Mitch Crane

Supervisor Waste & Recycling Facilities, Rockhampton Regional Council

Mitch has been a supervisor in the waste department at Rockhampton Regional Council for 6 years, with over 15 years’ experience in the waste and environmental sector overall.  Mitch has a background in environmental science specialising in environmental compliance, asbestos and waste management and has worked on multiple closed landfill investigations.

Richard Campbell

Managing Director, HydroTerra

Richard is the founder and Managing Director of HydroTerra..  Richard has been a geologist, hydrogeologist and environmental scientist for more than 25 years.  In recent times Richard has focused on monitoring technologies and how these can be applied to improving operational and compliance efficiencies.  Richard has significant experience in environmental and regulatory compliance requirements having worked in the areas of EPA auditing, landfill, mining, coal seam gas, catchment management, contaminated sites, effluent irrigation, agriculture, aquatic environments and many more. Richard has significant experience in monitoring system design and implementation.

Ruben Andersen

Field Technician, HydroTerra

You could say that Ruben Andersen was born to be an environmental scientist, having been immersed in the ways of field sampling and monitoring from a very young age by his ecologist parents. Prior to joining HydroTerra as a Field Technician, Ruben was an intern with the Victorian EPA Water Sciences Unit before he moved to EcOz and then Charles Darwin University as a Research Assistant. Ruben now project manages various groundwater projects including evapotranspiration (ET) cap monitoring. Ruben has a Bachelor of Environmental Science from Monash University and a Master of Environmental Science from the University of Melbourne. 

Julian Howard

National Manager - Waste and Resource Recovery, SMEC

Julian is an Associate Environmental Scientist and National Manager for SMEC’s Waste & Resource Recovery team, with 13 years of experience in waste management, resource recovery and contaminated land projects.   Julian has diverse capability across the environment and waste sectors and is able to support clients through project delivery and advisory services.  Through his experience in both consulting and client-side roles, Julian has had the opportunity to work on a range of different projects, from landfill monitoring, compliance, design and construction, through to approvals and design for waste to energy and resource recovery facilities. In his role as national manager, Julian has the opportunity to work with diverse clients and lead the growth of SMEC’s national Waste and Resource Recovery consulting business.