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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 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 Associate Environmental Scientist

Ryan is an Associate Environmental Scientist and Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) with over 10 years professional experience as an environmental consultant.

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 assessments, 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 Associate Environmental Scientist

Andrew is an Associate 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.

Mathew (Mat) Barker Senior Environmental Scientist

Mathew joined the Landserv team in April 2018 as a Senior Environmental Scientist. He has a BSc. (Hons.) degree in Biological Science with Environmental Resources from the University of Warwick and has gained 11 years’ experience in the waste management industry in the UK.

Mathew has extensive experience in operational management of landfills, including landfill gas control and utilisation, leachate management, environmental monitoring, compliance with site licences, landfill engineering, drilling, hazardous waste and community liaison.

Mathew also has experience working with and auditing integrated management systems to PAS99 including ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSA 18001. He is a full member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management as well as the WMAA.

Mat enjoys the outdoors and can often be found exploring the Otways on his trail bike or cycling. He also enjoys camping, the beach and socialising with friends.

James (Jim) Bowler Senior Environmental Scientist

Jim is a Senior Environmental Scientist with over 10 years experience in the Environmental Consulting industry.  He has a Bachelor Degree in Science from Monash University.

Jim has previously provided his pragmatic approach to soil, groundwater and soil vapour assessments and remediation projects across Australia and New Zealand, in wide a range of heavy industrial, commercial and residential settings.

His experience includes technical support and project management of integrated environmental investigations, the provision of high-level due diligence advice and the design, installation, performance and ongoing monitoring of soil, groundwater & soil vapour remediation systems.  He is also well versed as a client and contractor liaison.

When not working, Jim can usually be found off the beaten track or attempting to improve his home.

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.

Jessica Gillespie Environmental Scientist

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.

Heather Sanders Environmental Scientist

Heather joined the Landserv team in May 2018 as an Environmental Scientist. She has completed both a degree in Environmental Biology and a PhD in Soil Science at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Heather’s PhD research focussed on the interactions of a number of waste contaminants with soil organic phases. The skill sets gained during this research are applicable to many aspects of environmental investigation, monitoring and management.

Heather recently moved from the UK to Australia. She enjoys running, camping and hiking and is looking forward to exploring much more of the southern hemisphere.

Mathew (Matt) Todhunter Environmental Scientist

Mathew joined the Landserv team in July 2018 as an Environmental Scientist. He completed a Bachelor of Environments at the University of Melbourne, where he majored in Environmental Science. Mathew has a background in natural resource management and conservation. Since beginning at Landserv he has been able to transfer these skills to a range of contaminated soil and groundwater projects.

In his downtime, Matt can be found having a kick with mates, or in the outdoors camping, hiking or just exploring.

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.

Paul Bazalicki Geospatial Manager

Paul Bazalicki is Landserv’s Geospatial Manager and has over 30 years experience in three inter-related disciplines Cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Surveying.  Paul provides mapping and GIS support to Landserv based on a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of both the practical and theoretical application of Cartography, GIS and Surveying

Paul’s experience covers both private industry and government and has included industries such as mining, oil and gas exploration, hydrography, archaeology, ecology and environmental.

When not at work Paul enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, hiking, camping and boating.