An Evening with Dr. Craig Challen-WA Australian of the Year

Join us as we celebrate our newest Fellows and Engineering Executives and the acknowledgement of yet another successful year for the EngTalk program. Our guest speaker for this inspirational evening is Dr Craig Challen, 2019 WA Australian of the Year.
An Evening with Dr. Craig Challen-WA Australian of the Year

An evening with Dr Craig Challen SC OAM, West Australian of the Year 2019

Join us as we celebrate our newest Fellows and Engineering Executives and the acknowledgement of yet another successful year for the EngTalk program. Our guest speaker for this inspirational evening is Dr Craig Challen, 2019 WA Australian of the Year, who will share his story of the Tham Luang cave rescue and talk about his experience in leadership and giving back to the community. 
 
Dr. Craig Challen SC OAM
 
 
Dr. Craig Challen is an Australian cave explorer and member of the Wet Mules diving group. After commencing cave diving in the 1990s he was an early adopter of closed-circuit mixed gas rebreathers.
Notable explorations include the extension of Cocklebiddy Cave on the Nullarbor Plain of Australia in 2008 and the Pearse Resurgence in New Zealand over the last 10 years. He has additionally explored caves throughout Australia and New Zealand and in China, Thailand, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands.
Craig also has an avid interest in shipwreck diving and has explored sites over the last 15 years in the South China Sea, Solomon Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
A veterinary surgeon by profession, he founded the Vetwest (later Australian Animal Hospitals) group of veterinary practices in 1993 and ran it until selling his interest and retiring in 2017.
Craig is also an enthusiastic helicopter and aeroplane pilot.
In July 2018 Craig participated in the Tham Luang cave rescue of 13 people in Thailand. He has been named as the 2019 Australian of the Year for Western Australia.
 
This evening is 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start.
A light supper and refreshments will be provided.
Date
28 / 11 / 2018 - 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
(
AWST
)
Registration Closes
26 / 11 / 2018 12:00 pm
Venue
Swan Room - Parmelia Hilton Perth-14 Mill St, Perth WA 600
Cost
Registration
  • Member Rate: $89.99 ($81.81 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $130.00 ($118.18 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $44.99 ($40.90 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $130.00 ($118.18 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Dr Craig Challen SC OAM
Host(s)
Engineers Australia WA
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
1