I’m a Principal Environmental and Social Consultant with over 10 years’ experience working across the Asia-Pacific region for Coffey. I’m also the Business Manager for our Victorian ESIA team, where I lead a team of 15 dedicated environmental, social and geospatial consulting specialists.
I specialise in the management and preparation of environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA) for resources projects, with experience providing environmental management, due diligence and compliance auditing during all phases of the project lifecycle. I’ve been the project manager or technical studies manager for numerous large-scale development projects, often involving significant terrestrial, marine, freshwater and social aspects, with ESIA budgets in the millions of dollars and timeframes of two to five years.
I’ve been fortunate to work on many significant projects in the Asia-Pacific, mostly in high-rainfall environments such as PNG and the NT. My knowledge of the challenges in these environments is supported by real-world, pragmatic experience gained from involvement in environmental management during the exploration, construction, operations and closure phases.
Over my time at Coffey, I’ve worked with some great clients, in unique locations. The vast array of environmental and social assessments I’ve conducted have provided me with a valuable understanding of the biophysical and social environment in which our clients’ projects are located. The result of our work is faster, positive government decision-making, stakeholder confidence and community reassurance.
I've worked on
Environmental management in the resource sector has a chequered past in PNG - the past environmental legacies, particularly at some high profile mines, and industry, regulators and communities alike are reminded about this on a near-daily basis.