STAFF PROFILES


Staff members of CES are registered
with a number of professional bodies, including:

  • South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions
  • Southern African Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Scientists
  • Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment
  • Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa
  • International Association for Impact Assessment South Africa
  • Environmental Assessment Practitioners of South Africa
DR Ted Avis

Dr Ted Avis

Managing Director
 
Alan Carter

Dr Alan Carter

Executive: EL Branch
 
Ms Muranda Altichiero

Ms Muranda Altichiero

Executive: Office & HR
 
Mrs Cheryl Avis

Ms Cheryl Avis

Executive: Corporate Affairs
 
Ms Bernadette Emslie

Mrs Bernadette Emslie

Executive: Finance
 
DR Ted Avis

Dr Ted Avis

Managing Director

Dr Ted Avis, Managing Director, is a leading expert in the field of Environmental Impact Assessments, having project-managed numerous large-scale EIAs to international standards (e.g. World Bank and International Finance Corporation). Ted has also project managed and provided professional input to the State of Environment reports and Strategic Environmental Assessments produced by CES.Curriculum Vitae of Ted Avis

 
Mrs Cheryl Avis

Mrs Cheryl Avis

Executive: Corporate Affairs

Mrs Cheryl Avis, Executive: Corporate Affairs, has extensive experience in finance and is a Certified Associate of the Institute of Bankers. She was awarded a full university scholarship by First National Bank. She obtained distinctions from Rhodes University for all her degrees: B.Com (1987), B.A. (Hons) (1992) and Masters (1995). She worked at a local psychiatric hospital and ran a full-time practice as a Clinical Psychologist. In 1998 Cheryl assisted with the financial set-up of CES as a close corporation and became increasingly involved in the financial direction thereof. Cheryl has also lectured at Rhodes University, and is a past associate of the Psychological Care Centre in Donkin Street, Grahamstown. She is married with two sons born 1996 and 2002.

 
Mr Marc Hardy

Mr Marc Hardy

Principal Consultant, Country Manager Maputo

Mr Marc Hardyholds a M. Phil (Environmental Management) from the Stellenbosch University’s of School of Public Management and Planning after completing his undergraduate degrees in development studies and sociology/human geography. He also holds an Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) certification in ISO 14001 Auditing. His professional interests include ESIA reporting for linear, energy and large infrastructure projects, strategic environmental reporting, ESDD’s for development financing institutions, social impact assessment and resettlement planning, environmental performance and compliance monitoring. At CES, Marc has been responsible for the management of projects and specialist teams and support staff, the preparation and monitoring of project budgets in excess of $500 000, as well as being responsible for the management of the CES Maputo, Mozambique office. He is currently managing the ESIA processes for large infrastructure, renewable energy, commercial agriculture and mining developments throughout Africa (mostly to World Bank and International Finance Corporation Performance Standards). Marc has gained extensive social baseline study experience through the various projects involved in to date that have resettlement implications, alternatively, those that potentially impact on large numbers of people. He has also gained notable experience in the mining, agro-industry, forestry, biofuel and palm oil sectors in East and West Africa - in the ESIA, Resettlement Planning, ESDD, as well as the compliance and performance monitoring disciplines. During the course of his professional career Marc has worked in Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and South Africa. He recently completed an Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) training programme that was presented by the IFC.

 
Mr Anton Hough

Ms Maura Talbot

Principal Consultant

Maura holds a Masters Degree in Geography, as well as two BA Honours degrees, one in Human Geography and another in Economics from Rhodes University. She was also involved in the development and teaching of under-graduate Environmental Science courses at Rhodes University for 5 years. Her professional consulting experience and interests include Environmental, Social and Economic Impact Assessments, Risk Assessments, Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA), Socio-economic Research and Surveys, Stakeholder Engagement facilitation, Resettlement Action Plans, Monitoring and Evaluation, State of the Environment Reporting, and Policy Research (industry certification, water, environmental and land reform). Maura has 5 years of experience working for CES as a Senior & Principal Environmental Consultant and another 5 years as a socio-economic sub-consultant. She has participated in and managed assessments of roads, mines, biofuel estates, golf courses, conservation, tourism, industrial and residential developments in South Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Egypt.

