Ron has been working for the Bureau of Meteorology since 1984 and spent the last 25 years working in the Commercial Weather Services (CWS) section of the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia. CWS specialise in providing detailed tailored weather services to the Oil & Gas Industry operating in Australia and offshore waters (NW Shelf, Timor Sea, Bass Strait and Southern Ocean). He has worked for many years as the marketing manager for CWS and is currently under contract as a senior meteorologist with the CWS team. He has experience working on offshore drilling rigs/drilling ships/barges and platforms during weather sensitive operations, and has made numerous visits to offshore facilities providing pre cyclone season briefings. In more recent years he has been one of the main facilitators in weather training seminars and workshops provided by CWS for the Oil & Gas Industry.