Our People
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Our People

Experienced, dedicated team of Environmental Consultants

Our senior staff has provided expert environmental management services for major urban, rural and industrial developments; and infrastructure projects, including civil, major linear infrastructure and pipeline works since 2002.

Biodiversity Australia was founded in 2002 – since then, we have built a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff, passionate about ecological management and helping clients achieve their contractual and statutory obligations.

  • Steven Noy Executive Management Team
    Steven Noy
    Managing Director
    Steven Noy Executive Management Team
    Steven Noy
    Managing Director
    About Steve

    Steve is the Founder and Managing Director of Biodiversity Australia. With more than 25 years’ experience in wildlife management, bush regeneration, and fauna research, Steve has a wealth of operational and practical knowledge and expertise in environmental management and is a regular author of and contributor to scientific papers.

    Steve is passionate about inspiring positive change and dedicated to high industry standards across Australia. He is active within the sector, providing thought-leadership, operational advice and on-the-ground management.

    Steve also initiated the conception of a formal “Spotter Catcher Industry Group ” to help develop and standardise a Spotter Catcher Code of Practice. The implementation of this Code of Practice will result in an increase in standards within the industry in Australia.

    Steve’s indigenous heritage has influenced the way in which Biodiversity Australia operates, resulting in Steve’s personal and business pursuits in driving indigenous-owned business growth and success, the overall growth of the sector, and encouraging education and employment for indigenous youth.

    Steve’s background
    Growing up in bush communities throughout Western Queensland, the importance and beauty of nature was ingrained within Steven from a young age. As he progressed into the workforce, Steve was lucky enough to work with captive animals from our native wildlife through to long term work with Polar Bears.

    Steve was sitting on the outskirts of the industry and could see a real need for change in the way the environment and our wildlife was being managed so he began to develop new techniques and solutions to manage human and wildlife conflict to provide a more humane outcome for the animals. From there, he was able to continue to grow  into Biodiversity Australia a business which gives the environment a helping hand.

    Steve’s Why? Because I have a real desire to change the way we look after the future.

  • Pam Munro Executive Management Team
    Pam Munro
    Finance Manager
    Pam Munro Executive Management Team
    Pam Munro
    Finance Manager
    About Pam

    As a professional and qualified bookkeeper with over 25 years experience in administration, bookkeeping, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable experience, Pam manages all finance and compliance for Biodiversity Australia.

    Pam holds a Cert IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping), an Associate Diploma of Accounting. She is also currently a commissioner for declarations (C.dec).

    Pam upholds high professional standards and possesses a strong commitment to providing the highest quality service to Biodiversity Australia, our clients and colleagues.

    Pam’s Why? I have the opportunity to produce innovative ideas and to work on a diverse range of challenging assignments.

  • Karl Robertson Management Team
    Karl Robertson
    National Operations Manager
    Karl Robertson Management Team
    Karl Robertson
    National Operations Manager
    About Karl

    Karl has 6 years’ experience in terrestrial and aquatic ecology throughout NSW and QLD. This has allowed him to develop a broad skill set which he now utilises in his role as a Senior Ecologist and Business Manager with Biodiversity Australia.

    Throughout his career, Karl has strived to gain a holistic knowledge of Australian Ecology, in doing so, he has developed advanced survey and assessment skills. He is able to survey and identify the full complement of Australian native and exotic fauna and flora.

    Karl has a broad understanding of both State and Federal Legislation, having prepared an extensive amount of Ecological Assessments, Monitoring Reports, Seven Part Tests, EPBC Act Matters of National Environmental Significance, SEPP 44, 14 and 26 assessment as well as the preparations of Review of Environmental Factors, Vegetation Management Plans and Control Plans for Exotic Flora.

    To compliment his comprehensive reporting experience, Karl is also an accomplished spatial analyst with experience in the use of ArcGIS and MapInfo as well as a vast range of data collection software (GBM Mobile, GIS Pro, Weed Map Pro) and hardware (Trimble, iPad, GPS, Toughbook). .

    Supplementing his technical ability, Karl is also an accomplished Project Manager and business developer.

  • Holly Grumley Vegetation Management
    Holly Grumley
    Unit Project Coordinator
    Holly Grumley Vegetation Management
    Holly Grumley
    Unit Project Coordinator
    About Holly
    Holly Grumley is Vegetation Project Coordinator and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science, Majoring in Conservation Ecology and Management. She has 4 years’ experience within the vegetation management industry and is very experienced in both fieldwork and management of projects. Holly has worked on a variety of projects including integrated weed management plans, targeted weed control, revegetation, and bushland rehabilitation. With this experience, she is able to provide a wide range of services whilst leading the Vegetation team within Biodiversity Australia.

    Holly has worked in both government and private sectors, and is familiar with the Biosecurity Act, having developed informative material for both clients and the public with regard to changes in legislation. She has worked closely with community groups and state government representatives in joint projects, delivering a high level of service to all involved.

