Welcome to the AEA team, Kate Sims. Kate has recently joined us (in our Melbourne office) as an experienced environmental scientist with a strong background in the landfill sector. She will support our auditors and complement our strong, in-house landfill team. Kate has already impressed us and we all look forward to introducing you to our clients and working together.
We are hosting an internal photo competition for a bit of fun and we just had to share this one with you all. “Sampling” by Alyson
AEA Co-founder and Managing Director, Phil Hitchcock, has made the almighty move to Adelaide. Phil is an EPA/DER appointed/accredited auditor in SA and WA, so his recent move from his old haunt in the Hunter Valley to Adelaide was a no-brainer putting him in the heart of the action, midway between VIC and WA. He has only been in Adelaide for a few months and has already been sought for a number of audits and is certainly helping keep our Adelaide team busy. Phil’s focus there will be to help grow the business in both SA and WA with frequent visits to WA to support our Perth office. Phil is known as a crackerjack, legend and highly respected operator in the environmental auditing world with having completed hundreds of audits across the country. We wish Phil all the very best on this new adventure and hope you settle in nicely!
AEA staff have enjoyed an exciting weekend in the Hunter Valley! Staff from all across the country flew into the wine region late Friday afternoon to assist our resident winemaker, Phil Hitchcock, with the latest batch of his delicious cabernet sauvignon. After a wonderful dinner in Maitland on Friday evening, AEA staff were up bright and early on Saturday for a busy morning of bottling and labelling. Things we learnt throughout this process: Corking is actually quite difficult and conducive to shirt-ripping Boiling hot wax really does hurt when it comes into contact with bare skin It is of utmost importance to taste-test the product 😉 Naturally after all of our hard work, we couldn’t resist visiting a couple of vineyards! Special thanks to Phil, Julie and Scarlett for organising a fun and comfortable stay. A great weekend was had by all!