Thursday 22nd February 2018


Ann Barker, City of Bradford MDC

Ann has 20 years experience in contaminated land investigation and management in both consultancy and local authority regulation. She also works with organisations such as YAHPAC (Yorkshire & Humberside Pollution Advisory Council) and Environmental Protection UK to: raise the profile of land quality work and local authority regulatory issues at local, regional and national level; facilitate support networks, training and skills development; and improve communications across the land quality sector. Ann can be contacted on ann.barker@bradford.gov.uk.

Zoe Cooper, Environmental Scientifics Group

Zoe has over 10 years experience in the environmental laboratory sector working as Business Development Manager.

Zoe's key focus is on the needs and expectations of clients from initial contact and project set up to the final report; and the development of long term business partnerships.

For more information contact Zoe on zoe.cooper@esg.co.uk

Nicola Power, Freeths LLP

Nicola Power is a senior solicitor specialising in environmental law at Freeths LLP, a large national law firm, though she began her career as an engineering consultant working in geotechnical and environmental engineering before training as a lawyer. She has particular legal experience in dealing with risks and liabilities on brownfield redevelopments and contaminated sites and advising on environmental permitting and waste regulation. Nicola is part of a specialist environmental team at Freeths, recognised nationally for their expertise, particularly in relation to the law around protected species and habitats in planning and development situations.

Orna O'Toole, NHBC

Orna has a primary degree in Earth Sciences from the National University of Ireland (Galway) and a masters degree in Environmental Engineering from Queens University Belfast. She first moved to the UK to work with the British Geological Society as part of her masters dissertation.

Orna worked for the Environment Agency from 2000 - 2004 as a hydrogeologist within the Dales area and then as the area Contaminated Land Officer.

Orna has been working with NHBC since 2004, where she is part of a team that is responsible for ensuring that new housing schemes comply with the contaminated land requirements of NHBC Standards and Building Regulations.

Orna is involved in the NHBCs Land Quality Endorsement scheme, whereby Brownfield sites are assessed against NHBCs technical requirements for contamination and geotechnical aspects prior to the sale to a developer, thereby giving both the landowner and future developer comfort over NHBC's view of the site.

Dominic Daly, Entec

Dominic is a Principal Environmental Consultant with Entec and has over thirteen years experience working on a wide range of environmental projects. Key areas of expertise include contaminated land investigation, risk assessment and remediation and due diligence audits.

He has had responsibility for the project management and completion of a wide range of Phase I and Phase II investigations and has undertaken work for clients from numerous industry sectors and disciplines including various military sites, chemical facilities, pharmaceutical works, steel works, power generation facilities, former collieries, business parks and fuel storage facilities.

Dominic has an in depth knowledge of health and safety legislation and its incorporation into environmental projects. He is also a member of the Association for Project Safety and is included on their register of CDM Co-ordinators.

Peter Knight, Tata Steel

Eleanor Walker, Atkins

Eleanor is a Principal Consultant and Team Leader at Atkins with 13 years' consultancy experience in contaminated land assessment and remediation. She specialises in the field of human health risk assessment, and has undertaken and managed numerous human health and controlled waters risk assessments on a range of sites across the UK. Eleanor is also a member of the Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA) and is actively involved in the Groundwater Vapour Modelling Sub Group, which is developing UK-specific generic assessment criteria to assess vapour inhalation risks from groundwater.