KATE PRITCHARD

POSITION:
MANAGING DIRECTOR

QUALIFICATIONS:
BACHELOR (Honours) OF SCIENCE, ADAS PART 2 DIVER, ADAS DIVING SUPERVISOR, ADAS ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF HYPERBARIC OPERATIONS (Projects).

LICENCES & CERTIFICATIONS:
LEVEL 2 FIRST AID, O2 PROVIDER, CONFINED SPACE TICKET, WORKING SAFELY AT HEIGHTS TICKET, EANx GAS BELNDER, MARINE RADIO OPERATORS, WHITE CARD, KIRBY MORGAN USER OPERATOR.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:
9 YEARS.

Following completion of honours after a Bachelor of Science, Kate worked as a Marine Ecologist in the Marine Ecology Consultancy field for five years. Before moving on, Kate was the 2nd in-charge of the company and was responsible for tendering and managing all works.

Kate has spent the last five years as the General Manager for a commercial diving company. Responsibilities included work estimates and tenders, direct client liaison, project implementation and safety system assessments relating to all operations. Kate has been managing projects within the marine environment for the past 9 years.

Kate is a Commercial Diver and a Commercial Diving Supervisor in accordance with AS/NZS2299.1. Kate has over 3,000 of commercially logged dives, most of which have been carried out in Victorian Waters. In addition, Kate has supervised over 1,000 dives.

Kates work has seen her play a key role in many of the major marine projects which have taken place throughout Victoria. These have included the PoMC Channel Deepening Project, Victorian Desalination Project, survey and rehabilitation works at Appleton Dock, Gellibrand Pier and Webb Dock. As well as many projects throughout the water industry including inspection and repair works at Cotter Dam to 48m depth and the Patterson Lakes Tidal Gates for Melbourne Water.

TEAM PROFILES

JAMIE ZEIGLER

Director/Operations Manager

Jamie has a strong background in Engineering Technology with over 15 years of Commercial Diving Experience. He is a qualified NDT Specialist and is responsible for providing technical support & supervision of divers..

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BOB BROWN

Project Manager

Bob hold a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Plant Science (Biotechnology) with over 40 years of experience in the Commercial Diving Industry with tremendous expertise in supervising deep diving in difficult conditions..

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RICHARD ZAVALAS

Principal Marine Scientist

Richard holds a Bachelor (Honours) Degree in Marine Environmental Science and is currently a candidate for PHD. He has over 8 years of experience in Commercial Diving with focus on Underwater Survey & Scientific Diving..

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