Leading environmental and planning consultancy EMM Consulting (EMM) has announced the expansion of its professional services to clients in Canada and the appointment of James Duggleby as Director to lead local growth.

Established in 2008, EMM is at the forefront and a recognised leader of the Australian environmental consulting industry. The company’s success in establishing constructive and integrated relationships with clients has led to successfully broadening technical services as clients’ needs have evolved. The successful and sustainable growth of the company is evidenced through the organic expansion of the team to over 250 people who work across Australia, and now, in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada.

Underpinned by the company’s approach of creating opportunities, EMM welcomes James Duggleby to the role of Director. James has worked with EMM for over 5 years and is a value aligned leader. He is a Canadian based hydrogeologist with two decades of international experience in consulting and private sector roles. His leadership and ability to translate highly complex scientific concepts and data models into meaningful explanations to a variety of stakeholders is a core strength.

EMM also welcomes back environmental approvals specialist Jarred Kramer. Based in Vancouver, Jarred has managed large multi-disciplinary environmental assessments and permit applications across both British Columbia and the Yukon. Jarred has a strong reputation amongst peers and clients and is looking forward to working with James to set EMM’s Canadian foundations and further strengthen service offerings.

Commenting upon the milestone, CEO Liz Webb noted:

“The expansion into Canada represents an exciting new chapter in the company’s growth and natural evolution as a leading provider of environmental services. EMM’s purpose is to create opportunities for our clients, our people and our communities. It is exceptional to have a value aligned leader like James, whom our people and clients already know and trust, to guide and realise our local aspirations. He brings a calm presence with a combination of consulting and industry experience, coupled with an aligned vision and existing knowledge of our corporate direction, making him the ideal appointment. Coupled with Jarred, who is a leader in his own right in environmental assessments, the company has very strong value aligned leadership at the helm in Canada. Our expansion into Canada allows us to focus on providing innovative solutions to our clients existing challenges, delivering localised support and the additional advantage of being able to apply these learnings to our Australian projects”.

Director James Duggleby added:

“I am excited by the opportunity to establish and grow our presence in Canada. The prospect to combine our in-depth understanding of opportunities, challenges, and solutions from our international experience with our Canadian team’s local knowledge presents a great opportunity. I look forward to leading our continued and unrelenting commitment to our purpose of creating opportunities for our clients, community, and people, in Canada”.

The company has been incorporated as EMM Consulting Pty Limited and will service projects nationally across Canada. In addition to his role as Director, James will participate as a member of the EMM Senior Leadership Group.