FAMANZ board members provide valuable information and are an endless resource of knowledge for the asbestos industries.

FAMANZ Board Members

FAMANZ has put together the best from Australia and New Zealand

Bridgette Jennings

Bridgette Jennings

Chairperson

Bridgette is a Senior Occupational Hygienist and Managing Director of Chemsafety, based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

She has over 16 years experience in undertaking workplace exposure assessments and asbestos management and has led assessor teams during complex and high profile asbestos removal projects.

Bridgette has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, is a full member of the NZOHS and is a Licensed Asbestos Assessor.

Brian Eva

Brian Eva

Treasurer

Extensive consultancy experience in the fields of environmental and workplace occupational health & safety risk assessments, training, audits and monitoring programmes within Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Consulting assignments include environmental compliance assessments, chemical exposure risk assessment, hazard investigations and environmental impact, indoor air quality investigations and Integrated Management System preparation and implementation. Extensive experience in workplace hazardous materials risk management including asbestos, workplace chemicals, synthetic mineral fibre, particle board & MDF manufacturing, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) and chemical contamination.

Jackii Shepard

Jackii Shepard

Secretary

Jackii Shepherd is the Senior Director, Strategy & Occupational Hygiene at WorkSafe ACT. She has a degree in Applied Science (Human Biology), post-graduate qualifications in epidemiology and biostatistics, training in medical laboratory science and regulatory toxicology and is also a full member of ACTRA and the AIOH. Jackii has worked in the public service for over 10 years on a range of worker health protection roles and has guided improvements in asbestos management, occupational hygiene and infectious disease policy, health monitoring and the review of the workplace exposure standards. Jackii is passionate about developing the capability of asbestos management and remediation in Australia and our Pacific neighbours and nurturing up-and-coming asbestos professionals

Rob McAllister

Rob McAllister

Deputy Chair

Robert is a Licensed Asbestos Assessor and professionally qualified Building Surveyor with almost two decades of experience in the fields of environmental services and building surveying. He boasts a wealth of knowledge and experience across all aspects of asbestos consultancy and compliance management.

As a BOHS Qualified and Licensed Asbestos Assessor through Worksafe NZ, along with being a Full Member of FAMANZ Robert has specialised in environmental consultancy, specifically related to asbestos, hazardous materials and hazardous substances, since arriving in New Zealand in 2015. He leads a team of environmental specialists that regularly undertakes all types and sizes of asbestos surveys, including for large scale property portfolios, provides bespoke asbestos awareness training courses, writes and reviews asbestos removal scopes, is involved in different stages of procurement and management of asbestos related works and independently monitors removal projects and provides reoccupation certification. 

Prior to relocating to New Zealand, Robert worked in the UK for a significant social housing provider and managed a regional team of mechanical and electrical surveyors, undertaking compliance monitoring and management including remediation projects for asbestos, water testing (Legionella), gas, electrical, entry door systems, gates and barriers and boosted water.

Robert is passionate about the industry and enjoys contributing toward the raising of awareness and standards generally.

Philip Hibbs

Philip Hibbs

Director

Philip is an experienced occupational hygienist, currently based in Sydney.  He is a Fellow of the AIOH, a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)®, a Full Member of the NZOHS, and a Full Member of the BOHS Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management.  The primary focus of his career has been providing advice on hazards related to asbestos, dusts, and chemicals.

In 1994, he established Hibbs & Associates Pty Ltd, a Risk Management consulting practice delivering specialist consulting services in occupational hygiene, the management of hazardous building materials, and environmental management.  Prior to this he was a partner at a national SHE consulting firm, where he held the position of NSW Director for a period of five years.  He began his career with the Health Commission of Victoria in their Occupational Health Division.

