Damien Chappell Managing Director
Damien has been Landserv’s Managing Director since 2007. He is an Environmental Scientist and Geologist with over twenty five years of professional experience managing environmental businesses and implementing 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 graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
There was a time when Damien had to fix old cars and motorbikes most weekends so he and Ann could get to work on Monday. Now he fixes them for fun.
Ryan Edwards Senior Environmental Scientist
Ryan is a Senior Environmental Scientist with over 10 years professional experience as an environmental consultant. He has a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science from RMIT University where he majored in Ecotoxicology.
Ryan leads one of Landserv’s Melbourne teams and 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 managing multidisciplinary environmental investigations, 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.
Outside of work, Ryan enjoys time spent in the outdoors with his family, including camping, fishing and gardening.
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.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys attending the footy and spending time with his family.
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.
Outside of work Darren enjoys spending time outdoors with family and getting along to the local footy.
Samantha Walsh Environmental Scientist
Samantha is an Environmental Scientist with five years of professional experience. Her skills and competencies include: contaminated land investigations, EPA licence compliance monitoring and reporting, environmental monitoring programs, 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.
Samantha is currently studying a Master of Groundwater Hydrology part time and enjoys all ocean related activities.
Michael Fallon Environmental Scientist
Michael is an Environmental Scientist with over three years of professional experience. He has a Bachelor Degree in Environments from the University of Melbourne where he majored in Environmental Science.
His experience ranges from Contaminated Land Investigations, Phase 1 & 2 Environmental Site assessment, EPA licence compliance monitoring and reporting, large scale Statutory Environmental Audits, environmental monitoring programs and field assessments including soil, groundwater, surface water and gas sampling.
Since joining Landserv in July 2016, Michael’s responsibilities include: supervision of environmental drilling, groundwater and gas monitoring well installations, data analysis and management, report writing and administration of GIS.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys playing sports such as basketball and cricket and travelling.
Katrina joined Landserv as an Environmental Scientist in April 2017. She has a PhD in aquatic biogeochemistry and has gained over ten years’ experience as a research scientist in Australia and the UK. Katrina’s research focused on the interplay between biogeochemical and hydrologic processes in contaminant removal in aquatic systems and since joining Landserv has been able to apply her skill set to a diverse range of contaminated land projects.
At Landserv, Katrina has been responsible for contaminated land assessments, soil and groundwater sampling, supervising environmental drilling and the installation of groundwater and gas monitoring wells, data analysis and management, and report writing.
Katrina enjoys taking her dog for walks with her partner, spending time with family and has recently got back into swimming.
Jessica joined Landserv in April 2017 as an Environmental Scientist. She completed a Bachelor of Science Degree at Monash University where she majored in geology and zoology. She has since completed her Honours Degree in marine ecology and animal behaviour out of the John Arnould Laboratory at Deakin University.
Jessica has applied her broad environmental knowledge to projects such as site suitability assessments for contaminated land and groundwater assessment projects throughout Greater Melbourne. Her experience includes phase I & II environmental assessment, extended site history investigation, soil and groundwater sampling, data management, report writing, proposal preparation and the supervision of site works and contractors.
Jessica enjoys hiking, snorkelling and travelling in her spare time and endeavours to engage in science communication initiatives.
Ellie Morkunas Environmental Scientist
Ellie joined the Landserv team in February 2018. She completed a degree in Environmental Science and Business and Technology at Flinders University, South Australia. Ellie has a background in environmental evaluation, monitoring and land care within a diverse range of Environmental and Business Analytics roles.
Ellie has recently moved to Victoria from South Australia. She enjoys playing netball, exploring the coastline and spending time down the beach, both in the water and volunteering to better the coastal ecological environment.
Sarah Dowling Business Manager
Sarah joined the Landserv team as the Business Manager in October 2017. She provides both the Geelong and Melbourne teams with day to day support and business management with particular regards to business planning, reporting and monitoring and HR functions. She supports Landserv’s Integrated Management System and is the B-Corporation Coordinator.
Sarah has an extensive background in Administrative, Project Management, Business Management and Operations Management roles across New Zealand, England, the United States and Australia. This is complemented by her qualifications in business and project management.
Sarah loves the beach in any weather and likes to spend her spare time surrounded by friends and family enjoying a good meal and a great glass of wine.