Our Managers

Our people aren’t just bright sparks with a qualification. They’re industry leaders. And they love what they do. Our people come from all backgrounds, but have one vital thing in common – they’re passionate about creating positive change.

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Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Chief Operating Officer, Regional Manager NSW

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Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Chief Operating Officer, Regional Manager NSW ,  NSW

Mark has 18 years' experience as an environmental planner in both government and private industry and holds a Masters of Environmental Law. He specialises in the integration of land use planning and natural resource management with a focus on strategic landscape planning. Previously in protected area management and planning, Mark has since managed environmental assessments and approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Commonwealth) and Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) including major projects within the infrastructure, energy, water, waste, defence, and urban development sectors.
Dr. Ailsa Kerswell

Dr. Ailsa Kerswell

Regional Manager NT, Qld, SA & WA

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Dr. Ailsa Kerswell

Dr. Ailsa Kerswell

Regional Manager NT, Qld, SA & WA,  QLD

Ailsa is an experienced aquatic ecologist and has an extensive background in assessing biodiversity, and managing environmental approvals processes for a wide range of project types. Ailsa is particularly interested in the marine and estuarine environment. She has worked on numerous projects relating to ports including their development and on-going environmental management. She also has significant experience in assessing and managing coastal wetlands/estuaries. Ailsa is an experienced project manager, who has delivered both large and small projects to maximum client satisfaction.
Warren McGrath

Warren McGrath

Business Development Manager, Regional Manager Vic

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Warren McGrath

Warren McGrath

Business Development Manager, Regional Manager Vic,  WA

Warren has extensive experience in State and Federal environmental approvals and has lead multi-disciplinary teams for environmental impact assessments and development of management programs for mining, urban development and linear infrastructure projects in WA. Warren regularly provides advice on current policy and agency expectations in environmental protection and biodiversity conservation. Warren is also a Certified Environmental Auditor with RABQSA International and undertakes audits of project compliance with approval conditions. Warren has a background in land rehabilitation and has overseen several revegetation projects in the Perth metropolitan area and Pilbara.
Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray

Canberra Region Manager / Acting Regional Manager - NSW South

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Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray

Canberra Region Manager / Acting Regional Manager - NSW South,  NSW

Rachel has an honours degree in Environmental Management, majoring in Sustainable Development from the University of Queensland. She has extensive experience in mine site environmental management, project management, systems auditing and greenhouse management and reporting. Rachel has worked with a wide range of stakeholders, including industry and government, and has 10 years' experience in environmental management within the mining and construction industries. Rachel’s experience covers a diverse range of environmental management areas including infrastructure construction, rehabilitation, mine subsidence management, water and waste management, approvals and planning and civil earthworks projects. Rachel has been extensively involved with preparation of plans of management, Reviews of Environmental Factors (REFs) and compliance reporting.
Robert Cawley

Robert Cawley

Acting Armidale Office Manager

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Robert Cawley

Robert Cawley

Acting Armidale Office Manager,  NSW

Robert has over 20 years’ experience in marine and aquatic ecology, water resource management, catchment management, environmental planning and assessment, urban and rural water management and State and Local Government projects. His skills and experience include management of complex and multi-disciplinary projects, working with a range of long-term clients in the mining, renewable energy, local government and water sectors, and negotiation, liaison and issue resolution. He has extensive experience and expertise in environmental and statutory approvals processes and environmental management planning and auditing.
Brendan Dowd

Brendan Dowd

Austinmer Office Manager

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Brendan Dowd

Brendan Dowd

Austinmer Office Manager,  NSW

Brendan is an environmental scientist who joined Eco Logical Australia in February 2002 and has over 15 years’ experience in the science and environmental sectors. He has extensive ecological, environmental, and analytical experience, in both aquatic and terrestrial fields. Brendan brings with him a wide range of skills well suited to environmental approvals, impact assessment, planning, and strategic conservation.
Miles Yeates

Miles Yeates

Brisbane Office Manager

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Miles Yeates

Miles Yeates

Brisbane Office Manager,  QLD

Miles is Senior Environmental Consultant and Brisbane office manager. With a career spanning 18 years across roles in consulting and government he has a bucket-load of experience. Miles’ background in marine biology and environmental assessment as well as large project management he is able to take on large complex projects. He specialises in the management of development activities within and adjacent to sensitive environments, including Marine Parks, National Parks, World Heritage Areas and Ramsar Sites.
Dr. Matthew Dowle

Dr. Matthew Dowle

Acting Manager - Canberra

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Dr. Matthew Dowle

Dr. Matthew Dowle

Acting Manager - Canberra,  ACT

Matthew is a field ecologist and consultant with highly developed skills in project and time management, interpretation of scientific literature, research, field ecology, data collection and statistical analysis. He has worked in the ACT, NSW, WA, Qld and Tas, and for the Commonwealth, state and local public service and private sector.
Martin Stuart

