Specialist Environmental Advisory Committees (SEAC)

Specialist Environmental Advisory Committees (SEACs) are selected and endorsed by the CEnvP Board to provide opportunity for consultation with and involvement of stakeholders, and ensure specialist input into the formation, operation, standards and continuous improvement of a specialist certification.

Diversity in background of members is desirable, as are representatives from both Australia and New Zealand and geographic representation within Australia. SEACs have at least 5 and a maximum of 11 members. The majority of members should be CEnvPs or other types of registered specialists. SEAC members may include members of EIANZ and other professional associations and staff from regulatory agencies, industry bodies, corporations, consultancies, research bodies and tertiary institutions.

CEnvP currently has six specialist committees in operation, Site Contamination, Impact Assessment, Geomorphology and Land Rehabilitation, Ecology and Heritage.
CEnvP is also seeking membership for the Climate Change SEAC, plus additional members to Site Contamination, Ecology and Heritage SEACs.

If you are interested in becoming a member of any of our specialist committees, please email the program-office advising your interest, along with your C.V. or updated LinkedIn URL.
All SEAC members agree to follow the SEAC Terms of Reference.

If your organisation has a new specialist certification you believe would be viable, please first read the SEAC Terms of Reference above, then please email the program-office for an initial discussion.

Find below the Chairs of each current CEnvP SEAC.

Site Contamination SEAC

Site Contamination SEAC

Simon Hunt. SEAC Chair, CEnvP (SC)

Simon has over 30 years of practical, hands-on experience performing and managing health, environmental, and safety projects. Simon is very focused on delivery of a quality product, conducts his work with a no-nonsense approach and is always looking for practical and commercially focused solutions. Projects completed have typically been highly complex in nature and involved multi-disciplinary teams.

Impact Assessment SEAC

Impact Assessment SEAC

Fiona Gainsford. SEAC Chair, CEnvP (IA)

Fiona has been working directly in the field of environmental impact assessment for the last 25 years preparing and reviewing EIAs, and at a strategic level. For the last
three years Fiona has been appointed as an Expert Panelist on the NSW Government’s Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel.

Scott Hanna. SEAC Deputy Chair, CEnvP (IA)

Scott is a seasoned independent Senior Environmental Specialist with over 40 years experience in environmental and socioeconomic due diligence assessment, environmental and social impact assessment, sustainability assessment, natural resource and environmental management, regulatory management, strategic planning, environmental auditing, and environment institution capacity building and training in the transportation, energy and mining sectors.

Geomorphology SEAC

Geomorphology SEAC

Michael Cheetham. SEAC Chair, CEnvP

Michael is a geomorphologist with experience coordinating research and consultancy projects for a diverse range of clients since 2005. He has a PhD in fluvial geomorphology and sedimentology and specialises in waterway assessment and management (with specialist expertise in geomorphology and sedimentology).

Read an interview with Michael on establishing the CEnvP Geomorphology specialisation.

Landscape Rehabilitation SEAC

Land Rehabilitation SEAC

Bill Haylock. SEAC Chair, CEnvP

Bill is the Director of the Ardent Group. In 1986, Bill started Queensland’s first exploration and mining tenement management business. He utilises a wide experience to provide clients with salient strategic advice in the access, permitting, approval and decommissioning of projects and operations. Bill is a former President of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and a former CEnvP Board Member. 

Heritage SEAC

Heritage SEAC

Dr Sean Canning. SEAC Chair, CEnvP

Sean is the Managing Director of Australian Cultural Heritage Management, and specializes in the management of complex large‐scale cultural heritage management projects,Shaun has been involved extensively in the completion of several hundred cultural heritage management projects. Shaun holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Cultural Heritage Studies and Anthropology, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) degree in Parks, Recreation and Heritage, and a PhD in Australian Indigenous Archaeology (La Trobe) specializing in predictive modelling and cultural heritage management in Southern Victoria.

Ecology SEAC

Ecology SEAC

Nominations closed in late October 2020 for the Ecology Specialist Environmental Advisory Committee.
The CEnvP Board endorsed SEAC members with inaugural meeting held in January 2021, which included the process of nominations for Chair.

Check back soon for more details.

Climate Change SEAC

Climate Change SEAC

Expressions of Interest for membership of the Climate Change Specialist Environmental Advisory Committee are open.

Please check at the top of this webpage for details to nominate. All enquiries welcome.

Eligibility