General Manager – Operations and Business Development
Bachelor of Applied Science (Coastal and Natural Resource Management)
Appointed: April 2023
Geoff will work closely with the Chief Scientist and Chief Development Officer regarding environmental assessments, their project management and government relations. He will also be responsible for the leadership and project management of consultants, alliance partners and other contractors during feasibility studies, construction and the operation of BC-S2C’ in-field restoration projects and the S2C Institute. Geoff will lead business development opportunities on the technology and operations front.
Skills and experience
He has over 25 years of experience in business management and the development and implementation of environmental, coastal, and climate adaptation best practice. He has worked extensively in the government and the consulting sector taking projects through scoping, approvals, feasibility study stages, and assisting in the design and management of construction and operations stages. He also has substantial business development and ongoing government relations engagement experience.
He has developed and led numerous award winning research and applied projects related to all facets of coastal and natural resource management and climate change adaptation. Geoff has been invited to share his knowledge and experience internationally visiting China, USA, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand and Israel.
He has held leadership positions in government and the private sector, providing strategic and operational advice and delivering policy, program and project outcomes. As the former CEO of the Sydney Coastal Councils Group and Senior Principal – Environment at BMT, Geoff has demonstrated experience in all aspects of business planning, project and financial management, and creating, leading and motivating workplace and project teams. To ensure successful program and project outcomes, Geoff has brought together a diversity of local, state, national and international governments, research and private sector partners.