New South Wales

New South Wales

Meet our committee

  • Rhidian Harrington MEIANZ

    Rhidian Harrington MEIANZ

    Rhidian Harrington MEIANZ President

    Rhidian has over 25 years’ experience as an ecologist and project manager, including internationally in southern Africa and Pakistan. His experience includes threatened species management, biodiversity reserve management planning, biodiversity offset site establishment, ecology impact assessments and project management. He is an Accredited Assessor under the NSW Biodiversity Offset Scheme and has particular experience in developing sophisticated biodiversity offset strategies. Rhidian is currently the President of the NSW Division, having been the Vice President for two years prior to that. He is passionate about professional development and ensuring that environmental practitioners are operating to the highest standards, and that legislation and policy are achieving the environmental standards they are intended for. He has participated as a mentor in the NSW mentoring program for the last two years.

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  • Zoe McLaughlin MEIANZ

    Zoe McLaughlin MEIANZ

    Zoe McLaughlin MEIANZ Vice President

    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 Student and Early Career Practitioners, including the mentoring program.

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  • James Hammond MEIANZ CEnvP

    James Hammond MEIANZ CEnvP

    James Hammond MEIANZ CEnvP Treasurer

    James is the Director of a boutique environmental consulting firm called 4Pillars and is the Treasurer 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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  • Kevin Roberts MEIANZ

    Kevin Roberts MEIANZ

    Kevin Roberts MEIANZ Secretary

    Kevin is the APAC Technical Director for Water and Environment for Cardno. Kevin has over 33 years’ experience in environmental policy and management across Government, Infrastructure and Consulting and is a long term member of the EIANZ. Kevin’s focus within Cardno and more broadly across industry is to support implementation of good environmental practice in design, operation, rehabilitation and policy. He is keen to ensure that the next generation of environmental managers have the skills and credibility to more effectively influence outcomes as part of multi-disciplinary teams.

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  • Jason Chan MEIANZ

    Jason Chan MEIANZ

    Jason Chan MEIANZ Committee Member

    Jason is a Graduate Environmental Scientist, working within the Environmental Planning and Stakeholder Engagement team at WSP. He has worked on a diverse range of transport and water infrastructure projects and is particularly interested in helping companies turn environmental challenges into opportunities.

    Jason is excited to be part of the NSW Division Committee and to continue helping young professionals and students to grow and thrive within the industry.

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  • Fiona Gainsford FEIANZ CEnvP

    Fiona Gainsford FEIANZ CEnvP

    Fiona Gainsford FEIANZ CEnvP Committee Member

    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 EIANZ's May Lou Morris Award for outstanding service to the Institute at a Divisional level in 2016.

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  • Jessica Henderson-Wilson MEIANZ

    Jessica Henderson-Wilson MEIANZ Committee Member
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  • David Johnson FEIANZ

    David Johnson FEIANZ

    David Johnson FEIANZ Comittee Member

    David is a Sydney-based environmental scientist with over 35 years’ experience in the professional environmental arena (both in private and public sector roles). He is a Fellow of the EIANZ and a former member of the EIANZ Board. After spending most of his career as a consultant in environmental management, impact assessment and contaminated sites, David recently completed six 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. David also chairs four Community Consultative Committees in regional NSW.

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  • Greg Marshall MEIANZ

    Greg Marshall MEIANZ Committee Member
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  • Sophia Burke

    Sophia Burke Committee Member
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  • Rachel O'Hara MEIANZ CEnvP

    Rachel O'Hara MEIANZ CEnvP Committee Member
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  • David McMahon MEIANZ

    David McMahon MEIANZ Committee Member
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  • Jamie McMahon MEIANZ

    Jamie McMahon MEIANZ

    Jamie McMahon MEIANZ Committee Member

    Jamie has over 18 years’ experience in environmental planning and impact assessment, both within government and industry. In this time he has worked on a diverse range of projects including large scale road, rail, energy and water infrastructure projects, offshore wind projects in the UK, and renewable energy and oil and gas projects in Africa and Asia. Having initially trained as an ecologist, Jamie also maintains an ecological impact assessment role in his current position at AECOM.

    Jamie is keen to contribute his broad experience to strengthening the NSW Division of EIANZ for its members and the community.

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  • Lara Mottee MEIANZ

    Lara Mottee MEIANZ Committee Member
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  • Kim Skellern

    Kim Skellern

    Kim Skellern Committee Member

    Kim is an Environmental Scientist within the Environmental Impact Assessment and Permitting Team at AECOM. She is 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. Kim's background is in implementing environmental management systems and her interests include social and economic assessments, climate change risk adaptation and sustainability.


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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

  • President
    Rhidian Harrington, MEIANZ

Email NSW