Vanessa is a consulting ecologist and researcher with over 14 years of experience. Her background is in riparian ecology, focusing on the ecology of trawling bats in an urban environment. She has been involved in several major transport infrastructure projects, her latest being the Inland Rail project. She has a particular interest and expertise in managing microbats in road and rail structures.
Career adaptability in the world of ecology and conservation
Dave has spent over 15 years working as an Ecologist. His career has been based mainly in QLD and NSW, and involved a whole range of impact assessments for developments from residential subdivisions up to mega infrastructure projects. Recently, he has been working with Inland Rail to deliver a biodiversity offsets program in NSW.
- Dave has a pet spotted python called Rex and a blue-tongue lizard called Lizzie (what else?)
- He spent 3 months travelling and bushwalking in New Zealand after uni.
- He has the ability to bore people stupid with useless trivia
Project management and providing a bird's eye view on environmental planning
Marshneil Sharma opens the line of communication between a Project Manager and supporting project teams to get the project on the right path. Having worked in both public and private sectors, Marshneil has experience in project management, strategic collaboration and project planning in rail infrastructure projects . Marshneil has planned projects at Queensland Rail, Aurizon and now with the Australian Rail Track Corporation working on the iconic Inland Rail.
Originally on a path to become a corporate lawyer, Marshneil quickly realised that although reading was a passion, caselaw was not! In her spare time she loves to cook traditional Fiji Indian curries, baking and decorating cakes and eating too much pizza on Friday nights with her two kids and husband.