It is with great honour and tribute that we announce the resignation (and impending retirement) of one of Victoria’s most respected and experienced auditors, Richard Wolfe. Richard was one of the original auditors to be independently appointed by EPA Victoria in the early 1990s. He has maintained his appointment and dedication to protecting human health and the environment for over 25 years! During his stellar career, Richard has overseen some of Australia’s largest developments and contamination clean-ups with involvement in more than 100 statutory and non-statutory audits, and has just about ‘seen it all’. He has served as Technical Advisor for Defence sites across Australia and undertaken significant study tours in the US and Netherlands to assess emerging technologies. He has contributed to positive legislation changes and reviewed various interpretations of the audit guidelines. Richard was seen as one of the “tough” auditors. Instead of resolving things to 80% he goes the whole way with his pedantic “get it right or get it right” attention to detail. Through Richard’s knowledge, experience and being an all-round good person, he has earned profound respect from his peers and from clients (through saving them money and reducing stress), and EPA has held him in high esteem. Whilst the industry has lost a legend, Richard has offered his continued wealth of environmental wisdom to our AEA team as a mentor. Richard, congratulations on a successful and impressionable career. We wish you the best in your future retirement years. (Richard Wolfe pictured third from the left)
Shandel is officially a DWER accredited Contaminated Sites Auditor in WA! She has persisted, worked so hard and endured the stress and pressure to achieve this well-earned career goal. This is a huge highlight for Shandel and the AEA team are proud of her achievement. Congratulations!
We have some fantastic news. Alyson has been appointed as an auditor in Victoria. She applied via mutual recognition in NSW and was swiftly accepted, no interviews, no questions, no extra details. Alyson has over 20 years experience and to complement her auditor status she is also a reputable risk assessor. This is a huge acknowledgement of respect the EPA has for Alyson as they have gotten to know her over the past few years. We are thrilled to open up the Vic market to another great AEA auditor in this State. On behalf of all the AEA team, congratulations to you Alyson on your appointment!
Congratulations to Shandel Coleman for becoming an auditor in Queensland! This is a huge milestone to your professional career and a huge asset to our team at AEA. Well done and well deserved!
On behalf of the whole team at AEA we want to congratulate Kevin Masterton for becoming an auditor in Queensland! Your persistence and hard work has created a huge success for you. Well done Kev!
Nick is an experienced Environmental Auditor and has recently joined our team. He is appointed in VIC and WA and has been involved in the contaminated sites industry around the world for more than 32 years. Complementing his environmental consulting and auditing skills, Nick has also worked in the military (soil and terrain evaluation) and mining sectors, and has some extraordinary stories to share. Nick has a wealth of experience in hydrogeology assessments, soil mapping, water wellfield development, and rural water supply schemes for remote communities throughout Southern Africa. Nick enjoys remote high altitude trekking in Nepal and Africa with his wife. He has also been part of Melbourne Oxfam Trailwalker (100km event) for several years. Drop Nick a line or send him an email to talk through your projects.