Enviro Risk & Safety

we're only as good as our people

Delivering the best outcomes demands depth and breadth of skills - and a passion for getting the balance right. That's why we don't just look for talented people, we seek out experts who share our vision that the best approach is one that meets the needs of land, water and people.

Alice Andrew

ALICE DOESN'T JUST BELIEVE IN A MORE SUSTAINABLE NEW ZEALAND, SHE'S AT THE FOREFRONT OF MAKING IT HAPPEN

 

Alice is a co-founder and Director of 4Sight and oversees the company's climate change and sustainability services. She is responsible for managing the Land and Water Quality, and Environmental Risk teams, and consults on environmental management matters for local government, iwi and private clients.

 

Her technical specialty lies in assessing and managing the environmental impact of pollutant discharges on land quality, water quality and communities. Specifically, her work focuses on the consenting of onsite and rural water and waste water discharges.

 

A huge proponent for sustainability, Alice speaks on key issues at several major events – one example being the Maori Capping Ceremony in 2012. In 2011, she was selected by the NZ Sustainable Business Council to champion major changes to New Zealand business, infrastructure and human development. Over the next year her group came up with a plan to create a more sustainable New Zealand by 2050. Her group engaged executives from companies such as BMW, HSBC and Toyota to help achieve this goal.

 

In 2012, Alice spent a year as the Development Manager for the Tread Lightly Caravan (TLC). The TLC is a mobile environmental classroom full of interactive exhibits. It visits schools to inspire young New Zealanders to live a more sustainable life. Alice is still a member of the board that governs the TLC.

 

Alice has a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering from Massey University. Her interest lies in delivering resource management solutions that recognise the spiritual and cultural values that relate to our connection to, and use of natural and physical resources. This year she has committed to increasing her Maori language skills and is currently completing Level 2 Te Reo Maori (Kura Po) at Unitec, Te Whare Wananga o Wairaka. 


Alice grew up in Gisborne and Wellington and now lives in Auckland. No Ngati Toa, Ngati Koata, me Ngai Tahu. Ki te taha o toku papa ko Ngati Ranginui te iwi

 

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Alice Andrew

Director

STRAIGHT UP, WITH AN EYE FOR DETAIL AND A DRIVE TO SUCCEED, MICHAEL ISN'T CONTENT TO JUST GO WITH THE STATUS QUO

 

Michael is a Director of 4Sight and is responsible for the Ecological, Environmental Management and Best Practice service areas of the business. Well known for his ability to envision a solution, Michael leads many of our environmental projects and delivery teams, and has a knack for bringing together just the right talent and experience to deliver an exceptional, client-focussed result.

 

Michael advises public and private sector clients on a broad range of environmental, resource management and planning issues. He has over 14 years experience in land and water quality management; environmental strategy and programme development; catchment and stream management; major discharge and “global” consenting; environmental management systems; environmental compliance; environmental education and resource development; state of the environment reporting and environmental monitoring strategies. Michael is also a highly accomplished Project Manager.

 

Among his major career successes is a project Michael led at Metrowater Ltd, where he headed up the acquisition of city-wide network discharge consents for Auckland's stormwater and waste water drainage network. He has also held positions on several not-for-profit boards, including his role as Chairman during the establishment of a charitable society's social enterprise arm. 
 

Michael holds a BSc in Environmental Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Science majoring in Environmental and Resource Management from the University of Auckland.

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Michael Lindgreen

Director

AARON’S WARM MANNER AND NO NONSENSE PRACTICAL APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE MEANS HE’LL GET THE JOB DONE

 

Aaron’s expertise includes managing environmental remediation and compliance projects to ensure sustainable outcomes. With over nine years of experience in environmental management encompassing consenting, investigation, compliance, case management, remediation, reporting, and sampling and analysis – he knows what needs to be done to achieve first-rate environmental outcomes.  


Prior to joining 4Sight Aaron worked as a Senior Contaminated Land Specialist at Auckland Council undertaking specialist input and compliance associated with Contaminated Land discharge consents. Aaron gained extensive experience and knowledge in working with the Resource Management Act and District and Regional Plans, including providing input into the consenting process and recommending consent conditions.


Equally comfortable in the field, whether it be in lacrosse game or at a contaminated site. Aaron is an effective, professional communicator with proven experience in working with people, teams and the public at all levels. 


Aaron holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science from The University of Auckland. 

