Our Company

Staff at Air Noise Environment

The key resource of any consultancy is the combined depth and breadth of the expertise and experience of it's technical personnel. Air Noise Environment requires a high degree of specialism for all personnel due to the specific nature of the projects we complete. Our current team of professional staff comprises 8 experieced scientists / engineers and 2 technicians, with additional support provided by two Office Administrators and contract professional staff.

Our scientific and engineering staff offer over 50 years combined expertise in the services identified on this website. This gives us the capability and knowledge to provide these services in-house, regardless of the technical challenges presented by a particular project.

The experience offered by our current permanent team is as follows:

  • Principal / Managers: 25+ years experience
  • Directors / Managers 12+ years experience
  • Senior Environmental Engineers and Scientists: 8+ years experience
  • Environmental Engineers and Scientists: 1 to 5 years experience
  • Technicians: 2 to 20 years experience

A short summary of qualifications and capabilities is provided below for our senior technical personnel. Detailed CV's for all company personnel are available, and are provided to bone fide potential clients on request.

Claire Richardson

Principal Consultant and Managing Director

Claire Richardson

BSc (Hons), MAAS

The founder of Air Noise Environment, Claire has over twenty years experience in the fields of Air Quality, Acoustics and Environmental Management and post graduate qualifications in both Acoustics and Air Pollution Control. Claire has been involved in technical air quality and acoustic assessments, auditing, environmental monitoring, environmental modelling and policy studies throughout her career both in Australia and overseas.

Key project experience includes:

  • Provision of Expert Advice for a large number of Planning and Environment Court Appeals on behalf of a range of clients including Brisbane City Council, Cairns Regional Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Somerset Regional Council, Tablelands Regional Council, Anderson Lawyers, Clayton Utz, Connor O'Meara, King and Co, Minter Ellison, Mccullough Robertson and Norton Rose.
  • Provision of Expert Advice to the Queensland Land Court and the NSW Coronial Court.
  • Extensive experience in road tunnel air quality assessment including M5 East, Cross City, EastLink, Clem7, APLNB.
  • Policy advice to the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (formerly the EPA) in relation to development of the Environmental Protection (Noise) Policy 2008.
  • Research studies on behalf of the mining sector relating to quantification and size fractionation of particulate emissions, and development of emission factors for open area sources of dust.
  • Research into the impact of particulate emmissions of coal transport on communities and the potential for managing these emissions.
  • Key responsibilities include project direction, maintaining the high technical standards that ANE is noted for, as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company.
Gary Hall

Manager - Air Monitoring

Gary Hall

BSc (Hons)

Gary Hall is a highly experienced environmental scientist with 15 years experience in Environmental Science as a project manager, environmental consultant and as a sampling specialist. He has extensive experience with air quality source monitoring in Australia and South Africa with a large number of industrial, petroleum and mining companies. Since joining Air Noise Environment in 2006, Gary has been involved in a range of noise, air quality and environmental management projects in addition to managing the stack emission testing projects completed by the company.

Key project experience includes:

  • Stack Emission Testing, perfromance and RATA testing for clients including GE, Kwinana, and Tarong Power Stations.
  • Deposited particulate sampling, dust inventory and audit for a Gold Mine in the Northern Territory.
  • Stack and/or occupational monitoring for a diverse range of industrial operations including:
    • Amcor
    • BP Bitumen
    • Caltex
    • Century Yuasa Batteries
    • Colgate-Palmolive
    • Momentive Specialty Chemicals
    • Incitec Pivot
    • Shell Bitumen
    • Visypak
    • Fulton Hogan
    • Stanwell
    • New Hope Group
  • In tunnel and on train gas monitoring in the Hunter Valley for combustion gases, temperature and air speed.

Key responsibilities include technical direction of the emission monitoring activities completed by the company and the supervision and training of sampling personnel.

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To ensure technical excellence is maintained all staff actively participate in relevant professional development programs and attend national and international conferences and forums to remain abreast of the latest technical and scientific developments in their fields of expertise. In addition, ANE holds in-house professional development training courses bi-annually, as well as team building activities for all staff.

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