Craig Cox serves as President and Principal Scientist for Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc, and is
responsible for providing managerial and technical oversight on major environmental projects
conducted by the firm. Mr. Cox is the inventor of the Vapor Pin®, a sub-slab soil gas sampling
device used worldwide, and is the primary architect of a variety of environmental database
applications, including Data Inspector TM .
Project Director, CL:AIRE
Nicola Harries is a chartered geologist and scientist and has over 25 years’ experience within the environmental industry. She is a project director at CL:AIRE and has responsibility for managing a number of industry initiatives. Nicola co-ordinates the National Brownfield Forum, the National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Affected by Contamination, Sustainable Remediation Forum UK (SuRF-UK) and SuRF - International.
Nicola has developed recently a series of different training courses on working with asbestos in soil in line with CAR-SOIL and Verification of Gas Protection Systems. In January 2018, CL:AIRE was awarded the project management of the Phase 2 of Category Four Screening Level Project, which she is leading. More recently, she has been working closely with a cross industry working group to develop an accreditation scheme for gas verifiers.
DR TOM HENMAN
Director - Geosciences, RSK
Dr. Tom Henman has over 20 years’ experience of contaminated land assessment and
remediation, gained in both consultancy and for a problem-holder. He is a Director based in RSK’s Glasgow office and is also responsible for leading technical quality within RSK’s 200- strong Geosciences business. Tom is a Chartered Chemist and a Chartered Scientist. He is also a registered Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC), a Suitably Qualified and experienced Person (SQP) under the National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS) and a SiLC assessor. He has a keen interest in developing and promoting technical excellence and has been actively involved in industry initiatives led by AGS, CIRIA and CL:AIRE furthering the development of industry standards. He has represented the environmental consultancy sector on the Scottish Government Contaminated Land Advisory Group. Tom has collaborated with a number of universities, including the University of Strathclyde and the University of West of Scotland amongst others, on innovative research projects, co-authoring research papers.
Contaminated Land Consultant, Arup
Amy is a Chartered Geologist and Contaminated Land Consultant with seven years’ experience in the brownfield redevelopment industry. Amy was awarded the Best Young Brownfield Professional at the September 2019 Brownfield Briefing Awards. Amy has specialist skills in site conceptualisation, geoenvironmental ground investigation, and contaminated land risk assessments, including for ground gases. Amy is a member of the SoBRA working group for asbestos in soils. She is an Early Career Professional member of the CL:AIRE Technology and Research Group, and serves as Treasurer of the Geological Society Contaminated Land Group. Amy has had a key role in the design and project management of the ground contamination, risk assessment and other land quality aspects of the Whitecliffe development project since 2016.
Technical Director, The Environmental Protection Group Ltd (EPG)
Steve is a Chartered Engineer and Environmentalist with 30 years professional experience of geotechnical and environmental engineering. Steve has helped to shape much of the UK guidance on ground gas assessment and remediation. He is widely recognised as a leading expert in ground gas and provides advice and designs for remediation schemes on sites around the world. He has successfully applied quantitative risk assessment to ground gas for both development and Part IIA sites over 20 years. He is co-author of the Local Authority Guide to Ground Gas and was a member of the drafting committee for British Standard BS8576 on ground gas investigation. He was also a member of the research team for a recently completed CIRIA project on the verification and integrity testing of gas protection systems.
Steve also presents training courses on ground gas for the Chartered Institution of Environmental Health and CIRIA.
Principal Data Scientist, Shell
Wayne Jones has a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics from the Bangor University of Wales, a MSc
in ‘Mathematical Modelling for Industry’ from the University of Loughborough and a PhD in Ecological Modelling from the University of Strathclyde. Prior to joining Shell in 2007, Wayne worked for EDF as
a quantitative analyst and was a senior statistician for a price optimisation consultancy. Wayne became a chartered statistician in 2008, and during his 13 years in Shell has worked on a wide variety of projects, including systematic trading strategies, fuels science, renewables production forecasting and the analysis of environmental monitoring data.
Senior Hydrogeologist, Golder Associates
Emma McAnaw is a Senior Hydrogeologist and Project Manager with over 12 years’ experience in groundwater risk assessment and contaminated land characterisation and remediation.
Emma has specialist experience in various aspects of hydrogeology and site characterisation and remediation, including: complex contaminated land site investigation and remediation design, management, and verification; risk assessment (controlled waters, hydrogeological, and human health), and groundwater abstraction feasibility through to licensing. Emma works across several market sectors within Golder including manufacturing, power, mining, and waste.
Technical Representative, UK & Ireland, PeroxyChem
Mike is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 45 years of experience in the planning, design & construction
of civil engineering and commercial re-development projects. A Fellow of CIWEM and its 2013/14 President, Mike is also a Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC 003), and for 40 years a Member of ICE,
as well as a long-time Trustee of the CL:AIRE organisation. Since 2017, he has been the (part-time)
UK & Ireland technical representative for PeroxyChem Environmental Solutions.
Mike began as a water/drainage engineer for Yorkshire Water, before specialising in geotechnical aspects of construction in the 1980’s, and then moving early into brownfield remediation. Mike’s employment has included periods as Head of Geo-environment for WS Atkins Epsom and General Manager of VHE Technology, before leading RSK GeoConsult’s team in their Kent office, and finally Technical Director at Ecologia Environmental. He co-authored CIRIA C557: ‘Remedial Engineering
for Closed Landfill sites’ in 2001.
Data Collection & Analysis
3D Geospatial Lead, British Geological Survey
I lead the development and application of 3D modelling and visualisation software to improve geological understanding of subsurface conditions for external income and science budget projects. As a Prince II practitioner, I initiate and manage projects for UK and overseas stakeholders and lead training/workshops in GIS and the use of 3D geospatial data. I innovate new technical solutions using geospatial data, particularly working in urban environments looking at harnessing geological resources (e.g. ground sourced heat) or mitigating against geological hazards (e.g. tunnelling projects such as the Lower Thames Crossing, Haweswater Aqueduct and CrossRail). As a lead practitioner in the use of GIS, 3D geological modelling and visualisation software at the British Geological Survey (BGS), I innovate in these areas (e.g. mapping and modelling of anthropogenic deposits) and demonstrate BGS capability using these software to a broad range of stakeholders using Virtual Reality and immersive 3D Visualisation Suites.
Technical Director, Site Evaluation & Restoration, Arcadis