Our Team

Mick Howland

Managing Director

Mick is the Managing Director for Hydrosphere Consulting with a solid technical, project management and regulatory negotiation background gained from over 28 years of water and environmental consulting. Mick's areas of expertise include:

  • Providing high-level management, peer review and strategic advice;

  • Environmental impact assessment and approvals for developments in aquatic environments;

  • Estuarine dredging, dredge planning, impact assessment and monitoring;

  • Coastal management, geomorphological processes and erosion assessment;

  • Aquatic ecology and fishway design;

  • Scenario design, direction and evaluation of hydrological, hydrodynamic, water balance and water quality modelling;

  • GIS data integration, CAD and volumetric analysis;

  • Multi-disciplinary monitoring program design, implementation and analysis;

  • Corporate environmental risk profiling and business strategy; and

  • Communication, stakeholder management and education.

Robyn Campbell

Senior Environmental Engineer

Katie Pratt

Senior Environmental Scientist

Robyn is a chemical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, environmental design and project management for both public and private sector clients. Robyn also specialises in best-practice management for Councils and local water utilities and has a thorough understanding of current legislative and government requirements. Robyn's areas of expertise include: 

  • Project and program management;

  • Strategic planning;

  • Environmental assessment and management;

  • Best-practice management for water utilities;

  • Water and wastewater engineering;

  • Stakeholder and community consultation; and

  • Environmental planning and approvals.

Katie has over twelve years’ experience in a broad range of environmental management, ecological assessment, strategic planning and engineering projects. Katie has been an effective project manager for multi-disciplinary projects involving environmental assessment and rehabilitation, coastal zone management plans, natural resource management, stakeholder consultation and strategic planning. Katie's areas of expertise include:

  • Environmental impact assessment;

  • Ecosystem health monitoring, investigation and management;

  • Aquatic ecology;

  • Water quality assessment;

  • GIS and database development/management;

  • Communication and stakeholder management

Orla Seccull

Senior Environmental Consultant

Orla is an environmental scientist with over ten years’ experience in multidisciplinary project management, environmental assessment, sampling, management, monitoring, stakeholder engagement and approvals. Orla has particular expertise in marine, coastal and estuarine projects and has worked in the public, private and research sectors in NSW, the ACT, VIC and internationally. Orla’s areas of expertise include:

  • Environmental assessments and approvals (coastal, estuarine and marine)

  • Environmental management and monitoring

  • Water quality monitoring and management

  • Acid sulfate soils identification and management

  • Assessment and management of dredging, sediment reuse (including beach nourishment) and disposal  (including sea dumping)

  • Marine pest monitoring and management

  • Sediment and soil waste classification

Uriah Makings

Environmental Scientist

Uriah is an environmental scientist with over 5 years in environmental research, sampling, monitoring and assessment. Uriah has experience in groundwater sampling and monitoring, surface water sampling and monitoring, soil (contaminated land and acid sulphate soils) and sediment sampling, seagrass monitoring, aquatic ecological assessments, preparation of environmental impact assessments and strategic planning projects. Uriahs' areas of expertise include:

  • Environmental assessment and monitoring;

  • Surface/groundwater interactions;

  • Water quality montioring and assessment;

  • Aquatic habitat sampling and mapping;

  • Sediment sampling and assessment; and

  • GIS, data analysis and presentation.

John is an Environmental Scientist who has completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Coastal Resource Management) at Southern Cross University and a Cert IV in Spatial Information Services. John has undertaken several research studies including examining sources of debris on Australian beaches, assessing environmental impacts of human activities on a riverine corridor and associated catchment and assessing impacts on species composition of differing fire regimes in a National Park. John has experience in groundwater sampling and monitoring, surface water sampling and monitoring, dust monitoring, weather station installation and telemetry, preparation of monitoring reports, facilitating approval processes and dealing with compliance matters. John also has extensive GIS mapping experience.

John Fullerton

Environmental Assistant