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Clinton Ford

Consulting Engineer

Clinton Ford

Clinton Ford is a Consulting Engineer with DRA Safety Specialists and has been involved in the Industrial and Engineering industries since 1992 and more recently the attractions industry since 2016. He continues to provide consulting, project management, strategic thinking, engineering and auditing services to clients throughout Australia and overseas.

Clinton has an Industrial Engineering degree and Project Management Certification.  He has worked in a senior advisory role for the attractions industry on disaster recovery, asset management, technical best practice, life cycle assessments and compliance. Balancing his experience with business leadership, Clinton has extensive “hands on” auditing, inspection and corrective works implementation skills working with shop floor, trades and professional team members.

Clinton brings new ideas and processes from highly specialised; quality, safety and automated industries as well as cost competitive fast-moving consumer goods and manufacturing industries from his experience across the globe. He specialises in development and implementation of strategies to fix complex problems, shift performance, delivery and cost, as well as build robust and effective team cultures.



Bachelor of Industrial Engineering Degree (Hons)

Certificate of Project Management



Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and Chartered Professional Engineer

Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ 21841)

Member of IAAPA & ASTM



Industrial & manufacturing facility development, workplace performance improvements and business turnarounds; Kraft, NABISCO, Boral, Queensland Rail, multiple smaller organisations.

New technology and product commercialisation for local & global organisations, including Kraft (Mondelez), NABISCO, City of Melbourne.

External advisory and specialist engineering leadership for the restart of Dreamworld, following the 2016 fatalities.

Engineering specialist to Attraction operators in response to events of serious non-compliance, incident and fatality.

Provide guidance and reporting to Boards and local leadership of major corporations (Ardent Leisure, Merlin Entertainment Group).

Provide AS3533 auditing services and design verification, design registration services annual inspections and major inspections for amusement device operators (Village Theme Parks, Ardent Leisure, Merlin Entertainment Group, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel)

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