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Wiser Environment is known for expert knowledge, sound advice and strong relationships that help our clients grow and prosper with compliant and responsible operations. We employ a team of highly-skilled, knowledgeable and capable environmental consultants with broad expertise across a wide range of disciplines.

We continually support and mentor our team and build our combined knowledge. This allows us to enhance Wiser Environment’s excellent reputation and the exceptional standards of work we provide our clients.

Our environmental consultants are registered with the Institute of Environmental Management Assessment (IEMA), the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Leadership

Russell Hirst

Managing Director

Russell Hirst

Russell established Wiser Environment in 1999 to use his extensive experience in environmental regulation, waste and recycling to provide knowledgeable and good value advice to small and medium-sized companies.

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Charles Thomas

Consultancy Director

Charles Thomas

With in-depth knowledge of both legal obligations and the business opportunities in waste and the environment, Charles successfully leads project teams across all areas of our business to the maximum benefit of our clients.

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Wiser Environment Vietnam

Joana Santos

Head of the Representative Office of

Wiser Environment Vietnam

Joana Santos

One of the longest-standing members of our team, Joana has extensive international experience across a broad range of industries and now heads up our Vietnam office. Her exhaustive knowledge of international standards has benefited many of our clients.

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Ly Dang

Senior Consultant

Ly Dang

With over 10 years of international experience in the environmental and social responsibility industry, Ly is an expert in developing environmental impact assessments and implementing management systems.

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Hanh Huynh

Consultant

Hanh Huynh

Hanh has worked on numerous industrial projects as an Environment Health Safety and Social consultant in Viet Nam and has a comprehensive understanding of both Vietnamese regulations and international requirements.

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Resources & Energy Team

Graeme Outridge

Resources and Energy

Team Leader

Graeme Outridge

Alongside being team leader of the Resources & Energy Team, Graeme has over 15 years of experience in waste and environmental management and a particularly strong technical knowledge of quantitative air dispersion and odour modelling.

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Josh Freeman

Consultant

Josh Freeman

With strong analysis and communication skills, and practical experience of auditing on construction sites, Josh’s primary role is to support the Resources & Energy Team.

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Management Systems Team

Nick Gerrard

Management Systems

Team Leader

Nick Gerrard

Delivering an in-depth knowledge of systems, processes and operational requirements, combined with a hands-on, personable and proactive approach to problem-solving, Nick provides effective and practical solutions tailored to meet your workplace needs and requirements.

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Clara Robinson

Junior Consultant

 

Clara Robinson

As an Environmental Science BSc graduate from the University of East Anglia, Clara is a skilled expert with management systems, sustainable development and environmental economics.

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Planning & Permitting Team

Andrea Petrolati

Planning & Permitting

Team Leader

Andrea Petrolati

With an MSc in industrial chemistry and a PhD in chemical engineering, Andrea’s technical knowledge is highly valued by our clients challenged by waste classification and assessment of recovery and disposal options.

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Elliott Howard

Junior Consultant

Elliott Howard

With a degree in Geography BA, Elliott uses strong analytical and communication skills to support site visits and produce QGIS mapping for clients helping to support permit applications.

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