National Executive Committee

SCP Australia is managed by a National Executive Committee (NEC), which is structured to include broad representation of the sector and a strong commitment to the development of improved outcomes for the sector in Australia.

The NEC is responsible for the governance and operations of SCP Australia, along with the introduction and management of the certification scheme.

The NEC will appoint additional subcommittees where appropriate, and will establish assessment panels to support the certification processes.  A formal “terms of reference” governs the activities of the NEC.  Members of the NEC are appointed for 2-year terms.

The NEC comprises of eight members consisting of:


Independent chairDennis Monahan
Regulator representative (1)Andrew Pruszinski
Consultant representatives (2)Michael Dunbavan
Steve Bos
Key industry sector representatives (2)Paul Barrett
Bruce Kelley
CRC CARE representative (1)Ravi Naidu
ALGA Representative (1)Elisabethe Dank


Mr Dennis Monahan (Independent Chair)

Dennis is an environmental engineer with over thirty years experience in environmental management predominantly with EPA Victoria. He was at the forefront of the development and implementation of approaches to clean up and manage contaminated land in that State from the late 1980’s to mid 2000’s. This included establishing and overseeing the first environmental audit system in Australia, providing resources and directing EPA Victoria input in developing the first National Environment Protection Measure, developing and applying legislative approaches such as clean up notices, and managing site clean ups undertaken by EPA Victoria.

Mr Andrew Pruszinski (Regulator Representative)

Prior to joining the EPA in 2004, Andrew managed the Adelaide environment and planning team for an international consulting firm, SKM.  Before consulting, Andrew practiced in both the mining and industrial sectors.  Andrew is an adjunct senior lecturer with the University of South Australia.  He is also a member of the Research and Technology Committee and the Policy Advisory Committee for the CRC CARE (Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment).    Andrew is the Australian representative for the Working Group on Remediation for Soil and Groundwater Pollution for the Asian and Pacific Region.  At the Environment Protection Authority, Andrew has and continues to play a pivotal role in the development of innovative and risk-based site contamination legislation for South Australia.  He is the Manager of the EPA’s Site Contamination Branch.

Mr Paul Barrett (Key Industry Sector Representative)

Paul Barrett is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Institute of Petroleum Paul has a substantial career in public policy development, strategic planning and development, economics and corporate governance in corporate, government and academic roles. Paul joined AIP in 2003 and has worked on petrol pricing and regulation, fuel taxation reform processes, national fuel quality standards and incentives, liquid fuel supply security, refinery industry policy, and climate change. He is also responsible for environmental policy within AIP that includes site remediation policy, air quality policy and environmental regulation. Prior to joining AIP, Paul was the Senior Adviser for Competition and Energy Policy and Senior Advisor for the Environment in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The role included competition policy, Timor Sea Treaty negotiations, upstream oil and gas policy development, biofuels policy development, climate change, the national access regime, national fuel quality standards, downstream petroleum industry policy, and strategic investment incentives.

Dr Bruce Kelley (Key Industry Sector Representative)

Bruce has 32 years’ experience in the mining industry with CRA Ltd and Rio Tinto Ltd, primarily in technology and environmental roles including site remediation, global environmental standards/ assurance and strategic environmental planning. Retired July 2013. Previous role was Global Practice Leader – Environment, Rio Tinto Ltd.

Mr Steve Bos (Consultant Representative)

Steven has more than ten years experience in the contaminated land and hazardous materials industry. He has developed his technical and consulting skills through mentoring and training opportunities, and is experienced in contaminated land assessment and management. He has assisted organisations in developing ISO17020 accreditation standards to support quality outcomes for the industry. He has previously fulfilled the role as Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Association (ACLCA) Victoria President and is active in the consulting community. He is currently a Managing Consultant with Prensa Pty Ltd.

Dr Michael Dunbavan (Consultant Representative)

Michael is a professional engineer who has more than 30 years experience in providing specialist consulting services, corporate technical advice and conducting research. For the past 22 years Michael has been engaged in contaminated land assessment, remediation and management across Australia and overseas. He holds qualifications in civil and geotechnical engineering and environmental law, is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a NSW EPA accredited site auditor. Michael is actively involved in the NSW branch of the Australian Contaminated Land Consultants’ Association and was President from 2010 to 2012. Michael is currently a Senior Principal with Coffey, based in Sydney.

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Ms Elisabethe Dank (ALGA Representative)

Elisabethe Dank is the Chief Executive of the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) Ltd having started with ALGA in 2008. Previously Elisabethe worked with the Australian Water Association (AWA) or Australian Water & Wastewater Association (AWWA) as it was then known.

Professor Ravi Naidu

Ravi is very well known in the industry in particular his involvement in the establishment of CRC CARE. He has been a research scientist in the field of environmental contaminants, toxicology, bioavailability and remediation for over 25 years. He has co-authored over 500 technical publications and coedited 10 books in the field of soil and environmental sciences including field remediation of contaminated sites. Ravi is the Managing Director of CRC CARE.