 
Ms Amber Jackson

Ms Amber Jackson

Senior Environmental Consultant

Ms Amber Jackson, is a Senior Environmental Consultant and has 5 years consulting experience with CES. Amber holds an MPhil in Environmental Management from the University of Cape Town, BSc degree and BSc (Hons) in Zoology and 'Ecology, Conservation and Environment' from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her studies included both the natural and social environment with her master's thesis focusing on food security and honours thesis focusing on herpetology. During her time at CES Amber has conducted various BA's and EIA's in South Africa (SA) and Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments (ESHIA) in Mozambique. The majority of South African projects include, but are not limited to, renewable energy sector, housing/eco estates and risk assessments for coastal developments. Mozambique projects include forestry, agriculture, and graphite mining sectors which have been completed to both MITDER standards and International lenders standards in fulfilment with lender requirements (IFC, FSC, AfDB and EIB). Amber has also developed her skills as a faunal specialist and has assisted and conducted a number of faunal impact assessments in both Mozambique and South Africa.

 
Mr Thomas king

Mr Michael Johnson

Environmental Consultant

Mr Johnson, holds a BSc in Geoinformatics, a BSc (Hons) cum laude in Geoinformatics and an MSc in Geoinformatics from Stellenbosch University. Michael’s Master’s thesis examined the use of Remote Sensing and computer vision technologies for the extraction of near-shore ocean wave characteristic parameters. For the duration of his Master’s, he was based at the CSIR in Stellenbosch. During this time, in addition to his Master’s studies, he conducted work in collaboration with the CSIR Coastal Systems Research Group and provided GIS and Remote Sensing tutoring and technical assistance to the junior staff and fellow students. Michael graduated in March 2018 and has been working for CES since.

 
Ms Tarryn Martin

Ms Tarryn Martin

Senior Environmental Consultant

Ms Tarryn Martin, Senior Environmental Consultant and Ecological Specialist. Tarryn holds a BSc (Botany and Zoology), a BSc (Hons) in African Vertebrate Biodiversity and an MSc with distinction in Botany from Rhodes University. Tarryn’s Master’s thesis examined the impact of fire on the recovery of C3 and C4 Panicoid and non-Panicoid grasses within the context of climate change for which she won the Junior Captain Scott-Medal (Plant Science) for producing the top MSc of 2010 from the South African Academy of Science and Art as well as an Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Range and Forage Science from the Grassland Society of Southern Africa. Tarryn specialises in conducting vegetation assessments including vegetation and sensitivity mapping to guide developments and thereby minimise their impacts on sensitive vegetation. She has conducted a number of vegetation and impact assessments in Mozambique (to IFC standards) which include the Lurio Forestry Project in Nampula, the Baobab Iron Ore Mine in Tete and the Syrah Graphite Mine, Metals of Africa Graphite Mine, Triton Ancuabe Graphite Mine and Nicanda Hills Graphite Mine in Cabo Delgado. She has also worked on a Critical Habitat Assessment for Sasol in Inhambane Province and has co-designed and implemented the Terrestrial Monitoring Program for Kenmare, MOMA, a heavy minerals mine in Mozambique. Tarryn has also managed a number of projects, her most recent ones including the Metals of Africa Graphite Mine ESIA, Triton Nicanda Hills ESHIA as well as smaller projects in South Africa

 
Ms Skye Clarke-McLeod

Ms Skye Clarke-McLeod

Office Assistant & PA to MD

Ms Skye Clarke-Mcleod is beginning her journey as an environmental consultant at CES, she holds a BA degree in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa (2018), majoring in Geography and Social Sciences. With a background in hospitality management and administration, she is also filling the role of office assistant. Her areas of interest include biodiversity management, GIS and the EIA process.

 
Zweli Nkosi

Zweli Nkosi

Intern – Young graduate development drive

Zweli Nkosi is a prospective young Environmental Scientist. He holds a BSc Life and Environmental Sciences (2013) with specialisation in Geography and Environmental Management obtained from the University of Johannesburg. He recently joined the EOH Coastal & Environmental Services (CES) team as part of young graduate development drive. His graduate research project included conducting a socio-economic study on gentrification evident in the SOWETO area (South Africa; SA). Prior to joining the EOH CES team, Zweli was involved in the environmental process control aspects of a potable and wastewater treatment plant in Caledon (SA) for distribution to the SA Department of Correctional Services, as per deployment by the South African Department of Public Works. Furthermore, he was involved in community engagement projects undertaken whilst he volunteered at Greenpeace Africa. At Greenpeace, he conducted public awareness campaigns and offered environmental education related to the field of renewable energy as part of the South African’s Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP). Zweli was also responsible for researching the involvement of local companies in this programme . Broadly, his research interests lie in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes, renewable energy, Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) and water research.

