Our Team

Aurora Environmental’s senior team brings a diverse range of local and international expertise as environmental consultants and business leaders.

Mark Shepherd, Aurora Environmental Managing Director & General Manager

Mark Shepherd

Managing Director/Manager Waste & Special Projects

Mark is the founder of Aurora Environmental.  Previously he was W.A. General Manager for a multi-national consultancy, where he managed six different businesses with a staff of over 400 people and a turnover of $100 million.

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Renee San Martin

Director/General Manager

Renee is responsible for day-to-day operations of Aurora Environmental and has been an integral member of the business since its inception in 2011. She is an inquisitive and adaptive problem solver with proven skills in delivering operational outcomes.

Paul Zuvela

Director/EIA Manager

Paul’s expertise is in EIA across various sectors including land development, infrastructure and mining. He has a thorough understanding of issues related to managing flora, vegetation, fauna, wetlands, drainage, coastal and riverine environments, as well as statutory obligations and approvals processes.

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Brad Dermody

Director/Principal Environmental Scientist

Brad applies his broad technical skills and experience to provide risk-based, cost effective and tailored solutions to contaminated site assessment, remediation and management projects. Brad is also a WA DWER Accredited Contaminated Site Auditor.

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Greg Milner

Director/Principal Scientist – Contaminated Land

Greg has worked in most fields of the environmental sector with a primary focus on site contamination assessment and remediation. His competency, cooperative approach and ability to form productive working relationships are valued by clients. His particular experience is within brownfields projects.

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Stephen Patmore

Contaminated Sites Manager/Senior Environmental Scientist

Stephen has been working as an environmental consultant specialising in contaminated sites since 2011 and has been with Aurora Environmental since 2016 and currently manages our Contaminated Sites team. Stephen has a specific interest in being able to identify and pragmatically address environmental risks for clients whilst being mindful of financial / commercial and legal liabilities when developing outcomes-based project strategies.

Bryony Frith

Office Manager

Bryony has numerous years’ experience in business administration, project management and leadership.  She has a passion for identifying processes which enable efficiency and simplicity whilst maintaining a high standard of quality output and delivering optimum level support.

Rachel Middlecoat

Senior Accounts Administrator

Rachel has over 20 years’ experience in Administration and Accounts. Working in various fast paced, multi-faceted changing environments. She has been with Aurora Environmental since 2018, in that time she has honed her finance knowledge to become our Senior Accounts Administrator.

Melanie Price

Principal Environmental Scientist

Melanie has extensive experience in strategic environmental planning for natural resource management, including risk assessment related to climate change, impact assessment for development, and facilitating community consultation.

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Steve Miller

Senior Associate Environmental Scientist – Contaminated Sites

Steve has comprehensive contaminated sites experience through delivering small to large-scale multi-disciplinary investigation, remedial and decommissioning projects across a variety of industries in public and private sectors. Steve uses this experience to provide cost-effective, pragmatic solutions for technically challenging projects.

Caitlin Hewitt

Associate Environmental Scientist – EIA

Caitlin is experienced at providing environmental advice to proponents in order to achieve environmental approvals for projects. She has worked on projects in the mining, industrial/waste, transport infrastructure, agriculture, oil and gas sectors for a range of clients.

Marni Baetge

Associate Environmental Scientist

Marni has extensive experience in environmental impact assessment, approvals and compliance and provides specialised technical advice to solve various complex environmental issues. Marni has worked in the public and private sectors and has project managed multiple small and large scale multi-disciplinary projects.

Joshua Barrett

Senior Occupational Hygiene Technician

Joshua has a broad range of experience in hazardous materials, noise, and a variety of hygiene sampling techniques including airborne fibre monitoring, welding fumes, inhalable/respirable dusts, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and diesel particulate matter. Since commencing at Aurora Environmental in 2021 as a Graduate Hygienist, Joshua has developed his skills and knowledge to become a Senior Occupational Hygiene Technician and is currently completing his final year of his masters of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology.

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