Our Team

Our Team

Our team continues to grow across our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.

Executive Team & Nationals

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Ross Nefodov

Managing Director

Ross began with ADE in 2003 as an Environmental Consultant, expanding his knowledge and expertise with the company over the years. In 2016, Ross took over as Managing Director and has since led ADE with a hands on, proactive attitude.

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Bruce Tehrani

Group General Manager

Bruce is our Group General Manager and possesses over 35 years’ experience. He has worked as a Senior Principal to provide high-level land contamination and environmental advice to a diverse range of government and non-government clients.

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Justin Eccles

Operations Manager - NSW

Justin Eccles is the Operations Manager of ADE Consulting Group for New South Wales. He has over 11 years experience working as a Project Manager, Senior Environmental Consultant and Project Supervisor on a range of urban remediation and development projects.

Andrew Read Operations Manager

Andrew Read

Operations Manager - VIC

Andrew Read has over 30 years’ experience in environmental, urban development, and sustainability sectors within Australian based and global multidisciplinary companies. 

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Philip Ferguson

Operations Manager - PCA

Philip Ferguson is the Operations Manager of Pipeline Condition Assessment (PCA) as well as being a Principal Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in technical marketing, project management and business unit management in the water industry.

Principles

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Andrew Mitchell

Business Unit Manager – Environmental Services (NSW)

Andrew is an environmental engineer with 25 years of experience in regulation, policy, emergency management, pollution incidents and site contamination.

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Dr. Santo Ragusa

Principal Environmental Consultant

Santo is a Principal Environmental Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the environmental field with a broad science background in academia and industry. 

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Marjetica McAuley

Business Unit Manager – Health & Safety Services (NSW)

Marjetica has over 30 years’ experience in the environmental and process engineering consulting arena, within UNSW academia and with multinational organisations.

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Janak Patel

Business Unit Manager - Geotechnical Services (NSW)

Janak is the Principal and Geotechnical Business Unit Manager at ADE and has over 25 years’ experience in the field of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering across multiple countries.

Stephen Bowly

Principal Environmental Consultant

Stephen is a Sydney-based environmental consultant with over 25 years of experience, who is committed to making a better environment for New South Wales.

Shi Kai Lam

Shi Kai Lam

Principal Occupational Hygienist

Shi Kai has over 40 years of experience in Occupational Hygiene and has been appointed lecturer at the University of Western Sydney and the University of Greenwich in the UK.

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Siamak Paulson

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Siamak is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with over 20 years professional experience in civil and geotechnical engineering research and practice in the fields of waste management.

Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson

Health and Safety Principal

Tim is a Health and Safety specialist with more than 30 years of health, safety and occupational hygiene practice in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and Asia. 

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Dr. Matthew Askeland

Senior Environmental Scientist & PFAS Specialist

Matthew Askeland is an environmental scientist active in the consultancy sector as a contaminated site specialist.

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Ross Nefodov

Managing Director

Ross began with ADE in 2003 as an Environmental Consultant, expanding his knowledge and expertise with the company over the years. In 2016, Ross took over as Managing Director and has since led ADE with a hands on, proactive attitude. His perspective on working with clients centres on ensuring the achievement of the best outcomes on a given project whilst maintaining transparency, open communication and efficiency. 

With a strong background in environmental science, chemistry, laboratory methods and geotechnical engineering, as well as vast experience across projects of all scales, Ross’ knowledge and skill enable an approach that is both unique and innovative. 

His qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Environmental) and Master of Professional Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering) from University of Sydney. 

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Bruce Tehrani

Group General Manager

Bruce is our Group General Manager and possesses over 35 years’ experience. He has worked as a Senior Principal to provide high-level land contamination and environmental advice to a diverse range of government and non-government clients.

He previously worked as a State, National, International & General Manager with a number of major Australian and international consultancies.

Bruce specialises in assessment, management and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, completing over 600 projects.

