Our people are our greatest asset


We have assembled our team with a strong focus on staff development and the use of innovation.

We are continually building our capacity through the use of new technologies to present better ways of delivering our projects.

As a team we have worked to shape our business around a series of core values that speak to how we want to be seen externally by our clients as well as to underpin how we interact and work together as a team.


Andrew Hutton

Managing Director and Principal Consultant

Andrew has 25 years’ experience in the mining, agriculture and extractive industry sectors. He has experience working in both operational and consulting roles in NSW and Qld. Andrew also has experience in Environmental Auditing, EMS and Environmental Report Verification. Currently, Andrew is serving as a Commissioner on the NSW Independent Planning Commission.

Chris Cooper

Principal Consultant

Chris has over 12 years’ environmental experience in both government and consulting. He specialises in mine closure planning and rehabilitation strategies. Chris has previously worked as an NSW Resource Regulator assisting clients to achieve regulatory compliance, manage risks and assess rehabilitation performance.

Chris Jones

Principal Consultant

Chris has over 14 years’ environmental consultancy experience. Key experience includes project management, rehabilitation and closure, preparation of management plans and risk assessments. Chris is also a certified auditor leading audits for mining, quarrying, industrial and agricultural clients.

Nick Staheyeff

Principal Consultant

Nick has more than 20 years’ experience investigating, planning and delivering high quality land rehabilitation and environmental improvement projects throughout NSW. He has a proven reputation for developing and delivering practical environmental and rehabilitation services to minimise risk and to improve environmental outcomes. Nick effectively manages complex programs, budgets and provides people leadership to direct employees and contractors.

Nathan Archer

Principal Consultant

Nathan has 15 years’ industry and consulting experience and has expertise in the project management and delivery of a range of projects including Environmental Management Plans, Impact Assessments, Annual Reviews, environmental inspections and reporting, Mining Operations Plans, Rehabilitation and Closure Plans and Audit Reports. Nathan has extensive knowledge and experience in rehabilitation and closure cost estimations across numerous mine and industrial sites in NSW.

Jill Johnson

Associate Consultant

Jill has over 15 years’ environmental experience working mainly in operational and corporate roles within the mining industry. Jill has significant experience in mine closure planning and execution, compliance, stakeholder engagement and day-to-day mining operations.

Will Mitry

Associate Consultant

Will has 15 years’ experience in environmental management, compliance and regulatory roles. He brings a broad range of skills from a diverse background in three important and high performing industries (heavy industry, underground mining and government) to his role. Will is known as an innovator, having developed industry leading systems in the mine rehabilitation and environmental compliance domains. He is inspired to use this innovative approach to help industry achieve positive mine rehabilitation and mine closure outcomes.

Sophie Nicholas

Associate Consultant

Sophie has over 10 years’ experience in environmental management and consulting. She has been involved with decommissioning and mine closure planning including the development of mining operations plans, mine closure plans and rehabilitation liabilities. Sophie also has significant experience with Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001. Sophie is an accredited auditor and has completed audits for both environmental and agricultural clients.

Jessica Coffey

Associate Consultant

Jessica has 8 years’ experience in environmental management and consulting. She has experience in the preparation of environmental impact assessments for a range of developments in transport, infrastructure, waste, agricultural and mining sectors. Jessica also has experience in the preparation of environmental management plans, risk assessments and various site secondments as a contract environmental officer.

Nerida Manley

Associate Consultant

Nerida has 13 years of mining industry experience. Key areas of experience include site management, project management, environmental inspections and reporting, environmental management systems and plans, risk assessments, water management, subsidence rehabilitation and compliance.

Rose Pascoe

Senior Consultant

Rose has 11 years’ experience in environmental management and consulting. Key areas of experience include project management, Preliminary Site Investigations (PSI), Detailed Site Investigations (DSI) and subsequent reporting, pre-acquisition due diligence investigations, conceptual site modelling, compliance monitoring and reporting, site audits, development of environmental management plans, Hazardous Materials Surveys (HAZMAT), data management, stakeholder engagement and community consultation, tender submissions, sampling of various media (gas, soil vapour, water, sediment, soil), and sub-contractor management.

