SCLF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Working for our members

SCLF is run by a team of volunteers elected by the members.  We also have the support of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and University of Strathclyde where representatives sit on the Executive Committee as observers.


SCLF is first and foremost a membership organsiation and so we are here for you so please get involved and get in touch with any of the Executive Committee.

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MATT ASKIN CSCI FGS

Communications Officer

I'm a geologist and environmental scientist by training. I've spent fifteen years investigating, monitoring and risk assessing hazardous gas issues, in the ground, in the air and from point source emissions. My experience has involved research, regulatory and consultancy roles across a range of environmental sectors. I'm currently Technical Manager at GGS Scotland providing continuous gas monitoring investigations for housing, commercial and infrastructure developments across Scotland.

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STEPHEN COLLINS

Online Events Coordinator

Stephen is a Chartered Scientist and senior geo-environmental engineer with 10 years of experience working within small, medium and large consultancies while managing numerous environmental and geotechnical projects, include various infrastructure, commercial, education, power station, wind farms, residential projects as well as various small scale remediation projects.

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ASHLEIGH CUNNINGHAM

Outreach Officer

I'm a senior customer service adviser with i2 Analytical and have worked within the industry now for 4 years. I have dealt with many consultants and environmental companies within this time and enjoy learning what's involved in site investigations and remediation works.

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DR IVONNE HUGHES

Treasurer

Ivonne is a Chemical Engineer with a Masters and PhD in Environmental Science and is a PIEMA member. She works as a Contaminated Land Specialist at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency providing advice to Local Authorities under Part IIA and the Planning regimes in relation to Water Environment Risk Assessments and Remediation strategies. Additonally, within SEPA she provides specialist technical support to Operation Teams who regulate industry.Her work experience in the academic, private and public sectors spans over 23 years with a variety of roles in water and soil contamination, wastewater treatment, equipment design and treatment of hazardous materials.

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ALISON MCKAY

Deputy Chair

Partner at Leapmoor LLP.  A chartered chemist and chartered scientist, I also have a post graduate qualification in Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring. My career spans over 25 years in the environmental field, specialising in the assessment and management of land contamination particularly delivering services in peer review, risk assessment, exposure assessment, toxicology review, regulatory compliance and training.

I have been involved with SCLF since its inception and am proactive in policy development, promoting best practice and encouraging knowledge transfer.

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EVE MUIRHEAD

Immediate Past Chair

I started my career with 7 years working on small and large scale geoenvironmental site investigations for drilling/consultancy companies. Following this she worked for 10 years at a national remediation contractor, specialising in remediation works related primarily to environmental claims in the insurance sector, for a range of contaminants. I am currently a Director at CTSL Spill Specialists where I work as a specialist environmental claims management consultant to the insurance sector and lead a team of approximately 20 staff.

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JENNIFER NIVEN

Member

Jennifer is a Senior Geo-Environmental Consultant at AECOM with over 8 years’ experience in contaminated site risk assessments and site remediation. Jennifer is involved in a variety of projects including legacy contaminated sites, petrol stations / fuel depots, power stations, railway depots, gas works and landfills.

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KIRSTIE OGILVIE

Chair

I have worked within the regulatory environment for over twenty years. I am currently engaged with South Lanarkshire Council since 2015. I am a Registered Risk Assessor for Human Health and Permanent Gases since 2018. I am also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management and Scottish Branch Chair in 2009.

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DR KEITH TORRANCE CGEOL

Secretary

I am a Geochemist, Chartered Geologist (CGeol), and a Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde, investigating contaminated canal sediments and their beneficial reuse. I have previously worked in the mining sector (coal and metals) and as an environmental consultant on contaminated site projects in Alaska. I am also a board member for the Society of Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH).

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LISA WEST

Member

I am a senior scientist at Arup Glasgow. A Chartered Scientist with over 16 years’ experience in the contaminated land sector, specialising in waste and material management and ground investigation. I’ve been lucky to work on a wide variety of projects across the UK and globally with Arup, including investigation and remediation of contaminated sites, environmental due diligence, large infrastructure projects, material management and disposal, landfill monitoring, restoration and redevelopment and resident engineer roles