Meet the Organising Committee
Kevin Simpson (EHS Support) - Conference Chair
Kevin is currently Director of Remediation for EHS Support in Australia. In previous roles, Kevin led a team of 10 specialist remediation engineers and was part of BP’s global remediation technology group. He has worked across Australian and New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the United Arab Emirates. Kevin Simpson has over twenty years of experience in oil and gas and contaminated land management / remediation including development of operational plans and studies; financial assurance estimation; conceptual site models and remediation strategies; in-situ system design and implementation; and stakeholder management. Kevin has been on the EcoForum committee for the last four conferences, including two as conference chair.
Ian Brookman (Ventia)
Ian Brookman has a degree in Environmental Earth Sciences, along with nearly 20 years’ experience in the assessment and remediation of contaminated land and groundwater. He is currently the Manager of Business Strategy for Ventia’s environmental and remediation business unit, and in that role, he assists Commonwealth, State and Corporate clients with practical remediation solutions to complex contamination problems.
Ian is the current President of ALGA, which is the Peak industry body for people dealing with contaminated land and water. Ian has been the President of ALGA since 2015, and a Director since 2014. Prior to that he previously held the role of Chairman of the Industry Leadership Panel (ILP) and was also the Branch Committee Chair in Victoria for 2 years.
Bruce Croucher (New Zealand Ministry for the Environment)
Bruce Croucher is a Principal Analyst at the Ministry for the Environment. During his 12 years at the Ministry, Bruce has worked in the contaminated land area focussed on funding, but has been involved in the development of contaminated land guidance and regulations. He has also been part of the Ministry’s response teams to the Christchurch and Kaikōura earthquakes and the Rena.
Prior to the Ministry, Bruce worked at Greater Wellington Regional Council for 7 years. In a previous life he was an environmental consultant in the UK.
Elisabethe Dank (Matrix Drilling)
Elisabethe Dank is currently Head of Finance & Marketing at Matrix Drilling Australia Pty Ltd since July 2019. She was the previous CEO of Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) Ltd for 11 years. Elisabethe loves problem-solving and managing projects within tight budgets, which is key to working in this industry. Three teenagers is what gets her up in the morning, and a husband is what is maturing her!
Jon Miller (The Remediation Group)
Jon Miller is the co-founder and Managing Director of The Remediation Group, a 15-yearold company specialising in technology and treatment systems designed to remediate contaminated sites. Jon joined ALGA soon after its inception and has been an active member ever since.
He first joined the board in 2009 and soon took on the role of Treasurer and later was the Chair of the board for two years. He was awarded an Honorary Life Membership of ALGA in 2016. Since then he has instigated the ALGA Vapour and Gas Interest Group and most recently joined the Ecoforum 2020 conference organising committee.
Peter Nadebaum (GHD)
Dr Nadebaum, a Senior Principal of GHD, has many years’ experience in auditing, assessment, remediation, risk assessment and risk management of contaminated sites. He is accredited as an Environmental Auditor and is a member of the CRC CARE National Remediation Framework Steering Group and has lead CRC projects on PFAS, Health Screening Levels for Hydrocarbons, and the National Remediation Framework.
He was a founding member of SuRF ANZ and remains active on the committee and has contributed to the ISO 18504 Sustainable Remediation.