 
Mr Aidan Gouws

Mr Aidan Gouws

Environmental Consultant

Mr Aidan Gouws, work as an Environmental Consultant based in the Johannesburg branch; obtained his MSc in Environmental Science (Cum laude) from Rhodes University, having conducted research on the spatio-temporal dynamics of Acacia dealbata invasions and broader land-use and cover changes in the northern Eastern Cape, funded through a study bursary awarded by the Agricultural Research Council (ARC). Prior to this, he obtained his BSc Honours in Geographical and Environmental Sciences (Cum laude) from the University of Pretoria, studying plant ecology and EIA methodology amongst others. Aidan is also member of the Golden Key Honours Society. His interests include GIS, ecological studies and social impact assessments.

 
Mr Robort Almanza

Mr Robert Almanza

Environmental Consultant

Mr Roberto Almanza obtained his BSc (Environmental Sciences) from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University majoring in Geology and Geography and obtained his BSc Honours in Geology in 2012. Roberto then went on to complete his MSc (Geology) while working as a geology consultant on a number of exploration projects across South Africa. Roberto joined CES in 2015 and has managed several projects from Basic Assessments to Full Scoping and Environmental Impact Reports. He has also undertaken Environmental Auditing, Site Remediation, Water Use Applications and GIS mapping. Roberto now manages a number of projects from the CES Port Elizabeth office and is becoming involved in several waste-related studies, including waste assessments for large mining projects, contamination assessment and waste license auditing.

 
Chantel Bezuidenhout

Dr Chantel Bezuidenhout

Principal Environmental Consultant, Branch Manager PE

Dr Chantel Bezuidenhout, holds MSc and PhD degrees in Botany (estuarine ecology) and a BSc degree in Botany and Geography from NMMU. Chantel's main focus is estuarine ecology and she has done extensive work on 13 systems from the Orange River Mouth in the Northern Cape to the Mngazi Estuary in the Transkei. As a result she has been involved in a number of ecological reserve determination studies including the Kromme, Seekoei and Olifants systems. Chantel has been an Environmental Consultant for approximately 9 years and as such has been focused on environmental management and impact assessment. Chantel is well versed in environmental legislation and has been involved in number of environmental impact assessments and management plans in South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique and Madagascar. She is currently employed in the Port Elizabeth office of CES.

 
Rosalie Evans

Ms Rosalie Evans

Senior Environmental Consultant

Ms Rosalie Evans, Rosalie is a Senior Environmental Consultant with 5 years’ experience and she is based in the Port Elizabeth branch. She holds a BA degree in Social Dynamicswith majors in Geography and Psychology as well as a BA Honours degree in Geography and Environmental Studies, both from Stellenbosch University. Rosalie's honours dissertation analysed the role of small grains in soil carbon sequestration in the agricultural sector of the Western Cape. Rosalie completed the Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure Short Course by Coastal & Environmental Services and the Department of Environmental Science Rhodes University as well as the Estuary Management Short Course by Nelson Mandela University (NMU). In addition, Rosalie is a member of the Land Rehabilitation Society of Southern Africa (LaRSSA) and a member of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). Her focuses include the general Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, the Public Participation Process, NEMA Section 24 (G) Applications and associated rectification reports, Water Use Applications and accompanying Risk Assessments, GIS Mapping, Agriculture and Soils Assessments, Estuarine Assessments and Tourism Assessments.

 
Nicole Wienand

Ms Nicole Wienand

Environmental Consultant

Ms Nicole Wienand is an Environmental Consultant with less than 1 years’ experience, based in the Port Elizabeth branch. Nicole obtained her BSc Honours in Botany (Environmental Management) Cum Laude from Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in December 2018. She also holds a BSc Degree in Environmental Management (Cum Laude) from NMU. Nicole’s honours project focused on the composition of subtidal marine benthic communities on warm temperate reefs off the coast of Port Elizabeth (a baseline survey) and for her undergraduate project she investigated dune movement in Sardinia Bay. Although she is new to the environmental consulting field, her key interests include marine ecology, GIS Mapping, the general EIA process, Public Participation Process (PPP) and Ecological Impact Assessments

 
Alan Carter

Dr Alan Carter

Executive:  EL Branch

Dr Alan Carter, Executive overseeing the East London and Port Elizabeth branches, has gained extensive experience over the past 25 years in both financial accounting and environmental science disciplines with CES and international accounting firms in South Africa and the USA. He holds a PhD in marine ecology and BCom Honours degree in financial accounting and auditing. Alan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (licensed in Texas) and is also a registered Environmental Assessment Practitioner and a certified ISO14001 EMS auditor with Exemplar Global. Alan has been responsible for leading and managing numerous and varied consulting projects including in the following disciplines: environmental management, coastal management, waste management, climate change, renewable energy, aquaculture, environmental and financial due diligence, carbon foot-printing, varied infrastructure, etc.

