Our People

Campbell Stewart

Director

Gregor McLean

Director / Environmental Consultant

Michael Parsonson

Director / Environmental and Planning Consultant

Zac Woods

Environmental Consultant

Ants Ransley

Environmental Consultant

Campbell Stewart
Director

Campbell is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control Campbell and is an acknowledged industry leader in erosion and sediment control and construction environmental management and training with over 24 years experience. Campbell provides environmental leadership across a range of projects including roads, transmission lines and wind farms and has provided technical, consenting and compliance auditing services for local and central government since 1995. Campbell is also experienced in rural land management. He has been instrumental in the design and implementation of many award-winning erosion and sediment control project outcomes including the Te Uku Wind farm project, the Te Rapa Expressway, the Wairaki Transmission Upgrade and the Huntly Bypass which have all been awarded the Waikato Regional Council earthworks ‘site of the year’. Campbell is highly experience trainer for staff at all project levels and was the technical author of Auckland Councils GD05 “Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines for land Disturbing activities in the Auckland Region.

Gregor McLean
Director / Environmental Consultant

Gregor is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control with over 24 years experience in environmental management and planning. He is a recognised expert in erosion and sediment control, chemical flocculation and adaptive management. Gregor has provided consultancy services for a range of developments through Australasia. Gregor delivers IECA Approved Erosion and Sediment Control training and provides expert peer review and witness services, including for Board of Inquiry and council hearings.  Gregor has extensive experience across the public and private sectors, maintaining positive relationships and rapport with construction and regulatory stakeholders across challenging projects.

Michael Parsonson
Director / Environmental and Planning Consultant

Michael has over 20 years environmental management experience, gained from geotechnical consultancy; consents and compliance, project management and team management roles at the Auckland Regional Council; and as a director of SouthernSkies Environmental Limited since 2005. Michael’s experience covers the assessment and preparation of resource consent applications, Notices of Requirement and Outline Plans of Work for various activities under regional and district plan; policy and plan development; expert witness; erosion and sediment control design, auditing and training; development of best practice guidelines for RMA practitioners; peer reviewing; and environmental and relationship management for various projects. Michael is a certified independent hearings commissioner, being experienced in district and regional planning, infrastructure and construction, discharges, and policy development. Michael has been a member of two Boards of Inquiry.

Zac Woods
Environmental Consultant

Zac completed his double major degree in environmental science and earth science in 2014 and spent six months in Italy and five months in Germany coaching and playing hockey. Zac joined SouthernSkies Environmental Limited in 2015 and has now completed a Post Graduate Diploma while working full time. Zac is an experienced erosion and sediment control consultant providing design and auditing services to various clients, and compliance monitoring services to Auckland Council, and preparation of management plans for projects throughout New Zealand. Zac leads SouthernSkies water quality monitoring services and prepares chemical treatment management plans, including bench testing. Zac has also assists in the preparation of AEEs for various projects, including coastal structures and parks development activities.

Ants Ransley
Environmental Consultant

Ants joined SouthernSkies in May 2017 having previously worked as an Environmental Engineer on the Makays to Peka Peka roading project. He is experienced in erosion and sediment control, streamworks, chemical flocculation and adaptive environmental management. Ants is currently working with Greater Wellington Regional Council on the Transmission Gully and Peka Peka to Otaki Roading of National Significance Projects and bulk earthwork sites within the Pauatahanui Inlet catchment. Ants brings significant practical experience to the delivery of environmental outcomes in challenging and diverse construction environments.