Tim has practised in the management of land and water resources since graduating in 1984. He has a solid technical background and considerable regulatory experience, and has worked extensively on environmental management in the resources and infrastructure sector.
His technical skills and practical experience provide Tim with the essential requirements to undertake planning studies, impact assessment and environmental audits for resource and infrastructure development projects. Tim routinely works with specialists from other disciplines to integrate their work into major project planning and design. He has extensive consultative and negotiation experience with the public regulatory agencies.
In his capacity as major project advisor, Tim has provided independent environmental planning and management services to several major resource development projects (metalliferous, coal, mineral sands, rare earths, coal seam gas, urban land development, and transport, power and telecommunications utilities). He has provided expert services to mining houses, Indigenous land holders, Pastoral Companies, and Federal and State Government.
His practical experience in the resources sector covers all project stages, from feasibility, commissioning and operations through to closure. Tim was Principal Environmental Advisor to Thiess for several mining coal mining related projects from 1996 to 2006, and Kagara Ltd’s Queensland projects from 2001 to about 2012 ahead of Kagara entering Administration.
Tim also has regulatory experience gained while working in the Queensland Department of Mines (formerly the Administering Authority), and post-graduate qualifications relevant to mine rehabilitation and extensive industry experience. He has experience throughout Australia and overseas in South East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Italy.
Tim is a Certified Lead Auditor (Environmental) (No. 13704), a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC Certificate No. 2723), and a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP Certificate No. 002) and a past member of the Federal Ministerial Great Barrier Reef Consultative Committee (2005-2007).