Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory

Meet our committee

  • Carolyn Cameron MEIANZ

    Carolyn Cameron MEIANZ

    Carolyn Cameron MEIANZ President

    As Principal of Cameron Strategies, Carolyn Cameron provides strategic advice and policy development on challenging environmental management and governance issues. Previously, Carolyn held senior management positions with the Australian and Victorian government departments of environment and primary industries. Nationally she headed up the Great Barrier Reef Taskforce, developed the Regional Sustainability Planning Program and worked with state governments to achieve endorsement of 10 strategic environmental assessments under national environmental law.

    Read More
  • Dugal McFarlane MEIANZ, CEnvP

    Dugal McFarlane MEIANZ, CEnvP

    Dugal McFarlane MEIANZ, CEnvP Vice President
    +61 452 224 363 Email

    Dugal is an environmental scientist and certified environmental practitioner presently undertaking environmental impact assessments including strategic assessments under the EPBC Act for the Commonwealth Department of the Environment.  An EIANZ member since 1996, Dugal has held committee positions in NSW and the ACT including past roles as President, ACT and Councillor, ACT.

    Read More
  • Andrew Chalklen MEIANZ

    Andrew Chalklen MEIANZ

    Andrew Chalklen MEIANZ Secretary

    Andrew works in the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, on listing assessments, recovery plans, conservation advice and information material for threatened ecological communities. He has worked on threatened species and ecological communities since 2006 and in the federal environment department since 1992. He has qualifications in Geography and Environmental Studies.

    Read More
  • Richard Sharp FEIANZ, CEnvP

    Richard Sharp FEIANZ, CEnvP

    Richard Sharp FEIANZ, CEnvP Treasurer
    +61 457 303 596 Email

    Richard is an ecological and heritage consultant with over 30 years of professional experience. He joined the Institute in 1990 and has held numerous positions including President, Vice-President and Secretary of the ACT Division and has also been National Councillor for the ACT. In 2015, he received the Simon Molesworth Award for outstanding service to the Institute and an Institute level.

    Read More
  • Aisling O'Grady MEIANZ

    Aisling O'Grady MEIANZ Assistant Treasurer
    Read More
  • Kelly Lee MEIANZ

    Kelly Lee MEIANZ

    Kelly Lee MEIANZ Committee Member

    Kelly is an environmental soil scientist practicing in the ACT and NSW. She specialises in contaminated lands, waste management and waste recovery as well as providing expert soil science advice to urban renewal projects. She joined EIANZ in 2014 and has been part of the committee member since 2015.

    Read More
  • Emma Taylor MEIANZ

    Emma Taylor MEIANZ

    Emma Taylor MEIANZ Committee Member

    Emma is a principal environmental scientist specialising in environmental impact assessments for infrastructure projects including rail, road and utilities. She practises in the ACT and NSW and is experienced in the Commonwealth EPBC Act assessment and approval process. She has been a member of the EIANZ since 2016 and became a committee member in 2017.

    Read More
  • Paul Keighley MEIANZ, CEnvP

    Paul Keighley MEIANZ, CEnvP

    Paul Keighley MEIANZ, CEnvP Committee Member
    +61 415 983 330 Email

    Paul is an assistant director in the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment. He joined the EIANZ as an undergraduate student in 2001 and is now the Institute Secretary. He has previously held positions on the NSW Division committee, including vice-president, and was chair of the Students and Early Careers committee for two years.

    Read More
  • Jimmy Parascos

    Jimmy Parascos

    Jimmy Parascos Chair, Student and Early Careers Committee

    Jimmy is a student at the Australian National University where he studies environmental and sustainability science as well as hydrology and GIS. He is also currently the President of the ANU Society for Environmental Sciences.

    Read More

Division news View All

Australian Capital Territory

Members within the Australian Capital Territory Division (ACT) come from a wide range of public agencies, private companies and educational institutions.

ACT Division is particularly active in making submissions to government which advance ethical and competent environmental practice. Copies of policy submissions are available under 'Resources'.

The ACT Division runs regular events, forums and workshops involving scientists, policy makers and practitioners.If you have a suggestion for an event, speaker or training opportunity that may be of interest to members in the ACT please contact

Members of the ACT Division are encouraged to take part in the Division's mentoring program. Details of the program are available here. 

Contact Us

  • Postal Address
    PO Box 1259

  • President
    Carolyn Cameron MEIANZ

Email ACT