 
Jaclyn Smith

Ms Caryn Clarke

Senior Consultant

Caryn holds a M.Sc. Environmental Science (2012, with distinction), B.Sc. Hon. Environmental Science (2010, with distinction), and a B.Sc. Environmental Science and Economics (2009, with distinctions) from Rhodes University. Her M.Sc. thesis was titled “Responses to the linked stressors of Climate Change and HIV/AIDS amongst vulnerable rural households in the Eastern Cape, South Africa”. Her B.Sc. Hon. thesis investigated climate change perceptions, drought responses and views on carbon farming amongst commercial livestock and game farmers within the Great Fish River Valley, Eastern Cape, from which a paper was published in the African Journal of Range and Forage Science in 2012. Caryn has further completed a Carbon Footprint Analysis Course (2013). Caryn’s expertise includes project management, feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments including public participation, MPRDA applications, environmental compliance monitoring, various licensing and permit applications, and GIS mapping. Caryn is a registered Candidate Natural Scientist under the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.

 
Mr Roy de Kock

Mr Roy de Kock

Principal Consultant

Mr Roy de Kock (Pri.Nat.Sci.), is a Principal Consultant holding a BSc Honours in Geology and an MSc in Botany from the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. He is currently busy with his PhD in Botany where he is studying the impact of soil contamination on the health of fertile soils and vegetation cover in the Karoo Basin. He has been working for CES since 2010, and is based at the East London branch where he focuses on Ecological and Agricultural Assessments, Geological and Geotechnical analysis, Environmental Management Plans, environmental compliance, mining applications and environmental impact assessments. Roy has worked on numerous projects in South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Lesotho.

 
Dr Greer Hawley-McMaster

Dr Greer Hawley-McMaster

Principal Environmental Consultant

Dr Greer Hawley-McMaster has a BSc degree in Botany and Zoology, a BSc (Honours) in Botany from the University of Cape Town and a PhD (Microbiology) from Rhodes University. Greer has a diverse skill set including biodiversity surveys and assessments (plants, fungi and terrestrial ecosystems), developing environmental management policy (EMP’s and EMF’s), analysis and interpretation of environmental and biodiversity spatial datasets, training, feasibility assessments, environmental impact assessments for a wide range of land use activity proposals, aquaculture feasibility assessments, alien invasive management planning and conservation management planning. Greer has undertaken work in a number of African countries and has specifically surveyed many parts of the Eastern Cape. As a Principal Consultant, Greer manages large projects and has experience with co-ordinating big specialist teams. Greer has recently completed the review of the Eastern Cape Biodiversity Conservation Plan (2019) and continues to develop the Eastern Cape Biodiversity strategy and Action Plan.

 
Thembakazi Jack

Ms Thembakazi Jack

Cleaning assistant and Admin clerk

 

 
Thina Mgweba

Ms Thina Mgweba

Environmental Consultant

Ms. Thina Mgweba is an Environmental Consultant. Thina holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Economics as well as a B.Sc. Honours degree in Environmental Science. Her honours thesis investigated the effects of climate change on the sustainability of resources in the Hamburg area and how local communities are affected by climate change. Thina has undertaken numerous Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Management Programmes. Thina’s interest is in waste management and Integrated Environmental Management. She has been involved in various Integrated Environmental Management projects, and has undertaken numerous Integrated Waste Management Plans, Waste Licenses and Waste Operational Environmental Management Plans.

 
Mr Sibusiso Sinuka

Mr Sibusiso Sinuka

Environmental Consultant

Sibusiso Sive Sinuka is an Environmental Consultant and has completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, majoring in Geography and with coursework in Integrated Environmental Management, Geographical Information Systems, Geomorphology, and Theory of Human Geographies. The Honours Programme also entailed a research project that looked at the Socio-environmental impacts on sewage spills on communities in East London, Eastern Cape. Both degrees were obtained from the University of Fort Hare. Sibusiso has also completed a Master of Science degree majoring in Geography where he focused on the Thermal dynamics of mire ecosystems (bogs) on Marion Island, also at the University of Fort Hare. Sibusiso is currently involved in numerous ECO projects of different disciplines including the construction of roads and schools as well as Environmental Impact Assessments.

 
Lynn Smit

Ms Lynn Smit

Office Administrator, proposal co-ordinator & PA to Branch Executive

Ms Lynn Smit, Office Assistant & PA to Branch Director of East London has more than 20 years of Administrative, Secretarial, Personal Assistant, Reception experience and has got extensive experience in the field of bid/tender management especially within the public sector and SOE’s.

