Our Team

Our Team

Louis de Villiers

Louis has been an environmental assessment practitioner for over 30 years and is widely experienced in all facets of environmental assessment and management. His particular strengths are in project planning and environmental assessment of large scale and complex public and private sector urban development projects – both locally and elsewhere in Africa. He has provided advisory services to local and international public and private sector clients.

Louis has developed particular expertise in environmental assessment at a strategic level of planning, and providing input on natural environmental opportunities and constraints to the preparation of spatial development frameworks, and urban and infrastructure development plans. He has worked closely with key stakeholders in the biodiversity conservation sector responsible for preparing biodiversity plans, and developed means of incorporating those plans in spatial development frameworks.

Additionally, Louis has experience in project and construction management of both urban and rural development projects.

Louis’ Qualifications, Registrations and Affiliations
  • BSc (QS) Cape Town, MSc (Env Sci) Cape Town
  • Certified Environmental Assessment Practitioner, Interim Certification Board for Environmental Assessment Practitioners of South Africa (ICB)
  • Member of the South African Affiliate for the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIAsa)

Susie Brownlie

Susie has worked as an environmental assessment practitioner for over 35 years on a range of development types, in both the private and public sectors in developed and developing countries.  Her strengths lie in both advising on, and acting as an independent reviewer of, environmental assessments involving impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services and their effective mitigation.

Susie is a past co-chair of IAIA international’s Biodiversity and Ecology Section, and has been a member of the international Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme’s advisory group for the past 7 years.  She has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals on biodiversity-inclusive impact assessment and biodiversity offsets, and is the author of – or has contributed to the writing of – a number of international and national guidelines on impact assessment review, biodiversity-inclusive assessment and biodiversity offsets.

Susie’s Qualifications, Registrations and Affiliations
  • BSc (Hons) (Zoology) Cape Town, MSc (Env Sci) Cape Town
  • Registered Environmental Assessment Practitioner, Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA)
  • Certified Environmental Assessment Practitioner, Interim Certification Board for Environmental Assessment Practitioners of South Africa (ICB)
  • Registered Professional Natural Scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP)
  • Member of the South African Affiliate for the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIAsa)
  • Member or the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)