The Team

Mark Rigby – Director & Founder
MarkMark Rigby has 31 years experience in environmental related areas, including a total of 16 years in local government the last 7 years of which he was managing Environment Protection for the Gold Coast City Council.Mark has been certified (Cert. No E1858) by the Quality Society of Australasia as an Environmental Auditor for (Contaminated Land auditing, Facilities and Process auditing, Compliance auditing and Waste auditing).  He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Environmental Health, the Environment Institute of Australia, the Australian Society of Soil Science Inc., and Environment Business Australia. Mark is a registered Water Efficiency Auditor and can prepare and certify Water Efficiency Management Plans.Further to his undergraduate qualification in Environmental Health, Mark Rigby is also an award winning management post-graduate of the University of Central Queensland and this combined with a Masters of Science (Environmental Management) provides a sound basis for the effective management of environmental projects.
Key Experience

  • Environmental Planning
  • Contaminated Land Assessment
  • Water and Waste Management
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Dangerous Goods Management
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Risk Assessments and Hazard Analysis
  • Environmental Management Systems

Natalie Hoskins – Senior Environmental Scientist
NatalieNatalie has 22 years experience working as an Environmental Scientist, including 17 years as a Consulting Environmental Scientist in NSW and QLD and 3 years in local government. Natalie has worked as a Consulting Environmental Scientist with Mark Rigby & Associates for 10 years and provides leadership and support to the MRA team on a variety of issues relating to environmental legislation, auditing, planning and environmentally relevant activities. Specifically, Natalie specialises in the preparation and management of development applications, ecological assessments, environmental management plans and waste management projects. Natalie’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Environmental Science (1989) providing a sound basis for the multidisciplinary requirements of environmental consulting and a Master of Science in Conservation Biology from the University of Queensland (2010). The focus of this qualification was on achieving conservation outcomes through sensitive urban design, landscape planning and environmental offsets. Natalie’s service and commitment to Mark Rigby & Associates has contributed to the growth and integrity of the company, witnessed through high client satisfaction, positive government relations and respect within the local environment industry. Natalie is a member of the Ecological Society of Australia and the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
Key Experience

  • Project Management
  • Development Applications
  • Ecological Assessments
  • Waste Management Projects
  • Site Based Management Plans
  • Vegetation Management
  • Environmental Offsets
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Environmental Management

Allison Reiser – Senior Environmental Consultant
Allison has 18 years’ experience working in Environmental Management, including 12 years in local government and 3 years in state government (EPA/DERM now DEHP) prior to joining Mark Rigby & Associates in January 2011. Allison has worked in a range of roles within local government, from regulatory positions, to facilitating Council’s own environmental performance in operating environmentally relevant activities (depots, quarries, landfills) and civil construction & maintenance activities until focussing in the area of waste management over her last 6 years with local government. Allison has a broad range of experience relating to environmental legislation, auditing, planning and environmentally relevant activities and understands the practical implications from both the regulator and private sector perspectives. Allison is a Qualified Lead Auditor ISO 14 000 Environmental Management Systems and specialises in the development and implementation of Environmental Management Systems, Site Based Management Plans and environmental risk assessment to assist organisations in managing their environmental risks and building practical systems to help minimise impacts on the environment and meet due diligence requirements. Allison’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science – Environmental Health (1994) which in conjunction with her wide range of work experience provides a sound basis for the multidisciplinary requirements of environmental consulting.
Key Experience

  • Environmental Health Services
  • Qualified Environmental Auditor
  • EMS Preparations
  • Risk Assessment
  • Pre purchase due diligence reporting
  • ERA Audits
  • F & C Audits
  • DA preparations for ERAs
  • Acid Sulfate Soil Investigations
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Stormwater Quality Management Plans
  • Site Based Management Plans
  • Waste Management Plans
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • NPI reporting

Ryan Henry – Environmental Scientist
Ryan Ryan has provided services as an Environmental Scientist with Mark Rigby & Associates since 2006. Initial experience in environmental management was gained at a local government level where Ryan worked as part of the Gold Coast City Council’s Coastal Management team. Ryan’s expertise in environmental management includes water quality monitoring and reporting, stormwater quality management, National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) reporting, waste management, atmospheric modelling (AUSPLUME) and the preparation of Environmental Management Plans. Using AutoCAD, Ryan is also able to design a broad range of conceptual stormwater quality improvement systems which can, in turn, be modelled using the Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation (MUSIC). Similarly air emissions contours can be overlain on aerial images to provide clients a clear picture of the potential impacts of their development.  Ryan completed his Bachelor of Science with a major in Marine and Freshwater Biology at Monash University in Melbourne prior to relocating to the Gold Coast. Since completing his undergraduate studies, Ryan has completed a Graduate Certificate in Carbon Management at Bond University (2010) and has completed training in design (AutoCAD) through TAFE Queensland (2007) and stormwater modelling (MUSIC) through the eWater Cooperative Research Centre (2006).  Ryan’s unique educational qualifications and his employment experience has enhanced the multi-disciplinary approach provided to our clients.  During his time with MRA, Ryan has demonstrated an exceptional level of success in many large projects which has lead to the fostering of long-term client relationships.
Key Experience

  • Stormwater Quality Management Plans
  • MUSIC Modelling
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • AUSPLUME Air Dispersion Modelling
  • Waste Management Plans
  • Water Quality Sampling/Monitoring
  • NPI Reporting
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • Carbon Auditing
  • Carbon Management
  • Development Applications
  • Acid Sulphate Soil Assessments
  • Green Star Rating

Tracey Huaut – Office Manager
Tracey joined MRA as Office Manager in October 2013.  Tracey has excellent computer skills in several computer software programs including Microsoft Office Suite and Quickbooks.Tracey focuses on providing exceptional customer service to clients to ensure all aspects of projects are managed in an efficient and effective manner.  She helps to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the office, including organising and supervising our administrative systems, procedures and staff. Due to Tracey’s creative flare, keen eye and attention to detail, extensive administration experience and proficiency with computer programs, she is able to improve the quality and presentation of the final product delivered to our clients.Overall Tracey’s organisational and office management skills ensure that the company operates efficiently, enabling MRA to reduce Client costs.Tracey’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (2012) in Human Resource Management from Griffith University.  In addition to her work with MRA, Tracey has 20 years experience in Office Administration. Her career has included a wide variety of businesses such as Insurance, Hospitality, Property, Human Resources, Academia, Pharmaceutical and Migration.
Key Experience

  • Human Resources
  • Accounting & Wages
  • Financial Management
  • Invoicing & Receivables
  • Organisational management
  • Office Administration
  • Website Maintenance
  • Customer Service

Hengi Rigby – Accounts
Hengi has played an integral role as part of the team at MRA since the company established in 1998. Hengi handles the accounts payable and receivable section for MRA. Her skills were obtained in Iran where she attended the Tehran University studying Accounting. Hengi possesses a high level of initiative and is extremely detail oriented.Her excellent organizational skills has helped MRA to maintain an highly organized and efficient accounts system. Although not directly liaising with clients, Hengi’s role enables the MRA Consultancy Team to maintain their focus and dedicate more of their time/expertise to our Client’s projects.
Key Experience

  • Organisational Excellence
  • Accounts administration
  • Overseeing all Accounts Payable and Receivable

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