James Stokes

Senior Consultant

James has 11 years’ experience and expertise within environmental consulting. Previous experience includes geological exploration, contaminated land & remediation and currently environmental site management. James’ key focus areas have been within the Newcastle and Hunter Valley mining and construction industry focusing on Preliminary and Detailed Site Assessments, environmental and civil remediation projects, project management and Environmental Management Systems.

Rhys Williams

Senior Consultant

Rhys has over 5.5 years’ experience in environmental management. Rhys has a demonstrated history of working in the construction and mining industry. He has primarily worked in operational roles managing environmental monitoring systems, progressive mine rehabilitation, clearing campaigns, erosion sediment control, biodiversity, and heritage. Rhys is skilled in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and environmental data analysis. He has worked as a data analyst and Environmental Officer on State significant developments.

Peter Madden

Senior Consultant

Peter has 3.5 years' experience in mining and 2 years experience in contaminated sites investigation and management. Peter’s key areas of experience are environmental monitoring and data management, internal and external report writing including those submitted to regulators and maintaining, reviewing and updating Site Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

Sarah Dale


Sarah is an environmental consultant at Integrated Environmental Management Australia (IEMA) with 5 years’ experience in environmental consulting. Sarah has relevant industry experience in environmental management, environmental planning, waste management and land and water projects across a range of renewable, linear and development projects. Sarah also has skills in Project Management and Spatial Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and environmental data analysis.

Tawna Ryan


Tawna has 2 years’ experience in environmental consulting. She has experience as a project assistant on mine closure planning, risk assessments and external auditing. Tawna has experience in stakeholder engagement helping develop engagement strategies and drafting sponsorship policy guidelines. Tawna also has experience in waste management and has previously worked as a waste assessor.

Jordan Murray


Jordan has over 7 years’ experience in environmental management and consulting. Jordan has experience in providing specialist input to environmental impact assessments for a range of projects such as road upgrades, mining and general industry. Jordan is skilled with NSW and Commonwealth environmental and safety legislation. He has undertaken environmental monitoring duties, calibration, fieldwork and rehabilitation activities and projects.

Olivia O'Shannessy

Graduate Consultant

Olivia is a Graduate Consultant with IEMA. She first joined the team while doing a Work Placement Course through the University of Newcastle in September 2020 and has been with the company since. Olivia completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management, majoring in Sustainability in June 2021. During her studies, Olivia completed courses in ecological restoration, remediation, water management, GIS, fauna management, and environmental impact assessment.

Louise Hibbert

Spatial Data and GIS Manager

Louise brings over 17 years’ experience in design and drafting specialising in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). She has extensive experience with visualisation of Environmental Impact Statements, Mine Operations Plans and compliance documentation. Louise also provides assistance for on-site data capture utilising real-time data collection.

Jessica Southgate

Spatial Data and GIS Analyst

Jessica has over 5 years of experience in environmental consulting specialising in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Jessica has worked on a broad range of projects with a background in mining-based projects, she moved into linear infrastructure projects, remediation and contaminated lands projects and various Defence projects from 2018. Her skills include spatial data capture in field, data collation and management, field support and data delivery to specific government standards. Jessica has experience with Environmental Control Maps, Environmental Constraints Maps, Site Hazard Assessment Maps, MOP’s, various field survey maps and report figure production for geotechnical surveys and contaminated land and remediation monitoring.

Natasha Thompson

Senior Business Support Officer

Natasha brings over 20 years’ experience with Corporate Businesses, supporting CEOs, Managing Directors and Senior Executive Staff. She has extensive experience in writing policies and procedures, managing project budgets, tender support, coordination of conferences, invoicing and all things administration.

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