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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Dana Small

Dana Small

Engineering & Scientific Services Manager/ Senior Environmental Scientist

Dana joined Simmonds & Bristow mid-2018 as the Manager of Engineering & Scientific Services. Dana’s skills in applied science, her experience in environmental roles and her hands-on, practical know-how make her an asset to Simmonds & Bristow.

Dana brings considerable experience in industrial environmental applications, particularly in environmental licensing, compliance and regulatory frameworks. She has hands-on experience in managing and updating Environmental Management Systems and in identifying potential environmental risks.

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.

Kelly Hamlet

Kelly Hamlet

Sales & Marketing Manager

With Simmonds & Bristow since 2015, Kelly has spent the past 15+ years in the marketing industry. Spending the majority of that time in Brand Marketing, working for major multinationals on a variety of high impact fast moving consumer goods, Kelly is now translating those skills to Simmonds & Bristow.

With responsibility for marketing and sales, Kelly’s team works hard to connect with clients and to help connect them with the right S&B team members to get the job done.

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Consultants: Engineers & Scientists

Craig Schultz

Craig Schultz

Chief Scientist & Hydrologist

Craig joined Simmonds & Bristow in 2018 as our Chief Scientist and Hydrologist. With 35 years of international experience in surface and groundwater investigation, Craig brings with him a wealth of specialist expertise. Craig is experienced with water resource management, environmental compliance and approval studies, inclusive of mine and agricultural water management, hydropower schemes, basin studies, water resource planning and water allocation sharing.

Craig completed his Masters of Science (Hydrology) at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg in 1986. Craig also possesses Bachelor of Science qualifications in Geography (Hons.) and Geology.

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

Process Engineer

Elena joined Simmonds & Bristow in the middle of 2012 as a process engineer with our Water Consultancy department. Elena brings to the Water Consultancy 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.

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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

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.

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Operations: Trainers & Plant Operators

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.

Barry Jones

Barry Jones

Trainer & Plant Operations Support

New to the Simmonds & Bristow team in 2018, Barry has a history of exceptional operations management focused on water treatment and public health. Spending more than thirty years developing his hands-on field skills, Barry has also been a qualified Trainer since 2003. Most recently, Barry spent nearly ten years in increasingly senior roles at a Water Treatment Plant for a local shire council.

Barry proudly support both our Training and our Plant Operations & Maintenance teams.

Greg Moxham

Greg Moxham

Senior Operator/Environmental Officer

Greg joined Simmonds & Bristow in 2016 working as a senior plant operator / environmental officer at Aurizon’s Pollution Treatment Plant in Toowoomba. His knowledge and experience in the water industry dates back to many years.

Greg is a qualified Engineering Maintenance Fitter and has a Certificate III in Water and Wastewater.

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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.

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.

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

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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

Phil Etherington

Phil Etherington

Sales & Customer Service

Phil joined Simmonds & Bristow in 2017. With an extensive background in sales and customer service, Phil brings this experience to the table each time he works with a client to get them the help they need.

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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