Environmental Consultants Otago Limited (EC Otago) was established in Dunedin in 2014 when the principal, Ciaran Keogh, recognized the need for a dedicated environmental consultancy in the region. The company is particularly focused on contaminated land issues. EC Otago undertakes the preparation of Preliminary and Detailed Site Investigation Reports, Assessments of Environmental Effects, Site Remedial Action Plans, Soil Disposition Reports and Site Validation Reports, working together with other environmental consultancies when a broader range of experience is required.

Ciaran Keogh - Principal and Senior Environmental Planner

Master of Regional and Resource Planning, Master of Business Administration

Ciaran has over 6 years’ experience focussing specifically on contaminated land investigations in Otago, and over 30 years’ experience in environmental and RMA planning, and executive management in regional and local government. His experience includes feasibility, planning and visual assessments, site rehabilitation projects for landfills, mines and transmission lines and switchyards, and management of the preparation of regional and district plans and the supporting policy.

Ciaran has previously worked as the Director of Planning with Taupo District Council, CEO of Clutha District Council, General Manager of Wakool Shire Council (Australia) and CEO of Environment Southland.

Bernice Chapman - Senior Environmental Biotechnologist

PhD in Biochemistry, Member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Bernice has been specialising in environmental biotechnology for over 15 years. Her experience includes detailed investigation and analysis, feasibility studies, problem solving, concept design, and hands on operation and management. Previous projects include a strong emphasis on the treatment of organic wastes, working extensively on the management of a range of environmentally polluting industrial effluents, with a focus on contaminated land investigations and remediation with EC Otago.

Bernice has previously worked as Laboratory Manager for Waste Solutions Ltd., Associate for CPG New Zealand Ltd., and a Wastewater Treatment Specialist for ADI Systems Asia Pacific Ltd.