Emmanuel completed his BSc in Microbiology from Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria). He went on to undergo the Nigeria mandatory National Youth Service Corps where he taught biology at Senior Secondary School, alongside contributing to community development programmes focused on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) awareness, Drug-free and Road Safety campaigns.
He moved on to complete his MSc in Microbiology (Medical) at Ahmadu Bello University, completing a thesis on Determination of Rheumatoid Factor and staphylococcus aureus in Suspected Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients attending Selected hospitals in Zaria, Nigeria.
Emmanuel’s current research is in Cranfield University (United Kingdom).
Paul Bardos is the managing director of r3 Environmental Technology Ltd with interests in contaminated land and waste management, renewable energy, brownfields and sustainability assessment. He is the chair of SuRF-UK. He is also a Visiting Professor at Reading University, and international “GSR” expert for the Ministry of Environmental and Ecology, China, a short term consultant for the World Bank and a Chartered Environmentalist.
Lead Officer Contaminated Land, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Ann Barker has over 25 years of experience in contaminated land investigation and management in both consultancy and local authority regulation. As a geologist, she worked briefly for the British Geological Survey before moving into research and then into practical investigation of environmental pollution issues in consultancy, leading to a focus on land contamination. Ann was awarded Master of Science for Contaminated Land Management with Distinction at Nottingham University. Having spent most of her time implementing Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for several years, planning consultations, redevelopment of brownfield sites and strategic regeneration now dominate Ann’s workload.
Whilst working as a Local Authority regulator Ann has taken a lead role with YALPAG and previously Environmental Protection UK. In 2007 Ann was one of the founders of the YCLF and currently chairs the steering group; she was also a member of the DEFRA Part 2a Expert Panel.
DR THOMAS D KROM
Segment Director, Environment, Seequent
Since 2007, Dr. Krom has been involved in the development and use of Leapfrog software; initially this was as Product Founder for Leapfrog Hydro. Starting in 2018, he has focused on improving the strategic direction of Seequent in the environmental and sustainability areas. Dr. Krom is also heading up other new initiatives inside Seequent.
He has been project leader for the development of a geological modeling tools prior to his involvement with Leapfrog. Furthermore, both his Masters, Ph.D. research and subsequent consulting included significant research into methods to describe and optimize geology statistically.
Dr Krom has over 30 years’ experience in the geological sciences collected around the world. He is also a skilled groundwater modeller, having developed simulation and optimization codes as well as used them in numerous consulting and research projects.
Technical Director - Global Division, RSK Group
Andy Lee is a Technical Director within RSK Global Division and is responsible for the technical direction and management of strategic remediation projects across the Group. Recent highlights including some very interesting projects in Turkey, Tanzania and Iraq. He has over 30 years’ experience gained across a wide range of industrial sectors including oil and gas, waste management, mining and minerals extraction, power, civil engineering and urban development.
Andy previously worked for Shell Group (16 years) which led to great international opportunities in CEE, C.& S. America and extensively in Sub Sahara Africa, especially Nigeria, where he was the oil spill response and remediation manager for Shell Nigeria. Andy has subject matter expertise in soil & groundwater risk assessment, remediation specification & design, oil spill response, LNAPL modelling, chlorinated solvents, HSSE due diligence and environmental liability management.
Andy is a Chartered Engineer (IOM3) and Geologist, he has a Degree in Geological Geophysics and Masters in Foundation Engineering.
DR PAUL NATHANAIL
Technical Director - Contaminated Land, GHD
Dr Paul Nathanail took up his role as Technical Director of Contamination Assessment and Remediation with GHD in July. GHD is one of the world's leading professional services companies operating in the global market sectors of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.
Paul is excited to be working with a team of over 10,000 colleagues across the world – One GHD! He has already worked on projects in Australia, Middle East, Ireland and the West Indies – as well as the Lake District, Northumberland and Fulham! He has also been working to help organisations understand and better manage their liabilities from PFAS – the forever chemicals.
