Kelly McDonough

Kelly McDonough is our Events Officer for the Healthy Land and Water team.  She will work collaboratively with all team members across the organisation to deliver events that meet high expectations. Kelly has worked in the Event industry for the last 20 years in both the private and government sectors. She has previous experience organising […]

Eric Nguyen

Eric Nguyen is Workplace Health & Safety Lead at Healthy Land & Water. Eric has over five years’ experience working in commercial construction in both Project Safety Advisor and WHS&E Manager capacities. Eric’s primary responsibility is to develop, implement and maintain the WHS management system ensuring it is functioning as intended to internal and external […]

Ben Penhallurick

Ben Penhallurick is the Principal Scientist for Water by Design program, working in the Climate Adaptation team. Ben is an environmental scientist specialising in water sensitive urban design (WSUD). He has over 10 years experiencing working on WSUD-related projects for industry and local governments in New South Wales and Queensland. He is an advocate for […]

Jaime Kruusmaa

Jaime Kruusmaa is a Scientist specialising in fire ecology working in the Climate Adaptation team. Jaime has over 10 years’ experience across the environmental sector, including fire management, community engagement and threatened species monitoring. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Wildlife Management and Conservation Management) and a Master of Social Change and Development. Jaime’s […]

Margie Dickson

Margie Dickson is a Project Engineer in the Environmental Offsets team at Healthy Land & Water. Margie completed her Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Queensland and has four years’ experience as a consulting engineer in infrastructure approvals and project development. She supports the delivery of projects which prevent sediment and […]

Ali McNiven

Ali McNiven leads the People & Culture function at Healthy Land & Water and is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of strategy for exceptional and progressive people practices and systems that underpin growth. She has a broad range of practice, delivering strategically aligned people initiatives and programs, organisational change, engagement, learning & development, […]

Azrai Parish-Perandis

Azrai Parish-Perandis is a Scientist in Healthy Land & Water’s Knowledge Research team. With over three years’ experience, Az is an early professional who has proven track record in leading and supporting in successful ongoing environmental monitoring programs and assessments in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Az has led and supported a variety of clients […]

Dr Diana Virkki

Dr Diana Virkki is Principal Scientist – Bushfire Resilience in Healthy Land and Water’s Climate Adaptation team. Diana provides technical expertise in the fields of bushfire management and mitigation, fire ecology, and strategic landscape and community resilience. Diana primarily supports Healthy Land and Water’s Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, as well as across the broader […]

Michael Castiglione

Michael is a graduate scientist in the Knowledge Research team, providing support for the South East Queensland Natural Resource Management Plan, the Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program (EHMP), and Science Committee. Michael is passionate about the law, environmental management and exercise. He enjoys understanding how the law works, how it effects people and how it manages natural […]

Lisa Boyle

Lisa Boyle is a Scientist in the Climate Adaptation team. Lisa holds a Masters in Environmental Management and a Graduate Certificate in Heritage Management from the University of Queensland. She provides support to the Climate Adaption and Biodiversity Conservation Teams and has a keen interest landscape approaches to improve environmental issues, fire ecology and cultural […]

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