Dr Mike Farley was the Chairman of the International Committee of NDT (2008-16). He recently retired from the post of Director of Technology Policy Liaison with Doosan Power Systems (formerly Doosan Babcock) in which role he was responsible for government relations in the areas of energy policy, R&D foresighting and technology innovation. He has held responsibilities for the company's technology led business including clean coal, structural integrity, materials, NDT, nuclear power plant inspection, offshore vibration services, large component testing and power plant feasibility studies. He is a regular speaker on the importance of NDT and the need for reliability in NDT.