Regional Senior Principal - Environment
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Greatest professional achievement?
Working as the environment lead on some of the biggest infrastructure projects in Australia. I ensure that the environmental scientists are part of the project team by providing positive input at all stages of the project cycle rather than just compliance and auditing.
How is it making a difference?
It ensures that the whole team from project economists to construction teams own and understand the environmental challenges and therefore all contribute to better environmental outcomes.
What is your technical expertise?
I am a multi-disciplinary environmental scientist with specialist skills in environmental assessment and management, ecology and geomorphology.
What makes you tick?
- Working with professionals across disciplines and helping them solve tricky problems using our combined skills.
- Learning new things on every project – variety is the key to enjoying work.
- Getting feedback from clients or partners or staff that what you did was helpful.
Cardno has a history of supporting specialist services – opportunities are not blocked because they are not core services. As a result we have people with skills not found in the big companies nor able to be supported in the smaller companies.
What do you do to relax?
I am a father of two teenagers, so my weekends revolve around social and sporting endeavours. I’m aiming to compete in orienteering circles, and hope to get the fitness to be as fast running as reading the map.
Any other wise words?
Respect the input of other disciplines and be confident in your own knowledge and advice.