Ocean Economy Consultants: UK

Part
01
of four
Part
01

UK-based Experts in Geospatial: Part 1

Gareth Williams, Stephanie Trigg, and Jessica Sandhu are three United Kingdom-based experts whose work experience and education indicate or suggest a familiarity with the potential of geospatial data in the waste disposal sector. Both Williams and Sandhu had worked for Atkins in the past, while both Trigg and Sandhu had worked for the Environment Agency in the past. These consultants were deemed experts because of their experience level or the number of years they have worked in the field of waste and resource management, and their education.

GARETH WILLIAMS

  • London-based Gareth Williams has been working as a senior consultant for waste and resource management at professional services firm Arup since January 2019.
  • He has the MCIWM designation, which means he is a Member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.
  • Before joining Arup, he was a senior consultant for international waste and resource management at Atkins. He had eight years and six months of experience working for Atkins, as he had worked at said business from July 2010 to December 2018.
  • Williams is an experienced professional who has been working since March 2009. His first job was an environmental scientist for Green Field Science.
  • As he has a bachelor's degree in geography and a master's degree in environmental consultancy, and he is a chartered waste manager, he is likely familiar with the applications of geospatial data in the waste disposal industry.
  • He is knowledgeable in the use of geographic information system or GIS tools and technologies. When he studied geography at the University of the West of England, he learned about GIS and remote sensing.
  • Williams claims expertise and interest in environmental impact assessment, sustainability, waste management, waste characterization, and waste analysis, with his industry knowledge spanning numerous topics including environmental consulting, waste, environmental compliance, environmental management systems, environmental science, and data analysis.

STEPHANIE TRIGG

JESSICA SANDHU

  • United Kingdom-based Jessica Sandhu has been working as a waste management consultant for SNC-Lavalin since February 2019.
  • She had worked as an environmental consultant for Atkins from January 2015 to August 2018. As an environmental consultant for Atkins, she performed activities such as solid waste system design, waste management infrastructure optioneering, and construction waste reuse or recovery.
  • She had also worked as a project officer for the Environment Agency from January 2017 to April 2017, and from January 2018 to February 2018. As a project officer, she performed landfill compliance reporting and landfill permitting.
  • She has a bachelor's degree in environmental geology, and geological and earth sciences, and a master's degree in environmental diagnosis and management, and environmental studies, with both degrees given by Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Her expertise in environmental geology and waste management strongly suggests a familiarity with the uses of geospatial data in the waste disposal sector.
  • Sandhu is highly skilled and interested in the following topics: environmental awareness, environmental impact assessment, environmental issues, groundwater remediation, and contaminated land.
  • She claims proficiency in the use of GIS and ArcGIS, which are both tools used in the analysis of geospatial data.
  • Sandhu's industry knowledge spans numerous topics including water quality, waste management, sustainability, remediation, environmental management systems, environmental consulting, environmental science, soil, and groundwater.

Part
02
of four
Part
02

UK-based Experts in Geospatial: Part 2

Some UK-based experts familiar with the potential of geospatial data in the waste disposal sector include Damien McCloud, Michael Groves, and Josef Habrich.

Damien McCloud

  • Damien McCloud is an associate director at ARUP UK and an honorary professor at the University College London.
  • Damien McCloud is based in London, UK.
  • McCloud has a Chartership from the Royal Geographic Society and is a Chartership assessor for the organization.
  • McCloud has an MSc in geographic information system (GIS) and has over 20 years of experience working in resource management sectors such as the Transport for London and the Environment Agency.
  • McCloud leads a team of data analysts and GIS specialists at Arup and their work has "won awards including the National Technology Awards 2017 Analytics Project of the Year for Wessex Workbank and the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Innovation Award 2015 for Croydon Dashboard."

Michael Groves

  • Michael Groves is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
  • Groves has a doctorate degree in satellite imagery and remote sensing and 20 years of experience in environmental management and sustainability.
  • He is the founder and CEO of Topolytics, a company that is focused on using geo-spatial technologies and big data analytics to optimize waste management, recycling, effluent, emissions, and resource use.
  • Groves also led the development of WasteGrid for DEFRA.
  • Topolytics' WasteMap also won a Google Cloud and SAP Circular Economy 2030 contest that was about finding "the best revenue generating ideas that can unlock $4.5 trillion of new economic output by reducing waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use and/or regenerating natural systems."

Josef Harbich

  • Josef Habrich is an applied geoscientist that is passionate about creating a more sustainable global society and is based in the UK.
  • Habrich passion is reflected in his "MEarthSci dissertation, which concerned Carbon Capture & Storage, and its real-world applicability in the Moray Firth, Scotland."
  • Habrich currently works as a GIS Technician at ScottishPower.
  • In addition, Habrich is a freelance GIS technician at Topolytics where he assisted in the development of WasteGrid for DEFRA.
  • Habrich's expertise lies in "finding innovative and clear ways of spatially analyzing and visualizing large waste data sets, so that waste can be accurately mapped and tracked."
  • Topolytics' WasteMap also won a Google Cloud and SAP Circular Economy 2030 contest that was about finding "the best revenue generating ideas that can unlock $4.5 trillion of new economic output by reducing waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use and/or regenerating natural systems."

