General Announcement

ISTT Announces New Executive Director


ISTT Announces New Executive Director


The Board of Directors of the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) is pleased to announce that the new Executive Director of the ISTT from the 1st March 2024 is Mr Trevor Gosatti.


Trevor Gosatti replaces Mr Peter Smeallie, who has been the ISTT Executive Director since April 2017 and announced his resignation of the position last November.


Mr Gosatti has been appointed on a part time basis for an initial term of six months with the option of an extended term after a performance evaluation.


Trevor Gosatti has been involved with the ISTT as:

  • ISTT Board member (previously ESC) of the ISTT since 2017
  • Chair of the ISTT Outreach & Marketing Committee
  • An Individual member of the ASTT for over 20 years including:
    • Being an ASTT Councillor since 2007
    • 7 years as ASTT Chairman
    • The current Secretary/Treasurer of the ASTT since April 2023. He will continue in this part time position going forward.

Mr Gosatti has a background as a civil construction contractor incorporating trenchless technologies within his previous business interests. He has also had experience as a Managing Director of a stock exchange listed trenchless technology company in Australia.


The Chairman of the ISTT, Mr Keh-Jian (Albert) Shou stated "The ISTT Board welcomes Trevor to the position of the Executive Director of the ISTT in this challenging period for the organisation. We look forward to Trevor contributing to make the ISTT more financially sustainable and actioning the objectives of the Society for the advancement of trenchless technology".


In commencing in the position, Mr Trevor Gosatti commented "I am honoured to have the opportunity to be the Executive Director of the ISTT and I look forward to serving the Board and the members of the ISTT going forward. In coming into the role, I acknowledge the excellent contribution of the outgoing ED in Peter Smeallie and thank him for his service to the organisation over a seven year period including a difficult time during the pandemic. The ISTT thanks him for his service."


The contact details for Mr Gosatti are:


Tel: +61 (0) 419918449

Mail: PO Box 2242, Malaga LPO WA 6944, AUSTRALIA.


About the ISTT:

The International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) was established in September 1986 as a United Kingdom private limited company with the object "to advance the science and practice of trenchless technology for the public benefit..." and "to promote education, training, study and research in the said science and practice for the public benefit, and to publish the useful results of the same." In the years that followed, ISTT affiliated with regional trenchless societies located throughout the world to advance these objectives globally.

ISTT has 28 Affiliated Societies. All recorded members of an Affiliated Society are members of ISTT. In addition to Affiliated Society members, ISTT has a limited number of members who reside in regions where no Affiliate Society exits.