Immediate Past Chair (ITAym), Senior Associate (Bamser)
Keith Bannerman is an enthusiastic tunneller who never misses an opportunity to get his boots dirty. During his day job, Keith is significantly involved in the planning, development and delivery of tunnelling mega projects across the Sydney area.
He has recently moved to the role of Immediate Past Chair of the ITAym at the ITA, after holding the Chair position through 2018-2020.
Keith is a passionate supporter of the next generation of tunnellers and enjoys encouraging students and other young engineers to consider careers in the dynamic and highly rewarding underground industry.
United Arab Emirates
MSc, MBA, BEng
Nick is a mining engineer with 30 years’ experience in the global underground construction industry. He qualified as a Mining Engineer from Cardiff University before taking an MBA with the Open University and then an MSc in Tunnelling at the Polytechnico Torino.
He is a specialist in the rock support technologies of sprayed concrete, injection and waterproofing.
He is the current chair of the International Tunnelling Association’s (ITA) ITATech committee and an EFNARC Sprayed Concrete Nozzleman Trainer and Assessor.
For the past 12 years Nick has been employed by Master Builders Construction Chemicals Group in Dubai as Regional Manager for Underground Construction, Middle East and Africa.
United States of America
Robert Goodfellow is the President of Aldea Services Inc.
He has almost 30 years of experience in the tunneling industry and he currently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee for the American Underground Construction Association (UCA of SME).
Mr. Goodfellow is widely published, co-authoring books and industry guidelines on subjects as diverse as risk management and concrete lining design, in addition to a host of technical papers.
He writes a regular column as “The Insider” for North American Tunneling Journal.
Prof. Hehua Zhu is now the Distinguished Professor in Geotechnical Engineering of Tongji University, China.
He is the chair of Joint Technical Committee 2 under FedIGS (2017-present) and vice president of Committee of Tunnel and Underground Engineering of CCES.
He created an International Journal “Underground Space”.
His research interests are in Rock Failure Mechanics and Numerical Methods in Geo-engineering, Infrastructure Smart Service System(iS3) Construction, Fire Disaster Prevention and Reduction for Underground Space.
He was awarded with Humboldt Research Prize in 2015 and the T.H.H. medal at ICCES’13 in 2013.
Lieutenant General Suresh Sharma is a Senior military leader accredited with effecting a large-scale transformation of strategic and military infrastructure across India in a career spanning 37 years.
Professional expertise lies in the areas of technical leadership, policy formulation, financial planning, government affairs, capital asset acquisition, high-level contract and budget management, arbitration and dispute resolution and delivery of mega-infrastructure projects.
He is currently part of Louis Berger a WSP Company as head of Technical Division.