Jon Boon has worked in the pipeline industry since 1979; he is immediate Past Chairman of the CHKSTT and past Chairman of the UKSTT. His career has involved work on Concrete, Polyethylene, PVC and composite pipe systems with a significant part of his working life focussed on trenchless rehabilitation. He is now Asia Regional Manager of Pure Technologies Ltd a pipeline leakage detection and condition assessment company. While at the Water Research Centre he was responsible for the management & publication of research into plastics pipes for the UK Department of Trade and Industry and the publication of the various British Water Industry Specifications. Jon has worked in all aspects of the industry including research, product development, installation and sales. He is a Graduate of The Queen’s University Belfast, a Member of the Institute of Materials and Mining Metallurgy, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Scientist. Jon is a British Citizen and is married with four children.