Bachelor of Engineering, University Auckland, New Zealand, 1976. Master of Engineering, University Auckland, New Zealand, 1978. Diploma of geothermal technical, University Auckland, New Zealand, 1980.
Master of Business Administration, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 1991.
Junior energy research fellow New Zealand Energy Research and Development Committee University Auckland, 1976-1978. Researcher, tutor Geothermal Institute, Auckland, 1979-1980. Assistant engineer electricity division Ministry of Energy, Wairakei, New Zealand, 1980-1983, senior engineer, power station designer Wellington, 1983-1987.
Design engineer, power station consultant DesignPower New Zealand Ltd., 1987-1991. Senior lecturer Geothermal Institute, Auckland, 1991—2003. Managing director Geopower New Zealand Ltd., since 2003.
Member Institution Professional Engineers New Zealand (Angus award 1992), New Zealand Geothermal Association.
Married Soo Kiak Wan, 1977. Children: Chuan-Yunn, Chuan-Whei, Chuan-Zheng.