Scott Hanna is a highly qualified independent senior environmental specialist with over 40 years’ experience in a variety of fields including: environmental and socioeconomic due diligence assessment, environmental impact assessment, sustainability assessment, natural resource and environmental management, regulatory management, strategic planning, environmental auditing and environment institution capacity building and training in the transportation, energy and mining sectors.
Scott holds many professional qualifications, including a Master of Natural Resource Management, MEIANZ, Certified Environmental Practitioner (Impact Assessment), Registered Professional Biologist, Professional Biologist and Certified Environmental Professional. Scott is also a Joint Adjunct Professor for the University of Queensland’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and School of Business. Scott has provided senior level environmental advisory services to various levels of government, as well as to the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, ADB and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
He has completed environmental assignments all over the world, including Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Canada, China, Estonia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos PDR, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Thailand and Zambia. Scott has been an EIANZ member since he arrived in Australia in 2013, where he joined the SouthEast Queensland Division as the Chair of the Policy and Practice Committee; Scott later became Vice President of the South-East Queensland Division in 2016 and continues to be active in this role. In 2016, Scott Chaired the organizing committee for EIANZ’s successful annual conference that was held in Brisbane. In 2018, Scott received the Certified Environmental Practitioner of the Year Award from EIANZ.