Having qualified as a Mining Engineer, Roger has 26 years’ civil engineering experience starting on the Channel Tunnel. He has dedicated his career to working on tunnel projects or sprayed concrete applications. A significant portion of his career has been spent working for contractors with additional experience gained working for Designers and specialist suppliers. The major projects he has been involved with range from the Channel Tunnel, Heathrow Express, Heathrow T5 Tunnels, Dublin Port Tunnel, A3 Hindhead and Crossrail. As well as these large projects Roger has been involved in numerous smaller tunnel schemes in the utilities sector over the years. As the Tunnelling Manager for Balfour Beatty, Roger is involved in existing projects as well as work winning, feasibility studies, tendering activities and input into various sub-surface projects undertaken by the various divisions of the Balfour Beatty Group.
In May 2014 Roger began his 2 year tenure in the role of Chairman for the British Tunnelling Society. He is also a member of the TunnelSkills management committee and sits on the TUCA Industry Advisory Panel and involved with the steering group for the MSc in Tunnelling & Underground Spaces at Warwick University.