Land & Water Quality

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

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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ANDREW’S CLIENT-FOCUSED APPROACH ENSURES THAT COMMUNICATION IS AT THE FORE, WHILE ESTABLISHING BEST ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOMES

Andrew’s enthusiasm for the environment has propelled Andrew into a career in which he strives to ensure that environmental obligations, be that for regulatory compliance or by due diligence, are identified and/or met through exceptional client communication to achieve quality environmental solutions which meet the needs of all interested parties.

Joining the 4Sight team in January 2019 as a Land and Water Quality Consultant, Andrew has previously worked as an environmental scientist where he conducted contaminated land site assessments (preliminary and detailed site investigations), managed remediation work, and prepared site validation reports for various sites across the industrial, commercial and residential sectors. He has also worked for local Council as a monitoring inspector undertaking resource consent compliance inspections for land use, wastewater, and dairy discharge consents.

Other previous roles have included project management, communicating with suppliers, sub-contractors, existing clients and the general public. These face to face interactions have developed his interpersonal skills allowing him to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people.

Andrew has a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science (Hons) from the University of Auckland and is a confident sociable person who is focused, self-motivated, a team player, and open to new environmental challenges.

Andrew Barr

Land and Water Quality 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

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

Marguerite Nakielski

MARGUERITE HAS BUILT HER CAREER AROUND PROMOTING CLEAN SOIL AND WATER FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS

 
Marguerite is a Senior Environmental Scientist with seven years experience in environmental contamination investigation and mitigation. Her qualifications include a Master of Science (Hons) from the University of Auckland. She majored in Environmental Science, studying the assessment and management of contaminated sites and water quality. In 2009 she completed her thesis on heavy metal contamination in Antarctic soil and water. 

 

She specialises in contaminant chemistry, with a focus on contaminant exposure pathways. Her broad and valuable experience includes soil and water contamination investigation techniques, resource management, and Resource Management Act processes. Remediation is another field close to her heart.

 

Marguerite is a natural problem solver (not surprisingly considering her field of expertise). She is both a team member and a mentor, as required. She is highly motivated to expand her professional development and growth. Marguerite is adaptive, pragmatic, resilient, someone who takes ownership of her projects and committed to achieving environmental best outcomes.


Marguerite Nakielski

Senior 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.

 

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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A QUICK AND DRIVEN LEARNER, SHANNEN ENJOYS A CHALLENGE AND IS KEEN TO BE INVOLVED IN EVERY ASPECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

 

Since joining 4Sight in 2018, Shannen has been involved in a diverse range of projects across the Land and Water Quality and Ecology teams.

 

Having studied at Victoria University in Wellington, Shannen gained her science degree with majors in both Geology and Ecology & Biodiversity. Throughout her studies she spent extensive amounts of time in the field, in both New Zealand and Australia, and as a result is highly skilled in a variety of sampling techniques, data analysis and reporting. She has also completed student internships in both geotechnical and ecological consultancies, making her familiar with environmental practice and management across the public and private sector.

 

Shannen is interested in a wide range of natural science disciplines and has always been curious about the environment that surrounds her. Her role as an environmental consultant at 4Sight sees her routinely conducting site investigations for various projects, where she demonstrates her ability in problem solving and prioritising workloads to meet deadlines. 

 

With a strong work ethic and ability to approach each new project with a positive outlook, Shannen is keen to get involved in any aspect of a project every step of the way.

 

Shannen Barns

Environmental Consultant

Trent Sunich

A SEASONED SAILOR, TRENT ALSO KNOWS HOW TO NAVIGATE HIS WAY AROUND COMPLEX PLANNING AND POLICY ISSUES 

 

Trent is a highly experienced consultant with over 10 years on the job. He specialises in stormwater management, integrated catchment management planning, industrial site discharge and policy development projects.

 

Trent has a large amount of experience in regional governance and the consultancy sector. As a result, he is highly skilled in assessing green field and brown field developments and their consequential effects on stormwater run-off. His deep understanding of discharges and receiving environment effects recently led to him assisting in policy and rule development for the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.

 

4Sight's clients often call upon Trent to assess the effects associated with water discharges from dairy factories, service stations, bulk fuel storage locations and timber treatment plants. He advises them on contaminant characterisation, associated surface water management and damage mitigation. 

Trent Sunich

Senior Planning and Policy Consultant