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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Andrew Morison

Andrew Morison

Director, Client Strategy

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Andrew Morison

Andrew Morison

Director, Client Strategy,  NSW

Andrew Morison is one of the co-founders of Eco Logical Australia and Director of Client Strategy across Eco Logical Australia and Coffey. Andrew has worked in and with a range of government agencies, the private sector and numerous consultancies. He has prepared policies, strategies, planning instruments and management plans for both State and Local Government. Andrew has extensive experience in the preparation and management of a range of strategies and assessments across NSW, Qld and WA. In addition, he has expert facilitation skills, having developed and performed presentations, workshops, consultation processes and negotiations with industry, government authorities, community interest groups, project staff and other specialists.
Steven House

Steven House

Senior Principal Consultant

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Steven House

Steven House

Senior Principal Consultant,  NSW

Steven has extensive experience in strategic environmental planning with a focus on integrating ecological and bushfire requirements in urban environments. Steven works closely with clients and project teams to develop innovative solutions for often complex sites and works with government regulators to obtain practical and timely approvals. In addition to site-based projects, he has worked on a number of regional environmental planning assessments and developed vegetation maps, spatial flora and fauna habitat models and decision support tools.
Robert Cawley

Robert Cawley

Acting Office Manager - Armidale

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Robert Cawley

Robert Cawley

Acting Office Manager - Armidale,  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

Office Manager - Austinmer

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Brendan Dowd

Brendan Dowd

Office Manager - Austinmer,  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

Office Manager - Brisbane

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Miles Yeates

Miles Yeates

Office Manager - Brisbane,  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 Office Manager - Canberra

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Dr. Matthew Dowle

Dr. Matthew Dowle

Acting Office 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

Office Manager - Coffs Harbour

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Martin Stuart

Martin Stuart

Office Manager - Coffs Harbour,  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

Office Manager - Harrington Park & Lead - Restoration Ecology

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Andrew Whitford

Andrew Whitford

Office Manager - Harrington Park & Lead - Restoration Ecology,  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

Office Manager - Melbourne

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Benjamin Casillas-Smith

Benjamin Casillas-Smith

Office Manager - Melbourne,  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 Office Manager - Mudgee

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Kalya Abbey

Kalya Abbey

Acting Office Manager - Mudgee,  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

Office Manager - Newcastle & Lead - NRM

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Sophie Powrie

Sophie Powrie

Office Manager - Newcastle & Lead - NRM,  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 Office Manager - Perth

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Daniel Panickar

Daniel Panickar

Acting Office Manager - Perth,  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.
Robert Mezzatesta

Robert Mezzatesta

Office Manager - Sydney

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Robert Mezzatesta

Robert Mezzatesta

Office Manager - Sydney,  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.