New South Wales

New South Wales

Meet our committee

  • Rachel O'Hara MEIANZ CEnvP

    Rachel O'Hara MEIANZ CEnvP

    Rachel O'Hara MEIANZ CEnvP President
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    I am a Senior Environmental Scientist with AECOM, working within the Environmental Planning and Assessment Team. I have worked on numerous environmental impact assessments, working closely with clients, sub-consultants and planners. My experience includes the application of impact assessment significance criteria to identify key impacts, baseline studies, constraints analysis, report writing and delivery of Environmental Impact Statements.

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  • Rhidian Harrington MEIANZ

    Rhidian Harrington MEIANZ

    Rhidian Harrington MEIANZ Vice President
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  • Fiona Christiansen MEIANZ

    Fiona Christiansen MEIANZ

    Fiona Christiansen MEIANZ Treasurer
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  • James Hammond

    James Hammond Secretary
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    James is the Director of a boutique environmental consulting firm called 4Pillars and is the Secretary of the EIANZ NSW Division. He is an ecologist by training and has a broad range of expertise and experience, mainly focused on threatened species management, impact assessment, planning, contaminated land management and waste management. He has worked in the private and public sector and has represented Australia at international negotiations on the Biodiversity Convention. James is a CENVP and is the Divisional Policy and Practice lead.

     

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  • Jason Chan

    Jason Chan

    Jason Chan Committee Member
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    I am a Graduate Environmental Scientist within the Environmental Planning and Stakeholder Engagement team at WSP. I have worked on a diverse range of transport and water infrastructure projects. I am particularly  interested in helping companies navigate through the complexity in our environment and turn environmental challenges into opportunities. I am excited to be part of the NSW Division Committee and continue to help young professionals and students to grow and thrive within the industry.

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  • Ben Collins

    Ben Collins

    Ben Collins Committee Member
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    I am a Graduate Environmental Scientist with AECOM, working within the Impact Assessment and Permitting team. I have worked on numerous environmental impact assessments across sectors including transport and power. My experience includes the application of impact assessment significance criteria to identify impacts, constraints analysis, report writing and delivery of Summary Environmental Reports, Review of Environmental Factors and Environmental Impact Statements. I have a strong interest in environmental law and sustainable urban and environmental planning practices.

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  • Fiona Gainsford

    Fiona Gainsford

    Fiona Gainsford Committee Member
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    Fiona is a passionate environmental impact assessment specialist with 25 years’ experience.  She is an advocate for continuing professional development and high professional standards, recognising the benefits of time away from everyday work at the coal face to expand professional knowledge. Fiona is a former President of the NSW Division, the inaugural Chair of the EIANZ Advisory Council, a Fellow of the Institute and a Certified Environmental Practitioner – Impact Assessment specialist. She was awarded the May Lou Morris Award for outstanding service to the Institute at a Divisional level in 2016.

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  • David Johnson

    David Johnson

    David Johnson Comittee Member
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    David Johnson is a Sydney based environmental scientist with over 35 years experience in the professional environmental arena, in both private and public sector roles.  He is a Fellow of EIANZ, a member for over 10 years and an Institute  Board member for 2 years.  After spending most of his career as a consultant in environmental management, impact assessment and contaminated sites, David recently completed 6 years as a Member of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission. He is an environmental expert on three council planning panels, a sessional lecturer in environmental science and a former Acting Commissioner in the NSW Land & Environment Court.  He now also chairs four Community Consultative Committees in regional NSW.

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  • Greg Marshall

    Greg Marshall Committee Member
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  • Kim McClymont

    Kim McClymont Committee Member
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  • Zoe McLaughlin

    Zoe McLaughlin

    Zoe McLaughlin Committee Member
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    Zoe is an Environmental Engineer within the Environmental Planning team at WSP, with previous experience working in the Contaminated Land Management team at WSP. Her main expertise is in undertaking environmental impact assessment and specialist coordination, particularly for large road, rail and transmission line infrastructure projects. She is also experienced in post-approval requirements from working as part of the joint venture team delivering the WestConnex Rozelle Interchange project. Her main focus on the EIANZ NSW Division Committee is developing and running events for Students and Early Careers practitioners, including the mentoring program.

     

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  • Jamie McMahon

    Jamie McMahon

    Jamie McMahon Committee Member
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    I have over 18 years’ experience environmental planning and impact assessment, both within government and industry. In this time I’ve worked on a diverse range of projects including large scale road, rail, energy and water infrastructure. This has included offshore wind projects in the UK, and renewable energy and oil and gas projects in Africa and Asia. Having initially trained as an ecologist, I also maintain an ecological impact assessment role in my current position at AECOM. I’m keen to contribute my broad experience to strengthening the NSW Division of EIANZ for its members and the community.

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  • Lara Mottee

    Lara Mottee

    Lara Mottee Committee Member
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    Lara Katharine Mottee is a PhD Candidate at Macquarie University, Australia and the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Her research is investigating improvements in the assessment and management of social impacts in Urban Transport-infrastructure projects. Prior to commencing her PhD, spent 12 years’ in practice as an Environmental and Social Impact Consultant/Planner in Australia.

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  • Kim Skellern

    Kim Skellern Committee Member
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    I am an Environmental Scientist with AECOM, within the Environmental Impact Assessment and Permitting Team. I am currently working on the delivery of Environmental Impact Statements and constraints analysis reports for infrastructure projects across a range of industries including transport and water. Key interests include social and economic assessments, climate change risk adaptation and sustainability. My background is in implementing environmental management systems. 

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  • Tanushree Thapa

    Tanushree Thapa

    Tanushree Thapa Committee Member
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    I am a second year Environmental Management student majoring in Geography at the University of New South Wales. My range of knowledge and main interests include environmental impact assessment and management, communicating climate change and possible actions to the public, development that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable and environmental policy. I look forward to continuing and contributing to EIANZ NSW’s growth and improvement. 

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  • Teah Wills

    Teah Wills Committee Member
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  • Monica Darlow

    Monica Darlow Secretariat
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New South Wales

The New South Wales Division (NSW) runs a wide variety of events, develops policy submissions and supports young professionals in their career development.

NSW Division has an active professional development program featuring a variety of topics and formats ranging from small information sessions to large full day forums. 

Get involved and make a difference

As a volunteer committee, any help you can offer to run events that are relevant, thought provoking and valuable for our members and the industry will be appreciated.  

Your input into the event program is vital to increase the value and relevancy of the Institute to our membership. You’ll also get great experience and gain exposure within the industry, positioning yourself as a dedicated professional who is strengthening the sector and committed to best practice. If you are a CEnvP, you will also earn CPD points for the time you spend on these tasks for your CEnvP log.

Please let the committee know if you have any ideas for events, can assist with providing venues for meetings or events, event sponsorship or arranging social functions.

Contact Monica Darlow, NSW Division Secretariat, to discuss.


Contact Us

  • Secretariat
    Monica Darlow

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