Testimonials

Tony JohnstoneGoing above and beyond

I have worked with Jackie for the last six years on various projects and at all times she has shown the utmost professionalism and gone above and beyond what is required to make sure she fulfils expectations. She has a high level of commitment to her colleagues and clients and an excellent understanding of operational fire management planning and risk management.  Her ability to coordinate projects, willingness to succeed and passion for the environment makes Jackie a valuable asset to any land management project.

Tony Johnstone
Adventure Survival and Fire Management Training
Department of Natural Resources and Mines

 

Making informative decisions under pressure

Mark Wessels is a reliable, consistent and experienced operator. Mark’s experience in on-ground natural resource management works spans several decades and extends across several fields including predominantly fire management and pest plant and animal management. Mark’s ability to set tasks, supervise crews and effectively deliver all aspects of on-ground works is second to none. As a former colleague, and also subcontractor, I was constantly impressed by Mark’s ability to lead operations and make informative decisions under pressure when in the field. In my opinion Mark Wessels is one of the most capable and experienced fire management practitioners currently available in the private sector in Queensland.

Kade Small
Former Environmental Coordinator – South QLD for Spotless (Contracted to Depart. of Defence)
Former Operations Manager for Friendly Fire Ecological Consultants
Former Forest and Fire Officer with the Depart. of Environment and Primary Industries (Vic Government)

 

Ensuring logistically difficult projects are implemented successfully

Having worked with Jackie for the last six years, I am impressed with her abilities to coordinate important fire ecology projects. Jackie has the capacity to ensure logistically difficult projects are implemented successfully. She has the unique combination of ecological knowledge, coupled with practical fire implementation skills, with a talent for project management.

Dr Paul Williams
Vegetation Management Science

 

Exceptional leadership qualities, work ethic and loyalty

I’ve known and worked alongside Mark Wessels for the past 18 years in both the mineral resources sector and civil construction. I found him to be a very competent operator of all heavy earth-moving equipment including dozers, excavators, backhoes, graders, haul trucks, water trucks & rollers. As a supervisor and trainer in mining and exploration work, he has a demonstrated confidence and a strength of character, always engaging with his crews using his experience and knowledge in discussions, and contributing to a more efficient, safe & productive outcome for the project.

Mark has exceptional leadership qualities, work ethic and loyalty and these attributes ensured as my leading hand supervisor for a civil construction company, he was highly regarded by management, his peers and clients.He is highly regarded as a contractor in road construction and maintenance in his operating abilities, project delivery safety standards and reliability. I would highly recommend Mark and his team for all earthworks and firebreak maintenance projects, with his ability to comply with safety and environmental systems, legislative requirements, and extensive experience as an operator.

Wayne Gilmore
Site Trainer – Tropicana Gold Mine

 

Diligent, dependable, hard-working and conscientious

At all times I have found Jackie McLeod to be diligent, dependable, hard-working and conscientious in all aspects of her project management work. As a former subcontractor of mine, and also a former colleague, I have collaborated with Jackie during numerous natural resource management projects across a variety of northern Australia landscapes. Jackie’s dedication, tenacity and ability to problem solve has always ensured projects are completed professionally within scope, on time and within budget. Jackie’s innovative and lateral thinking ensures that she is constantly searching for more effective and efficient methods to complete works – a trait that always benefits her clients. I would have no hesitation in working collaboratively with Jackie in the future.

Kade Small
Former Environmental Coordinator – South QLD for Spotless (Contracted to Depart. of Defence)
Former Operations Manager for Friendly Fire Ecological Consultants
Former Forest and Fire Officer with the Depart. of Environment and Primary Industries (Vic Government)