I joined PEO in 2010 after spending 20 years as a professional engineer in BC. I quickly became a volunteer on the safety critical software subcommittee of Professional Standards Committee (PSC). After chairing the software subcommittee, I was invited to join PSC and have served that committee as member and chair.
Through my involvement with PSC over the past 7 years, I am an active participant in PEO discussions concerning standards and guidelines and have provided advice to Council on matters related to professional practice and legislative changes that affect engineering practice.
My background includes mechanical and electronic engineering, with emphasis on HVAC and combustion control. I have extensive experience in safety critical software development.
- Chair, Professional Standards Committee 2015-17
- National Framework Task Force 2014-16
- Professional Standards Committee 2012-18
- Chair, Safety Critical Software Subcommittee 2011-14
- Chapter Executive, Quinte Chapter of PEO 2011-12
- Safety Critical Software Subcommittee 2010-14
Issues Facing the Profession
I believe that PEO has three important priorities:
- to serve and protect public interest
- to regulate the practice of professional engineering in Ontario
- to ensure that PEO licensed members carry out that engineering
The first priority comes straight from the Professional Engineers Act 2.(3) as the principal object of PEO. The second priority relates to the effectiveness of regulation and to continue to be a self-regulated profession. The last priority deals with the value of the professional engineering licence and why engineers choose to be licensed.
Topics such as mobility, public confidence, retaining effective self-governance, and accreditation/licensure of new disciplines pose problems that require resolution in order to maintain the value of the engineering licence and the reputation of professional engineers.