Management Team

David Bristow

David Bristow

Managing Director

A third generation water engineer with over 30 years professional experience in water, wastewater and sewage engineering, chemistry, management and quality control, David is a sought-after industry expert. Regularly called on as an expert witness and to solve environmental problems others have deemed too difficult, David has worked in Australia and the South Pacific’s most isolated, pristine and sensitive environments. He is proud to claim Simmonds & Bristow’s position as the regional and remote water specialist.

Xin Zhang

Xin Zhang

Office Manager & Training Coordinator

Xin joined Simmonds & Bristow in mid-2008 joining the Training Service department. Her responsibilities and strengths lie with organising all our student enrolments

Xin worked in the tertiary education industry for over 4 years before moving to Australia in 2006. She then moved to working in the Vocational Education & Training industry in Australia. She has a sound knowledge of AQTF (Australian Quality Training Framework), AVETMISS (Australian Vocational Education & Training Management Information Statistical Standard) and VET (Vocational Education & Training). Her expertise helps keep us as a best practice Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Liz Millan

Liz Millan

Chief Trainer

Liz joined S&B in 2009 bringing extensive experience in water and waste water operations and laboratory management. She is passionate about passing on her knowledge, skills, tips and tricks collected over her 30 year career. Liz specialises in tertiary training delivery of Cert IV and higher qualifications in Water Operations. She is passionate about passing on her knowledge, skills, tips and tricks collected over her 30 year career. Liz specialises in tertiary training delivery of Cert IV and higher qualifications in Water Operations.

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Jason Keane

Jason Keane

Plant Operations & Maintenance Manager

Jason brings his 25 years of experience in maintenance, operation and management of water treatment systems to Simmonds & Bristow to assist our clients with plant operations and training. A highly motivated professional with proven skills in Water and Sewer asset operation, design, construction & management, Jason joined Simmonds & Bristow in July 2018.

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Consultants: Engineers & Scientists

Terrence Allen

Terrence Allen

Senior Process Engineer

One of the team since 2005, Terry works on all types of water, wastewater and sewage treatment plant designs and systems. He has a deep understanding of the needs of communities and operators where operational and maintenance self-sufficiency is essential. Terry has been the site based commissioning engineer on numerous plants across FNQ and Torres Strait. Terry is an active NATA accredited signatory for ASCE Standard Oxygen Transfer Rate (SOTR) testing.

Elena Moeller

Elena Moeller

Service Area Engineer

Elena joined Simmonds & Bristow in the middle of 2012 as a process engineer with our Water Consultancy department. Currently, Elena supports our Plant Operations team as a Service Area Engineer. Elena brings to the team at Simmonds & Bristow a wealth of knowledge and experience in Environmental and Process Engineering in the areas of water efficiency, integrated water management & wastewater treatment design.

Dou Xu

Dou Xu

Senior Process Engineer

Duo commenced with S&B in 2019 as a Process Engineer specialising in the design, installation and
commissioning of water and wastewater treatment plants. He has knowledge and experience in instrumentation, electrical and mechanical engineering as applied to water engineering and is knowledgeable in a wide range of water and wastewater processes.

Duo has managed many contractors on site for various projects applying his excellent communication skills with both clients and suppliers making sure all projects are delivered on time with the right specs. He engages with mentoring colleagues, clients on technical knowledge to a better understanding of the processes. Dou is highly skilled in writing technical reports and in delivering presentations

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Fiona Milnes

Fiona Milnes

Field Services Lead

Fiona joined Simmonds & Bristow in 2016 as an Environmental Scientist.
Fiona has experience in compliance, training, quality control, sampling,
reviewing & validating technical data, internal auditing and strategic planning through many years of experience in the Environmental industry.

Fiona brings her many years of experience in the Environmental industry, along with her attention to detail and determination for continuous improvement, with a passion for building a better and more sustainable business outcome for clients. Fiona delivers a range of services to our clients.

Linda Nyamaswe

Linda Nyamaswe

Engineer

Linda joined Simmonds & Bristow in early 2018 as part of our Engineering and Scientific Services team. Having recently completed her Master of Environmental Engineering and Pollution Control, Linda is bringing her expertise to the table to support many different S&B clients across our portfolio.

With a Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering already under her belt, Linda brings a fresh perspective to the team. Linda has gathered direct industry experience through work as a laboratory technician, a process engineer and a metallurgical technican.
Among her other projects, Linda is currently investigating water movement in soils on slopes under varying ground cover.

