Speakers

BILL ATKINSON

Chief Scientific Advisor, Adler and Allan

Bill Atkinson is the Chief Scientific Advisor at Adler and Allan with overall responsibility for the team of Incident Advisors providing the 24-7 Emergency Advice world-wide, multi-lingual, telephone advice service. He is a chemist and has over 20 years background in dealing with chemical incidents, providing advice on hazards, properties and reactions. He is also a trainer and SDS author.

 

Bill is also a retained Scientific Advisor to West Midlands Fire Service, providing advice and attending hazardous material incidents. He has helped author a number of policy documents, including the Operational Guidance for Hazardous Materials for the UK Fire Services.

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JOHNATHAN ATKINSON

Technical Specialist Groundwater & Contaminated Land, Environment Agency

Having spent most of his youth in places like Africa, Chile and Fiji, after his degree in Environmental Sciences at Plymouth and postgrad Diploma in Soil and Water Engineering at Silsoe, Jonathan continued his travels by doing Voluntary Service Overseas in the Philippines and two short stints on soil projects in Papua New Guinea and Burkina Faso. He finally got his first permanent job at 30 with the KCC geotechnical group in the UK.

After two years he moved to the Pollution Control section in the KCC Waste Disposal Dept, which evolved into the Waste Regulation Authority. He joined the Environment Agency when it was formed in 1996. He has worked on risk assessment of developed closed landfill sites, landfill engineering and environmental control enforcement on permitted sites, and a variety of contaminated land projects. He has managed a team of specialists and been a national technical specialist advisor on a number of projects related to soil remediation and waste management as a regulator.

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REBECCA BOMERS

Managing Director, Somerton Environmental

Rebecca is a chartered waste manager and has been working in the waste industry for  nearly 20 years. She began her career in waste regulation with the Environment Agency and then went on to work in the private waste management sector before starting Somerton Environmental Ltd (SEL), a construction waste compliance consultancy.

 

On a daily basis, SEL are involved with many aspects of compliance, from permit applications and associated supporting documents, to working with the legal profession to challenge the Environment Agency.

 

Wherever there is construction, there is soil and often surplus soils, and Rebecca personally dedicates a lot of time working with clients to help them manage soil in a practical, cost-effective way.

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ABIGAIL BROOKS

Environmental Engineer, VertaseFLI

Profile coming soon...

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BRYAN CHERRY

Environmental Risk Survey Manager, Adler & Allan

Bryan is an experienced environmental consultant specialising in land contamination assessment, remediation and environmental risk management. He has built up this experience as a regulator with the Environment Agency and within the consultancy industry.

 

He has managed and delivered environmental projects on a wide variety of brownfield sites for clients within a diverse range of markets including property developers, institutional investment funds, asset managers, insurance and the downstream petrochemical industry. He has also work on land designated as ‘special sites’ under Part IIa of the Environmental Protection Act and provided land contamination and waste management advice for major projects including the Athletes Village and Stratford City developments.

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WILL FARDON

Senior Technical Manager, i2 Analytical

Will has worked in both environmental and pharmaceutical testing since 1996, working in all areas of the laboratory and also customer service and contract/account management. In 2015 Will joined i2 Analytical as part of the Business Development Team and now provides technical sales support and training throughout the UK.

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IAN GARDNER

Technical Director – Geotechnics and Earthworks, Hydrock

Ian is an acknowledged industry-leading expert in designing ground improvement schemes that re-engineer highly variable ground associated with brownfield developments to commercially unlock schemes previously regarded as unviable.

 

His recent experience includes SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, the geotechnical design of the 450-acre site for Gateway South Coventry, Thames Enterprise Park and G-Park Docklands, and he has previously advised on DP World, London Gateway.

 

His specialist experience in the testing of construction materials, including soils, rocks, primary and secondary aggregates, concrete, tar and bituminous-bound materials has given him substantial expertise in geotechnical engineering design. Ian has 30 years’ experience in the design and management of projects relating to geotechnics, geotechnical design, ground improvement, earthworks, geotechnical remediation of soils and reuse of secondary materials, and extensive experience in the specification, testing and verification of civil engineering projects.

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ANDY GARSIDE

Group Technical Compliance Manager, Adler & Allan

Andy is a qualified Industrial Chemist with 30 years’ experience in the Hazardous / Chemical Waste Industry.

 

He is responsible for the compliance of Hazardous Waste Treatment and Transfer Stations and auditing / assessing 3rd party companies in accordance with Duty Of Care obligations.  As a qualified industrial chemist he also manages and directs emergency / time critical projects involving the safe identification, repackaging and compliant disposal of hazardous and chemical wastes. A specialist in Chemical and Oil spill emergency response, including the development and implementation of bespoke emergency treatment and containment measures.

 

Andy is experienced in managing the expectations of stakeholders and regulators on Response and Reactive projects.

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LIZ GRAY

Principal Environmental Consultant, Atkins

Liz is an advocate for bringing excavated materials into the spotlight during the planning phase of a project to maximise reuse and sustainability benefits. She has worked with industry over the last 15 years to improve resource efficiency in construction including the application of the DoWCoP to large infrastructure and multi-phase projects. She is a trainer for CL:AIRE delivering the DoWCoP training courses and has co-authored the inaugural IEMA guidance on the assessment of materials and waste in Environmental Impact Assessment.

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MIKE PLIMMER

Technical Director, Geotechnical and Environmental Associates (GEA)

Mike has 30 year’s experience of geotechnical and contaminated land projects in the UK and Australia and has been with GEA since its inception in 2003. As well as leading GEA’s contaminated land team, Mike is a member of the AGS Contaminated Land Working Group and acts for the Geological Society as a scrutineer of candidates for Chartered Geologist status.

 

He specialises in the development of risk assessment models for contaminated land remediation and in the classification and re-use of construction waste.  He is a registered Qualified Person with responsibility for signing off Environment Agency declarations for CL:AIRE Definition of Waste Industry Code of Practice applications.

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DR DUNCAN SCOTT

Technical Director, VertaseFLI

Dr Duncan Scott is a Technical Director at Vertase FLI Ltd. He has a PhD in remediation from the University of Nottingham and is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Geologist and Specialist in Land Condition. Duncan has worked in land contamination assessment and remediation since the early 2000’s and in recent years he has worked almost exclusively on landfill investigation and remediation projects throughout the UK to enable redevelopment of the land for new and beneficial end uses. As with most sustainable land remediation projects, maximising material re-use plays a key part in landfill remediation and Duncan has enjoyed navigating the Regulatory, technical and practical constraints to landfill remediation as this area of the industry has gained pace.  

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DR ANNA WILLETTS

Partner, Gunnercooke LLP

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