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Our People

Landserv professionals are all tertiary qualified in environmental engineering / science or related disciplines, with skills in geology, ecology, marine science, landscape architecture, environmental horticulture and conservation ecology. They have a wealth of technical field experience, working on both large and small scale environmental site assessment, management and auditing projects.

Landserv professionals are well-known and respected in the environmental management industry and are active members of the following professional associations:

  • Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Association (ACLCA)
  • Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association (VPELA)
  • Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ)
  • Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA)
  • Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA)
  • Geelong Chamber of Commerce (GCC)
  • Geelong Business Club (GBC)
  • Certified Environmental Practitioners (CEnvP)
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

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Damien Chappell Managing Director

Damien has been Landserv’s Managing Director since 2007. He is an Environmental Scientist and Geologist with twenty five years of professional experience managing environmental businesses and implementing, managing and directing a variety of environmental projects including contaminated land and groundwater investigations and remediation; landfill monitoring, risk assessment and reporting; environmental auditing; environmental management plans and systems; and environmental impact and land use capability assessments.

He has applied his experience to ports, coastal / marine environments, Defence facilities, industrial and petroleum facilities, landfills, industrial land redevelopment projects and greenfield development projects. Damien is a Certified Environmental Professional (CEnvP), Exemplar Global certified Auditor (EMS) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Nick Mara General Manager

Nick is currently the General Manager of Landserv. A Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) with the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ), Nick has over 18 years of consulting experience in the fields of environmental site assessment, site remediation, groundwater investigation, waste services and project management.

This broad range of experience has resulted from working within all states of Australia, ranging from large-scale assessment and remediation of major fuel terminals, to environmental assessment of small to medium development sites subject to statutory environmental audits.

Further to his strong analytical and project management skills, Nick has extensive practical experience in EPA compliance requirements for Landfills.

Nick recently completed a review of non compliance environmental issues associated with a Knox City Council Landfill and is currently acting in an advisory role to Council to achieve compliance.

Ryan Edwards Senior Environmental Scientist

Ryan is a Senior Environmental Scientist with over 8 years professional experience as an environmental consultant. Ryan has worked on and managed many projects ranging from large scale statutory environmental audits to smaller soil and groundwater investigation and remediation projects.

His experience ranges from environmental due diligence, phase 1 & 2 environmental site assessment, remediation, data analysis and interpretation, as well as liaising with and managing clients, contractors and auditors.

Ryan has also been responsible for technical reviews and the collation and dissemination of advice across a range of site assessment and remediation programs on petrochemical, industrial, landfill and agricultural sites.

Samantha Walsh Environmental Scientist

Samantha is an Environmental Scientist with four years of professional experience. Her skills and competencies include: contaminated land investigations, phase I & II environmental site assessments, site suitability assessments, EPA license compliance monitoring and reporting, environmental monitoring programs, report writing and review, preparation and implementation of occupational health and safety plans, field assessments including soil, groundwater, surface water and gas sampling.

She also has experience in: underground tank removal, management and supervision of environmental drilling, groundwater and gas monitoring well installations, data analysis and management, experimental design, creation and management; and administration of GIS and database.

She has applied these skills to construction sites ranging from large to small scale, landfills, industrial sites, petrochemical sites and varying other private and government sites. Samantha commenced her current role at Landserv in July 2013.

Darren Pendergast Senior Environmental Scientist

Darren has more than 13 years of consulting experience in the fields of environmental site assessment, site remediation, groundwater investigation, waste services and project management. Many of the environmental assessment projects Darren has worked on have been for the purposes of Statutory Environmental Audits.

Further to his strong analytical and project management skills, Darren has extensive practical experience in EPA requirements and local government authority needs. He also has a broad knowledge of the complexity of local government processes, particularly procurement and approvals.

Andrew Wigley Senior Environmental Scientist

Andrew is an Environmental Scientist with more than 10 years experience as an environmental consultant and chemist, with professional experience in environmental management, environmental assessment and project management. Recent experience with Landserv has seen Andrew work in the Land and Groundwater work group contributing to contamination assessment, site suitability and landfill gas risk assessment projects.

Andrew has worked on and managed projects ranging from large scale statutory environmental audits to smaller soil and groundwater investigation and remediation projects.

He has extensive field experience, specifically in environmental drilling, well installation monitoring, sampling, data collection and walk over site assessments.

Andrew has strong report writing skills and experience in data analysis and interpretation, liaising with and managing contractors and auditors, preparing proposals and undertaking detailed environmental site assessments.

Amy Ha Business Administrator

Amy is currently the Business Administrator at Landserv, overseeing the Integrated Management System which includes all areas of Quality, OHS, and Environmental Management. Amy is an Environmental Engineer graduated from RMIT University, and is also completing her Masters of Business Administration at Victoria University.

Before joining Landserv in 2012, she had successfully founded and managed a small business, worked as an assistant manager for an international construction company, and as an environmental engineer for a water management firm.

Amy brings to Landserv her combined knowledge of engineering and business management, and supports all working groups within our organisation.

Monique Farmer Environmental Technician

Monique is an Environmental Consultant with Landserv and joined the team in April 2016. She completed a Bachelor of Environments at the University of Melbourne, where she undertook two exchanges to the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain and Monterrey Institute of Technology, Cuernavaca campus, Mexico.

Monique has developed her technical skills and knowledge of contaminated land and groundwater here at Landserv. Her experience includes contaminated land assessment, phase I & II environment site assessment, groundwater and soil sampling, report writing and site work supervision.

Monique is Landserv’s representative on Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Association Young Professional Sub-Committee.

Michael Fallon Environmental Scientist

Michael is an Environmental Scientist with over two years of professional experience as an environmental consultant. Since joining Landserv in July 2016, Michael’s responsibilities include: contaminated land investigation, supervising site works and contractors, data analysis and management, report writing, administration of GIS, and field assessments including soil, groundwater, surface water and gas sampling.

Michael has previously completed and undergraduate degree in Environment at the University of Melbourne, and is currently undertaking a Master of Applied Learning and Teaching at Deakin University.