BSc, MSc, DIC, FIMM, CGeol, CEng

Steve is an engineering geologist with over 35 years’ experience. He worked for the Geotechnical Engineering Office of the Hong Kong Government for 16 years. He then co-founding GeoRisk Solutions in Hong Kong where he was a Director for 6 years. He is now based in the UK where he acts as an independent consulting engineering geologist.

Steve has considerable experience in the application of engineering geology to a wide variety of civil engineer projects including caverns, foundations, hydro power projects and quarrying. This has involved projects in UK, South Africa, Dubai, Qatar, Laos, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Solomon Islands

He is co-author of the first Hong Kong Governments guidelines for landslide hazard assessments and led the technical review of these guidelines resulting in the revision of the guidelines in 2016. He is the author of the Hong Kong guidelines on geomorphological mapping for landslide hazard assessments and contributing author to the book, Geomorphological Mapping; Methods and Applications. He was a technical reviewer of the Hong Kong Government commissioned publication “Engineering Geological Practice in Hong Kong”.

Steve is currently co-authoring the UK CIRIA guidance document on assessing natural slopes hazards and risks. He is also currently serving on the committee of the European Federation of Geologists’ “Group of Experts on Natural Hazards” and from 2009-2018 was the Chair of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment’s Commission C25 on Engineering Geological Models.

Steve also teaches on the MSc in Engineering Geology at Leeds University, UK focusing on field skills, including engineering geomorphological mapping and landslide hazard and risk assessments.