Our community is growing! Niche welcomes new heritage consultants.

October 11, 2023

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Niche welcomes new heritage consultants.


In response to substantial demand from our clients and an extensive portfolio of noteworthy projects in the pipeline, our multidisciplinary consulting team is expanding.


It is with great pride that we welcome new heritage consultants, each motivated to bring best practice solutions to support our clients and their projects, by achieving imaginative solutions that address cultural heritage requirements while also benefiting our communities in NSW, QLD, and VIC.


“Under the leadership of Dr Morgan Disspain (Manager, Heritage NSW & QLD) and Justin Shiner (Manager, Heritage VIC), our heritage team continues to expand along the East Coast of Australia. We are thrilled to welcome additional talented consultants who join us with a shared passion for heritage, as we create positive impacts for our communities. We look forward to continuing to build our heritage team, and to providing opportunities for our staff to ‘find their Niche’ with us“, says Luke Baker (General Manager – Operations)


John Gillen
Senior Heritage Consultant, QLD


John has re-joined Team Niche as a Senior Heritage Consultant. John has a bachelor’s degree  and graduate diploma in Archaeological Sciences, a Bachelor of Law and a Masters in Cultural Heritage Management. He has extensive experience in digital heritage solutions including photogrammetry, LiDAR, UAVs/RPAs and data visualisation. During his time away from the NSW team, John gained experience in historical heritage management on some of QLD’s largest projects including Queens Wharf, Victoria Park and Howard Smith Wharves and has also been undertaking Aboriginal Heritage assessments across QLD. John will be based in the Brisbane office.


Aimee Henderson
Heritage Consultant, QLD


Aimee has completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree at the University of Queensland and Griffith University, majoring in Archaeology and Criminology. Aimee has worked as a cultural heritage and research professional for seven years. Her experience extends across the historical and Indigenous cultural heritage sectors, along with the museum, research, and education industries.


Aimee has completed work for the Queensland Government, Volunteering Queensland, The Star Entertainment Group, Centre for Indigenous Training, various local councils and cultural groups. Aimee has also worked alongside the University of Queensland Anthropology Museum to complete research on part of their extensive collection. She will be based in our Brisbane office.


Shezani Nasoordeen
Associate Consultant, NSW


Shezani has extensive experience working as a stone artefact specialist and a heritage management professional. Her experience as an archaeologist includes working on stone artefact assemblages and reporting to obtain AHIPs for projects located in Western Sydney, Illawarra, and the South Coast regions of NSW. She assisted in producing the main reporting to support PACHCI (Procedure Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Consultation and Investigation) Stages 2 and 3 of the New England Highway – Muswellbrook Bypass. She also undertook Aboriginal community consultation and ACHA reporting for McPhails Lands and West Dapto residential subdivision to obtain an AHIP under Section 90 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. Shezani will be based in our NSW offices.


Read more about our team’s Heritage Management capabilities or contact us to discuss your project.


Find your Niche!


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.


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