EMM is led by a team of highly motivated directors, each of whom is an industry leader in their chosen field. The leadership team provides clients with distinct benefits through respected representation to stakeholders and efficient and effective project delivery. A multi-disciplinary group of close to 40 professionals, comprising environmental scientists, engineers and town planners, supports the leadership group. Our leadership team is described below.
Bob McCotter – Non-executive Chairman
BEng (Hons), Dip BldSc, FIEAust
Bob McCotter is a highly experienced environmental engineer who has completed numerous environmental assessments for a wide range of industries. He was a founding director of Mitchell McCotter and Associates and ERM Australia. He is a member of the Joint Regional Planning Panel for the Hunter.
Paul Mitchell – Managing Director
OAM, BA, MRP, MAppSc, FPIA
Paul is a highly experienced planner and environmental scientist. He has broad international experience in sustainable development, has worked on numerous assessments of major development projects and prepared strategic plans for many growing regions. He is a very experienced expert witness. Paul is a member of the Joint Regional Planning Panel for Western Sydney.
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Najah Ishac – Director and Chief Operating Officer
MEngSc, BE (Mech), MIE Aust, MAAS
Najah has almost two decades of experience in noise and vibration, and has managed a team of acoustic specialists for over 10 years. He has experience in measuring, analysing, assessing and computer modelling noise and vibration for road traffic, rail traffic, aircraft, mines, and various industrial sites.
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Luke Stewart – Director
Luke has been a successful project manager of complex multidisciplinary environmental assessments. He specialises in delivering client-focused work while managing social and environmental risk, reputation, regulatory approvals and compliance. He has driven numerous projects from initial feasibility through to project implementation.
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Brett McLennan – Director
BTP (Hons), BSc (Hons)
Brett is an environmental planner with over 15 years experience. He has prepared many strategic planning studies and has extensive experience managing environmental impact assessments for a range of projects, particularly in the mining, extractive industry and property sectors.
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Philip Towler – Associate Director
PhD, BSc (Chem (Hons))
Philip joined EMM in 2011. He has 15 years experience managing environmental programs, including preparing environmental and social impact assessments and environmental management plans around Australia and internationally. He has expertise in project management; environmental chemistry; environmental auditing and due diligence reviews; legal defence and business management.
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Duncan Peake– Associate Director
Duncan Peake has over 10 years experience in environmental impact assessment and community and stakeholder engagement in Australia, Europe and Africa. He has considerable experience in mining, extractive industries, transport, energy industry, agriculture, oil and gas and waste management.
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Robert Janssen – Regional Manager Queensland
BSc, DipBus, RABQSA Environmental Auditor
Robert is an environmental services and management professional with 17 years professional experience. This includes environmental permitting and approvals, environmental risk assessment, environmental auditing, indigenous affairs, community engagement and environmental management planning. Robert is experienced in working with legislation and previously held delegation of authority under the National Parks and Wildlife Service Act 1974 (NSW), Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (NSW), Nature Conservation Act 1992 (QLD) and the Recreation Areas Management Act 1988 (QLD).
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Oliver Muller – Associate and Senior Acoustic Scientist
Oliver is an environmental scientist with over 17 years experience in the field of environmental science and engineering, specialising in project management and environmental assessment in noise, vibration and air quality. Oliver is based in EMM’s Newcastle Office and has much consulting experience within the construction, industry and mining, as well as environmental approvals and transport. Oliver is a Member of the Australian Acoustics Society (MAAS).
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Tim Brooker – Associate, Transport Planning
Dr Tim Brooker is our TRansport Planning Services Manager. Tim has 20 years’ professional experience in project management, technical assessments and economic appraisals for road and public transport projects. This includes planning and environmental assessment reports for major road and rail projects, route options and feasibility studies and strategic transport network modelling for roads and public transport systems. He has also made detailed traffic engineering, car parking studies and road safety investigations for local government clients, and prepared of construction traffic management plans, pavement engineering and other road design work. Tim has also acted as an expert witness in court proceedings in the Land and Environment Court in NSW and the VCAT tribunal in Victoria.
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Cassandra Thompson – Associate and Senior Ecologist
BSc; MAppSc (EnvSc)
Cassie is our ecology service manager. She has consulting experience throughout NSW, the ACT and overseas. Her experience spans all stages of ecological and environmental assessment, management and monitoring under the NSW and Commonwealth planning system. Cassie has led a range of assessments from small developments through to large-scale major infrastructure and natural resource projects. She is a qualified Biobanking Assessor with experience in the identification and assessment of offsets, with a wealth of experience in fauna sensitive design.