Martin Stuart

Coffs Harbour Office Manager

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Martin Stuart

Martin Stuart

Coffs Harbour Office Manager,  NSW

Martin has worked in the natural resources management and mapping field for over 10 years. During this time, he has successfully applied his broad knowledge and experience in the principles of conservation and natural resource management and GIS to achieve practical solutions within the public and private sectors including NSW and Qld state governments, local government and internationally with Scottish Natural Heritage. He has extensive experience in project management, high level technical GIS analysis, data management, vegetation survey design and mapping.
Andrew Whitford

Andrew Whitford

Harrington Park Office Manager / Restoration Ecology Lead

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Andrew Whitford

Andrew Whitford

Harrington Park Office Manager / Restoration Ecology Lead,  NSW

Andrew is a restoration ecologist with nine years of experience who manages restoration ecology within ELA and our implementation team based in Harrington Park. In this role he has written management plans, planned and executed vegetation mapping, undertaken threatened species translocation and undertaken impact remediation and repair. He brings considerable fieldwork experience as, in addition to the five years he has spent with Logic, he worked for over four years supervising and undertaking bushland remediation and rehabilitation with The National Trust of Australia (NSW) Ltd.
Benjamin Casillas-Smith

Benjamin Casillas-Smith

Melbourne Office Manager

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Benjamin Casillas-Smith

Benjamin Casillas-Smith

Melbourne Office Manager,  WA

Ben has over 11 years’ experience in environmental assessment and environmental approvals. He has led and managed multi-disciplinary teams to undertake environmental and cumulative impact assessments, prepare environmental approvals documentation and provide strategic environmental advice for a variety of industry and sector development projects. Ben’s professional career has involved extensive work on iron ore mining projects in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, along with hard rock quarrying, oil and gas, urban development, water supply and agriculture projects across Western Australia, the Northern Territory and New South Wales.
Kalya Abbey

Kalya Abbey

Acting Mudgee Office Manager

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Kalya Abbey

Kalya Abbey

Acting Mudgee Office Manager,  NSW

Kalya's interests lie in strategic environmental and land use planning at a regional level. She project manages a range of projects from small scale local government planning requirements, through to major project approvals and operational monitoring programs. Kalya has experience in environmental regulation and compliance, environmental impact assessment, approvals and planning, mine site environmental management, project management and environmental auditing. Kalya’s experience covers a diverse range of environmental management areas and industries, including local government, mining and extractive industries, ports, coastal development, heavy industry, civil projects, water and waste management and rehabilitation.
Sophie Powrie

Sophie Powrie

Newcastle Office Manager / Acting NRM Lead

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Sophie Powrie

Sophie Powrie

Newcastle Office Manager / Acting NRM Lead,  NSW

Sophie has over ten years experience in large-scale ecological assessment, spatial data analysis and strategic planning processes. She has an extensive background in project design, implementation, reporting and facilitating outcomes on multi stakeholder projects. Sophie maintains a keen interest in innovative technological advances in remote sensing and knowledge transfer. She has experience in providing technical advice to advisory boards, private landholders, local councils and state government strategic planning.
Daniel Panickar

Daniel Panickar

Acting Perth Office Manager / Bushfire Lead - WA

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Daniel Panickar

Daniel Panickar

Acting Perth Office Manager / Bushfire Lead - WA,  WA

Daniel’s experience in environmental approvals and bushfire planning, particularly in the land development sector allow him to provide accurate, pragmatic advice regarding opportunities and constraints, and develop innovative solutions to facilitate development in potentially problematic areas.
Beth Medway

Beth Medway

Sutherland Office Manager

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Beth Medway

Beth Medway

Sutherland Office Manager,  NSW

Beth is a senior project manager with post-graduate qualifications in environmental planning, science and engineering. Beth has extensive experience managing multi-disciplinary teams for environmental planning and assessment projects. Beth has been responsible for regional studies, masterplans and management plans for catchments, riparian corridors, estuaries and greenfield areas. She has prepared environmental impact assessments and management plans for infrastructure projects. Beth is experienced in stakeholder consultation and facilitation, including community consultation.
Robert Mezzatesta

Robert Mezzatesta

Sydney Office Manager

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Robert Mezzatesta

Robert Mezzatesta

Sydney Office Manager,  NSW

Robert has over 20 years experience working in the natural resources and biodiversity sector on the application of spatial information within State Government and private industry. He has broad knowledge and experience in ecological assessment and environmental planning, the derivation of spatial information, high level technical GIS analysis, development of effective decision support tools and the innovative implementation of new technologies as they develop. Robert is an experienced project manager with a focus on the delivery of effective conservation planning solutions.