 

 

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Aaron Graham

Senior Land and Water Quality Consultant

Alice Ward-Allen

WITH A WIDE RANGE OF EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD, ALICE'S MAIN PRIORITY IS CARING FOR AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

 

Alice started with 4Sight in early 2018 and has since been involved in numerous projects across several teams. With a degree in Science from the University of Otago, specialising in Ecology and Zoology, Alice's previous experience includes watercourse assessments, stream ecological valuations, riparian planting, species monitoring and translocations.

 

Prior to her time at 4Sight, Alice was working at the Waikato Regional Council in the policy team assisting with the Regional Plan and Coastal Plan reviews, in turn giving her an understanding of resource management and consenting. Her adaptability has enabled her to seamlessly transition into working alongside the Environmental Risk and Safety team and assist them with asbestos monitoring and clearance reporting.

 

From volunteering on Tiritiri Matangi as an island guide, helping out with community planting days or getting outdoors on the weekend tramping, running and exploring new places, Alice's passion for the environment is present in all aspects of her life.

 

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Alice Ward-Allen

Environmental Consultant

 

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WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT, CARL IS ABLE TO ADVISE CLIENTS ON THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO WORK AROUND THE ISSUE OF ASBESTOS

Carl is an Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant with 4Sight who has a primary focus in the area of asbestos surveying and assessment. He has asbestos assessment and management experience which includes undertaking asbestos surveys (management and demolition/refurbishment), preparation of asbestos management plans, clearance and abatement monitoring, and decontamination and site establishment management.  

Carl’s recent work included managing the day to day organisation of asbestos survey activities, site access organisation and service provider coordination for the Transpower NZ Asbestos Programme (65+ sites), as well as conducting asbestos surveying, assessing and reporting.

Carl qualified through the British Occupational Health Society (IP 402) as an Asbestos Surveyor, and is also an Australian VET Standard Asbestos Surveyor. He has acted as a surveyor in the First Gas national asbestos survey program (62 sites) and is a licensed WorkSafe Asbestos Assessor (AA17090148).

Carl Ziervogel

Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

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CHRISCO HAS OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND BRINGS A DIVERSE RANGE OF SKILLS TO THE 4SIGHT TEAM

 

As a Principal Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant, Chrisco is involved in asbestos surveying and removal, preparation of asbestos management plans, clearance and abatement monitoring, and decontamination and site establishment management.

 

Chrisco’s recent background includes gaining appointment to the Housing New Zealand panel for demolition works, conducting asbestos abatement and reinstatement works across 220 sites for Transpower NZ, directing the on-ground survey program for the Transpower NZ asbestos survey program, and managing an asbestos survey program for First Gas which covered 62 sites.

 

He is also an accomplished project manager, including financial management and reporting, business planning, staff management and HR, operations and business development.

 

Chrisco is qualified through the British Occupational Health Society (IP 402) as an Asbestos Surveyor, and is also an Australian VET Standard Asbestos Assessor. Chrisco is a Licensed WorkSafe Asbestos Assessor  (AA17090148).

Chrisco Oelofse

Principal Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

Christine Oakey

CHRISTINE IS A NO NONSENSE, HIGHLY EXPERIENCED CONSULTANT WELL KNOWN FOR HER METICULOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL ON CLIENT PROJECTS

 

Christine is an environmental consultant with a strong background in environmental compliance and resource consents. She tends to specialise in stormwater and industrial trade or activity (ITA) consents due to her Auckland Council background. A large part of her role includes undertaking on-site inspections and reviewing plans for our clients.

 

Christine has been project managing the setup of online consent management systems for multiple clients. She has been involved in the development of Foundation Footprint, a new online management system.

 

Christine is acknowledged for never losing sight of the project's goal, and enjoys getting projects finished to her meticulous standards whilst “flying under the radar”, which has made her a popular consultant to work with.

 

Just like a lot of her colleagues, Christine has a history of spending her free time doing volunteer work. One particular example saw her planting dune and stream banks at Long Bay Regional Park, while another – rather different – example involved her teaching senior citizens how to text with mobile phones.   

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Christine Oakey

Senior Environmental Management Consultant

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DELWIN'S ENTHUSIASM FOR LEARNING IS STRONGLY ROOTED IN HIS BIG-PICTURE VISION OF CHANGING THE WORLD

Delwin joined 4Sight as an Environmental Safety and Risk Consultant in July 2018 with a Master of Engineering Degree (First Class Honours) in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Auckland. Through his qualifications and previous roles in the engineering and R&D industries, he has developed expertise in process design, development and safety. He is also an associate member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (AMIChemE).

