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The Team
JON WILLIAMSON

JON WILLIAMSON

Managing Director Principal Hydrogeologist

Jon is a Principal Hydrogeologist and Hydrologist with an M.Sc.Tech. (Hons.1) from The University Of Waikato. Jon founded WWLA in 2015 after 20 years with global multi-disciplinary consultancies in Auckland and Sydney. Jon is a trusted advisor to a diverse range of clients, which has been earned through his expert understanding of many differing hydrological system responses to varying stresses, and his ability to effectively communicate complex ideas, options to solve problems, and provision of accurate and timely advice to clients.

Jon is a Principal Hydrogeologist and Hydrologist with an M.Sc.Tech. (Hons.1) from The University Of Waikato. Jon founded WWLA in 2015 after 20 years with global multi-disciplinary consultancies in Auckland and Sydney. Jon is a trusted advisor to a diverse range of clients, which has been earned through his expert understanding of many differing hydrological system responses to varying stresses, and his ability to effectively communicate complex ideas, options to solve problems, and provision of accurate and timely advice to clients.

+64 21 65 4422

+64 21 65 4422

LAUREN WINDROSS

LAUREN WINDROSS

Senior Contaminated Land Advisor

Lauren is a senior contaminated land specialist with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Auckland. Lauren joined WWLA in 2019 after seven years of experience practicing in contaminated land following two years experience in geotechnical, geothermal and mining industries. Her experience includes providing specialist contaminated land advice on infrastructure projects and working with developers from concept to construction. Lauren enjoys working in multi-disciplinary teams to bring together a range of ideas and develop innovative solutions for her clients.

Lauren is a senior contaminated land specialist with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Auckland. Lauren joined WWLA in 2019 after seven years of experience practicing in contaminated land following two years experience in geotechnical, geothermal and mining industries. Her experience includes providing specialist contaminated land advice on infrastructure projects and working with developers from concept to construction. Lauren enjoys working in multi-disciplinary teams to bring together a range of ideas and develop innovative solutions for her clients.

CHERISE MARTIN

CHERISE MARTIN

Contaminated Land Scientist

Cherise joined the WWLA team in 2020 and is a Geologist with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Geology from the University of Auckland. Cherise specialises in contaminated land with over fives years experience working throughout New Zealand, with experience in investigation, analysis, remediation and monitoring associated with potentially contaminated sites. She has worked on various land development projects ranging from small residential sites to large construction and development projects for clients, from initial assessment through to construction completion and occupation, including post-construction monitoring.

Cherise joined the WWLA team in 2020 and is a Geologist with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Geology from the University of Auckland. Cherise specialises in contaminated land with over fives years experience working throughout New Zealand, with experience in investigation, analysis, remediation and monitoring associated with potentially contaminated sites. She has worked on various land development projects ranging from small residential sites to large construction and development projects for clients, from initial assessment through to construction completion and occupation, including post-construction monitoring.

ELISE LEGARTH

ELISE LEGARTH

Graduate Hydrologist

Elise is a Graduate Hydrologist who joined WWLA in 2019 with a BSc double major in Earth Science and Agribusiness from the University of Waikato. Elise’s skills include surface water modelling, geospatial information systems, agri and horticultural business economics.

Elise is a Graduate Hydrologist who joined WWLA in 2019 with a BSc double major in Earth Science and Agribusiness from the University of Waikato. Elise’s skills include surface water modelling, geospatial information systems, agri and horticultural business economics.

ROYDON NUTSFORD

ROYDON NUTSFORD

Hydrogeologist

Roydon joined WWLA in April 2020 as an intermediate hydrogeologist with a BSc degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Auckland, awarded in 2014. Roydon has five years of professional industry involvement in Auckland and Tauranga assisting infrastructure and water supply clients to manage and use available groundwater resources sustainably through developing field investigation programmes, numerical groundwater flow models and groundwater consenting support.

Roydon joined WWLA in April 2020 as an intermediate hydrogeologist with a BSc degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Auckland, awarded in 2014. Roydon has five years of professional industry involvement in Auckland and Tauranga assisting infrastructure and water supply clients to manage and use available groundwater resources sustainably through developing field investigation programmes, numerical groundwater flow models and groundwater consenting support.

JOSH SCARROW

JOSH SCARROW

Environmental Scientist

Josh joined WWLA in October 2021. Josh is a contaminated land specialist with 6 years of professional experience in New Zealand and Canada. Josh has worked on a range of contaminated land and environmental management projects throughout New Zealand, Northwest British Columbia and Alberta (Canada), and Scott Base, Antarctica. Josh is often involved in responsive investigation and management throughout all stages of development programmes and specialises in remote or challenging environments and the associated logistics. Josh is based in Whakamārama (outside Tauranga), providing environmental services throughout the middle and lower North Island.

