Kristy Sell - Managing Director

Kristy is an environmental scientist with over 18 years’ experience in environmental management for the mining and resource industries. Kristy has been involved in all aspects associated with exploration, mining, processing and refining in Australian and International projects. 

Alan Wright - Principal Consultant

Alan is a geoscientist with more than 30 years’ experience in the water and mining industry, with a particular interest in mine closure planning and integrated mine water management.

Spencer Shute - Principal Consultant

Spencer is an approvals specialist/environmental scientist with over 17 years of experience gained in Australia and internationally, within the public and private sectors. He specialises in the management of approvals for resource and infrastructure projects, focussing on best-for-project outcomes.

Dave Allen - Principal Environmental Geochemist

Dave is an environmental geochemist with over 30 years’ experience working as an analytical and soil chemist in the fields of both agriculture and environmental soil management.

Michael North - Principal Environmental Geochemist

Michael has over 17 years' experience across analytical, environmental, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry as well as occupational hygiene.  He possesses further background at the University level in geology and soil science and materials science.

David O'Brien - Senior Environmental Scientist

David is an environmental scientist with over 15 years’ experience in information management and technology within the resources sector. Experience having been gained in on-site operational environmental management and pipeline construction.

Elizabeth Mason - Senior Environmental Scientist

Elizabeth is an environmental scientist with over 12 years’ experience in environmental management in the mining and manufacturing industries.

Freea Itzstein-Davey - Senior Environmental Scientist

Freea has advanced environmental expertise with 15 years’ experience in a variety of roles both in Australia and internationally; including consulting, research and government.

Michael Dufty - Senior Environmental Engineer

Michael is an environmental engineer with over 15 years’ experience in environmental management for the mining and resource industries.

Karen Ganza - Senior Environmental Engineer

Karen has more than 10 years’ experience in the mining industry, including includes seven years in open cut and underground mining and mineral processing in copper, gold, lateritic nickel and cobalt ores, prior to further specialisation in environmental management.  This has proved a valuable technical background in her subsequent environmental consulting role since 2004 at MBS.

Kirsi Kauhanen - Senior Environmental Scientist

Kirsi has 10 years' of experience in environmental consulting and scientific research, working with projects in mining and mineral processing, oil and gas, basic raw materials (sand, gravel, limestone, and rock), horticulture and other land development sectors industries in Western Australia.

Jonathon Barker - Senior Environmental Scientist

Jonathon has over 15 years’ experience in a variety of roles both in Australia and internationally working predominately on large scale resource and infrastructure projects.

Jess Li - Senior Environmental Scientist

Jess has 10 years' experience across operations in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, includes practical environmental management in open cut iron ore and gold operations, as well as construction support services to oil and gas projects. 


Thomas Robson- Environmental Geochemist Level 2

Thomas is an interdisciplinary Environmental Scientist (Environmental Geochemistry specialist) with eight years postgraduate experience in industry problem-solving, focusing on projects relevant to mining and environmental contamination.


Talia Warda - Environmental Scientist

Talia is an environmental scientist with over 5 years' working as a consultant, working on a wide variety of projects related to pipeline construction, mining and extractive industries in Western Australia.


Jacob Azzarello - Environmental Scientist

Jacob is an environmental scientist with over 5 years’ experience working in Australia and internationally.  Jacob has been involved in a wide variety of projects related to onshore and offshore infrastructure developments (e.g. wind farms, tidal arrays, HVDC cable routes), mining, and exploration.

Gert du Plessis - Environmental Geochemist

Gert is a graduate environmental geochemist whose areas of study included applied and analytical chemistry with particular focus on environmental chemistry and occupational hygiene.


Richard Olsen - Geospatial Scientist

Richard is a geospatial scientist with specific interests in GIS and environmental management. Richards areas of research and experience include GIS based multiple criteria analysis for small scale renewable energy systems, natural resource management and hydrological modelling.

Julia White - Graduate Environmental Scientist

Julia is a graduate environmental scientist whose areas of study included ecology and wildlife biology, and environmental conservation, management and restoration.

Julia has worked in the Natural Resource Management industry in Western Australia and, since joining MBS Environmental, has worked on a variety of projects in the mining and resource industry in Western Australia and Africa.

Stephanie Stack - Graduate Environmental Scientist

Stephanie is a graduate environmental scientist with two years’ experience at an operational mine site in remote western NSW.  She has gained experience in a range of areas associated with exploration, mining, and mineral processing.

Diane Sims - Office Manager

Diane is a dedicated, efficient and hardworking office administration professional with over 16 years’ experience in the field. During that time I have worked in multiple business units and roles. 

Diane is the office contact should you have any queries.

Amanda Hawkins - Accounts