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 he has worked extensively on environmental management in the resources and infrastructure sector. His practical experience in the resources sector covers all project stages, from feasibility, commissioning and operations through to closure, and he has been the Principal Environmental Advisor for Thiess, Kagara and Cape Flattery Silica Mine. His technical skills and practical experience provide Tim with the essential requirements to undertake planning studies, impact assessment and environmental audits.
Tim routinely works with specialists from other disciplines to integrate their work into major project planning and design. He has led numerous multi-disciplinarian teams; developed scope of works and budgets for various specialists (ecological, engineering, hydrogeological, geochemistry, air quality, social and cultural sciences and aquatic sciences); performed as client representative in reviewing reports against scope (for multiple disciplines); and has prepared and been accountable for statutory documentation that incorporates information from specialists’ reports.
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 governments. He has prepared expert witness reports and provided testimony to various courts (including Planning and Environment, Land, Magistrates and District Courts).
Tim has extensive consultative and negotiation experience with the public regulatory agencies. He also has regulatory experience gained while working in the Queensland Department of Mines, and post-graduate qualifications relevant to mine rehabilitation, and extensive industry experience throughout Australia and overseas in South East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Italy.
Tim is a Certified Lead Auditor (Environmental) (#13704), a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC #2723), a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP #002), and a past member of the Federal Ministerial Great Barrier Reef Consultative Committee.