In an effort to further cement our ability to properly serve our clients, EMM is pleased to announce the formation of a new Construction Environmental Management team – one dedicated to providing practical and experienced staff to infrastructure and development projects all across the country. All of these priorities are of critical importance, and they can only be achieved by way of a team staffed by the right people for the right task at precisely the right time.

That’s a large part of why EMM is so pleased to announce several exceptional new hires including David Bone, who will be joining EMM as both an Associate Director and National Technical Leader for Construction Environmental Management.

David Bone – National Technical Leader for Construction Environmental Management

David’s storied career dates back more than three decades. Since receiving his Associate Diploma in Applied Science from Northern Rivers CAE (now Southern Cross University), he’s worked as a government authorised independent Environmental Representative for major highways and other infrastructure, a manager, a lead environmental auditor and more. The breadth of his experience covers not only construction but also the mining and extractive industries and he’s played a crucial role in commercial development both in Australia and around the world.

“The move to EMM Consulting begins an exciting new chapter in my career – one where I can now focus more on the development of a team of experienced construction environmental managers to support the rapidly expanding infrastructure developments rolling out in Australia. After 30 years in the environmental industry spent largely in the field, on construction and mining sites in the Asia Pacific Region, I am deeply excited about being involved in the next phase of infrastructure projects in this country.”

-David Bone

Jeremy Slattery – Associate

Jeremy Slattery brings with him 20 years of solid experience in the environmental fields. His fields of special environmental expertise include but are not limited to environmental auditing and compliance, construction environmental management, project set-up, preparation and implementation of management plans, consultation with government, and Environmental Representative roles on major projects. He spent the last several years working as a senior environmental adviser for a Tier 1 contractor on a major infrastructure project and senior government environmental officer, before joining the EMM family in mid-2018.

Mark Trudgett – Associate

Mark has worked as an environmental scientist for over 17 years, with experience in not only the provision of infrastructure environmental approvals, but also impact assessment and environmental management as well. Over the course of his career, he has worked for Sydney Motorways Corporation in the delivery of a major infrastructure project. He has also delivered the post-approval documentation for five major highways and motorway projects for Tier 1 contractors. Furthermore, he has over a decade of experience preparing environmental impact assessment documentation for various infrastructure projects across the country.

Darren Maxwell – Senior

Darren brings more than 20 years of experience to his role as Senior Ecologist with EMM in Queensland. He has worked across restoration design and planning, flora and fauna surveying, vegetation mapping, protected plant surveying, environmental regulatory compliance, species management plans, and weed hygiene assessments.

Most significantly, Darren has worked on projects including three years conducting pre-clearance field ecology survey project monitoring/contractor compliance and restoration planning for the Australia Pacific LNG Project. Even more recently, Darren worked on the entire 450km length of the Carmichael Rail corridor for Adani completing ecological and protected plant surveys.

Brendan Rice – Senior

Finally, we have Brendan Rice. Over the last 13 years, he’s managed numerous projects as a consultant and spent a great deal of time in on-site secondment environmental officer roles, including at Port Stephens Council. Over time, he’s completed environmental inspections and auditing operations.  He has also assisted in the development and deployment of the EMS and response to environmental incidents.

Thanks to EMM’s long history and large footprint, it has the capacity to manage all aspects of the construction project phase – from approvals to management planning, licensing, tender advice and support, project startup, pre-construction, construction, post-construction and beyond. With recent additions like these, EMM is in a better position than ever to guarantee more value and better outcomes for clients all across Australia for years to come.

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