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

    Steve is the Founder and Managing Director of Biodiversity Australia, a national environmental consultancy. With more than 25 years’ experience in wildlife and aviation management as well as fauna research, Steve has a wealth of operational and practical knowledge and expertise in environmental management. Steve’s advanced experience in the industry has led him to be an executive committee member on the AAWHG board.

    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. This strong desire to drive Indigenous growth has resulted in Steve becoming a member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business Innovation Reference Group (BIRG).

    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.

  • Karl Robertson Management Team
    Karl Robertson
    Senior Business Manager/Principal Ecologist
    Karl Robertson Management Team
    Karl Robertson
    Senior Business Manager/Principal Ecologist
    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 Principal  Ecologist and Senior 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.

  • Chantal Sargeant Management Team
    Chantal Sargeant
    Corporate Services Manager
    Chantal Sargeant Management Team
    Chantal Sargeant
    Corporate Services Manager
    About Chantal

    With over 14 years experience as an administrator, Chantal managers the administration department across the company. Chantal is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ISO system framework for the business as well as monitoring and auditing all of Biodiversity Australia’s policies and procedures. Her other responsibilities include managing the marketing, permits and working alongside the director to achieve the company’s objectives for Indigenous Engagement.

    Chantal commenced with the Biodiversity Australia in 2014 and has worked in many areas of the company. Her passion for the business and desire to see it grow drives her to continue to look for ways to improve the company’s efficiency, quality and overall success.

    Chantal’s Why? Because I get to work in a environment that challenges me and strengthen my skills while contributing to making something great.

  • Daniel Joyce Ecology
    Daniel Joyce
    Unit Project Coordinator - South-East QLD
    Daniel Joyce Ecology
    Daniel Joyce
    Unit Project Coordinator - South-East QLD
    About Daniel

    Daniel is a Senior Ecologist and South-East Queensland Unit Project Coordinator for Ecology. Daniel has over 15 years’ experience as an ecologist working in the environmental consultancy industry. Daniel has been a member of multi-national consultancy teams for over 10 years working on environmental projects across Australia and the south pacific.

    Daniel has been involved in numerous ecological surveys, environmental investigations, assessment and compliance monitoring projects throughout Australia and the South Pacific.

    As a senior member of large scale multi-disciplinary projects on Oil and Gas, Land Development, Mining and industrial development projects, Daniel has developed and managed large field teams with high standards of quality, technical, environmental and safety outcomes in challenging environments.

    Daniel’s technical experience covers a broad range of disciplines, including ecological assessments, ecology surveys, ecology restoration, environmental field investigations, water quality management, and monitoring and compliance auditing.

    Daniel has extensive experience working under numerous Local, State and Federal legislations across Australia.

    Additionally Daniel undertakes part time tutoring at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Environmental Statistics and Analysis and Environmental Research and Design and Earth’s Surface Process, Materials and Soils.

  • Andrew Williams Aviation Vertebrate Pest
    Andrew Williams
    Unit Project Coordinator
    Andrew Williams Aviation Vertebrate Pest
    Andrew Williams
    Unit Project Coordinator
    About Andrew

    Andrew Williams has been with Biodiversity Australia since March 2016 and is the Project Coordinator for the Vertebrate Pest, Aviation and Wildlife unit. During his time with Biodiversity Australia, Andrew has been working as a part of the Fauna Management team and the Vertebrate Pest Management team, and is regularly involved in flying fox projects. Andrew has experience in a range of environmental fields including wildlife conservation & biology, environmental management, vertebrate pest management, parks and wildlife management and venomous snake handling.

    Andrew has extensive experience in the capture & restraint of native wildlife, wildlife health assessments, species identification, habitat analysis, husbandry and care of native animals, and client liaison. Andrew is also responsible for training other wildlife harassment specialists.

    Andrew has worked alongside our Managing Director Steve Noy and our Senior Business Manager & Principal Ecologist Karl Robertson in all of Biodiversity Australia’s flying fox related projects since starting at the company. He is responsible for responding to emergency wildlife call outs, as well as assisting in on-ground population management for a number of urban-adapted species.

  • Tony Henningsen Vegetation Management
    Tony Henningsen
    Project Manager - Western Downs Region
    Tony Henningsen Vegetation Management
    Tony Henningsen
    Project Manager - Western Downs Region
    About Tony

    Tony has worked with all manner of complex and large scale projects including working with Origin as a Land Access Advisor.

    This role entailed working with the community and individual landholders to arrange land access, plan future works, manage stakeholder enquiries and expectations, ensure works were completed as expected and to complete a comprehensive interaction record of all engagements.

    He has worked with Western Downs Regional Council in a Facilities Management and Maintenance Co-ordination role across the Western Downs Shire. This entailed all manner of construction works within the community on community owned assets.

    Working in a senior lending and management role with a major bank, Tony has worked all over Queensland country and metropolitan regions from Townsville in the north to Brisbane metro in the south. This role involved forming close relationships with customers and understanding their businesses which operated in the larger semi corporate threshold. Compliance, integrity and attention for detail are some of his key skills.

    Tony’s current role involves management of the QGC contract for Biodiversity Australia managing vegetation control as well as expanding the business brand into new large scale projects involved in power generation in the Surat Basin.

  • 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.

  • Anita Marks Ecology
    Anita Marks
    Ecologist
    Anita Marks Ecology
    Anita Marks
    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