Currently working within the Hazardous Substance and Risk team at 4Sight, Delwin assists 4Sight’s clients in achieving best practice standards in all areas of regulatory and standard based compliance, process safety, risk analysis, process systems design and environmental and health and safety requirements.

His ability to envision the impact of his work provides him with direction and inspires those around him.
 

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Delwin Tanto

Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

Emma Comrie-Thomson

EMMA HAS A KNACK FOR EXPLAINING COMPLICATED COMPLIANCE IN A WAY THAT EVERYONE FROM THE GROUND UP CAN UNDERSTAND AND APPLY

 

Emma is a Principal Environmental Consultant (CEnvP) specialising in risk and compliance management. Her work involves environmental and health & safety on-site assessments. She helps our clients find ways to raise environmental awareness and to find workable solutions to many of the common risks found on civil construction sites.

 

She has developed a reputation in the industry as someone with a talent for breaking down complicated environmental compliance topics and using her skills in adult education to encourage environmental best practices at the ground level on-site.

 

Her areas of expertise include the development and implementation of environmental management systems; processes and procedures; conducting environmental and health and safety audits; managing compliance throughout a projects life-cycle; stream management and enhancement; and environmental monitoring.

 

Emma has been part of the team focusing on the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2016, on behalf of multiple Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs) across New Zealand. 

 

Emma believes in giving back. She is involved in The Wonder Project, formerly known as Futureintech, an IPENZ initiative, funded by Callaghan Innovation and the Ministry for Primary Industries, which educates children on the variety of interesting careers available in technology, engineering and science. She presents at expos, assemblies and open days, and has also helped with class projects. 


Emma is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) with the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand.


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Emma Comrie-Thomson

Principal Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

FELIX HAS THE KNACK TO TURN COMPLEX GIS DATA INTO MORE USER-FRIENDLY FORMATS ULTIMATELY SHAPING THE CITIES IN WHICH WE LIVE

 

Felix is an Engineering Hydrologist with more than 39 years experience, working in New Zealand, the USSR and on international research projects. He uses his high level of GIS expertise and programming skills to undertake modelling and analysis in a broad range of water resource areas, including stormwater and wastewater catchment analysis, flood hazard mapping, hydrology, route optioning and multi-criteria analysis.  

 

He provides GIS related support to 4Sight’s professional services team and administration function through the utilisation of the ArcGIS and ArcMaps GIS platform and related products including ArcGIS COLLECTOR. 

 

Felix brings with him a Doctoral degree in Geography (Hydrology and Water Resources) and is a trained Engineer-Hydrologist (Hon). 


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Felix Pertziger

Senior GIS Consultant

JAMES ASSISTS CLIENTS IN UNLOCKING THE TRUE VALUE OF POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED LAND THROUGH INNOVATION

James is an experienced environmental practitioner, gained from over 11 years’ experience in the environmental consulting and contaminated land management industry in the UK and Australia.

 

James’ background in environmental consulting includes: contaminated site assessment and remediation, hydrogeological investigation, air pollution modelling and control, environmental impact assessment, environmental risk assessment, and project and data management. Throughout his career to date, James has been actively involved in a broad range of environmental assessments and hydrogeological investigations at a range of sites, including at petroleum retail service stations and depots; active and closed landfills, industrial and manufacturing facilities; residential; and agricultural sites. James has particular strengths in petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbon assessment and subsequent remediation in soil, groundwater and soil vapour; in addition to having a broad understanding of the assessment requirements surrounding the rehabilitation and redevelopment of closed landfills. 

 

James specialises in providing cost-effective solutions to a client’s environmental management obligations, whether it be part of pre-purchase / divestment due-diligence; or as part of regulatory or local government requirements. James believes in leading and mentoring the Client through the process of contaminated land and environmental assessment to ultimately achieve the project goals.

 

A particular focus of James’, is innovation in the contaminated land management industry, not only around assessment technologies for emerging contaminants of concern, but also technologies that reduce wastes generated during environmental assessments so to provide sustainable and cost effective solutions.

