The Principal

Doug Ayre is the Principal of History Development Pty Ltd.

He was born in 1943 in Boston, Lincolnshire, in the UK, and after working for 10 years in the UK migrated to Australia in 1971 and settled in Perth, Western Australia.  Doug and his wife live in Perth and have a beautiful hill top bush property near Toodyay about 100 km north east of Perth.


He is now semi-retired after a 48-year career as an electrical power engineer and manager in the energy industry and with the safety and technical regulator in Western Australia.



Doug is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Business Degree and a Certificate in Museum Studies from Edith Cowan University in Perth, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in History from Murdoch University in Perth.