Far North Queensland

Far North Queensland

Meet our committee

  • Nicholas Baker MEIANZ CEnvP

    Nicholas Baker MEIANZ CEnvP President
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  • Carina Jakobi MEIANZ

    Carina Jakobi MEIANZ Vice President
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  • Scott Hayes-Stanley MEIANZ

    Scott Hayes-Stanley MEIANZ Treasurer
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  • Nathan Brooks-English MEIANZ

    Nathan Brooks-English MEIANZ Secretary
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  • Nathan Waltham MEIANZ

    Nathan Waltham MEIANZ

    Nathan Waltham MEIANZ Committee Member

    Nathan has a deep interest in coastal landscape ecology and urbanisation, which has developed growing up on the Gold Coast in southeast Queensland, Australia. He completed a BSc in Marine Biology/Aquaculture in 1997 at Southern Cross University (Lismore) and post graduate studies in environmental management at Griffith University in 2001. Nathan has worked in local government (Gold Coast City Council) for 13 years. His PhD research investigated the habitat (2009), role and value of artificial urban waterways (residential canal estates), which are an obvious and major feature of the worlds’ estuaries.  Nathan’s research interests include ecosystem responses (freshwater, marine and estuarine) to urbanisation and landscape change, ecosystem health assessment, fish ecology, water quality, and modelling optimal mitigation responses to protect and enhance waterways and catchments.

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  • Matthew Knott MEIANZ

    Matthew Knott MEIANZ Committee Member
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  • Kerry Beggs MEIANZ

    Kerry Beggs MEIANZ

    Kerry Beggs MEIANZ Committee Member
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    Kerry Beggs holds a BAppSc(Hons) and PhD(Science). She has 20 years' experience in the environment sector, with her key areas of expertise being in terrestrial and freshwater ecology, biometry, environmental management and science education. Kerry has held research and teaching positions at several universities including the University of Canberra and Charles Darwin University, and worked as a science educator for CSIRO. In recent years, she has worked for consulting companies, and as the regional environment manager for Defence contractor, overseeing environmental compliance for base services and land management programs across various Defence sites in North Queensland. Kerry now runs her own environmental consultancy, EnviroBiometry.

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  • Ben Cotton MEIANZ

    Ben Cotton MEIANZ Committee Member
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  • Andrew Nagle MEIANZ

    Andrew Nagle MEIANZ

    Andrew Nagle MEIANZ Committee Member
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Far North Queensland

The main areas of focus for the Far North Queensland Division (FNQ) are:

  • Port expansion along the Queensland coast
  • Clearing of native vegetation
  • Amendments to environmental legislation
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Declining water quality
  • Dissemination of information and capacity building
  • Climate change.

The FNQ Division offers seminars, conferences and workshops involving scientists, policy makers and practitioners. Several social events are held each year which provide a great opportunity for networking.

Queensland is the only Australian state that is home to two EIANZ divisions. Members who reside or work within postcodes 4701 and above are represented by the FNQ Division. While those in postcodes 4700 and below generally belong to the South East Queensland. 

Get involved and make a difference

The Committee meets monthly to ensure that a range of events and seminars are offered to members and prospective members. If you have a suggestion for an event, speaker or training opportunity that may be of interest to environmental practitioners in Far North Queensland, please contact fnq@eianz.org.

Alternatively, if you are interested in becoming involved as a committee member, please send your resume along with a cover letter to fnq@eianz.org.


Contact Us

  • Secretariat
    Stephanie Hernandez

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