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.
MATT ASKIN CSCI FGS
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.
David is an experienced materials manager with nearly 30 years track record in the private sector running waste management, quarrying, construction, multi-modal logistics and similar resource handling operations. During his tenure at W H Malcolm Limited, he has overseen the movement of circa 30 million tonnes of a variety of materials through the extensive fleet that he had access to but has moved on to a smaller, more challenging role at Environmental Reclamation Services Limited (ERS), trying to bring blighted land back into beneficial use through specialist chemical or physical treatments.
He brings a passion and enthusiasm to the management of waste soils and aggregates and is essentially a “closet geologist” and over-qualified bin-man!
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.
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.
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.
Communications Team Lead
Katie is a Graduate Environmental Engineer with Mott MacDonald specialising in contaminated land and geotechnics. She has a background in geology and has 2 years of experience in managing site investigations and contaminated land risk assessments across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.
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.
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.
DR KEITH TORRANCE CGEOL
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).
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