Prior to joining Air Environment, Mike was a Senior Environmental Consultant for GHD’s Air, Noise and Meteorology team, and before that had a fifteen year career with the Tasmanian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), culminating in the management of their Air Modelling Team. During his government career, Mike assessed the air quality aspects of more than one hundred industrial proposals, allowing him to offer a unique perspective on regulatory requirements. This experience is invaluable to our clients who rely on his expert air quality advice to manage their businesses and plan for future growth.
Throughout his career, Mike has closely worked with industry, as both an environmental regulator and consultant, in the fields of air quality, nuisance dust, odour, noise, and meteorological and climate assessment. Mike has a proven track record of resolving intractable environmental problems.
“I have enjoyed working in all aspects of air quality, both as a regulator and supporting industry. I see myself as someone who uses robust science and clear language to bridge both camps and bring people together to find a solution all parties are happy with.”
Mike has over twenty years’ experience in air quality, atmospheric dispersion modelling, noise, meteorology and environmental regulation. In 2001, Mike gained his doctorate in air pollution modelling, focusing on the atmospheric dispersion of industrial emissions and wood smoke throughout the Tamar Valley in northern Tasmania.
He also has significant knowledge and experience in the technical aspects of ambient air quality monitoring, having managed the EPA air monitoring network.
As an environmental consultant, Mike has successfully delivered a wide variety of projects such as environmental impact assessment studies of dust, odour and airborne contaminant dispersion, assessing odour emissions models, air quality policy development, technical review studies, and developing specialised modelling techniques and tools. Mike’s main areas of expertise include air quality and odour impact assessments, meteorological modelling and model performance evaluation, atmospheric dispersion modelling, air quality and meteorological monitoring network management and the development of air emission inventories.