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

  • The Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc)
  • Environmental Assessment Practitioners of South Africa
  • Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA)
  • Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
  • Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa
  • International Association for Impact Assessment South Africa
  • South African Bat Assessment Association (SABAA)
  • South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions
  • Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
  • Southern African Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Scientists
  • Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA)
Mr Luc Strydom

Mr Luc Strydom

Principal Environmental Consultant

Mr Luc Strydom has over 13 Years of experience and has developed his skills and expertise over the years as he has been involved in a wide spectrum of projects and activities ranging from general environmental assessment work such as Basic Assessments, Full Scoping and EIA reports, ESIAs and EMPrs, environmental permitting (WULAs, trans-relocation permits, waste permits), geo-hydrological sampling, auditing (ECO & Performance Assessments) as well as specialist studies including freshwater impact assessments (wetlands and river assessments), terrestrial biodiversity assessments, vegetation impact assessments, botanical surveys, and related management plans (invasive alien species management plans, biodiversity management plans, rehabilitation plans).

Dr Chantel Johnson

Dr Chantel Johnson

Executive Director Consulting (International)

Dr Chantel Johnson holds MSc and PhD degrees in Botany (estuarine ecology) and a BSc degree in Botany and Geography from NMMU. Chantel has been an Environmental Consultant for approximately 16 years and as such has been focused on environmental management and impact assessment. Chantel is well versed in environmental legislation and has managed a number of environmental impact assessments and management plans for heavy mineral mining in South Africa, Mozambique and Madagascar, as well as a number of EIAs for open cast mines (copper, nickel, graphite) in Zambia and Mozambique. These projects have been completed to international standards (IFC and World Bank) and have been granted authorisation by their host countries. Chantel is also well versed in stakeholder engagement and stakeholder processes, all EIAs that has been managed by Chantel has included community consultations and as such Chantel has been used for various forms of community engagement in rural African settings. Chantel has also been extensively involved in the data collection and report writing for land and natural resource use assessments in both Madagascar and Mozambique. The data gathering component involves expensive community meetings in order to establish land use (including agriculture) and natural resource use within the communities and wider regions. Chantel has completed extensive land surveys as part of a Resettlement processes for a heavy minerals mines in Mozambique as well as in-kind compensation surveys in Tanzania. She is currently a principal consultant and Branch Manager of the Port Elizabeth Office as well as the Mozambique Office of CES.

Ms Marina van Zyl

Ms Marina van Zyl

Travel, Training & Website Administrator

Ms Marina van Zyl, Travel, Training & Website Administrator, 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).

Dr Aldi Nel

Dr Aldi Nel

Senior Environmental Consultant

Dr Aldi Nel obtained her PhD in Fisheries Science (Aquaculture) from Rhodes University and her MSc in Zoology (Cum laude) from Stellenbosch University. Her background includes aquaculture research and development for ecological restoration and environmental sustainability, data science, and ecological monitoring. She applies biological and statistical theory to assess the impacts of various environmental and anthropogenic drivers on ecosystems. Her interests include animal physiology and habitat use, climate change effects on ecosystems and agriculture, climate change mitigation strategy, and stakeholder engagement in agricultural land use.

Ms Kate Flood

Ms Kate Flood

Principal Environmental Consultant

Ms Kate Flood Kate obtained her BSc in Marine Biology from Swansea University of Wales in 2009.
She has over 11 years experience in environmental consulting, waste planning and project management.
Kate has extensive experience in environmental licensing, Basic Assessments (BA) and Full Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessments (S&EIA) and Waste Planning, Integrated Waste Management Plans (IWMP), Waste Feasibility Assessments and Waste Masterplans) and Compliance Auditing, Environmental Control Officer (ECO) Services, ISO 14001 Assessments and Waste Compliance Audits).
Her interests are in Environmental Impact Assessment and Waste Planning Services.
Kate is a registered Environmental Assessment Practitioner with EAPASA, is registered with SACNASP and is committee member for the Eastern Cape Branch of the IWMSA.