The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-06-14T04:19:43Z EMM CEO Announcement 2021-06-14T04:19:43Z emm-ceo-announcement EMM’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Luke Stewart, has announced he will step down from the role he has held since 2014 at the end of June – he will remain at the company as an Executive Director. Luke will hand over to the successor, Liz Webb, who will take over from 1 July. Luke is a founding Director of EMM which commenced operations in 2008 in Sydney.   Throughout his tenure as CEO the company has achieved successful and sustainable growth evidenced through the organic expansion of the team from ~30 to over 220 people; a national office and project delivery footprint; sector and technical diversification; internationally accredited systems and strong corporate governance.    Luke has driven a culture of trust and empowerment where no one is bigger than the team. He set the foundation for establishing the company’s ‘creating opportunities’ purpose, a guiding principle which underpins decisions linked to clients, the community and the EMM team.  Reflecting on his decision Luke commented, “Whilst it has been a very difficult decision for me to make, I know that the timing is right and it is absolutely aligned with our purpose of creating opportunities.  As the company prepares to launch the new three-year strategy, the opportunity for a new leader to deliver and implement our latest vision is ideal. I am very privileged and humbled to have led such a great team, through a period of successful technical, geographic and sector expansion.”  EMM’s Chairman Gary Flowers praised Luke’s leadership and unwavering values-led focus. “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Luke for his incredible contribution to the company.  As a leader, Luke has helped take us through a period of incredible growth and change whilst providing an environment for our team to thrive professionally and personally. EMM’s annual staff turnover rate remains low at 5%, a reflection of the company’s strategy, capabilities, and engrained culture”. Luke will continue as a Director and Board member, Shareholder and Executive with a primary focus on giving back through key major internal and external projects and the EMM Community Hub. He is excited to power into the Community Hub pillars of altruism, health and wellbeing, reconciliation, diversity and sustainability with the pillar teams for the benefit of our clients, community and EMM people. Underpinned by the company’s approach of creating opportunities for leadership, professional and personal growth, the Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Director Liz Webb to the role of CEO and Managing Director from July 1, 2021. Liz was the successful candidate from within a pool of potential leaders within EMM. Joining EMM in 2013 and a Director since 2016, Liz has amassed almost 30 years’ experience across consulting science, engineering and the public sector locally and internationally.  A highly respected leader, she has played a pivotal role in the development and execution of previous EMM company strategies as a member of the senior executive team.  Liz has been instrumental in creating and building a highly successful water and land Division that has evolved from a core groundwater team in NSW to a national groundwater, surface water, contaminated land and rehabilitation team. A key highlight was the collaborative lead that the Division played in the environmental approval lead groundwater and surface water assessment for Snowy2.0. Liz is a hydrogeologist with a Masters in Engineering and a Degree in Science. She is an active member of several national and NSW panels and steering committees and contributes to key decisions on water related topics. Commenting on her appointment, Liz highlighted: “I am both honoured and excited to be appointed as the CEO and Managing Director of EMM, to work alongside our extended leadership team and Board and have the opportunity to lead such an amazing team of talented and value driven people.  Luke Stewart’s inspiring leadership has provided a solid platform on which to evolve our sustainable and visionary company into the future. I am focused on deepening our great culture via ongoing authentic leadership and providing a genuine and safe framework for our people to be motivated and inspired to be their best self. The focus on creating opportunities for our people creates an environment where our people belong and own, and one that our clients want to be involved with. Continuing to build relationship and work with our clients in this role is something I am really looking forward to also”. Chairman Gary Flowers having worked alongside Liz on the board for several years, also welcomed Liz to the role noting her vision, expertise and leadership will enable the company to deliver an exciting new phase in the company’s evolution. EMM achieves a hat trick of international accreditations 2021-03-02T00:38:33Z emm-achieves-a-hat-trick-of-international-accreditations EMM Consulting is pleased to announce our recent attainment of international certifications ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems). Having previously operated under the guidance of these standards, EMM’s Integrated Management System (IMS) now incorporates all of the company’s systems and processes into one complete framework.  This structured approach allows for the identification of risks and integrating control measures into all business activities. ISO 9001:2015 is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong client focus, the process approach, and a commitment to continual improvement.  Underpinning this framework is EMM’s objective to be highly respected professional advisors with the company being distinguished by the consistent quality of its work, its integrity and its commitment to clients.    ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system with a focus on safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving OH&S performance.  