Josh joined WWLA in October 2021. Josh is a contaminated land specialist with 6 years of professional experience in New Zealand and Canada. Josh has worked on a range of contaminated land and environmental management projects throughout New Zealand, Northwest British Columbia and Alberta (Canada), and Scott Base, Antarctica. Josh is often involved in responsive investigation and management throughout all stages of development programmes and specialises in remote or challenging environments and the associated logistics. Josh is based in Whakamārama (outside Tauranga), providing environmental services throughout the middle and lower North Island.

WENDI WILLIAMSON

WENDI WILLIAMSON

Principal Contaminated Land Advisor

Wendi is a Principal Contaminated Land Specialist and Environmental Advisor with an M.Sc. (Hons.) from The University Of Waikato and over 25 years of professional experience in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Wendi joined WWLA in August 2018 after 20 years with Tonkin+Taylor in Auckland. Wendi’s problem-solving ethos has ensured she is a trusted advisor for a range of client organisations. Her expertise in the environmental sector is extensive with technical expertise in contaminated land investigation, remediation and management, resource consents for contaminated land, acid sulfate soils, land development, earthworks planning and materials management.

Wendi is a Principal Contaminated Land Specialist and Environmental Advisor with an M.Sc. (Hons.) from The University Of Waikato and over 25 years of professional experience in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Wendi joined WWLA in August 2018 after 20 years with Tonkin+Taylor in Auckland. Wendi’s problem-solving ethos has ensured she is a trusted advisor for a range of client organisations. Her expertise in the environmental sector is extensive with technical expertise in contaminated land investigation, remediation and management, resource consents for contaminated land, acid sulfate soils, land development, earthworks planning and materials management.

JACOB SCHERBERG

JACOB SCHERBERG

Senior Hydrogeologist

Jacob is a senior Hydrogeologist with a M.S. in Water Resource Engineering and specialist expertise in numerical modelling. Jacob has developed numerous hydrological modelling applications using a broad range of software to evaluate groundwater, surface water, and vadose zone conditions for projects ranging from farm to basin scale. His work has focused on evaluating hydrological and water use data to inform water management optimisation. He has particular interest in finding the confluence between environmental and economic concerns.

Jacob is a senior Hydrogeologist with a M.S. in Water Resource Engineering and specialist expertise in numerical modelling. Jacob has developed numerous hydrological modelling applications using a broad range of software to evaluate groundwater, surface water, and vadose zone conditions for projects ranging from farm to basin scale. His work has focused on evaluating hydrological and water use data to inform water management optimisation. He has particular interest in finding the confluence between environmental and economic concerns.

PENELOPE LINDSAY

PENELOPE LINDSAY

Contaminated Land Specialist

Penelope holds a Master's degree in geology from the University of Auckland awarded in 2014, and joined the WWLA team in Whangārei as a contaminated land specialist in November 2020 after six years professional industry involvement. Penelope has a range of experience across Northland and Auckland in the contaminated land sector, including soil, groundwater and surface water investigations of contaminated sites, asbestos remediation, closed landfill management, consenting applications and compliance under the NES Soil and local government requirements, construction monitoring, and long-term management plans.

Penelope holds a Master's degree in geology from the University of Auckland awarded in 2014, and joined the WWLA team in Whangārei as a contaminated land specialist in November 2020 after six years professional industry involvement. Penelope has a range of experience across Northland and Auckland in the contaminated land sector, including soil, groundwater and surface water investigations of contaminated sites, asbestos remediation, closed landfill management, consenting applications and compliance under the NES Soil and local government requirements, construction monitoring, and long-term management plans.

AIMEE WANSBONE

AIMEE WANSBONE

Contaminated Land Scientist

Aimee holds a PhD in earth science from the University of Manchester (UK) awarded in 2012 and joined the WWLA team in 2019. With a background in geochemistry and contaminant mobilisation in freshwater environments, Aimee has a range of experience across the contaminated land sector.

Aimee holds a PhD in earth science from the University of Manchester (UK) awarded in 2012 and joined the WWLA team in 2019. With a background in geochemistry and contaminant mobilisation in freshwater environments, Aimee has a range of experience across the contaminated land sector.

MARNO RAATH

MARNO RAATH

Principal Water Engineer

Marno has more than 20 years international experience in the water industry. He holds a B-tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg and have an Advanced Diploma in project management from the University of South Africa. He joined WWLA in 2021 after managing his own successful water engineering company in South Africa for 10 years. He has international experience with companies like Bermad, Sulzer, and the Rostov Public Scientific Research Institute. He holds a track record in the design, implementation, and management of large water infrastructure projects within time, budget, and specification across the globe. He can solve complex problems by following a systematic approach, and has the knowledge and experience to investigate, design, and analyse water transfer and treatment processes from source to consumption.

Marno has more than 20 years international experience in the water industry. He holds a B-tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg and have an Advanced Diploma in project management from the University of South Africa. He joined WWLA in 2021 after managing his own successful water engineering company in South Africa for 10 years. He has international experience with companies like Bermad, Sulzer, and the Rostov Public Scientific Research Institute. He holds a track record in the design, implementation, and management of large water infrastructure projects within time, budget, and specification across the globe. He can solve complex problems by following a systematic approach, and has the knowledge and experience to investigate, design, and analyse water transfer and treatment processes from source to consumption.