Justin-Eccles

Justin Eccles

Operations Manager - NSW

Justin Eccles is the Operations Manager of ADE Consulting Group for New South Wales. He has over 11 years experience working as a Project Manager, Senior Environmental Consultant and Project Supervisor on a range of urban remediation and development projects.

Justin’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Urban Ecology) from University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Science (Environmental Science) from University of New South Wales.

Andrew Read Operations Manager

Andrew Read

Operations Manager - VIC

Prior to joining ADE Consulting Group, Andrew was General Manager at Ecology and Heritage Partners. Before that, Andrew’s management experience included leadership roles at Coffey International Pty Ltd (TetraTech) as Regional General Manager, and Managing Partner at Environmental Resource Management (Vic/Tas).

In undertaking these roles Andrew has been involved in managing a broad range of disciplines and services within key sectors and industries in the marketplace.

Services have included:

  • Site Assessment and Remediation
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Geotechnics and Testing
  • Environment and Social Impact Assessment
  • Project Management
  • Performance and Transaction Services

Andrew has always aimed to develop a strong culture within the business focused on safety and development of its people, strategic growth, service excellence, strong operational management, and having fun at work.

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Philip Ferguson

Operations Manager - PCA

Philip Ferguson is the Operations Manager of Pipeline Condition Assessment (PCA) as well as being a Principal Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in technical marketing, project management and business unit management in the water industry. 

He is recognised internationally for being involved in projects throughout Australia, South East Asia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Philip’s work has included investigations in collaboration with water authorities such as Sydney Water Corporation, Melbourne Water Corporation, Public Utilities Board Singapore and Water Supply Department HSAR, to name a few.

Philip is a science graduate of UNSW, and Fellow HKIUS.

Phone: 0414 709 019
Email: philip.ferguson@ade.group

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Andrew Mitchell

Business Unit Manager - Environmental Services (NSW)

Andrew is an environmental engineer with 25 years of experience in regulation, policy, emergency management, pollution incidents and site contamination. He has a deep understanding of the needs and priorities of clients facing challenges with both legacy contaminated sites and contemporary pollution events.

Andrew currently leads the NSW Environmental Services team at ADE.

His qualifications include a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from UNSW and an Executive Master of Public Administration from ANZSOG.

Phone: 0437 834 489
Email: andrew.mitchell@ade.group

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Dr. Santo Ragusa

Principal Environmental Consultant

Santo Ragusa is a Principal Environmental Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the environmental field with a broad science background in academia and industry. Santo has technical specialist expertise in assessment and remediation of contaminated land and groundwater, having developed innovative techniques to conserve/reuse water and rehabilitate sites using chemical and microbiological methods. He has expertise in landfill compliance monitoring and reporting, in addition to development of waste exemptions and orders.

His qualifications include Bachelor of Science (1st Class Honours) and Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Science). He is also a Certified Environmental Practitioner in Site Contamination (CenvP, SC 41129).

Phone: 0427 041 807
Email: santo@ade.group

Marjetica McAuley

Marjetica McAuley

Business Unit Manager – Health & Safety Services (NSW)

Marjetica has over 30 years’ experience in the environmental and process engineering consulting arena with extensive and broad understanding in technical review, project and portfolio management, continual improvement, good governance and in the teaching-learning spaces of specialist secondary, tertiary education and professional training and development. She has been the process engineer, multidisciplinary project manager or project director in a wide range of projects, including: formulating the earliest NSW policies for PCBs, hazardous materials, wastes, and Industry Guidance; hazardous materials, asbestos removal and management plans; contaminated site investigations; water treatment and re-use; design/provision of technical and operational training programs; embedding EMS, QA and project program & management protocols. Having lived and worked in NSW, the UK and SE Asia, she has held positions within UNSW academia as a Consultant and with multinational, multidisciplinary organisations: in NSW as Petroleum Lead; within a leading UK civil contracting firm as Principal Environmental Engineer, latterly Tenders and Projects Manager.

Marjetica is currently ADE’s NSW-based Head of Health & Safety Services which delivers solutions across hazardous building materials, air quality, lighting, noise & vibration assessments, hazard and exposure risk assessments, and wields a strong team of SafeWork NSW and ACT – Licenced Asbestos Assessors supported by a growing contingent of asbestos and occupational hygienists.

