Niche’s Natural Capital and Offsetting team is expanding

March 6, 2024

News & Insights

Meet Natural Capital experts Dave Fleming, Chris Roach, and Tamika Flanigan.

At Niche, we’re thrilled to welcome three seasoned professionals to our dynamic Natural Capital and Offsetting team. With their combined decades of experience in environmental consulting and a shared commitment to sustainable practices, they’re set to enhance our capabilities and drive impactful outcomes for our clients and the environment.

Dave Fleming: A wealth of expertise and dedication to Sustainability

With an impressive career spanning over 19 years, Dave Fleming brings a wealth of expertise in environmental consulting across various sectors, including traditional and renewable energy, urban development, and water infrastructure. His extensive experience encompasses working with small environmental consulting firms to medium and large planning and engineering firms, both in the private and public sectors.

Dave’s passion lies in achieving excellent biodiversity outcomes for projects, landowners, and the environment alike. His diverse background and holistic approach ensure that every project he touches is met with meticulous attention to detail and a dedication to sustainability.

Working alongside Simon Tweed, Manager – Natural Capital Strategy, Dave’s expertise will undoubtedly bolster our efforts in delivering innovative solutions that prioritise environmental conservation and community well-being.

Chris Roach: A trusted advisor in Land Management and Conservation

Joining us with over 20 years of experience, Chris Roach has a diverse background in environmental management. His career journey has taken him both inside and outside the mining industry, offering him a comprehensive understanding of complex environmental challenges.

Chris’s rural background and extensive work with landholders have honed his skills in developing land access and environmental agreements, making him a trusted advisor in navigating the intersection of environmental conservation and land management.

With a focus on property acquisitions and negotiations for biodiversity offsets and project-related infrastructure, Chris brings a strategic mindset and a passion for creating sustainable solutions that benefit both our clients and the natural world.

Under the guidance of Amanda Griffith, Manager – Natural Capital Supply, Chris is poised to drive meaningful impact and contribute to our mission of creating a sustainable future.

Tamika Flanigan: A dedicated consultant

Tamika Flanigan joins our Natural Capital Team as a Consultant. She has over six years of experience in the consulting sector and has been involved in fieldwork contributing to Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports (BDARs) and Biodiversity Stewardship Site Assessment Reports (BSSAR) involving flora surveying for vegetation zone stratification, assignment of plant community types and vegetation integrity plots integrating into the Biodiversity Assessment Method Calculator (BAM-C).

Tamika’s experience as an Ecologist has evolved organically into the Natural Capital and Offsetting space, where she began to assist in site investigations and reporting for the establishment of BSA’s. Tamika has managed interstate projects on the east coast of Australia including New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland.

Tamika will be based in our Bulli Office reporting to Simon Tweed – Manager – Natural Capital Strategy.

Dave, Chris, and Tamika officially joined the Niche team in January 2024. Their addition marks an exciting chapter in our journey, as we continue to expand our expertise and deepen our commitment to environmental stewardship.

At Niche we are inclusive community that extends from our staff to the communities we serve. We are always looking for great people to join our team.  To see our current vacancies, visit our Culture and Careers page.

  • Simon Tweed B Env Sc (Hons)

    Manager – Natural Capital Strategy

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