Professional Services

Objective

I aim at providing you with the guidance, tools and support you may need to plan and implement your project. I welcome all work related to permaculture and sustainability, and can help with veganic permaculture for those who cannot or do not wish to keep animals as part of their project.

I particularly enjoy working on projects that:

  • Protect and restore natural habitat and biodiversity,
  • Integrate regenerative farming practices,
  • Or create systems that reconnect people and Nature.

Consultancy Services

I offer consultancy services in the following areas:

  • Permaculture property design (suburban, rural, semi-rural)
  • Veganic permaculture practices (i.e. without farm animals)
  • Regenerative agriculture
  • Landscape rehydration and restoration
  • Soil remediation
Examples of project elements include sustainable housing recommendations, water systems, food production, wildlife habitat, animal systems, soil building practices, agroforestry, etc.
 

The consultancy process may include:
Basic Consultation: A walk-and-talk with you around your property to share ideas on the spot (about 2 hours)
Concept Design: Includes client needs & project scope identification, property observation and assessment, and proposed concept design (about 10 work hours)
Detailed Design: Includes Concept Design + full property & data analysis, proposed detailed design, species selection & project implementation & maintenance plan, documented in a full report (30+ work hours)

Labour Services

Depending on availability, I sometimes offer labour services in permaculture-related field work, including but not limited to:

  • Permaculture Project Implementation
  • Conservation, Parks & Reserves
  • Nursery, Horticulture, Gardening, Landscaping
  • Regenerative Farming
  • Animal Care & Conservation


Profile

Academic Background

[2020] Horticulture Diploma
[2017] Permaculture Design Course Certificate
[2008] Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.); specialty module in Project Management
[2008] State Doctor of Pharmaceutical & Biological Sciences (Pharm.D.); specialty modules in botany, nutrition and chemistry of natural substances
[2001] Scientific education; specialty modules in vegetal biology, ecology and agronomy

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

[2021] Green Gardening Professional – member of Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA’s GGPs)
[2021] Professional member of Permaculture Australia
[2016] Sustainability Associate – certified with the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP-SA®)
[2011] Project Management Professional – certified with the Project Management Institute (PMI-PMP®)

Project Management Experience

10 years of Project & Portfolio Management experience in New Product Development including driving projects from ideation through to launch within agreed timelines and budgets, strategic portfolio prioritisation, team leadership and supervision of direct reports, interaction with internal and external stakeholders, and reporting to Senior Leadership teams in Corporate Organisations.

Sustainability Experience

9 years of experience in the Sustainability field including involvement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with a focus on Environmental Stewardship, as well as multiple work and volunteering experiences in conservation projects, animal care, farming, nursery, horticulture, gardening, landscaping and 4+ years of experience in permaculture.