or the original information submitted as part of their report.
The anonymisation of reports ensures that the focus is on sharing lessons learned so that similar situations can be avoided, and not on attributing blame.
The Expert Panel has a number of other roles, including maintaining a continuing review of matters affecting safety in the built environment and helping to write other safety information for CROSS-AUS.
Who sits on our Expert Panel?
CROSS-AUS has one Expert Panel for structural safety.
Our Expert Panel is comprised of leading experts in their respective professions. They come from a wide variety of sectors. Becoming a Member of our Expert Panel is a highly regarded honour.
All Members are selected for their personal attributes rather than representing an organisation or group. When joining our Expert Panel, Members make a commitment to act in an honest and transparent manner that is in the best interests of CROSS-AUS.
CROSS-AUS Structural Safety Expert Panel
B.Eng(Civil & Structural) MIEAust CPEng NER RPEQ VBP
BEng (Mech) FIEAust CPEng NER APEC INTPE(Aus) RPEQ
Managing Director, Ferm Engineering
MEng MEngNZ CPEng(NZ)
Associate, Silvester Clark Consulting Engineers, Wellington
John Gaskin AM
Principal, Gaskin Construction Services
BE Dip.Mgt. FEngNZ CPEng(NZ) RPEQ
Director, GA Hughes & Associates, Auckland & Hamilton
BEng CEng CMEngNZ MIStructE
Technical Director - Structural Engineering, Beca, Wellington
MSc CEng FIStructE FIEAust MIPENZ
Principal, Rickard Engineering
BSc (Eng) Civil (Hons), Pr Eng
Principal Structural Engineer, AMOG Consulting
BE FIEAust MIStructE
Technical Director – Temporary Works – BG&E
BEng Hons1 MIEAust CPEng NER
Principal / Newcastle Regional Manager, Northrop Consulting Engineers
PhD MEngSc BE FIEAust MIStructE MICE
Partner, Clyde & Co
BEng MEngSc MIEAust CPEng
Director, Advanced Structural Designs
BE, MEngSc NER FIEAust FASCE FICE FIStructE
How can I become an Expert Panel Member?
We occasionally recruit new Members. This helps to maintain the high level of skills and experience on our Expert Panel. Sign up for email updates from CROSS-AUS and we will let you know when we are recruiting new Members.