Management Team

David Bristow

David Bristow

Managing Director & Principal Engineer

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

Senior Executive Assistant & Office Manager

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

Training Services Manager & 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.

Matthew Reid

Matthew Reid

Manager of Engineering and Scientific Services

Matt is an experienced RPEQ chemical process engineer and water quality specialist with demonstrated practical experience over the water treatment project cycle. Matt has in-depth technical knowledge of drinking water quality risk and process design of conventional water treatment, desalination, and advanced water treatment processes. He brings his engineering and management experience to Simmonds & Bristow to directly supervise, support, and develop process engineers, water quality specialists, and various technicians in our company.

Matt is practically grounded and understands the challenges facing water providers looking first and foremost to meet their compliance in an operationally sustainable way, and then working toward industry best practice based on their technical, public health, operational, and business risks. He has managed construction and commissioning of conventional water treatment and desalination plants and is perfectly placed to help water providers, councils, and utilities work sensibly toward their planning, design, and operational business objectives.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Sales & Marketing

Andrew Bromley

Andrew Bromley

Sales & Customer Service Representative

Andrew joined in Simmonds & Bristow in 2020. Andrew has extensive Sales experience in multiple industries throughout International and Domestic Markets. He is a results orientated professional who successfully maximises commercial opportunities through the delivery of effective, ‘fit for purpose’ services to both external and internal stakeholders. His passion, ‘can do’ attitude and desire for personal development through workplace experiences and a commitment to Health and Safety is designed to support his aspiration of building a career with a Tier 1 organisation.

While new to the Water Industry Andrew has worked on O&G projects in Australia, New Zealand and America. He has played an integral role in identifying new opportunities within the O&G and working as part of the Tenders and Contracts team.

Naoko Trye

Naoko Trye

Sales Engineer

Naoko has been working in the construction & mechanical engineering industries in the pas t15 years. She gained much experience in working with major EPC contractors in the oil and petrochemical sector. Likewise, She has acquired skills in project coordination, sales & marketing management, strategy conceptualisation and implementation, business administration, collaboration and leadership. She has been capable of surpassing the expected outcomes through her drive to exert outstanding performance, deliver documents and products earlier than target deadlines, and contribute to the growth of the organisations she worked.

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