Part
03
of four
Part
03

UK-based Experts in Geospatial: Part 3

Additional UK-based experts familiar with the potential of geospatial data in the waste disposal sector are Martin Brocklehurst and Brian Bone.

MARTIN BROCKLEHURST

  • Gloucester-based Martin Brocklehurst is currently an independent consultant at KempleyGREEN Consultants. His clients include the Parliamentary Environment Audit Committee (EAC), the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM), the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Imperial College London & the Natural History Museum, International Environmental NGOs, and the Waste & Resources Action Program (WRAP).
  • He has developed several award-winning Health Safety and Environmental programs for the public sector and oil and gas industries. He is also an international speaker who promotes citizen science in major United Nations events.
  • Mr. Martin Brocklehurst has thirteen years of working experience at Environment Agency. He served as Head of Environment Protection National Service from 1998 to 2002, Head of Waste Strategy from 2002 to 2007, Head of Environmental Protection External Programs from 2007 to 2009, and Head of Environment & Business Partnerships from 2009 to 2011.
  • Before joining Environment Agency, he worked for Chevron as the Head of Health Environment Safety & Security from 1995 to 1998 and the Manager Health Environment & Safety from 1992 to 1995.
  • Martin Brocklehurst has also worked as an environmental scientist at South Yorkshire County Council and City & County of Swansea.
  • He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Swansea University and a Masters in Nature Conservation from the University of London.
  • Martin claims interest and expertise in waste management, environmental awareness, and environmental policy.

BRIAN BONE

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To provide additional experts familiar with the potential of geospatial data in the waste disposal sector, we scanned through LinkedIn to identify independent consultants in resource management and waste management and are also former employees from any of identified companies in the attached document that use geospatial data. After a thorough scan and analysis, we were able to identify Brian Bone and Martin Brocklehurst. Their education background and work experience at Environment Agency, one of the companies that use geospatial data, suggest that they are familiar with geospatial data in the waste disposal sector
Part
04
of four
Part
04

UK-based Experts in Geospatial: Part 4

Additional UK-based experts familiar with the potential of geospatial data in the waste disposal sector are Robert Gregory and Richard Smith.

ROBERT GREGORY

  • Nottingham-based Robert Gregory is currently the Director of Gregory Environmental Consulting Ltd. He has more than thirty years of work experience in environmental consultancy.
  • His firm, which was established in 2016, focuses on environmental management, renewable energy, hazardous waste management, resource and waste management, management of odor, and anaerobic digestion. Other areas of focus are technical and strategic advice in landfill gas, environmental risk management, and legacy landfill management and redevelopment, among others.
  • Robert Gregory has worked at Electrowatt Engineering Services as the Senior Environmental Scientist from 1988 to 1990. He then moved to Environmental Resource Management as a senior consultant from 1990 to 1994.
  • After that, he became the Head of Waste Science and Policy at Atkins from 1994 to 1999. He was the lead author of ‘Guidance on Special Wastes.’ He also spearheaded "projects on the measurement of methane surface emissions."
  • Mr. Gregory has worked as an associate at Land Quality Management Ltd from 1999 to 2003 and the Head of Energy Services at Golder Associates from 2003 to 2014. Also, he worked at Conestoga Rovers & Associates as the Director of CRA Europe.
  • Before starting his consultancy firm, Robert Gregory worked at GHD Environment Ltd as an Associate Director for one year.
  • Mr. Gregory holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geochemistry from the University of Reading and a Ph.D. in Geology and Earth Science from the University of Exeter.
  • He claims interest and expertise in waste and waste management and renewable energy.

RICHARD SMITH

  • Richard Smith is based in Leigh, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. He is a senior Chartered Waste Manager and sustainability advocate with more than twenty-five years of working experience. He's currently the Director and founder of Richard Burman Smith Consulting from 2018 to the present.
  • He has worked as a landfill scientist at Lincwaste Ltd from 1993 to 1996 and the Principal Scientist at Environment Agency from 1996 to 2003. While working at Environment Agency, he was in charge of the National Waste Regulation R&D Programme. He developed and fixed principles in risk assessment within the waste department "as part of the consistent regulatory application of risk across the organization."
  • Before establishing his consultancy firm in 2008, Richard Smith was the Integrated Waste Management lecturer at Cranfield University from 2003 to 2008. He also served as an Assitant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham from 2012 to 2018
  • Mr. Smith worked for three months in 2018 at the Arley Consulting Company Limited as the Principal Waste Management Consultant.
  • He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography with Biological Science and Mathematics from Lancaster University, a Masters in Science in Waste Management from the University of Sunderland, and a Ph.D. in Towards Sustainable Landfill from Cranfield University.
  • Richard Smith has certification from the Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM) and the Royal Geographical Society.
  • He claims interest and expertise in waste management, sustainable and renewable resources, carbon and energy management, environmental impact assessment, assessment of risk, and landfill science.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To provide additional experts familiar with the potential of geospatial data in the waste disposal sector, we scanned through LinkedIn to identify independent consultants in resource management and waste management and are also former employees from any of identified companies in the attached document that use geospatial data. After a thorough scan and analysis, we were able to identify Richard Smith and Robert Gregory. Their education background and work experience at Environment Agency and Atkins suggest that they are familiar with geospatial data in the waste disposal sector.
Sources
Sources