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Charles Newland

Professional Titles: Director, Newland Environmental Pty Ltd Senior Environmental Scientist Senior Botanist   Tertiary Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology), Curtin University of Technology, 1981. Honours (Environmental and Life Science), Murdoch University, 1982.   Charles has 30+ years of experience in environmental management, mining and exploration. He is the sole Director and owner of Newland Environmental Pty Ltd as well as being a part-owner and co-Director of the Cambodian company Earthborne Services (Cambodia) Co. Ltd that is based in Phnom Penh. For the past 10 years, Charles has been self-employed as an environmental scientist and botanist involved primarily with mining and exploration. Prior to that, Charles was employed for 15 years as a Senior Environmental Inspector and Regional Manager with the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum. Before joining DMP, he was employed in various environmental, mining and exploration capacities with companies such as BHP (Groote Island), CRA Exploration...

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Andrew Mitchell

Professional Titles: Rangeland Ecologist Principal Botanist Exotic Plant Specialist   Tertiary Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Honours), Agricultural Botany, Reading, UK 1972.   Andrew has 43 years of experience in land resource assessment, rangeland ecology, invasive weed assessment, vegetation monitoring, tropical and arid lands botany, mining, exploration, environmental management and historical research. He is the principal botanist to Newland Environmental and A. Holm and Associates. Andrew has worked for the past 6 years as an environmental consultant undertaking the mapping of plant communities and the identification of species, especially priority flora at mining and exploration sites. He has also authored booklets, assessed rangeland monitoring sites for pastoralist and run workshops on plant identification including two weed management training courses in Botswana on behalf of the WA Department of Agriculture. Andrew was previously employed for 13 years as a senior botanist in Darwin for the North Australian Quarantine Strategy. Prior to that,...

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Dr Shane Chalwell

Professional Titles: Principal Botanist Senior Ecologist   Tertiary Qualifications: PhD (Environmental Science), Murdoch University, 2004 (Plant communities of the Eastern Goldfields, Western Australia) Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Environmental Science), Murdoch University, 1994.   Shane is the Director and owner of Plantecology Consulting, a specialist botanical company offering services to the mining and mineral exploration, oil and gas, land development and infrastructure sectors.  Plantecology Consulting acts to complement Newland Environmental by providing high quality and robust flora and vegetation assessments at all scales throughout all bioregions of Western Australia.  Their expert botanists have a thorough understanding of relevant standards and guidelines for terrestrial flora and vegetation surveys and reporting to ensure facilitation of environmental approvals within project development timelines. Shane has extensive experience in botanical surveys throughout all regions of Western Australia including the design and management of surveys preparation of reports and presentations. Shane is expert in plant community ecology...

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Chris Jackson

Professional Titles: Senior Zoologist Environmental Scientist   Tertiary Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Molecular Biology), Sydney University, 2004. Masters of Applied Science (Ecology), Sydney University, 2006.   Chris is an experienced and versatile Senior Zoologist and Environmental Scientist who has worked throughout Australia with specific expertise in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of WA.  During the past four years he has worked as an employee and associate for Newland Environmental and more recently with Lewis Ecological Services (New South Wales).  Prior to that, he was employed as Senior Ecologist and then Principal Ecologist with Rapallo Environmental for four and a half years.  Previously, Chris worked as Project Officer, at Cumberland Ecology (Sydney) for two and a half years. Chris has particular expertise in: Ornithological, herpetological, mammal and invertebrate surveys. Targeted fauna surveys for conservation significant taxa such as the Crest-tailed Mulgara, Brush-tailed Mulgara, Pilbara Olive Python, Northern Quoll, Chudditch,...

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Gay Bradley

Professional Titles: Senior Mining Environmental Scientist Senior Ecologist Environmental Editor   Tertiary Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology with distinction), Curtin University of Technology. Masters Qualifying Year (Agricultural Science), Waite Agricultural Research Institute. Postgraduate Ecological Studies, Murdoch University. Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Editing and Proof-reading, Sackville Academy.   Gay is an experienced environmental mining practitioner combined with a postgraduate scientific research skillset, editorial qualifications and proficiency, and long-term and varied environmental consultancy experience.  She is able to review technical reports and environmental approvals considering the scientific validity, minesite practicality and regulator expectations as well as polishing a document to improve the professionalism of grammatical content and layout. Gay has been Environmental Consultant (sole trader) for the past 10 years with a variety of clients providing services that include the preparation, editing and proofing of reports such as mining proposals, mine closure plans, vegetation surveys and rehabilitation programs.  Prior to that...

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Sam Newland

Professional Titles: Senior Graphic Designer Graphic Artist   Tertiary Qualifications: Diploma of Graphic Design, Perth Technical College, 1987.   Sam is an experienced graphic artist and designer who commenced his professional life with paper and brush and has transitioned to having superb proficiencies with electronic mediums such as Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.  He also studied architecture for many years before deciding on graphic design as his chosen profession. Sam has provided the environmental and mining graphics and illustrations for Newland Environmental for the past 10 years.  He is also a graphic designer and digital printer producing commercial signage.  Previously, he worked for 10 years working in the print industry for Deluxe Colour and AARQUE as a Graphic Designer and Digital Printer, two years freelance for a publishing company Wordstars as a Graphic Designer, one year producing business directories for Local Link and four years as a Graphic...

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Patrick Burke

Professional Titles: Principal Mining Engineer Chartered Engineer   Tertiary Qualifications: BSc. (Mining), (Hons), Associate of the Royal School of Mines. (1978). South African Mine Manager’s Certificate. No. 4335, dated 10-04-87. South African Mine Overseer Certificate. No. 10958 dated 19-04-88. Western Australian First Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency. No. 558 dated 07-08-97.   Patrick is a mineral resources professional with experience in design, operational management, equipment selection and development, project estimation, safety and health regulation, emergency response, in a wide range of business environments.  He is well skilled in the technical aspects of Safety and Health regulation, Risk Assessment and Incident Investigation. Patrick has pursued a career involving both production and engineering functions. Period in South Africa included both production roles (to Section Manager) and design and costing of major projects. He carried out initial assessments on the viability of gaining access to deep lying orebodies and evaluated a number...

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