Richard Rhimes

Richard Rhimes

Principal Risk Consultant

Richard is a Registered Engineer in Australia and Nigeria; Engineering Executive within Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia and a Certified Safety Professional in the USA. Richard has over 40 years of engineering and management experience. During this time, he has worked in four continents in a variety of engineering, operating, management, technical safety and environment, health and safety roles. He has facilitated over 300 hazard and risk assessments.

Previously, Richard was based four years in Lagos, Nigeria with DeltaAfrik Engineering Limited as the Head of Loss Prevention Engineering. His assignments were for Nigerian subsidiaries of Shell, Chevron, Total and ExxonMobil. Prior to being in Nigeria he was the General Manager Quality and Risk for Qantas for seven years and spent over 30 years in the oil and gas industry, based in Australia and the US, with responsibilities covering Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, USA, SE Africa, parts of Europe.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Structural), University of Tasmania / Caulfield Institute of Technology

  • Graduate Diploma of Industrial Management, Swinburne University of Technology

  • Post Diploma of Human Engineering Hons 1, Swinburne University of Technology

  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng – Management, Civil Engineering)