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Operations: Trainers & Plant Operators

Dr. Travis Robinson

Dr. Travis Robinson

Senior Trainer

Travis has been working as an Environmental Scientist for the past 15 years, and as a Senior Trainer
since 2015. He has been responsible for the preparation and delivery of environmental training
programs for water industry and treatment operations teams, for a range of different learner levels. He
has also provided aircraft types training during his time in the Royal Australian Navy. He is currently
involved in the creation of new and improved learner resources for our whole training team to use.
Travis has hands on expertise in both preparing and supporting clients to prepare and implement
appropriate Drinking Water Quality Management Plans and Recycled Water Management Plans.
Irrigation Management is another topic dear to his heart.
Travis has extensive understanding in environmental and scientific assessment and management.
His scope includes; Contamination: modelling, assessment and remediation, Soil assessment and
Analysis, Geomorphological Assessment, Soil and Water Assessment and Management plans, Land
Zone Assessment, Surface and Groundwater Quality Analyses and Environmental Auditing.

Bill Oldroyd

Bill Oldroyd

Senior Trainer

Bill joined Simmonds & Bristow as a Senior Trainer in 2014, after an unsuccessful attempt to retire! He was lured back into the workforce by Simmonds & Bristow because he wanted to be a trainer and share his vast experience in the water industry with the new generation. Bill has 40 years experience in the water industry, in many different roles, both operational and Professional.

Bill’s experience includes many years with Councils and water utilities in various parts of Australia and overseas (in 2007/8 Bill worked with Palm Water in Dubai).

During his time in the industry Bill was worked in water and sewage operations, construction and commissioning of treatment plants, pumping stations, pipelines and other assets. He has been an Asset Planner, Mechanical & Electrical Maintenance Supervisor, Trade Waste Officer, an Integrated Systems Coordinator, Environmental Officer and last but not least, a Training Instructor. Bill is also an experienced environmental and quality system auditor.

Tom Vincent

Tom Vincent

Senior Operator

Tom joined Simmonds & Bristow in 2014 working as senior plant operator at Aurizon’s Pollution Treatment plants in both Gladstone and Rockhampton. Tom also looks after our water and soil sampling For Central Queensland. His knowledge and experience in the water industry dates back many years.

Tom is a fully licensed Plumber Drainer and Gas fitter and has Certificate III in Water Operations. Tom Also has soil sampling qualifications through Certificate III in Rural Operations.

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Richard Nolan

Richard Nolan

Treatment Plant Operator

Richard joined Simmonds & Bristow in 2017 working as a plant operator. He is directly responsible for the operational management and testing of a Pollution Treatment Plant operated in North-Eastern Queensland.

Qualifications
•Certificate IV Advanced Plumbing Licence
•Certificate III Sanitary/Water Plumbing Registration
•Certificate III Plumbing Registration and Reverse Osmosis Specialist.
•Reverse Osmosis Specialist Course

Ben McMichael

Ben McMichael

Treatment Plant Operator

Ben joined Simmonds & Bristow in 2017 working as a plant operator. His knowledge and experience in the water industry dates back many years.

Ben possesses a Certificate III in Water Industry Operations – Wastewater.

Dean Bridge

Dean Bridge

Plant Operator

Dean joined Simmonds & Bristow in 2015 working as a plant operator. He is directly responsible for the prompt and efficient delivery of professional environmental services to the clients. Currently, his main duty is to operate the wastewater treatment plant located at the eastern coast of Queensland.

Dean holds the following qualifications:

• Cerrtificate III in plumbing
• Surface Mining Induction Standard 11

Seamus McGrady

Seamus McGrady

Plant Operator

Seamus joined Simmonds & Bristow in 2016 working as a plant operator and field technician.

Qualifications

•Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (UK)
•Certificate III in Waster Industry Operations

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Sales & Marketing

Richard Owen

Richard Owen

Marketing and Sales Manager

Richard joined the team at S&B in 2019 bringing his wide range of experience in marketing and sales
to broaden and increase Simmonds & Bristow’s presence and achieve sales growth utilising his vast
years of market knowledge and awareness.

Richard is passionate and results driven, he has worked with local, national and international brands
from Retail, Consumer Goods, Tourist, Property, Finance and the Media, building awareness and
profile, then by clear positioning he has set sales strategies that engage with the market and
produce sound results applying the disciplines of Strategic Marketing, Progressive Sales, and Account
Management.

He supports local bush care groups through Neighbourhood Watch, supporting and fundraising to
ensure we have a better environment of Fauna and Flora in the future.

Debra Smith

Debra Smith

Sales & Customer Service

Debra has over 20 years’ experience across many roles in the water and waste water industry. Debra has worked in production, administration and sales areas, and understands most aspects of the business.

Debbie treasures her role as a “go to gal” and a “miracle worker” when it comes to finding solutions for clients .

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