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.

Freea Itzstein-Davey - Principal Environmental Scientist

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thomas Robson - Senior Environmental Geochemist

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

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).

Gert du Plessis - Environmental Geochemist

Gert is an Environmental Geochemist with over 6 years’ experience across geoscience consulting and environmental chemistry laboratories, predominantly within the mining/resources and industrial sectors.  Gert joined MBS Environmental in 2017, prior to which he worked in commercial and specialist laboratory environments, where he was primarily involved in environmental geochemistry and analysis/interpretation of waters and soils.  His role at MBS Environmental has largely been centered on geochemical characterisation of mine wastes and ores, plus assessment for mine closure purposes including pollutant modelling in pit lakes.  Gert provides further support in the environmental/occupational health and licensing/compliance areas and is an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.

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.

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 2 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.

Liam Fell – Environmental Scientist

Liam is an environmental scientist with 5 years' of environmental consulting, management and monitoring experience within the mining sector.  He has worked at mine sites in NSW and in Canada.

Arielle Fontaine - Environmental Scientist

Arielle is an environmental scientist with over 5 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, gaining experience in numerous areas associated with ecological research and practice.

Dane Vincent - Graduate Environmental Scientist

Dane is an environmental scientist who has directed his tertiary experiences towards environmental monitoring and restoration in the mining industry.

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 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