 
Jaclyn Smith

Ms Jaclyn Smith

Environmental Consultant

Ms Jaclyn Smith, is an Environmental Consultant holding a BSc degree with majors in Geology and Environmental Science from Rhodes University and a BSc Honours degree in Geology from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Jaclyn’s honours thesis focused on the sediment disturbance depth over two beaches in Port Elizabeth. Jaclyn has over five years’ experience as an environmental consultant and has undertaken various Environmental Impact Studies and Environmental Management Plans with a NEMA and NEMWA component. She has undertaken numerous water use licence applications and construction compliance auditing for housing developments and road and bridge upgrades. She is a certified wetland assessment practitioner and has assisted with the preparation of a number of aquatic and wetland studies.

 
Nande Suka

Ms Nande Suka

Senior Environmental Consultant

Ms Nande Suka is a Senior Environmental Consultant currently employed at the East London Office of CES. She holds a BSc Biological Science degree with majors in Botany and Zoology, as well as a BSc Hons. in Biological Science, with coursework in Environmental Management, Environmental Management Procedures, Conservation Biology, Ecology and fundamentals in Biological Statistics. Her Honours programme also entailed two research projects; the first project looked at the effects of sea level rise on the marine environment of Port Elizabeth beaches. The second project was a development of an EIA and ecological impact assessment for the Weston Sewer Package Plant (Eastern Cape), in conjunction with Public Process Consultants in Port Elizabeth. Both degrees were obtained from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth. Nande is interested in all aspects of environmental quality management with extensive involvement in waste management planning. Nande is also professionally registered scientist with SACNASP.

 
Ms Muranda Altichiero

Ms Muranda Altichiero

Executive: Office & HR

Ms Muranda Altichiero, Executive: Office & HR, holds a B.Comm degree (NMMU) with experience in the field of retail, human resources and training, office management and marketing

 
Ms Bernadette Emslie

Mrs Bernadette Emslie

Executive:  Finance

Mrs Bernadette Emslie, Executive: Finance, holds a B.Comm (Accounting) degree (Rhodes). Worked for over 7 years for Bethlehem Export cc, who at the time was one of the top exporters in South Africa of fresh asparagus. Was involved in running all aspects of the operations. At the same time she was made a member of the Close Corporation that owned lands with fresh asparagus that was picked, packed or canned for local or export. After starting her family in 2002 & no longer wanting to travel, she started her own accounting business in Grahamstown which managed large payrolls, accounting & tax consulting. In August 2005 she joined CES as the Financial Manager and in August 2010 was promoted to Financial Director

 
Mr Lungisa Bosman

Mr Lungisa Bosman

Senior Environmental Consultant 

Mr Lungisa Bosman, holds a Bachelor of Social Science (1993) from U.C.T, with majors in Public Administration & Sociology, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation and Management. Over the past eleven years Lungisa has gained considerable experience in social facilitation and community engagement. He is currently working full-time as a senior consultant for EOH Coastal & Environmental Services involved in a number Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), especially Social Impact Assessment (SIAs). These studies involved a number of social and community survey and also stakeholder engagement. Lungisa has been involved in doing SIAs and social survey for a number of projects in and outside South Africa. Some of these projects include but not limited to the Knysna Bypass EIA; Qolora Aquaculture, Malawi Monazite Mine, Syrah Balama Graphite Mine, LGR-SA Forestry Planation. Lungisa has been involved in a number of resettlement projects as well such as Chibuto Corridor Sands EIA; LGR-SA Forestry Planation RAP and Syrah Balama Graphite Mine SIA & RAP in Mozambique Murrimo Macadamia Plantation Gurue, Mozambique.

 
Ms Caroline Evans

Ms Caroline Evans

Senior Environmental Consultant

Ms Caroline Evans, Environmental Consultant. Caroline holds a BSc with majors in Environmental Science (distinction) and Zoology, as well as a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science (distinction) both from Rhodes University. Her undergraduate degree included both commerce and natural sciences. Caroline's honours dissertation evaluated the economic impacts of degradation of the xeric subtropical thicket through farming practices, focusing on the rehabilitation potential of the affected areas in terms of carbon tax. She has a broad academic background including statistics, economics, management, climate change, wetland ecology, GIS, rehabilitation ecology, ecological modelling and zoology. Caroline has a strong focus on renewable energy and South African policy and legislation related to development.