Pierina Otness

Pierina Otness

Director

Piera has 20 years professional experience, mostly as an occupational hygienist in the mining and health industries.   Her experience in asbestos includes management of asbestos in both occupational and non-occupational environments.  Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health (Occupational health and safety stream), Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science and she is currently enrolled in a research Masters at UWA.   Piera is a member of FAMANZ, ALGA, ACTRA and is a full professional member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (MAIOH). Piera drafted the enHealth Management of Asbestos in the non-occupational environment which was published in 2005.  Her main areas interests are health risk assessment and risk communication.

Samuel Jackson

Samuel Jackson

Director

Samuel has 14 years’ experience as an asbestos/hazardous materials supervisor and is the nominated Worksafe approved Supervisor on multiple class A(unrestricted in WA) licences around Australia while also being a FAMANZ Full Member – Remediation. Samuel has worked on an extensive amount of friable and non-friable asbestos removal projects in various positions ranging from Asbestos Removalist, Asbestos Supervisor, Estimator, Project Manager, Project Director and as a licenced asbestos assessor providing independent advice to clients.

Samuel is tertiary qualified in Policing and Work Health Safety along with having a strong commitment to promoting industry best practice in the asbestos removal industry while encouraging compliance to WHS Laws

Samuel established Thuroona Services with two other directors in 2014 and additionally Hazrad Australia in 2018 both as Hazardous Materials business’ serving various markets across Australia.

Jason Milner

Jason Milner

Director

Jason K Milner, CoC Asbestos, MFAMANZ, MFAAM: is the Principal Advisor Asbestos at Waitematā District Health Board.

Jason has extensive experience in asbestos management compliance strategies within the DHB / NHS (Health sector), Public sector and large blue chip corporations since 2004. This experience includes asbestos surveying, analytical / Licenced Asbestos Assessing, asbestos training provider, project management of extensive asbestos removal works projects and refurbishments which includes asbestos removal scoping and tender procurement.

Jason is a full Risk Management Member of the Faculty of Asbestos Management for Australia and New Zealand (MFAMANZ), a Licenced Asbestos Assessor and also a full Member of the U.K. Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (MFAAM).

Jason has joined the board of directors at FAMANZ to make a difference to the asbestos industry within Australia and New Zealand.

 Unlock your asbestos business full potential
with FAMANZ

FAMANZ will work in conjunction with allied industry societies, regulators, government, and the community in Australia and New Zealand to raise the professional and ethical standards of professionals providing services to the asbestos management industry.

Our vision is to:

Minimise exposures to airborne respirable asbestos fibres for workers and the general public in Australia and New Zealand.

Pursue excellence for all those who practise in the asbestos assessment, management, and abatement professions;

Establish, develop and maintain standards of competence in asbestos assessment, management, and abatement for those who are members of FAMANZ

Act as the guardian of professional standards and ethics in the profession of asbestos assessment, management, and abatement.

Advancing Industry Knowledge

FAMANZ offers comprehensive courses to assist in the transfer of knowledge about all aspects of asbestos through training sessions online and in person.

Improve the practice of asbestos assessment

Information sessions and online resources are made available to our members to help improve the practice of asbestos assessment.

U

Encourage and Promote Research

Faculty of Asbestos Management of Australia & New Zealand can help you and your company grow with correct research procedures and processes.

Representation

FAMANZ strives to be the leading representative for the asbestos industry through training, knowledge, research, assistance and much more.

Who is FAMANZ for?

occupational hygienists, asbestos removal contractors, environmental consultants, asbestos assessors / surveyors, property managers, demolition contractors, recycling industry operators, disposal contractors, suppliers, and allied industries.

Online Training Resources

IP402 International Proficiency Qualification

Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings

IP403 International Proficiency Qualification

Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM)

IP405 International Proficiency Qualification

Management of Asbestos in Buildings

Become a FAMANZ sponsor to help make the asbestos industry safer for everyone!

Making our industry healthier and safer for everyone is an extensive task. In becoming a sponsor of the Faculty of Asbestos Management of Australia & New Zealand you and your company can become a force for change in our ever expanding industry.

Making a difference across every sector of the asbestos management cycle our sponsorship will help ensure our industry is the safest in the world.

If you require further information please fill out our contact form below.