360 Environmental’s Leadership Group plays an integral role in the continued success of the company. They hold responsibility for the operational management of 360 Environmental, supervising and supporting the technical and administrative staff to ensure both our clients needs and organisational values are met. Key responsibilities include client support, day-to-day management and ongoing mentoring of 360 team members, resourcing, implementation of 360 Environmental’s Strategic Plan, business development and marketing. Our Leadership Group has a wealth of experience and share a passion for the work they do in the environmental consultancy sphere.
In addition to the Leadership Group listed below, Board members Michelle Rhodes, Tamara Smith and Scott Bird form an integral part of the Leadership Group.
Felicity has been a lead author and key strategist in the development of environmental assessments under Part IV and Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the Mining Act 1978. This has included work for junior miners, mid-tiers and the biggest miners in Australia, including a key role in the largest Strategic Proposal in Australia to be approved under the EP and EPBC Acts to support the next 50-100 years of iron ore mining in the Pilbara.
Beyond mining, Felicity also works on major infrastructure proposals including projects with Main Roads WA, Water Corporation and energy explorers, processors and distributors. She oversees the delivery of environmental planning and land development work through our strong team of enviro-planning consultants.
Seeing many of our junior staff develop into mid-level roles and beyond into Senior and Principal positions is one of her proudest achievements – the more exposed our staff are to different scenarios and project types the better they are able to assist our clients in an innovative, efficient and effective manner.
When not consulting and playing a management role at 360 she is the Chair of our Reconciliation and Diversity Committee, Treasurer of the National Environmental Law Association (WA Chapter) and a member of the WA Mining Club’s Women’s Advisory Group, aiming to increase female membership and more importantly participation in the Club.
Julie is also a proficient environmental program/project manager having extensively worked with on-site and executive management teams in the development and implementation of environmental management plans, compliance auditing of site environmental management systems and license requirements, and developing risk-based environmental monitoring frameworks to enable optimization of environmental expenditures. She has acted at the client’s environmental expert on numerous development projects to identify and mitigate environmental risks that may pose a fatal flaw in project development and worked with executive risk management teams to identify cost-effective and appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
Julie’s technical expertise is augmented by a Masters of Business Administration, which provides her the additional appreciation of the business drivers of her clients and in turn works closely with her clients to develop strategic, pragmatic solutions to their environmental issues. Julie manages all aspects of project process including identifying business opportunities, guiding the delivery of high quality project deliverables, and facilitating a harmonious and integrated team environment.
Julie joined the Leadership Group in 2018, with a core focus on building highly skilled team of technical soil and water specialists who deliver “best for client” services. Julie Palich is the current Group Leader of the Contaminated Sites Services Group at 360 Environmental.
Garreth has over sixteen years’ consultancy experience in the fields of asbestos/hazmat and occupational hygiene projects. He has worked extensively throughout Australia, the UK, S.E. Asia and China in the fields of asbestos management and has supported national and global companies in reducing risks associated with the introduction of asbestos to supply chains. He has worked closely with various regulatory bodies at a state and national level.
Garreth provides Clients with appropriate risk management communication strategies to effectively manage risk, particularly where the unfortunate inadvertent importation of asbestos has occurred. He focuses on minimising associated project delays by providing appropriate and effective asbestos remediation project management.
Garreth has undertaken and managed a wide range of occupational hygiene programs and investigations. These works have included offshore noise surveys, Lead Management and Remediation, Chemical Processing Health Risk Assessments with baseline Air Contaminant Investigations and a range of Indoor Air Quality Assessments.
Scott then undertook external business and project management training through his MBA. His ability to win contracts and sustain a business unit whilst still implementing innovative scientific processes has allowed him to progress in the environmental consulting industry. Scott manages all aspects of project process plus promoting, facilitating and maintaining a harmonious and functional working group that is focused on delivering quality ‘on time, on budget’.
Scott’s management style is very open yet focused and believes in being available to provide clear leadership and guidance. His leadership skills involve sharing knowledge, mentoring junior staff and being very approachable plus providing direction and guidance to the team so that business goals, values and targets are met.
In 2017 Scott joined 360 Environmental as the Group Leader of the Ecology Group. His core focus is to build a sustainable team of highly skilled botanists, zoologists and ecologists that have a passion for delivering scientific excellence and environmental outcomes that meet client’s needs.
Scott’s areas of expertise include:
- Biological surveys, assessments and monitoring
- Mangrove ecology and groundwater dependent ecosystems
- Drone technology and capture of high resolution imagery for vegetation monitoring
- Environmental impact assessment
- Plant physiology and water relations
- Terrestrial flora and fauna surveys
- Environmental management plans
- Project and business management
- Statistical analysis
He further excels in projects delivery, client liaison and stakeholder engagement, and supporting other staff through technical reviews, training/mentoring, and thought leadership. His experience before joining 360 Environmental exposed him to emerging technologies. It enabled Dragan to link potential tech partners and engineering, having a good grasp on what’s out there and what’s needed.
Dragan has enjoyed his time at the Universities as a guest lecturer in computational river hydraulics at UNITEC Institute of Technology and University of Auckland, New Zealand. In addition, he has developed and delivered well over 30 numerical modelling training courses throughout Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia to the scientific and engineering community. Also, he was involved with the preparation of environmental court and public hearing evidence documents regarding the technical aspects of several water resources projects.
Dragan has developed strong leadership abilities and fostered a reputation as a critical contributor through design thinking and decision-making skills. He has grown and led several water engineering teams, including surface water and groundwater monitoring, water resources and stormwater engineering, and water modelling teams.
As a team player, he is collaborative with peers, searching for ways to integrate valuable insights. Through these qualities, Dragan is confident in his ability to facilitate positive change and collective effort.
Dragan’s areas of expertise include:
- Water Resources Engineering
- Integrated Surface Water and Groundwater Management
- Numerical Modelling
- Project Management
- Operational Leadership
- Mentoring and Team Building
In February 2020, Dragan joined 360 Environmental as the Water Group Leader, aiming to build a new dynamic team of water enthusiasts. Please see the Water capability statement here.