Our People

Rob Siddle – Director, Principal Environmental Planner
Bachelor of Science (Environmental), Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning

Rob is the Director & Principal Environmental Planner for S5 Environmental with over 27 years’ experience in the environmental industry providing environmental planning, management and compliance advice and developing realistic and achievable environmental management solutions.

Rob has specialised in providing environmental expertise to Government (Local & State) and Private Clients in the Resources, Infrastructure & Commercial/Residential Development Sectors. Rob has extensive experience in Environmental/Ecological Assessments, Management, and Compliance for a range of development projects across these sectors.

Throughout his career, Rob has provided technical input and/or managed a diverse range of projects including Environmental Impact Assessment/Studies, Compliance and Approvals, Options Analysis and Master Planning projects, Ecological and Vegetation Assessments and Management, Rehabilitation and Revegetation Planning and Design, and Bushfire Assessments and Management Plans.

Rob’s key areas of expertise includes:

  • Environmental Planning
  • Ecological Assessment & Management
  • Bushfire Assessment & Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment & Management
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Expertise to Master & Structure Planning exercises
  • Development Option Analysis & Advice
Simon Young Berryman – General Manager, Principal Contamination Management
Bachelor of Science (Geology), Masters Environmental Studies, CEnvP, MIEANZ

Simon is our General Manager and heads S5 Environmental’s Contaminated Land Division. He has over 18 years’ experience in environmental management, contaminated land assessment and hydrogeology and has successfully completed projects in Queensland, Victoria, the Northern Territory and New Zealand.

Simon has previously worked for a multinational environmental engineering company, as well as smaller, independent consulting firms and provided in-house specialist contaminated land advice to companies in the petroleum and electricity industries. This breadth of experience enables Simon to successfully apply his expertise to projects with varying levels of complexity while meeting project budget and time constraints.

Simon is a Suitably Qualified Person under the Environmental Protection Act 1994, a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) and a member of both the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) and the Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA).

Simon’s key areas of expertise includes:

  • Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigations
  • Stage 2 Detailed Site Investigations
  • Remediation and Validation Works and Reporting
  • Site Management Plans and Remediation Action Plans
  • Landfill Gas Risk Assessment
  • Acid Sulfate Soil Investigations and Management Plans
  • Surface Water and Groundwater Monitoring
Lucy Healing – Senior Ecologist
Bachelor Built Environment (Landscape Architecture), Graduate Diploma of Natural Resources Management

Lucy is our Senior Ecologist with over 16 years’ experience in the environmental industry in both the private and public sectors. With a background in working for both government agencies, multi-disciplinary consultancies, and, bush regeneration contractors in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, Lucy has an in-depth understanding of ecological issues from several perspectives. Lucy has worked in collaboration with a range of consultants including town planners, civil engineers, and, stormwater management consultants for a broad client base and a diversity of projects. Lucy has worked throughout Southeast Queensland to deliver reporting and documentation for development approvals.

Lucy’s Key Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Due diligence assessments
  • Ecological surveying of flora, fauna and habitat assessments
  • Legislative compliance
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Management Plans
  • Fauna management advice and relocation
  • Approvals and statutory planning
Alysha Woodland – Senior Environmental Engineer (Consultant)
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental), Master of Engineering (Environmental), CEnvP, Member of Engineers Australia (EA)

Alysha is an senior Environmental Engineer with over 12 years’ experience in the government and private sectors. Most recently, Alysha has worked as a Environmental Consultant providing high level Environmental management and compliance advice and managing a range of planning and construction projects for Local and State Government and the private development sectors.

Alysha previously managed a team of environmental professionals within Project Services which is a business unit of the Department of Housing and Public Works. She has strong technical and leadership skills and has been the environmental officer for a broad range of projects with varying degrees of environmental sensitivity. She has also undertaken other project roles including Project Manager, Client Representative and Superintendent’s Representative.

Alysha’s key areas of expertise includes:

  • Environmental Assessment & Management
  • Contaminated Land Assessment & Management
  • Koala Management Plans and Offsetting
  • Compliance Management
  • Construction Audit Reports
  • Ecologically Sustainable Development
  • Project and Time Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Program Management
  • Resolving Disputes
  • Risk Management
Lucas Wilson – Ecologist
Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Resource Management, Bachelor of Environmental Science

Lucas is our ecologist with over 6 years’ experience in the environmental industry, focusing on plant ecology and catchment management. Lucas has extensive field and site management experience in ecological restoration, waterway rehabilitation and vegetation management projects throughout Queensland.

Lucas’s key areas of expertise include:

  • Detailed Ecological Assessments
  • Rehabilitation Plans
  • Vegetation Management Plans
  • Ecological Restoration Plans
  • Flora Surveys and
  • Interpretation of legislation pertaining to vegetation management
Chrissy Elmer – Ecologist
Bachelor of Science (Ecology), Master of Environmental Management (Environmental and Resource Economics)

Chrissy is our Ecologist with over 3 years’ experience in the environmental industry, including research, the public sector, and the private sector. A passionate plant ecologist, Chrissy has experience conducting field work across diverse ecosystems in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, and Tasmania. She is skilled at flora and fauna identification, field surveys, report writing, analysis and GIS. Chrissy has a strong understanding of the Environmental Legislative frameworks within Queensland and is motivated to provide logical and creative environmental management solutions to conserve and enhance natural ecosystems that support sustainable urban development.

Chrissy’s Key Areas of Expertise Include

  • Ecological assessments
  • Flora surveys
  • Interpretation and application of federal, state, and local government environmental legislation
  • Due diligence assessments
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Ecological Rehabilitation
  • Nature Refuge Management Plans
  • Regional Ecosystems
Stacey Jaatinen – Lead Designer

Stacey is our Lead Designer with over 23 years’ experience in the consulting industry providing Civil and Environmental Design expertise to out projects. Stacey is a highly experienced AutoCad operator and manages the delivery of the range of drawings produced in support of our projects.

Kim Riddell – Graduate Ecologist
Bachelor of Science (Ecology)

Kim is our Graduate Ecologist having recently joined S5 Environmental. Kim has two years’ experience in flora and fauna surveys and is an avid birder. She is experienced in conducting fieldwork in South East Queensland, arid Queensland and Western Australia.

Kim’s Experience Includes:

  • Preliminary Ecological assessments
  • Flora and fauna surveys
  • Interpretation and application of federal, state, and local government environmental legislation
  • Due diligence assessments
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Report writing
  • Bushfire assessment
Jess McCabe – Graduate Ecologist
Bachelor of Science (Ecology)

Jess is our Graduate Ecologist having recently joined S5 Environmental. Jess has experience in site surveys, flora and fauna identification and reporting, resulting in a well-rounded skill set for her current role with S5 Environmental. She is experienced in conducting fieldwork in South East Queensland and Tasmania.

Jess’s Experience Includes:

  • Preliminary Ecological assessments
  • Flora and fauna surveys
  • Interpretation and application of federal, state, and local government environmental legislation
  • Due diligence assessments
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Report writing
  • Bushfire assessment
Ronnie Gardiner – Restoration Ecologist
Bachelor of Science (Natural Resource Science)

Ronnie is our Restoration Ecologist having recently joined S5 Environmental. Ronnie has been actively involved in natural area restoration over the past two and a half years, as part of planting teams and more recently leading crews and supervising sites.

Ronnie’s Experience Includes:

  • Tree planting
  • Rehabilitation site management
  • Managing planting crews