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James Blackwell

Senior Land and Water Quality Consultant

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KYLE HAS BIG AMBITIONS – NOTHING LESS THAN MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE TO THE LONG-TERM FUTURE OF OUR PLANET

 

Kyle is part of our Land and Water Quality team at 4sight Consulting Ltd. He comes from a construction background, so he describes his attitude to projects as, “just get stuck in and do the job right”. His interest in element circulation systems led him to pursue the study of biogeochemistry. 

 

This includes the influence of physical, biological and chemical processes on the surface of the Earth. Also involved is tracing the processing of energy and materials in Earth’s ecosystems, and the impact of humans on Earth’s system functions.  

 

Kyle gained his Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biogeosciences) at Lincoln University – studying within a wide range of natural science disciplines, including:

 

  • Atmosphere: Weather and Climate Science, Biogeochemistry and Climate Change
  • Global and Environmental Issues: Environmental Monitoring and Resource Assessment, Environmental Physics, Earth Science and Ecology 
  •  Invertebrate and Microbial Biology
  • Soil: Advanced Soil Science
  • Water: Freshwater Resources, Water Science and Technology, Water on Land – Quality and Quantity, Water Resources and Hazards 

 

Kyle is a natural enthusiast who enjoys the challenges of the job and cares deeply about water quality and its impact on future ecosystems – animal, plant and human.

 

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Kyle Redshaw

Land and Water Quality Consultant

Nigel Mather

NIGEL USES HIS EXPERIENCE IN CONSULTANCY, COUNCIL AND INDUSTRY TO DELIVER QUALITY, PRAGMATIC ADVICE TO HIS CLIENTS


Nigel is a dedicated environmental professional with 15 years experience and a strong focus on delivering high quality and pragmatic advice to clients. 


Working across a broad range of environmental management and risk assessment practices, both in New Zealand and Australia, Nigel's experience includes contaminated land assessment and remediation, environmental due diligence and risk assessment (transactional and advisory services), and HSE management systems implementation and auditing.


Nigel is adept at identifying and quantifying environmental risk, and balancing these risks within a commercial setting. He has used these skills to assist in multiple business transactions in New Zealand, from small-scale property development, to industrial transactions such as advising Oji Holdings Corporation on their acquisition of the CHH Pulp and Paper business.

 

While he thoroughly enjoys the project variety within an environmental consultancy, Nigel’s career has also included local council and industry positions, allowing him to see the big picture and work effectively across sectors and industries.

 
Nigel holds a Master of Science (Hons – Coastal Geomorphology) from the University of Auckland.

 

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Nigel Mather

Senior Land and Water Quality Consultant

Richard Thompson

FONDLY NICKNAMED ‘ROCKY’ FOR HIS PASSION FOR GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS,  RICHARD IS A GEOCHEMIST WHO BRINGS ENERGY AND INTERNATIONAL KNOW-HOW TO ENVIRONMENTAL RISK

 

Richard has a wide range of expertise in environmental risk and contaminated land and remediation, including geophysical geochemistry expertise in subsurface contamination investigations and remedial activities. He also has extensive experience in groundwater monitoring, collection and assessment, as well as a sound knowledge of groundwater equipment. 

 

Overseas and in the US, Richard conducted soil, air and groundwater sampling at numerous sites, collecting real time data from subsurface investigations and carrying out analysis through gas chromatograph – mass spectrometry. In the United States he underwent Hazardous Waste Site Worker (HAZWOPER) training, a prerequisite to working on any contaminated land or construction site in the U.S. He remains HASWOPER certified today and has been for over 10 years now. 

 

In previous roles as a Site Supervisor and Project Geologist he worked with, and still has a thorough understanding of, a range of geophysics equipment, including Ground Penetrating Radar, electromagnetic imaging, electrical resistivity, geophysical software applications, and geophysical data processing. He also conducted a range of subsurface investigation and remediation projects for military and defence clients.

 

His experience in asbestos management includes performing asbestos surveys, assessments, asbestos soil remediation, 3rd Party abatement supervision, and asbestos clearances in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and North America. He is also a licensed Asbestos Assessor. 



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Richard Thompson

Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

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SAM’S EXPERIENCE ACROSS ALL SIDES OF THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT FENCE PROVIDES CLIENTS WITH WELL-ROUNDED AND PRAGMATIC SOLUTIONS.