He has recently been working on how to ensure innovative remediation integrates with sustainable remediation and maintains a social licence to operate. He chaired the ISO working group that wrote BS ISO 18504:2017 and has published on operating windows and regularly teaches on remediation in British universities and audiences around the world – though not in person for the past few months.
Paul currently chairs the National Brownfield Forum and is deputy chair of the board of directors of SILC Register. He is a director of CABERNET and chairs his local neighbourhood forum.
Technical Representative, UK & Ireland, PeroxyChem
Mike is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 45 years of experience in the planning, design & construction
of civil engineering and commercial re-development projects. A Fellow of CIWEM and its 2013/14 President, Mike is also a Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC 003), and for 40 years a Member of ICE,
as well as a long-time Trustee of the CL:AIRE organisation. Since 2017, he has been the (part-time)
UK & Ireland technical representative for PeroxyChem Environmental Solutions.
Mike began as a water/drainage engineer for Yorkshire Water, before specialising in geotechnical aspects of construction in the 1980’s, and then moving early into brownfield remediation. Mike’s employment has included periods as Head of Geo-environment for WS Atkins Epsom and General Manager of VHE Technology, before leading RSK GeoConsult’s team in their Kent office, and finally Technical Director at Ecologia Environmental. He co-authored CIRIA C557: ‘Remedial Engineering
for Closed Landfill sites’ in 2001.
DR URI STOIN
Research & Development Chief, Alpha Cleantec
Uri Stoin has a PhD. in Applied Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He served as researcher and lecturer in the area of general, organic and analytic chemistry at the Jerusalem College of Engineering and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Dr. Stoin is a co-inventor of more than twenty patents and several trade secret technologies in the area of environmental chemistry and green process, and is the author of seven articles within the same field.
Dr. Stoin has served as a chief chemist and a member of the advisory board in Swiss and Israeli companies, and has also provided consultant services in the following areas: optimization of chemical process and scale up, advanced oxidation process, green chemistry and environmental technologies.
Today, Dr. Stoin serves as Chief of R&D in Alpha Cleantec AG. Switzerland.
Senior Environmental Specialist, GHD
Roy Thun is an accomplished environmental portfolio manager and climate resiliency & sustainability thought leader with GHD consultants. He has over 30-years’ experience working in both environmental consulting and BP’s Remediation Management group. Roy is a certified trainer for the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) Remediation Management of Complex Sites guidance, and former Program Advisor for ITRC’s TPH Risk at Petroleum Contaminated Sites guidance team.
Roy is also a Board Member of the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) and one of the founding members of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sustainability Council. As a Senior Environmental Specialist at GHD, he leads their Southern California Sustainable Groundwater Management practice and co-leads GHD’s Complex Site Strategy Review program. Roy is well versed in CERCLA and has successfully overseen hundreds of environmental projects; including several large Superfund sites.
SCOTT D. WARNER
Principal Hydrogeologist, Ramboll
Scott Warner has worked as a consulting hydrogeologist and remediation expert for more than 30 years. Presently a Principal with the global consultancy Ramboll based in Northern California, USA, Scott has focused on the design and deployment of innovative groundwater remediation methods with a specialty on passive, sustainable and resilient in situ methods. Scott is licensed as a Professional Geologist, Certified Hydrogeologist and Certified Engineering Geologist, has worked on projects throughout the Americas, Europe and Australasia. He received his MS degree from Indiana University (USA), BS from the University of California Los Angeles (USA) and presently is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Newcastle (AU) with the Global Centre for Environmental Remediation working on the topic of climate change and remediation design.
Tony is a Chartered Scientist, Professional Engineer and brownfield risk assessment, remediation and risk management expert with over 20 years’ experience in Canada and the UK. Tony is a technical director at Arcadis where his primary responsibilities are the technical quality of contaminated land projects and he is currently the geoenvironmental lead for Lower Thames Crossing. He is a keen advocate of the utilisation of emerging digital techniques to support the development of conceptual site models and facilitate robust ground investigation design as well as using technology to collate, manage and inform stakeholders about the risks associated with contamination issues across a scheme.