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Irene Pettigrew

Irene Pettigrew

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Irene Pettigrew

Sonomatic Australia

Company Position/Title
Innovation Manager

Member Since 2013

Most people are introduced into the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) industry by sheer luck and my story resonates with this whereby I was introduced to this field in 2003 when developing a new NDT ultrasonic transducer during a 12 week industrially sponsored project as part of my Applied Physics degree which provided a career pathway to complete a PhD in Ultrasonic Engineering in 2008.

Before immigrating to Australia in 2013, I developed and deployed advanced NDT solutions for various components within nuclear power stations in the UK, Europe and South America.

I am now the resident Advanced NDT and Innovation Manager with Sonomatic Australia, Australia’s leading Advanced NDT solutions and Integrity Services provider for onshore, offshore and subsea assets. I am passionate about and practice technical excellence in which I always have taken pride in ensuring Clients are using the correct inspection solutions for their integrity threats and issues.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is one of my main drivers and as the current AINDT Vice President and Honorary Secretary for Materials Australia WA Branch, I continue to organise the technical programme for the AINDT members, joint events with other like-minded institutes in WA and I am a member of the AINDT certification board.

I am truly fortunate to be in a profession that I enjoy, continue to grow in and have the privilege of working alongside many inspirational, dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in the asset integrity community.