Our Management Team

Meet Our Management Team

Key personnel within the firm bring over 20 years of experience working within the industries which PE now serves. This unique perspective facilitates a comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs, enabling our team to produce achievable, cost-effective solutions that are commercially and environmentally responsible.

We believe strong environmental management is fundamental to the commercial sustainability and success of our clients.

Chris Butler

BEnvSc DipAppSc MEIANZ
CEnvP (CL Specialist)

Director | Principal Scientist

0431 565 210


Chris is Director and Principal Scientist with 20 years experience in the construction, petroleum and civil sectors. Chris is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (Contaminated Land Specialist), Member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, and a contaminated land Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) in Queensland. Chris’s main areas of expertise are contaminated land management, wastewater management, acid sulfate soils and water quality. Chris has extensive experience in the area of due diligence assessment for the financial and legal sectors.

Adam Gilltrap

BAppSc (Env)

Senior Environmental Scientist

0409 016 199


Adam is Team Manager for the Gladstone / North Queensland area with 15 years experience in the construction and civil sectors.
Adam’s main areas of expertise are environmental licensing, management and approvals, environmental auditing and management systems, erosion and sediment control, acid sulfate soils and water quality assessment. Adam has significant experience servicing the extractive industries and the management of environmentally relevant activities.
Adams’s key strengths of value to his clients are:
  • Hands On
  • Practicality
  • Delivery

Danae Bragg

MEnvMan, BUrbanEnvPlan

Environmental Planner

0439 973 878


Danae is an Environmental Planner with a Masters of Environmental Management from the University of Queensland. Danae can assist clients with environmental planning matters ranging from new and existing approvals, through to property acquisitions and legal disputes.
Danae’s key strengths of value to her clients are:
  • Knowledge
  • Understanding
  • Delivery

Luke Merzlikoff

BSc, MEIANZ

Senior Environmental Scientist

0433 900 226


Luke is Team Manager for the Sydney / Central and South Coast New South Wales area. Luke has 10 years experience in the construction and petroleum sectors with expertise in contaminated land, wastewater and groundwater management, water quality assessments and environmental management plans. Luke is also a Queensland Government approved contaminated land consultant (Suitably Qualified Person – SQP).
Luke’s key strengths of value to his clients are:
  • Response
  • Academics
  • Diligence