The Executive

Our Executive team is made up of passionate and experienced professionals dedicated to making a difference.

Members of the Executive have worked at all levels of government and within the commercial sector, and lead the way in developing policies, procedures and strategies across our key sectors.

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Mark Adams

Mark Adams

CEO

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Mark Adams

Mark Adams

CEO,  NSW

Mark is CEO of Eco Logical Australia and has over 25 years' experience as an environmental planner in both government and private industry. Mark holds a Masters of Environmental Law and 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.
Warren McGrath

Warren McGrath

Head of Strategy

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Warren McGrath

Warren McGrath

Head of Strategy,  NSW

Warren is an environmental scientist of over 20 years’ experience in State, Territory and Federal environmental planning and approvals and compliance. He has lead multi-disciplinary teams for environmental impact assessments and development of management programs for mining, urban development and linear infrastructure projects. Warren regularly provides advice on current policy and agency expectations in environmental protection and biodiversity conservation. He has a background in ecological restoration in WA and has overseen several revegetation mine rehabilitation trials and projects. As Head of Strategy, Warren makes recommendations to the Executive and oversees initiatives in regard to the maintenance of quality services to clients, growth of technical capacity and capability, sales, marketing, business development, and strategic opportunities.
Garry Straughton

Garry Straughton

Regional Operations Manager - Qld, WA and NT

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Garry Straughton

Garry Straughton

Regional Operations Manager - Qld, WA and NT ,  SA

Garry is a senior hydrogeologist in the Eco Logical Australia Water Team. He has a passion for working with clients to better understand the risks faced when projects interact groundwater and surface water (too much, too little, low quality, effects to third parties). Garry is skilled at development of strategies to better understand and work with water on projects, and help stakeholders recognise the value of water in the environment. Garry’s key competencies lie in environmental approvals (baseline studies and impact assessments), water supply exploration studies and compliance monitoring.
Beth Medway

Beth Medway

Regional Operations Manager - Sydney Metro

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Beth Medway

Beth Medway

Regional Operations Manager - Sydney Metro ,  NSW

Beth is a principal environmental consultant with over 25 years’ experience in government and consulting roles. Beth’s qualifications in environmental science, planning, engineering and change management provide a strong foundation for her extensive experience in strategic planning, environmental impact assessment, stakeholder engagement and compliance. Beth manages ELA’s Sydney Metropolitan Region and is pragmatic and approachable.
Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray

Regional Operations Manager - Regional NSW/ACT

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Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray

Regional Operations Manager - Regional NSW/ACT,  NSW

Rachel is a senior consultant for Eco Logical Australia’s Mudgee office and Regional Manager for regional NSW and ACT operations. She is an experienced planning and approvals specialist with an Honours degree in Environmental Management (Sustainable Development) from the University of Queensland. She has an extensive background in mining and undertaking environmental impact assessments and managing approvals processes. Rachel has well developed project management skills. Reviews of environmental factors, Plans of Management and environmental approvals projects are where Rachel’s skills and talents are found. She is a strong communicator and enjoys interacting with clients and their stakeholders to deliver projects. Rachel’s passions lie in working with her clients to help solve their environmental issues and works to ensure sustainable outcomes for the projects she works on.
Dr. Meredith Henderson

Dr. Meredith Henderson

Regional Office Manager SA/Vic, Acting National Discipline Lead – Ecology & Impact Assessment, & Principal Ecologist

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Dr. Meredith Henderson

Dr. Meredith Henderson

Regional Office Manager SA/Vic, Acting National Discipline Lead – Ecology & Impact Assessment, & Principal Ecologist,  NSW

Meredith is principal ecologist in Eco Logical Australia’s Wollongong Office, with over 25 years of survey, impact assessment and research experience. Meredith has worked in a range of sectors and on a broad range of projects. She has a PhD degree in terrestrial ecology. Meredith has spent many years designing and carrying out ecological surveys in NSW, Victoria and SA and she combines this with her passion for assisting clients with an astute knowledge of legislation and approvals. She is interested in the fine balance between providing certainty for conservation and development especially in contested landscape. With her regional team, she helps ELA’s clients make critical decisions about the environment.
Ross Brown

Ross Brown

Financial Controller

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Ross Brown

Ross Brown

Financial Controller,  NSW

Ross is a financial professional CPA and MBA qualified with a proven track record in managing the financial affairs for both private and public sector entities including the preparation of financial statements, tax returns, business analysis, system implementation and management reporting. He is capable of working independently with strengths in identifying and resolving business problems, managing finance teams, analysing business results, developing internal controls and ensuring reporting and taxation deadlines are met. Ross’s management style is focused on the organisation's financial goals, delivering accurate financial advice to management in a timely and structured manner.
Sue Nichols

Sue Nichols

Manager - People and Culture

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Sue Nichols

Sue Nichols

Manager - People and Culture,  NSW

Sue has enjoyed in excess of 20 years generalist human resources experience, across several industries including manufacturing, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical, banking, consulting and construction. Prior to joining Eco Logical Australia, Sue was employed as the manufacturing site based Human Resources Manager, for a multinational corporation in the FMCG sector. Sue’s generalist human resources experience spans across the full spectrum of the human resources discipline, including employee relations, industrial relations, recruitment, and occupational health & safety.
Steve Dimitriadis

Steve Dimitriadis

Business Systems Manager

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Steve Dimitriadis

Steve Dimitriadis

Business Systems Manager,  NSW

Steve manages the development and deployment of information and technological systems at Eco Logical Australia with the goal of maximising effectiveness for consulting staff. Steve is responsible for the delivery of products and services to seek out and champion innovation and facilitate efficient information and communication platforms across the company.
Michael Devenish

Michael Devenish

Commercial Manager

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Michael Devenish

Michael Devenish

Commercial Manager,  QLD

Michael is a finance professional chartered accountant with extensive experience in several industries including professional services, transport infrastructure and media and communications. Michael is responsible for the continued improvement in the commercial and operational performance of Eco Logical Australia.
Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh

Acting Regional Operations Manager SA/VIC, Manager Northern NSW (Coffs Harbour and Armidale Offices) & Principal Consultant, NRM

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Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh

Acting Regional Operations Manager SA/VIC, Manager Northern NSW (Coffs Harbour and Armidale Offices) & Principal Consultant, NRM,  NSW

Andrew has 19 years of experience in environmental and heritage management across Australia, as an environmental consultant and in various government roles. His technical focus has been on planning and approvals, invasive species management, conservation, restoration ecology, environmental impact assessment and mine closure and rehabilitation. Over his career, he has developed significant experience in senior leadership, effective stakeholder engagement and project management, focusing on delivering high quality solutions. One of his strengths is developing and maintaining long-term relationships with staff, clients, regulators and other stakeholders based on trust, integrity and mutually beneficial outcomes. For the last four years, Andrew has been the Project Manager for the $16M Lord Howe Island Rodent Eradication Project. The project was one of the largest single conservation actions undertaken in NSW. Prior to this role, Andrew has 8 years’ experience consulting experience, leading a diverse team of environmental scientists, ecologists and planners across five offices in North Queensland and the Northern Territory. As a consultant, Andrew has delivered a range of technically diverse projects for a variety of clients across most Australian States and Territories. Sectors include Conservation, Defence, Resources and Energy, Transport and Property. Andrew also worked for a number of years as a supervising quarantine and export inspector for the Australian Quarantine and inspection Service preventing and monitoring for exotic invasive species.