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, provides oversight of the Land and Water Quality, and Environmental Risk teams, and is the Maori Sector Lead. She consults on environmental management matters for local government, iwi and private clients.

 

As an Environmental Engineer, 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. Her passion lies with working alongside iwi to protect the environment and freshwater quality.

 

A huge proponent for sustainability, Alice has spoken on key issues at several major events – such as the Massey University College of Sciences and Maori Capping Ceremonies. In addition she champions, and has presented on Vision 2050 a Sustainable Business Council initiative to transform New Zealand business and create a more sustainable New Zealand by 2050.

 

Alice is a trustee of the board for the not for profit registered charity that governs the Tread Lightly Caravan (TLC). A mobile environmental classroom, full of interactive exhibits that visits schools and community events to inspire young New Zealanders to live a more sustainable life.

 

Alice has a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering from Massey University. She is an Advisory Panel Member for the Bachelor of Engineering Industry Sustainable Processing Cluster which assists in improving the Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering Major).

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

 

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.

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 a 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. 

 

Aaron Graham

Senior Land and Water Quality Consultant

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BEN BELIEVES IT IS IMPORTANT TO TAKE AN EDUCATED APPROACH TO ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS

Ben joined the 4Sight team in August 2019 and is part of the Environmental Risk and Safety team in Christchurch.

 

Ben has 3 years’ experience in asbestos consulting including air monitoring and clearances, surveying, and project managing a range of residential, commercial and industrial sites. He has also worked with a range of clients including Housing New Zealand, Mainpower, Waimakariri and Western Bay of Plenty Councils, IAG Insurance, and Scouts New Zealand.

 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Science, majoring in Geography, from the University of Canterbury, a BOHS IP402 certification, and a Worksafe asbestos assessors license (AA17090145).

 

He fell into the industry purely by chance, but over time, has realised the importance of taking an educated approach towards asbestos management in order to ensure the safety of future generations.

 

In his spare time, he is loves to get outdoors, particularly skiing in the winter months and fishing and diving in summer. He is also a keen rugby player, and currently plays for the University of Canterbury rugby team in Christchurch.

Ben Potter

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 previously been involved in project managing the setup of online consent management systems for multiple clients and in the development of Foundation Footprint, an 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.   

Christine Oakey

Senior Environmental Management 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.

Emma Comrie-Thomson

Principal Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

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

James is an Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) Certified Environmental Practitioner – Site Contamination Specialist (CEnvP), with over 12 year’s experience in the environmental consulting and contaminated land management industry in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. He is also Suitably Qualified and Experienced Practitioner (SQEP) in accordance with the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Human Health (NESCS).

 

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.

James Blackwell

Principal 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.

 

Kyle Redshaw

Land and Water Quality Consultant

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MARK INTEGRATES HANDS-ON PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE WITH THEORETICAL AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS TO PROMOTE TANGIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS

Mark started at 4Sight in September 2018 with the Environmental Risk and Safety team. His role focuses on asbestos surveying, assessment, monitoring and management.

Mark comes from a construction background with a passion for sustainable development that utilises science and innovative products to improve public health and reduce environmental impact.

Mark has a BSc. in Conservation and Resource Studies from UC Berkeley, California where he explored strategies to promote sustainable interactions between natural resources and development. Other key components of his interdisciplinary degree included water resources management, climate change resilience and environmental policy. He is also a qualified assessor for asbestos and a certified homeFit assessor.

Mark currently volunteers to improve the water quality at his local beach, collaborating with Swimsafe, council and the community. He also enjoys spending time on or near the water with his family and friends.

Mark Ashforth

Environmental Risk and Safety 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.

 

Nigel Mather

Principal Land and Water Quality 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.

 


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. 
 

Stuart Cole

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

Senior Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant