Welcome
Wednesday 26th September 2018

Committee

Jason Drake, Sirius

Jason is a Principal Engineer with Sirius, providing specialist contaminated land and ground gas support to engineers in the Leeds office, as well as designing, managing and reporting investigations for a wide range of clients.  Jason is a Chartered Scientist and Qualified Person.

Prior to joining Sirius in 2011, Jason had previously worked for NHBC, City of York Council, Atkins and AIG.  Jason has also been a member of the steering ground of the North West Brownfield Regeneration Forum, and is particularly interested in encouraging new entrants to the industry.



Jenny Lightfoot, Arup



Liz Hart, Lithos Consulting - LEEDS



Duncan Scott, Vertase FLI Ltd

Duncan is Technical Manager at Vertase FLI Ltd. He is a Chartered Geologist, Chartered Scientist and a UK Registered Ground Engineering Professional. Key areas of experience include risk assessment for soil and groundwater contamination, remediation options appraisal and remediation implementation. Since completing a PhD in groundwater remediation at the University of Nottingham in 2006, Duncan has worked on numerous site investigation and remediation projects across the UK in both technical and managerial roles. Most recently, Duncan has specialised in the remediation of landfill sites to enable redevelopment of the land for housing and other infrastructure.



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.



Dr Peter Knight, Tata Steel

Peter is currently Stranded Asset Programme Manager at Tata Steel delivering sustainable and responsible management of its legacy sites throughout Europe. He has over 17 years technical and research experience in the contaminated land and brownfield sector. 

Prior to joing Tata Steel Peter worked as Senior Scientist at Jacobs for 5 years undertaking a wide variety of regeneration projects in the North of England.

Peter has 7 years regulator experience as contaminated Land Officer for Sheffield City Council where he was responsible for the development and implementation of Sheffield City Council's Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy. His role as Contaminated Land Officer involved managing the investigation design, determination and remediation of one of the first sites to be designated under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Peter is a Chartered Member of Institution of Water and Environmental Management,  a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Environmentalist

 

 



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.