 
Mr Justin Green

Mr Justin Green

Environmental Consultant

Mr Justin Green, has a BSc. degree in Zoology and Entomology as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Management from Rhodes University. Justin has been an Environmental Consultant will CES for 5 years and has been involved in extensive work in Renewable Energy Projects and mining based projects. Justin played an integral part in Environmental Impact Assessment as well as Basic Assessments in South Africa as well as numerous internationally based projects. He is also part of the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) team for the past 5 years with his primary experience through ArcGIS 10.1 and Quantum GIS 2.8.3. He has been involved in producing mapping data for a multitude of projects all completed to IFC and World Bank standards. Justin has also made a considerable difference using OruxMaps for the purpose of specialist fieldwork and mapping purposes. He has recently become involved in specialising in surface water quality analyses using the South African Scoring System (SASS5) methodology. His work experience has been completed in South Africa as well as several African countries.

 
Ms Lara Horne

Ms Lara Horne

Senior Environmental Consultant

Ms Lara Horne , is a Senior Environmental Consultant with five years’ experience supervising as well as managing the environmental impact assessment process across a variety of projects (from wind farms to heavy mineral mining). Lara has experience working with environmental laws (such as the National Environmental Management Act of 1998, the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act of 2002 and the National Water Act of 1998) as well as ensuring ESHIA’s meets IFC compliance. Although experienced with projects across all sectors, Lara’s strength is in the mining sector (from financial provision calculations to undertaking an ESHIA for a large scale mine). Lara’s background as a water quality specialist stems from undertaking her honours thesis (received distinction) analysing Grahamstown’s Municipal Water Quality followed by her Masters thesis (current) using constructed wetland technology to treat brewery effluent to discharge standards. Lara has conducted water quality baseline and impact assessment studies in South Africa, Mozambique as well as Cameroon. Lara’ s extensive knowledge on EIA regulations as well as the application of these regulations has resulted in being course co-ordinator as well as lecturer at the annual “Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures” course run by EOH CES in collaboration with Rhodes University. Lara also lectures the EIA module to Rhodes University Department of Environmental Science honours students as well as lectures the third year students on environmental management systems. Please refer to her CV for further details.

 
Mr Greg Shaw

Mr Greg Shaw

Principal Environmental Consultant

Mr Greg Shaw, Principal Environmental Consultant and Business Development Manager. Greg has 12 years’ experience in conducting environmental consultancy services in the energy, transport, maritime and agricultural sectors on behalf of South African and oversees government departments and agencies, local government authorities, private developers, international funding organisations, and non-government organisations. He has a strong track record of projects completed within budget, on time and in accordance with national and/or international environmental legislation and guidelines. Greg’s skills include ESIA, environmental survey development, management, execution and monitoring, report writing, project management and strategic planning.

 
Ms Denise McLean

Ms Denise McLean

Finance Admin Manager

Ms Denise Mclean, Financial Admin Manager. Denise holds a Certificate in Banking (IOB) and a Certificate of Estate Agent (CEA). She has extensive banking experience in management, credit and client relations.

 
Ms Son� Nel

Ms Soné Nel

Expense Administrator

Ms Soné Nel, Expense Administrator has extensive administrative and bookkeeping experience which covers a broad range of areas, such as Receptionist, Secretary, Manager and Accountant. She holds certificates in VIP Payroll Phase 1; VIP Payroll GT Detailed Tax Year End and Calico Training program.

 
Ms Marina van Zyl

Ms Marina van Zyl

Travel & Training Co-ordinator

Ms Marina van Zyl, Travel & Training Coordinator, qualified in HR Management (TUT). She has extensive working experience in travel liaison and coordination as well as training coordination and development. Marina is also qualified as an ETDP (Education Training and Development Practitioner) (UJ).

 
Ms Louise van Aardt

Ms Louise van Aardt

Head Office Secretary

Ms Louise van Aardt, Head Office Secretary: CES Grahamstown. Louise has more than 20 years of administrative experience which covers a broad range of areas, including Receptionist, Secretary, Personal assistant; and she has extensive experience in the travel industry as a supervisor for foreign exchange as well as tour consulting.

 
Ms Marinda van Achterbergh

Ms Marinda van Achterbergh

Billing Administrator

Ms Marinda van Achterbergh, Ms Marinda van Achterbergh, Billing Administrator, started her career in banking, then moved to conveyancing and Barlow Rand Properties thereafter where she gained extensive administration and secretarial experience. Marinda holds an Estate Agents Certificate. She has extensive Management and Hospitality experience having been a Restaurant business owner (De Wijn Huijs & Die Taphuis) as well as managing a family business, Dismantled Motors.

