Dr Borthwick has a broad background in environmental science, particularly
physical oceanography. He is experienced in the applied aspects
of environmental science, ranging from river and coastal industrial
developments, to operational and design investigations for large
scale offshore hydrocarbon projects
Dr Borthwick has sixteen years environmental
experience in the oil and related industries in the most sensitive
ecosystems in the world.
He has been involved in all aspects of
environmental investigations and assessments from conceptual design,
construction through to operations support and has performed lead
engineer and project manager roles on a wide variety of investigations,
studies and projects.
Dr Borthwick has worked in the public
sector, with responsibilities for environmental policy development
and regulatory control; in private practice, responsible for commercial
and financial management, in addition to technical project involvement;
and in academia with lecturing and research responsibilities.