EcOz employs environmental scientists with varied expertise and experience in northern and central Australian environments.

Principal Consultants

Ray Hall


Director & Principal
Environmental Consultant

Jeff Richardson


Principal Environmental Consultant

Kylie Welch

BSc (Hons)

Managing Consultant - Approvals

Tom Reilly

Bsc (Hons)

Managing Consultant - Ecology

Simon Fulton

BSc (Hons)

Affiliate Hydrogeologist

Stephen Reynolds

BSc. (Hons), PhD

Managing Consultant - Ecology

Tim Elder


Managing Consultant - Water

Bruce Ryan

Cert Eng (Elec), BSc (Earth Science), Grad Dip (Env Chem), Grad Cert (GW Hyd), MSPERA, MIAH

Managing Consultant - Mining

Senior Consultants

David van den Hoek – Botanist and revegetation specialist


Senior Botanical Consultant

David is a botanist who was born and bred in the Northern Territory. He has worked extensively in remote regions, gaining an intimate knowledge of the environment with a strong focus on NT flora. David has specialist experience with botanical survey and mapping, development of mine site revegetation programs and ongoing monitoring, weed and fire management, land suitability and capability assessments, and development of erosion and sediment control plans.

Emma Smith – Water Specialist

BSc (Hons)

Senior Environmental Consultant

Emma is an environmental scientist with over 16 years’ experience developing water quality monitoring programs, water management plans and conducting surveys and assessments in both freshwater and estuarine environments. She also has experience in monitoring of groundwater, stormwater, trade waste and potable (drinking) water. Emma previously worked for the Commonwealth Government research organisation Geoscience Australia conducting research and coordinating fieldwork investigations into the impact of catchment pollutants on estuarine health.

Keith Munson – Spatial and QHSE Specialist


Senior GIS Consultant, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Systems Manager

Keith has over 10 years’ experience as a spatial scientist working in the natural resource management and consulting fields in northern Australia. He has experience with a wide variety of GIS and remote sensing software, and is working with drones to provide aerial imagery for EcOz projects. Keith has a Cert IV in Occupational Health and Safety, and has written EcOz’s WH&S plan which was certified to AS/NZ 4801 Standard in 2014. He has also guided EcOz through re-certification of our ISO 9001 Quality Plan.

Glen Ewers -Ornithologist and Natural Resource Manager


Senior Environmental Consultant

Glen is an Environmental Scientist who has worked around Australia in a range of capacities relating to NRM, and especially ornithology. His passion is birds, but the depth and diversity of his professional experiences gives him a range of consultancy skills. Glen has worked for BirdLife Australia as a shorebird project officer, on King Island as a threatened species project officer, and as an environment consultant in Alice Springs. He is an experienced project manager, having delivered several significant components of several large EIS projects .

Helen Dwyer – Water Specialist

BEnvMan (Hons)

Senior Environmental Consultant

Helen is an environmental scientist with 8 years’ experience working predominantly in remote parts of the Northern Territory. She has worked in environmental advisory positions in the mining industry and variety of projects including development and implementation of surface water and groundwater monitoring programs, Mine Management Plans, Waste Discharge License applications, environmental assessment and approvals documentation, Land Capability Assessments, and environmental audits.

Aiden Campbell – Ecologist


Senior Environmental Consultant

Aiden is a trained ecologist with 8 years’ experience working mainly in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Victoria. He has also spent time working at the California Coastal Commission (USA). He has experience in the conduct fauna and flora assessments in a range of environments, water quality monitoring programs, environmental impact assessment and environmental management.

Felicity Watt – Remote Sensing and GIS Specialist

Bsc (Hons)

Senior Environmental Consultant

Felicity is a spatial and environmental professional with over 15 years experience working across Northern Australia in a range of capacities relating to fire and natural resource management. She is proficient in a range of GIS and Remote Sensing systems, and has experience managing large spatial datasets. She has worked extensively with fire managers, and has co-authored a technical guide to using spatial information for fire management.

Ritsuko Maeda – Hydrogeologist and Contaminated Land Specialist

BEng (Hons)

Senior Environmental Consultant/Engineer

Rits is an Environmental Engineer and Hydrogeologist with over 10 years’ work experience in northern and southern Australia. She is experienced in the conduct of environmental site investigations and contaminated land assessments, and has designed and coordinated numerous monitoring programs for water, soil, dust and gases.

Environmental Consultants

Narelle Walkom


Environmental Consultant

Nicole Clark


Environmental Consultant

Andrew Lewis

Environmental Consultant


Lyndall Ryan