Senior Principal
B.E.(Hons), FIE.Aust, CPEng., M.CIRCEA, R.P.E.Q. [4904].


Andrew Shirley is a consulting civil & geotechnical engineer with over 50 years experience, is an honours graduate [soils and structures] from the University of Sydney, and has extensive experience in the Civil, Mining & Ground Engineering fields.

Andrew currently specialises in forensic investigations & expert reports, slope stability studies, the design of excavations, anchors & retaining walls;  In addition, Andrew:

  • has a keen interest in coastal engineering & climate change issues;
  • has investigated the cause(s) of failure of many engineering structures & mining facilities;
  • provides advice as to the remedial measures for failed structures;
    • routinely advises local and international insurers on the probable ‘cause of damage’ of a particular major event or loss.

Andrew has given evidence in over a hundred matters in the Supreme Courts of NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, the District of NSW and the Land & Environment Court of NSW;  he has also assisted in several coronial enquiries [including the Thredbo enquiry where he was appointed by the NSW Government to act for the families of the victims].

Andrew is the author of a number of technical publications in the geomechanics field and was part of the Standards Australia Committee on Earth Retaining Structures [which was published in 2002 as AS 4678], and is the President of College of Investigative & Remedial Consulting Engineers of Australia.

For Andrew's full Resume, click here.