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“Computer simulation was used exten- sively in developing the new Monaro, which in turn led to introducing this technique to our mainstream cars,” he said. Hyde has worked at the GM’s Opel sub- sidiary in Germany and the Pontiac Motor Division in the US. He holds a diploma in mechanical engi- neering from Caulfield Technical College in Melbourne and a General Motors Overseas Fellowship. In his spare time he is a keen golfer and plays off a handicap of four, often driving to and from the course in his restored 1976 Chevrolet Corvette. David Hind, 57 Managing Director of Process Gas Solutions, South Pacific, for the BOC Group; chair of the Australian National Training Authority, Sydney David Hind, a chemical engineer from the University of Sydney, is the managing director of Process Gas Solutions, South Pacific, for the BOC Group. He manages about 2500 people and revenue of more than $1.5 billion per annum. In the past year, BOC has partnered with BP and Transperth to commercialise Australia’s first hydrogen supply for three Perth-based hydrogen fuel cell buses. BOC also entered into a partnership with Rotary to conduct youth driver awareness training for year-11 high school students. As chair of the Australian National Train- ing Authority (ANTA), Hind led the Industry Consultative Committee that advised the federal government on nine new Industry Skills Councils. But last October, the government announced it will abolish ANTA at the end of this month. Nevertheless, Hind said one of his goals for the future is to “continue to help the future skilling of Australia and Australians”. Outside of work, Hind supports the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children and his wife’s work in helping children in detention centres. He is also an ambassador for the Australian Republic Movement. Recently he trekked to the advance base camp (5650m) of Mt ChoOyu in Tibet and became a grandfather. Raymond Horsburgh, 62 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Smorgon Steel, Melbourne Chemical engineer Raymond Horsburgh is the managing director and chief executive officer of Smorgon Steel. The company was publicly listed in February 1999. The company employs over 5000 employees and last year had revenue of $2.6 billion. Horsburgh has held a range of senior po- sitions during 31 years with Australian Consolidated Industries, including chief executive of the ACI Glass Group where he was responsible for operations in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. He has been a director of Nylex Malaysia, ACI Shanghai Glass and Guangdong Glass in China, and PT Kangar in Indonesia. Outside of work Horsburgh is involved in several organisations including chairman of the Harness Racing Board of Victoria and deputy chairman of the Essendon Football Club. David Hudson, 59 Managing Director of Barclay Mowlem, Sydney David Hudson is the managing director of Barclay Mowlem, a construction company with $1.1 billion in revenue and approximately 2200 employees. During the past year, Barclay Mowlem was part of the joint venture that won the 2004 Australian Constructors Achievement Award for the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Project. It also achieved an “outstanding safety record” on the Taiwan High Speed Rail Project. In October 2004, Hudson headed the Aus- tralian Constructors Association’s Taskforce, which produced the publication “Public Private Partnerships: Putting Guidance into Action”. He is the vice-president of the association. In the past 12 months, Hudson has spo- ken at the CORE 2004 Conference in Darwin, the Australian Financial Review’s 2004 National Infrastructure Summit in Melbourne and the New Caledonian Nickel Conference. He is now working to “transform how the construction industry operates by rewriting the rules of engagement to ensure the industry remains viable, profitable and attractive to newcomers”. Hudson has a bachelor of engineering with honours in civil engineering from the University of Leeds, UK. Outside of work he enjoys offshore racing a Sydney 38 yacht. Bob Johnston, 44 Chief Executive Officer of Bovis Lend Lease Asia Pacific, Sydney An electrical engineer and graduate of James Cook University at Townsville, Bob Johnston has been with (then) Lend Lease since 1987. He was appointed CEO of Bovis Lend Lease Asia Pacific in October 2003. In this role he is responsible for the firm’s project management, design and construction services across the Asia Pacific area, including China, “Computer simulation was used extensively in developing the new Monaro, which in turn led to introducing this technique to our mainstream cars.” – Tony Hyde ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2005 39 36-44 g - industry 39 6/3/05, 2:14 PM industry