 
Ms Jennifer Botha
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Ms Jennifer Botha

Cleaning assistant and Admin clerk


 
Mr Phillip Toyisi

Mr Phillip Toyisi

Maintenance Assistant
 
Dr Kevin Whittington-Jones

Dr Kevin Whittington-Jones

Executive Consultant | United Kingdom Office

Dr Kevin Whittington-Jones, holds a PhD in Environmental Biotechnology and has provided E & S advisory services to clients across a wide range of industry sectors including mining, forestry,agro-industry, energy & electrical distribution, ports, tourism and finance & banking across Africa. Although he has maintained active involvement in projects related to waste management, sanitation and environmental management training, he has specialized in the management of E&S risk and has a comprehensive understanding of international E&S safeguards and standards. Kevin has worked extensively with a number of international Development Finance Institutions including the DEG, FMO, AATIF and FINNFUND and work has included E&S due diligence assessments and provision of technical assistance to their clients. He is currently serving as independent E&S Advisor on a number of international projects. Prior to joining EOH CES, Kevin held a number of academic posts at Rhodes University, South Africa. The most recent was the post of Senior Lecturer at the Rhodes Business School where he was responsible for the development and management of the sustainability modules of the Master of Business Administration programme. He has also co-authored a number of scientific papers in the area of sanitation and environmental management.
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Mr Marc Hardy

Mr Marc Hardy

Principal Consultant, Country Manager Maputo

Mr Marc Hardyholds a M. Phil (Environmental Management) from the Stellenbosch University’s of School of Public Management and Planning after completing his undergraduate degrees in development studies and sociology/human geography. He also holds an Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) certification in ISO 14001 Auditing. His professional interests include ESIA reporting for linear, energy and large infrastructure projects, strategic environmental reporting, ESDD’s for development financing institutions, social impact assessment and resettlement planning, environmental performance and compliance monitoring. At CES, Marc has been responsible for the management of projects and specialist teams and support staff, the preparation and monitoring of project budgets in excess of $500 000, as well as being responsible for the management of the CES Maputo, Mozambique office. He is currently managing the ESIA processes for large infrastructure, renewable energy, commercial agriculture and mining developments throughout Africa (mostly to World Bank and International Finance Corporation Performance Standards). Marc has gained extensive social baseline study experience through the various projects involved in to date that have resettlement implications, alternatively, those that potentially impact on large numbers of people. He has also gained notable experience in the mining, agro-industry, forestry, biofuel and palm oil sectors in East and West Africa - in the ESIA, Resettlement Planning, ESDD, as well as the compliance and performance monitoring disciplines. During the course of his professional career Marc has worked in Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and South Africa. He recently completed an Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) training programme that was presented by the IFC.


Mr Marc Hardyé formado em M. Phil (Gestão Ambiental) pela Universidade de Stellenbosch, na Escola de Administração Pública e Planejamento, após concluir seus cursos de graduação em estudos de desenvolvimento e sociologia/geografia humana. Ele também possui uma certificação do Instituto de Gestão e Avaliação Ambiental (IEMA) em Auditoria ISO 14001. Seus interesses profissionais incluem estudos para projetos lineares, de energia e de grandes projectos de infraestrutura linear, estudos ambientais ambientais estratégicos, estudos de deligência ambiental e social para instituições de financiamento de desenvolvimento, avaliação de impacto social e planejamento de reassentamento, desempenho ambiental e monitoramento de conformidade. Na CES, Marc tem sido responsável pela gestão de projetos e equipes especializadas e pessoal de apoio, pela preparação e monitoramento de orçamentos de projetos acima de US $500 000, além de ser responsável pela administração do escritório do CES em Maputo, Moçambique. Atualmente, ele gerencia processos de EIAS para grandes infra-estruturas, energia renovável, agricultura comercial e desenvolvimentos de mineração em toda a África (principalmente para os Padrões de Desempenho do Banco Mundial e da Corporação Financeira Internacional). Marc ganhou extensa experiência em estudos de linha de base social através dos vários projetos envolvidos até o momento que têm implicações de reassentamento, alternativamente, aqueles que potencialmente impactam um grande número de pessoas. Ele também ganhou experiência notável nos setores de mineração, agroindústria, florestal, biocombustível e óleo de palma na África Oriental e Ocidental - na AIAS, Planejamento de Reassentamento, estudos de deligência ambiental e social bem como nas disciplinas de conformidade e monitoramento de desempenho. Durante o curso de sua carreira profissional Marc trabalhou em Angola, Camarões, República Democrática do Congo, Gana, Quênia, Lesoto, Libéria, Madagascar, Malauí, Moçambique, Namíbia, Nigéria, Serra Leoa, Suazilândia, Tanzânia, Uganda, Zâmbia e África do Sul. Recentemente, ele concluiu um programa de treinamento em Gestão de Risco Ambiental e Social (GRAS) que foi apresentado pela IFC.

