Daniel Leather is a marine engineer qualified as an Australian Chief Engineer. He has worked for the past 8 years in the offshore oil and gas industry, most recently associated with in ultra-deep water drilling in locations such as China, Mozambique, and West Africa. This was preceded by 9 years of broad international marine engineering experience. He also has experience in the deployment of remote area diesel-electric power generation across remote Northern Australia. Based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, he is also currently participating in an oil and gas MBA with Middlesex University.