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.

Freea Itzstein-Davey - Principal Consultant

Freea has advanced environmental expertise with 18 years’ experience in a variety of roles both in Australia and internationally; including consulting, research and government.

Spencer Shute - Principal Consultant

Spencer is an accomplished Environmental Approvals Manager with over 20 years' of experience in a variety of roles both in Australia and internationally.  He has been involved in the delivery of approvals for a diversity of projects including resource projects, linear infrastructure projects (roads, rail, pipelines) and marine infrastructure projects (ports, wharves, jetties, wind farms and seawalls).

Sue Brand - Principal Consultant

Sue has worked in the environmental field since 1996 as an academic in the TAFE sector and as a consultant. She joined MBS Environmental in 2020, bringing with her a diverse array of knowledge and experience that can be applied to projects across a range of environmental contexts including land development, mining, industry, as well as state and local government.

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.

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.

Michael Dufty - Senior Environmental Engineer

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

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.

Terryn Giltay - Senior Environmental Scientist

Terryn has over 11 years’ experience in Environmental Management, providing advice and guidance on environmental aspects within the exploration and mining resource sector of Western Australia.  She has worked in the commodities of bauxite, iron ore and gold and has practical knowledge in the development, implementation and management of on-site operations.

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. 

Leo Boynton – Senior Environmental Scientist

Leo has 10 years' of experience as an environmental professional in Western Australia working predominantly in major construction projects across WA Infrastructure, including Road and Rail, Oil and Gas, Mining and Ports. Major projects include NorthLink Central Section, Perth new Stadium Station, BHPIOP Port Hedland Inner and Outer Harbour Projects, Gorgon General Utilities LNG, Yandi Crushing Facility and Conveyors and Cape Lambert Port B Expansion.

Justine Hyams - Senior Approvals Consultant

Justine is a highly skilled project manager and regulatory compliance professional with over 25 years’ experience in a wide range of industries. With a background in aviation, roads engineering, high pressure gas pipeline construction and project management, Justine has worked for a number of the world’s largest construction companies, Local Governments and the private sector.

Elliott Duncan - Environmental Geochemist

Elliott joined MBS Environmental in 2020 and has worked extensively on environmental chemistry related projects in the fields of marine science, agriculture and environmental remediation.  Elliott possesses significant expertise in environmental and analytical chemistry, specifically the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients, trace elements and contaminants in marine and terrestrial environments.  In addition, he also has considerable experience working in environmental laboratories, particularly in the analysis and determination of nutrients, trace elements and contaminants in water, soils and biota using a variety of analytical techniques (e.g. ICP-MS/OES; AAS; CNS).

Louise Crawley - Environmental Geochemist

Louise is an Environmental Geochemist with 2 years' experience completing contaminated site investigations within Western Australia. She has particular interest in soil chemistry and is currently developing her expertise in Acid and Metalliferous Drainage (AMD) and geochemical waste characterisations.  In addition, Louise has over eight years' experience as a Laboratory Analyst working in the oil and gas industry in Western Australia.

Greg Lekmine - Environmental Geochemist

Greg is an Environmental Geochemist with expertise in soil and groundwater geochemistry/hydrodynamics, and environmental geophysics.  Greg has 10 years’ research experience in soils and groundwater contamination in France and Western Australia.

Kat Partridge- Environmental Scientist

Kat is an environmental scientist with over 6 years’ experience in the environmental industry, having worked across construction, oil and gas and consulting. She has worked providing environmental advice and guidance for the compliance of on-site operations within the construction and oil and gas sectors and has extensive experience in environmental monitoring in a variety of disciplines.  Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Ecology Specialisation) degree that she is currently undertaking.

Avril Crawford - Environmental Scientist

Avril is an Environmental Scientist with over 4 years' experience in both mining and consulting and joined the MBS team in 2021.  Avril started her career as a graduate environmental advisor at a gold mine south of Kalgoorlie, giving her experience in minesite environmental management, conducting site waste audits and environmental inspections, water monitoring, and minesite rehabilitation.

Talia Warda - Environmental Scientist

Talia is an environmental scientist with over 6 years' working as a consultant.  She has worked with a wide variety of projects related to pipeline construction, mining and extractive industries.

Dane Vincent - Graduate Environmental Scientist

Dane is an environmental scientist who has a particular interest in environmental monitoring and restoration in the mining industry. Prior to joining MBS Environmental in October 2020, he completed a vacation program, based onsite, within a copper/gold mining operation, gaining practical experience in regulatory compliance monitoring, data analysis and environmental reporting.

Laura Damasceno - Graduate Spatial Scientist

Laura joined MBS Environmental in September 2020 and has previous GIS experience.

Diane Sims - Office Manager

Diane is a dedicated, efficient and hardworking office administration professional with over 20 years’ experience in the field. During that time she has worked in multiple business units and roles. Please contact Diane should you have any queries about MBS.

Amanda Hawkins - Accounts