Irene Pettigrew

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.