At EMM, there is nothing more important than our team’s mental and physical health, safety and welfare, and accordingly, this continues to be a driving focus and an integral part of our culture. ISO 14001:2015 is the internationally-recognised standard for the environmental management of businesses, prescribing controls on activities which affect the environment. The framework enables EMM to achieve the intended outcomes of our environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the company, our clients and the broader community. Commenting upon the achievement, CEO Luke Stewart noted: “We are excited by the attainment of our Quality, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety certification which consolidates and rewards the approach that has made EMM successful for the past 11 years. Our commitment to remaining compliant with industry standards and best practices provides our clients confidence in our business and the way in which we operate”. EMM was awarded third-party accreditation through QMS Certification Systems, one of Australia’s leading providers of assessment and certification. EMM Announces New Board Members 2020-12-09T02:39:43Z emm-announces-new-board-members EMM Consulting Chairman Gary Flowers recently announced the appointment of two new members to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Joining the board are Nicole Armit and Paul Gibbons, in an exciting evolution of the company’s governance, management and strategic direction.  Both Nicole and Paul bring with them a wealth of experience and a diversity in thought.  Their combined skills and experience including industry reputation, technical/professional skills and behavioural attributes were acknowledged and endorsed by all board members.  These appointments also reflect the growth and expanded geographic footprint of the company. A respected leader with expertise spanning two decades, Nicole has held various technical and geographic leadership roles across the Asia Pacific region.  Since her appointment at EMM in 2015, Nicole has played a key role in the development and delivery of the company strategic direction as a member of the senior executive team.  With a background across both industry and professional services, Nicole has been integral in cementing the company’s footprint in the Hunter and across regional NSW.  Commenting on her new role, Nicole said: “I’m really excited to be a part of the next evolution of our board, and to have the opportunity to further contribute to the strategic direction of EMM. It’s an exciting time for our business, as we continue to grow in the services we offer and the  geographies in which we operate, and I am looking forward to playing a further part in that”. Similarly, Paul has experience across various sectors including roles with Planning SA, BHP Billiton and Iluka Resources.  His professional services background commenced in 1998 and has included roles in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia since 2002. Paul was the founding member of EMM’s Adelaide office in 2017 and has been central to building the EMM brand in South Australia. Paul highlighted: “I am looking forward to contributing towards the continued success of EMM and the Board, and am grateful for the opportunity to work for a truly unique culture and value driven company”  The composition of the board has been an important focus in recent years and formed part of the company’s 2019- 2021 strategy.  This announcement follows the appointment of Non-Executive Director Mark Elliott in February 2020. EMM Announces the appointment of David Snashall 2020-11-12T02:47:15Z emm-announces-the-appointment-of-david-snashall Leading Australian, multi-disciplinary planning and environmental consultancy EMM Consulting has recently welcomed the senior appointment of David Snashall to further strengthen and support the company’s Executive and Environment, Community, Approvals and Delivery teams.   Formerly a senior leader with global firm Environmental Resources Management (ERM), David has held various roles over his 32 year tenure including Business Unit Managing Partner for ANZ, Global Practice Leader for the Impact Assessment and Planning Practice, and Asia Pacific Regional Commercial Director.  Throughout his time with ERM David was responsible for leading local and international projects across a diverse range of sectors for clients including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Shell, Chevron, Boral, BP, Unilever, Sydney Water, as well as Federal, State and Local Government agencies. David also cites career highlights which include his appointment as Liaison Delegate at the global, CEO-led World Business Council for Sustainable Development over a six-year period.  Through this role, David was the Co-Chair of the Basic Needs and Human Rights Working Group, participated in the Climate and Energy Cluster Leadership Team attending COP21 in Paris, and was an active member of the Assurance group as part of the Redefining Value project. In his role at EMM, David will provide extensive support and experience in the areas of strategy development, business development, major project delivery and leadership to the team.    CEO Luke Stewart commented: “David is a quality person and professional. He has a great depth of experience that will absolutely add value to our client’s projects and the EMM business. His thought leadership in environmental, social and economic impact assessments, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning, will be invaluable in strengthening our national delivery team”.  Reflecting on his appointment, David commented: “I am very excited to join Luke and many other former colleagues at EMM and am looking forward to contributing my experience to support the continued growth of such a dynamic national environmental planning practice.    This senior appointment is in line with the company’s execution of its strategy to strengthen and diversify environmental planning expertise in the mining, infrastructure, energy and transport sectors.