    Holly is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse with a keen interest in our native wildlife, and knows the value and importance of habitat protection and revegetation. Innovation is a common driving factor within her projects, and the application of an open mind to new innovative methods enables her to meet delivery standards through the incorporation of fresh ideas, from ecofriendly methods through to new mechanical means.

  • Jacinta Wehbe Fauna Management
    Jacinta Wehbe
    Unit Project Coordinator
    Jacinta Wehbe Fauna Management
    Jacinta Wehbe
    Unit Project Coordinator
    About Jacinta

    Jacinta holds a Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation Biology with Honours and a Master of Environment, majoring in environmental project management. Jacinta is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse bringing this transferrable knowledge and understanding of Australian wildlife to managing fauna projects.

    Jacinta has worked on a diverse range of interdisciplinary environmental projects, and takes a holistic approach to project management with a well-developed range of industry skills including field data management and report writing.

  • Erin Cecil Fauna Management
    Erin Cecil
    Senior Technical Lead
    Erin Cecil Fauna Management
    Erin Cecil
    Senior Technical Lead
    About Erin Cecil

    Erin’s environmental management skills are diverse. She is proficient in all aspects of fauna management and survey, has an in depth knowledge of vegetation management and possesses acute skills in ecology. Erin has the ability to lead and inspire her team and has a curious, open manner which allows her to communicate well in any situation. Erin has worked her way up in Biodiversity Australia and has become the backbone of the organisation.

    Erin’s background is in veterinary nursing, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. She is able to develop and deliver wildlife training packages, as well as conduct assessments. She can handle a wide range of fauna species including estuarine, marine and aquatic species. Erin is experienced conducting wildlife health assessments, species identification, environmental surveys, habitat analysis, invasive species trapping, bird dispersal, venomous snake removal, animal relocation, threatened species management, and vegetation management.

    Erin has demonstrated an unrivalled commitment and dedication to Biodiversity Australia, our clients and above all our environment. She has worked across all associated business units and so, understands exactly what it takes to deliver on and exceed expectations.

  • William Steggall Ecology
    William Steggall
    Senior Ecologist & Unit Project Coordinator (NSW)
    William Steggall Ecology
    William Steggall
    Senior Ecologist & Unit Project Coordinator (NSW)
    About Will

    Will is an Ecological Consultant with more than 9 years experience working in habitats from Sydney through to Central and South East Queensland, and is an accomplished botanist within these diverse habitats.

    Will’s experience includes:

    • targeted and broadscale flora surveys
    • baseline monitoring surveys
    • comprehensive  fauna surveys
    • clearing supervision/fauna spotting
    • BioCondition and BioBanking surveys and assessments
    • surveys and identification of the full compliment of native and exotic fauna species
    • high level report preparation for impact assessment and mitigation
    • project management
    • consultation with government agencies, landholders and construction contractors

    Will also has a very high level capability in identifying Threatened Ecological Communities (TEC) via scientific analysis of diagnostic features and reviewing legal precedents, working on Local Government and Municipal Council projects for planning and policy formation.

    Will is also an accredited specialist in BioBanking and Framework for Biodiversity Assessment, and is a Biodiversity Certification Assessor in NSW.

    His knowledge of legislation is broad, having prepared an extensive number of Environmental Assessment Reports, BioCondition Monitoring Reports, Seven Part Tests, EPBC Act Matters of National Environmental Significance, and SEPP 44 (Koala Habitat Protection) assessments as the core part of his work, as well as Reviews of Environmental Factors and Vegetation Management Plans.

    Rounding out his broad skillset, Will is also a very highly accomplished spatial analyst, capable of using both ArcGIS and tablet-based GIS programs to collect, map and analyse a broad range of variables and produce high quality maps.

    Will has pioneered and implemented the use of the iPad GIS program GIS Pro to map key features in the field such as hollow-bearing trees and vegetation boundaries throughout the Biodiversity Australia business. This new tool provides highly accurate information for impact assessment that can be shared with other disciplines and inform the layman.

    Will’s Why? Because I enjoy the scientific aspects, working in the field, being innovative and helping to achieve good environmental outcomes for development.

  • Anita Nahuysen Ecology
    Anita Nahuysen
    Ecologist
    Anita Nahuysen Ecology
    Anita Nahuysen
    Ecologist
    About Anita

    Anita is an Ecologist with Biodiversity Australia. Anita was hired in 2017 as the first Indigenous Graduate to join Biodiversity Australia’s Indigenous Graduate procurement scheme. During this time, Anita has developed a wide variety of ecological skills including fauna and flora identification, targeted mammal trapping, professional report writing, GIS mapping using ArcGIS and QGIS platforms, ecological assessments, and EVNT surveys. She has also been involved in terrestrial habitat assessments, and identification of TECs in regional Queensland. She is currently undertaking a PhD in the management of squirrel gliders in urban habitats. She is experienced in fauna handling, and arboreal trapping techniques