LAILA ALKAMIL

LAILA ALKAMIL

Planner

Laila is a planner and graduated with a Bachelor of Urban Planning (1st Class Hons) from the University of Auckland in 2018. Laila has experience consenting a range of large infrastructure projects across New Zealand, including preparing Assessments of Environmental Effects (AEE) reports, Notices of Requirement and preliminary planning assessments and providing support for iwi consultation. Laila also has experience providing policy advice and preparing submissions for a range of clients on proposed plan changes, plan reviews and national policy statements.

Laila is a planner and graduated with a Bachelor of Urban Planning (1st Class Hons) from the University of Auckland in 2018. Laila has experience consenting a range of large infrastructure projects across New Zealand, including preparing Assessments of Environmental Effects (AEE) reports, Notices of Requirement and preliminary planning assessments and providing support for iwi consultation. Laila also has experience providing policy advice and preparing submissions for a range of clients on proposed plan changes, plan reviews and national policy statements.

JOSH MAWER

JOSH MAWER

Senior Hydrologist

Josh is a Senior Hydrologist who joined WWLA in 2018 with an M.Sc (Hons. 1) from The University of Waikato. Josh has four years of professional experience in coastal and river hydrodynamics and water quality modelling in Australia and the United Kingdom. Josh's skills also include environmental and modelling data analysis using programming languages such as Python and Matlab, and Geospatial Information Systems.

Josh is a Senior Hydrologist who joined WWLA in 2018 with an M.Sc (Hons. 1) from The University of Waikato. Josh has four years of professional experience in coastal and river hydrodynamics and water quality modelling in Australia and the United Kingdom. Josh's skills also include environmental and modelling data analysis using programming languages such as Python and Matlab, and Geospatial Information Systems.

NICK JOWSEY

NICK JOWSEY

Experienced Graduate Hydrogeologist

Nick is an Experienced Graduate Hydrogeologist with a Master of Engineering degree majoring in Geology from the University of Canterbury. Nick has experience using electrical resistivity tomography and stable isotope analysis in groundwater investigations. Nick also has three years’ experience as an Environmental Coordinator on major infrastructure projects such as Transmission Gully in Wellington. Nick also has a Master of Public Policy from the University of Auckland (1st Hons), hence demonstrates highly developed skills as an effective communicator, strategic planner, and rigorous problem-solver.

Nick is an Experienced Graduate Hydrogeologist with a Master of Engineering degree majoring in Geology from the University of Canterbury. Nick has experience using electrical resistivity tomography and stable isotope analysis in groundwater investigations. Nick also has three years’ experience as an Environmental Coordinator on major infrastructure projects such as Transmission Gully in Wellington. Nick also has a Master of Public Policy from the University of Auckland (1st Hons), hence demonstrates highly developed skills as an effective communicator, strategic planner, and rigorous problem-solver.

ZHE ZHANG (JOHN)

ZHE ZHANG (JOHN)

Software Developer

John is a Senior Software Developer who joined WWLA in 2018. John has expertise in both front-end and back-end development. His work also includes software performance optimization and IT service support.

John is a Senior Software Developer who joined WWLA in 2018. John has expertise in both front-end and back-end development. His work also includes software performance optimization and IT service support.

027-526-5029

027-526-5029

BEN TAIT

BEN TAIT

Senior Planner

Ben is a Senior Planner. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Pepperdine University (California) and a Master of Environmental Legal Studies (Honours) from Auckland University. Ben has approximately 14 years' experience in natural resource planning and policy development and specialises in water quality and quantity management under the Resource Management Act 1991. Ben helped lead the development of the Regional Policy Statement for Northland 2017 and the Proposed Regional Plan for Northland, obtained water permits, discharge permits and land use consents to enable a range of important projects, and processed resource consent applications on behalf of council.

Ben is a Senior Planner. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Pepperdine University (California) and a Master of Environmental Legal Studies (Honours) from Auckland University. Ben has approximately 14 years' experience in natural resource planning and policy development and specialises in water quality and quantity management under the Resource Management Act 1991. Ben helped lead the development of the Regional Policy Statement for Northland 2017 and the Proposed Regional Plan for Northland, obtained water permits, discharge permits and land use consents to enable a range of important projects, and processed resource consent applications on behalf of council.

CAROLINE BADDOCK

CAROLINE BADDOCK

Graduate Hydrologist

Caroline is a graduate hydrologist who joined WWLA in 2021 after completing her M.Sc (Hons. 1) from the University of Auckland. New to the field, Caroline’s skills include surface water modeling and geospatial information systems.

Caroline is a graduate hydrologist who joined WWLA in 2021 after completing her M.Sc (Hons. 1) from the University of Auckland. New to the field, Caroline’s skills include surface water modeling and geospatial information systems.

REBECCA WILLIAMSON

REBECCA WILLIAMSON

Environmental Science Technician