International Road Federation (IRF )

Arnold Dix

Arnold Dix

President, ITA/AITES

Professor Arnold Dix is a barrister, mediator, dispute adjudicator, consultant and expert on all matters relating to tunnelling, underground infrastructure, fire and disasters, as well as broader civil planning and environmental disputes. His career over the past 30 years has celebrated a unique hybrid of engineering, geology, law and risk management matters. Arnold’s key strength is in his ability to bridge the gap between the legal and technical dimensions of a problem, risk assessment or dispute.  

 Arnold’s approach in legal matters is practical and commercially minded, appreciating the many factors that are intrinsic to complex disputes to do with tunnelling, mining, engineering and underground works. He has niche high level experience and a considered appreciation of the issues at hand, as well as the many stakeholder interests to be taken into account.  

 In addition to his legal work as a barrister, Arnold can be engaged as an investigator, expert witness, consultant and mediator.  

Arnold is a founding member of Underground Works Chambers – specialists in all aspects of legal, technical and risk management for the underground. 

Arnold is also frequently booked as a guest speaker on subsurface infrastructure, tunnelling, mining and underground works, in Australia as well as internationally. Arnold is the current Vice President of the International Tunnelling Association (Consultative Status to United Nations).