Her qualifications from UNSW include a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) and a Master of Engineering by research in nanofiltration and industrial wastewater treatment.

Phone: 0414 706 056
Email: marjetica.mcauley@ade.group

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Janak Patel

Business Unit Manager - Geotechnical Services (NSW)

Janak is the Principal and Geotechnical Business Unit Manager at ADE and has over 25 years’ experience in the field of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering across multiple countries including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and India. 

His qualifications include a Master’s degree in Engineering Geology, where he specialises in a variety of geotechnical investigations and designs, geological mapping, rock/soil slope assessments, forensic investigations, etc. His project experience includes a wide range of infrastructure projects such as highway duplication, bridge replacement, rail infrastructure, multi-story commercial and residential buildings, landslide investigation and remediation.

Phone: 0451 125 324 
Email: janak.patel@ade.group

Stephen Bowly

Principal Environmental Consultant

Stephen is an environmental consultant, practicing for over 25 years in Sydney, who is committed to making a better environment for New South Wales and empowering his colleagues to be the best they can be. He understands the range of environmental issues currently faced by industry and government and is able to create and manage environmental teams to assess, solve and deliver the best environmental outcomes.

He has managed and been involved with some of Australia’s most significant environmental projects including: Defence Williamstown PFAS groundwater contamination, Orica Botany chlorinated and mercury contamination, BHP Newcastle steelworks site remediation and Maralinga nuclear testing ground remedial works.

Stephen has the capability to project manage large and complex projects and collaborate with various stakeholders and regulatory agencies to ensure gainful environmental outcomes. He currently manages an array of projects, undertaking contamination, waste and ecological assessments, as well as managing demolition and remediation works – and he loves his job!

Phone: 0416 583 216
Email: stephen.bowly@ade.group

Shi Kai Lam

Shi Kai Lam

Principal Occupational Hygienist

Shi Kai has over 40 years of experience in Australia and overseas in a variety of fields such as OH&S legislation enforcements, occupational hygiene consultancy, asbestos analysis, training and teaching, and risk assessments.

He has recently been appointed as a lecturer by several tertiary institutions, including at the University of Greenwich in the UK and the University of Western Sydney.

Shi Kai has been certified in Australia, the USA and Hong Kong, with his particular specialties being in dust and chemical hazards evaluation and mitigation, as well as training course development in the relevant fields.

Email: shi.lam@ade.group

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Siamak Paulson

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Siamak is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with over 20 years professional experience in civil and geotechnical engineering research and practice in the fields of waste management, mine tailings, water management, urban development and transport infrastructure in the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Siamak is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng MIEAust RPEQ) and has managed multidisciplinary design and construction quality assurance projects on a variety of civil engineering fields. 

Siamak’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering).

Phone: 0459 310 482
Email: siamak.paulson@ade.group

Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson

Health and Safety Principal

Tim has over 30 years’ experience in health, safety and occupational hygiene practice and has worked in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and Asia. He has delivered a range of major projects in construction, energy, industrial and commercial environments.

Tim has wide experience in occupational hygiene, hazardous materials management, auditing and training. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Phone: 0410 083 660
Email: tim.anderson@ade.group

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Dr. Matthew Askeland

Senior Environmental Scientist & PFAS Specialist

Matthew Askeland is an environmental scientist active in the consultancy sector as a contaminated site specialist. He holds key expertise pivotal in the delivery of contaminated land and water solutions, including site characterisation, risk assessment and remediation (Petrochemicals, VOC, PFAS, PCBs, PAHs, Pesticides and Heavy Metals).

Matthew’s current focus is on tackling multiple elements within the PFAS risk management practice. These include site characterization, sample analysis, risk assessment, OHS risk management, treatment technologies and the development of effective management strategies for both legacy and ongoing PFAS use.

Phone: 0452 377 551 
Email: matthew.askeland@ade.group