 
Ms Linda Buque

Ms Lina Buque

Environment Consultant

Ms Lina Buque is a skilled and experienced public facilitator and socio-economic and environmental consultant with over 10 years of experience working in Mozambique. . She has a Master of Environmental Science from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. Her research area was in Socio-environmental Conservation and Development, focused on environmental policies, including environmental education, analyse rural and urban environments from the point of view of socio-environmental planning and development, environmental impacts and their effects on health as well as environmental management and control. Lina has experience in both environmental and social best practice performance and management. Her expertise includes project management, environmental impact assessments including public engagement and social facilitation, environmental compliance monitoring, ESIA reporting, social impact assessment and resettlement planning. As a senior environmental consultant, she worked on a number of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) projects related to mines, conservation, forestry hydrocarbons and dams, facilitated stakeholder engagement processes for various EIA and SEA projects; qualitative and quantitative socio-economic surveys and monitoring; Social Impact Assessments (SIA), Resettlement Action Plans (as per IFC guidelines) and Economic Impact Assessments. She completed a practical training course in Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability that was presented by the word Bank. She has also gained notable experience in social performance management for mining industry.


Ms Lina Buqueé consultora ambiental com mais de 10 anos de experiencia em Estudos de Impacto ambiental (EIA) e na conduçåo de processos de facilitacao de consultas publicas e envolvimento das partes interessadas. Ela também ganhou experiência notável em gestáo de performance social para o setor de mineração. Esses EIAs cobriram diferentes regioes do país com as suas diferentes características permitindo adquirir um conhecimento privilegiado do ambiente biofísico do território, das populações e sua cultura. Possui um mestrado em ciências ambientais pela Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil. Sua área de pesquisa foi em Conservação e Desenvolvimento Socioambiental, com foco em políticas ambientais, incluindo educação ambiental, análise de ambientes rurais e urbanos do ponto de vista do planejamento e desenvolvimento socioambiental, impactos ambientais e seus efeitos na saúde e no meio ambiente, gestão e controle ambiental. Lina tem experiência em desempenho e gerenciamento de melhores práticas ambientais e sociais. Sua especialidade inclui gerenciamento de projetos, avaliações de impacto ambiental, incluindo engajamento público e facilitação social, monitoramento de conformidade ambiental, relatórios de AIAS, avaliação de impacto social e planejamento de reassentamento. Como consultora ambiental sênior, ela trabalhou em vários projetos de Due diligence e monitoramento de conformidade, Gestão de resíduos e infraestruturas, Agricultura comercial, plantações e biocombustíveis; Mineração e Recursos, planos de Ação de Reassentamento e Estudos Socioeconômicos de Base. Completou um curso prático de formação em Aquisição de terras, Reassentamento e Sustentabilidade, que promove a compreensão e o desenvolvimento de habilidades na gestão dos riscos e impactos sociais associados ao desenvolvimento de projetos de investimento público e privado e particularmente questões relacionadas à aquisição de terras e reassentamento. Curso administradoo pelo Banco Mundial. Lina tem.

 
Mr Cell

Prof Roy Lubke

Associate

Prof Roy Lubke, is a retired Associate Professor in the Department of Botany, Rhodes University, and retired Director of Coastal & Environmental Services. He contributed to the preparation of the SA Association of Botanists vegetation map by mapping the vegetation in a large part of the Eastern Cape. Professor Lubke has been involved in numerous EIAs and has extensive experience in ecological and vegetation studies and the identification of indicators for SoERs.

 
Mr Bill

Mr Bill Rowlston

Associate

Mr Bill Rowlston, After working for more than 35 years in the English and South African water sectors, during which he worked extensively on the development of national policies, legislation and implementation strategies for managing water resources, Bill joined CES in 2007. He worked as project manager and water specialist on a number of large environmental and social impact assessments in several southern African countries, mainly for industrial, mining, and hydroelectric power developments, most of which were carried out to international performance standards. Bill undertook environmental and social compliance reviews, due diligence studies and audits for international lenders for a wide range of new and existing projects in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. In South Africa he worked on the technical aspects of appeals against decisions by the environmental authorities, mainly for renewable energy projects. Bill retired from EOH CES in December 2016, but remains active as an Associate.

 

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