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. 

Peter Shipley - General Manager

Peter is an experienced Operations/Project Manager and Environmental Scientist with over 20 years' of diversified professional experience that has served the mining, oil & gas, and infrastructure sectors, as well as financial institutions, government agencies and private landowners in Australia, Canada, and the USA.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rhona Wardman - Senior Environmental Scientist

Rhona is an environmental scientist with over 15 years’ experience in contaminated sites assessment, remediation and environmental management for the mining industry.  Rhona has been involved in environmental management of exploration, greenfields mining project construction and mining operations for several base metal projects in Western Australia.

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

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.

Gert du Plessis - Environmental Geochemist

Gert is an environmental geochemist whose areas of study included applied and analytical chemistry with particular focus on environmental chemistry and occupational hygiene within commercial and specialist laboratory environments. He also has geochemical characterisation, rehabilitation projects, health hazard assessment/dangerous goods classifications of materials to satisfy requirements for transport by land and sea.

Julia White - Environmental Scientist

Julia is a 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 - Environmental Scientist

Stephanie is a 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.


Richard Olsen - Geospatial Scientist

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

Gary Asmaryan - Graduate Environmental Geochemist

Gary is a graduate environmental geochemist with over two years’ experience in geological mapping and interpretation. He has been involved in a wide variety of projects throughout Australia, Asia, and New Zealand related to geological exploration and data processing both at a research level and at a practical level, developing expertise in both oil and gas and hard rock exploration.

Arielle Fontaine - Graduate Environmental Scientist

Arielle is a graduate environmental scientist with over five years’ experience in mine site rehabilitation. She has been involved in a wide variety of projects throughout Western Australia related to mine site rehabilitation both at a research level and at a practical level, developing expertise in numerous areas associated with ecological research and practice.

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 she has worked in multiple business units and roles. Please contact Diane should you have any queries about MBS.

Amanda Hawkins - Accounts