Victoria (AU)

Alasdair Beveridge

  • Position Deputy Chair

Alasdair is an experienced engineering leader with over 13 years across oil refining, waste-to-energy and waste management. He is the Victorian deputy chair and holds a general role on the board of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Australia (IChemE Aust). Previously he was the Board’s Queensland representative and the Chair of the Queensland committee. Also with IChemE, he has helped organise Chemeca conferences, presented Continuing Professional Development events and conference papers, and has helped facilitate a number of workshops for the IChemE Energy Centre and in the process safety arena.

Alasdair is a process engineer and is currently the Head of Engineering for Cleanaway’s Liquid Waste and Health Services division, managing a national team of engineers and chemists supporting sites around the country manage hazardous wastes. In this role, he is responsible for site operational reliability, optimisation and process safety, as well as driving early phase project development.

Previously, Alasdair was a superintendent with Caltex Australia, where he led technical and operational teams most recently delivering process improvement through both gross margin and efficiency programs at the Caltex Lytton Refinery in Brisbane. He has also been heavily involved in major turnaround execution, site-wide optimisation and energy studies, capital project portfolio development, project commissioning, global performance benchmarking, inventory accounting improvements, and driving process safety, risk management and safety culture programs within the oil refining environment.

Until recently, Alasdair was the Engineering Manager at CDP Waste2Energy where he led the team delivering safe facility operations and technical support in a novel fuel-from-waste process technology, including new plant design, pilot commissioning supervision, associated R&D and all aspects of pilot operating support. Alasdair’s responsibilities included plant health and safety, operations monitoring, product and intermediate testing for the pilot facility, and its operations. As an Adjunct Fellow at University of Queensland, he was a primary interface between facility engineering and the R&D team with the UQ-CDP Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to optimise the process and incorporate latest advances into future designs.

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