 

Sam is a Coastal Scientist with an interest in how coastal processes contribute to beach and estuarine morphology. His academic background has mostly focused in estuarine geomorphology and processes which he has subsequently applied to beach processes and morphology.

 

Over the past 15 years Sam has held roles as an academic, coastal asset manager, regulator, internal council advisor and as a consultant. Over his career he has drawn upon his academic and research background and practical experience to gain a unique perspective to contemporary coastal management issues.

 


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Sam Morgan

Senior Coastal Consultant

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STUART’S EXTENSIVE WORK HISTORY AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDUSTRY MAKES HIM A TRUSTED ADVISOR IN HIS FIELD

 

Stuart is a Senior Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant with over 17 years’ experience in the sector. He has proven to be an effective project manager with experience in occupational exposure assessments (including asbestos, dust, noise & metals), asbestos surveys and management plans, asbestos air monitoring and clearances, contaminated land assessments, consultancy and advisory services, and project management of asbestos removal/remediation works. He is also a licensed asbestos assessor with Worksafe.

 

Having previously worked in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australia, he relocated to Christchurch in July 2015 to work for the city’s leading asbestos consultancy and laboratory as part of the continuing post-earthquake rebuild. He led the field operations team for 6 six months then took on the laboratory operations as well. One of his biggest achievements while there was expanding the company into Dunedin and establishing the first IANZ accredited asbestos laboratory in the region to service the district health board contract.  

 

Stuart then moved on to another Christchurch based consultancy to assist with and grow their environmental services, as well as add to their asbestos capabilities. During his time there he again expanded the company into Dunedin to service the growing client base.

 

He initially got into the industry due to his love of the outdoors and interest in environmental issues. 
 

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Stuart Cole

Senior Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

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HAILING FROM THE NETHERLANDS, WOUTER HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF IN NEW ZEALAND AS A REPUTABLE ENGINEER SPECIALISING IN COMPLIANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT, SAFETY SYSTEMS AND INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

 

As a Principal Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant, Wouter works alongside clients to help them achieve best practice results in all areas of regulatory and standard based compliance, process safety, risk analysis, environmental and health and safety requirements.

 

With a multidisciplinary skillset from a variety of industries, Wouter has extensive experience in the down-stream gas, and energy sector, where he has developed a career focusing on process safety, compliance, project management, engineering and risk management. He has also been involved in the establishment of process and systems, asset reliability analysis, asset management systems and mode of failure analysis, where continuously upskilling his subject matter expert competency in changes to regulatory control.

 

After beginning his career as an Autocad designer, Wouter quickly moved up the ranks into project management positions where he was able to draw on practical knowledge gained from welding processes, inspection, and automation which he gained through unique tertiary material science, and chemistry diploma courses. Further developing his career, where in his most recent position was appointed as the National Asset, Compliance and Engineering Manager for one of New Zealand’s leading LPG infrastructure owners.

 

His previous roles certainly haven’t been for the faint of heart - from working on multiple high-value contract negotiations to leading inquiries into health and safety events with potentially significant consequences, and resolving critical issues on multi-million-dollar projects.

 

Describing himself as someone who doesn’t shy away from a challenge - Wouter is the consummate professional to have on our team, to really get involved in the side of the business that requires a certain level of confidence and adaptability.

 

Fluent in both the Dutch and English language, Wouter has an ability to communicate and work with a wide range of people in order to get the right outcome for everyone involved.

Wouter Grimme

Principal Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

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WITH A SOLID BACKGROUND IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND EXPERIENCE IN SENSITIVE COMPLIANCE PROJECTS, XANDER IS A PROVEN INDUSTRY EXPERT WITH DIVERSE CAPABILITIES

 

Xander is a Senior Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant who specialises in environmental compliance and remediation works. With experience in surveying, preparation of management plans and abatement monitoring he is a proven asset to any environmental work site.

 

With a proven track record as a business manager to a surveying company prior to joining 4Sight, Xander is a skilled survey manager taking on the role of the day to day organisation of environmental survey activities, site access organisation, assessment and coordination.

 

Xander has a British Occupational Health Society qualification as an Asbestos Surveyor (IP 402) and is an Australian VET Standard Asbestos Assessor. He also has a BCom in Economics and Environmental Law from the North-West University. Xander is a Licensed Worksafe Asbestos Assessor (AA17090149).

 

In his off time, he enjoys catching up on some sports and socialising on his travels.
 

Xander Riekert

Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant