Our Team - Envirolab Sydney

Envirolab Group employs over 140 staff in 6 locations across Australia. Our team of professionals is strong, passionate and supported by technology well ahead of the industry standard.
 
That's why our NATA Accredited laboratory provides reliable, defensible data in a standardised and user-friendly format. While a rapid turnaround and competitive pricing ensure the delivery of results, our many years of experience guarantee the highest level of quality service in environment and contamination testing.

Envirolab Services Sydney

Management Team
Customer Service
Operations
Tania Notaras
Managing Director
 
Akiko Miyazaki
Reception / Administration Assistant
 
Nancy Zhang
Operations Manager
 
David Springer
General Manager
 
Sally McKenzie
Office Manager
 
Matthew Mansfield
Development Chemist
 
Jacinta Hurst
Laboratory Manager
 
Aileen Hie
Sample Receipt Supervisor
 
Phalak Inthakesone
Sydney Organics Development Manager
John Notaras
IT Manager
Geoff Weir
Customer Service and Purchasing
 
 
 
Ken Nguyen
Customer Service and Reporting
 
 
 
Simon Song
Customer Service Officer
 
 
Business Development
Roy
Office Allrounder
Department Support
Luke Witham
National Business Development Manager
Ollie
Office Allrounder
Nick Sarlamis
Inorganics Supervisor
 
 
 
Jeremy Faircloth
Organics Supervisor
 
 
 
 
 
Lulu Scott
Asbestos Section Supervisor
 
    Chris Guo
Air Technical Specialist
Accounts Technical Support  
Hon-Lee Chin
Accounts Manager
Simon Mills
R&D Manager
 
  Giovanni Agosti
Group Technical Manager
 
 

Tania Notaras

Managing Director
 
Managing Director

As founder and Managing Director, Tania is responsible for the strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, business operations, staff development and various other activities that drive the vision and continued growth of Envirolab Group.

Tania has over 28 years of practical experience in science, which extends to the analysis of contamination in the environment; hazardous materials; petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. With fierce determination and a passion for helping others, Tania gives back to the science and particularly the chemistry profession by supporting the career development of Envirolab staff. Tania offers industry placements for students, supports a variety of student development programs and sponsors technical and professional meetings.

From personal efforts and strategic alliances, Tania is today sought for expert technical advice and guidance by decision makers in industry and government institutions. These services have extended to assisting in the setting of industry standards and offering advice on regulations, and recognition through industry award nominations. Tania also actively and voluntarily undertakes senior leadership roles in Institute affairs. This is illustrated by her 2015 - 2017 successful nomination to the RACI NSW Branch as President-Elect and election to the RACI Board as an Ordinary Board Member.

In 2017, Tania took over as President of the RACI NSW Branch. Some of her key areas of focus include ensuring a smooth operation of the branch, enhancing membership value and increasing the number of memberships to include scientists in commercial laboratories and in the industry as well as academics.

Tania is also a NATA Technical Assessor, IANZ Technical Expert and is a UNSW Senior Adjunct Lecturer. 

In her spare time Tania loves to travel with her husband - to whom she’s been happily married for 27 years - and is sometimes joined by one or both her adult children. Favourite holiday spots include Hawaii, or Australia’s very own Yamba. However, last year, to mix things up, Tania, her husband, and daughter ventured on an adventure to Africa, successfully climbing Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Tania also loves dogs and has two adorably excitable puppies.


David Springer

General Manager
 
General Manager | David Springer As Partner and General Manager of Envirolab Group, David has been there since day one and is responsible for leading the development and delivery of our quality service.
 
With more than 20 years of industry experience, David is signatory for all tests (except asbestos), which covers the analysis of soil, water and other matricies by techniques of GC, GC/MS, ICP-AES, ICP-MS, AAS and classical techniques.
 
Well known for establishing cohesive and highly capable teams, David leads with purpose and hands-on engagement and has been instrumental within various industry groups. Appointed as an analyst under the NSW DECC legislation, David is the Current President and has been the immediate past Secretary of ELIG (Environmental Laboratory Industry Group). David represents ELIG on the Australian Standards Technical Committee for Examination of Waters and Soil Quality on the NSW TAFE Science Course Committee and on the Strategic Leaders of Science Group, through Science Industry Australia. David is also a NATA Technical Assessor in the field of Chemical Testing for Inorganics and Acid Sulfate Soils.
 
David and his wife, Rose have two teenage children and a rescue dog.
 
 

John Notaras

IT Manager
 
John Notaras Founding Partner and Chief Administration Officer, John leads Envirolab’s operations. This includes steering the decisions that shape Envirolab’s information technology strategies and Business Systems Management. John also oversees Security and Emergency Management. It’s no wonder that John is the “go to” guru for all IT and system related matters across the company.
 
Passionate about technology, John loves fast cars and boats. John is also an adventure junkie, who enjoys skiing and surfing. However, his greatest adventure is his family – John enjoys travelling with his wife Tania and is occasionally accompanied by one or both of his adult children and puppies.
 

Luke Witham

National Business Development Manager
 
National Business Development ManagerLuke brings to the team a wealth of industry experience and a successful track record implementing strategic plans across various market segments and achieving significant organisational growth.    

Prior to joining the management team of Envirolab, Luke has held roles in Environmental and Mineral laboratories in Australia and overseas in locations, including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Russia.

Based predominantly in Sydney, Luke works closely with all State Lab Managers and Business Development Managers to ensure on time results and the highest quality service.
 
 
 
 

Giovanni Agosti

Technical Manager
 
Technical Manager Envirolab Activity:

Technical Manager of Envirolab Group

Signatory for all inorganic tests (except asbestos) which covers the analysis of soil, water and other matricies by techniques of ICP-AES, ICP-MS, AAS and classical techniques

Member of the Australian Standard Technical Committee for ICP-MS

NATA Technical assessor in the field of Chemical Testing for inorganics (metals and waters)

Appointed Analyst under NSW DECC legislation.


Employment History:

Technical Manager of Envirolab since Aug 2007 to current

Senior Inorganic Chemist, Envirolab Services from Oct 2005 to Aug 2007

Senior Inorganic Chemist, Advanced Analytical 2004-2005

Senior Chemist, ITS, 2003-2004

Senior Inorganic Chemist, Amdel, 2002-2003

Chemist, Chelab Italy, 1989-1999
 

Jacinta Hurst

Laboratory Manager
 
Laboratory Manager

Jacinta is a Partner and the Laboratory Manager of the Sydney Laboratory.             

Managing the operational activities of the laboratory, Jacinta is a “one-stop shop” for everything you need to know about running a laboratory. Her dedication, leadership skills and ability to motivate and guide staff flows onto the morning and lunchtime team sports and fitness programs.

Having travelled extensively, Jacinta also loves children and is blessed with three children with her spouse. They also love dogs and have three big dogs. One of which is the famous Roy, who despite his age, still makes regular visits to the lab.  

 

Phalak Inthakesone

Sydney Organics Development Manager
 
Sydney Organics Development Manager

With over 20 years of experience in Organics, Phalak is responsible for the development of new organic methodology, including the emerging contaminants, Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA). 

Highly articulate and dedicated to the field of science, Phalak received a Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry and Statistics from the University of Newcastle in 1989.

Phalak has since involved in extensive research and organics instrument operations including the combination of liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).

 

Chris Guo

Air Sections Senior Chemist
 
Senior Chemist
Envirolab Activity:
 
Air Technical Specialist.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Akiko Miyazaki

Reception / Administration Assistant

Reception | Administration Assistant

As the face of Envirolab Services Sydney, everyone visiting our office and laboratory in Sydney is greeted by Akiko. This has helped to establish Akiko’s ability to keep things orderly and organised, as well as her desire and passion to work with people.

Having joined Envirolab Services in 2009, Akiko’s friendly and efficient manner ensures the needs and requirements of clients and support services within the Sydney office are met from start to finish. Her primary responsibilities involve training new staff, customer service, data entry, compiling numerous internal reports and document management. 

With an interest in visual arts and philosophy, Akiko enjoys to meditate and hang out with her nieces and nephews.

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Sally McKenzie

Office Manager 

Office Manager

Having originally joined the team 2 days a week in 2012, Sally has from 2014 been supporting our Sydney office and laboratory on a permanent basis from Monday to Friday in the role of Office Manager.

No day is the same in Sally’s interaction with staff and clients. Her vast variety of responsibilities include receiving and directing calls and visitors at the Sydney office and laboratory, data entry, compiling reporting and document management.

Exceptionally organised and with extreme attention to detail, nothing is left astray in her responsibility of ensuring a safe working environment and housekeeping  - this extends to Sally’s ability to always somehow know if anyone has cheekily not returned the mugs and cutlery to the staff kitchen or if anyone is attempting to miss out the company run fitness training sessions.    

Away from work, Sally enjoys challenging fitness programs, travelling and spending time with her family.

 


Aileen Hie

Sample Receipt Supervisor
 
Sample Receipt Supervisor Aileen started at Envirolab in the role of Customer Service Coordinator.

In this time, Aileen has accrued a wealth of experience and knowledge in managing client requests and ensuring the smooth administration of sample receipts and login. She has since been promoted to the role of Sample Receipt Supervisor and is now overseeing and ensuring the rapid turnaround of customer queries, which we are so reputed for. 

In her spare time, Aileen enjoys training dogs, including the puppies that regularly visit the laboratory. Roy and Olly are Aileen’s star students.

 
 

Geoff Weir

Customer Service and Purchasing

Customer Service and Purchasing

Geoff has over 20 years of experience within analytical testing laboratories, including the environmental, food and pharmaceutical sectors.

With over 10 years of previous experience as a director/owner and Laboratory Manager, Geoff brings a wealth of industry experience in ensuring that client needs continue to be met.  

Laid-back and with a dry sense of humour, Geoff is a foodie at heart. He enjoys spending weekends searching for different eateries.  

 
 
 
 
 

Ken Nguyen

Customer Service and Reporting

Customer Service and Reporting

Upon completing his bachelor degree studies in Forensic Science and Applied Chemistry at UTS in Sydney, Ken joined the Envirolab team in 2012 as a laboratory technician and then moved on to a Chemist role.

Preferring to have a more client focused role and being involved in more problem solving, Ken now works in Customer Service and is responsible for generating reporting.

A master of the espresso coffee machine at the Sydney laboratory, Ken’s detail-oriented approach to making perfect coffee is mirrored in his training routine for the next powerlifting tournament.

 
 

 

Simon Mills

R&D Manager
 
R&D Manager Envirolab Activity:

R&D Manager for Envirolab Group

NATA Technical Assessor for in the field of Chemical Testing for Inorganics and Metals

Member of the Environmental Technical Group (ETG)

Member of the Australian Standards Committee


Employment History:

R&D/Quality Manager for Envirolab Group, July 2010- to current

National Quality, HSE and Technical Manager LabMark Environmental and Pharmaceutical Testing Laboratories, Feb 2008 – May 2010

Technical Director and owner LabMark Environmental and Pharmaceutical, May 2001-Jan 2008

Applications Specialist VG/Thermo Elemental (ICP/ICP-MS), UK, Apr 1999 – Jun 2000
Metals Supervisor AEA Technology, Harwell UK, Jun 1998 – Apr 1999 Metals Supervisor AAL/Amdel Environmental, Residues and Pharmaceutical Labs Sydney, Jun 1994 – May 1998
 

Matthew Mansfield

Development Chemist
Development Chemist

Envirolab Activity:

Development Chemist for Envirolab Services

Signatory For SPOCAS and Chromium suite analysis

Signatory for asbestos identification tests in both soils and materials

Signatory for Asbestos Fibre counting

AQIS Quarantine Approved Person


Employment History:
Development Chemist Envirolab Group, Aug 2010 to current

Project chemist and Asbestos analyst Envirolab Services, Jan 2008- Aug 2010

Analytical chemist Johnson Matthey,  2000 – 2007

Analytical chemist Inspectorate 1995- 2000

 

Nick Sarlamis

Inorganics Supervisor
 
Inorganics Supervisor
Envirolab Activity:

Inorganics Supervisor of Envirolab Services

Signatory for inorganic analysis of soil and water matrices

Employment History:

Inorganics Supervisor Envirolab Services (April 2010-Current)

Inorganics Supervisor SGS (2006-2009)
 
Inorganics chemist SGS )2004-2006)
 
2IC in Inorganics Amdel (2000-2004)
 
Chemist Amdel (1994-2000)
 
 

Hon-Lee Chin

Accounts
 
Hon-Lee Chin Envirolab Activity:

Accounts/Administrator

Accounts Payable and Receivable

Payroll for NSW and WA

Monthly financial reporting


Employment History:

Accounting Manager, March 2010 to current.

Accounts Manager, Kann Finch Pty Ltd to March 2010.
 

Nancy Zhang

Operations Manager
Operations Manager

Envirolab Activity:

Operations Manager

Nancy is one of our longest serving team members, who has been there from the start and throughout the continued growth of Envirolab Services. Now part of our leadership team, Nancy is signatory for all organic tests which covers the analysis of soil, water, air and other matricies by techniques of GC, GC/MS

Signatory for all inorganic tests (except asbestos and Spocas) which covers the analysis of soil, water, air and other matricies by classical techniques

Member of Australia Engineer Association

Appointed Analyst under NSW DECC legislation.


Employment History:

Operations Manager, Envirolab Services 2015 to current

Organics Supervisor, Envirolab Services 2012 - 2015

Organics Team Leader, Envirolab Services 2010 - 2012

Chemist, Envirolab Services 2005 - 2010

Lab technician, JET, 2003 - 2005

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Jeremy Faircloth

Organics Supervisor
 
Organics Supervisor
Envirolab Activity:
 
With many years of experience in the field, Jeremy is signatory for all organic tests which covers the analysis of soil, water and other matricies by techniques of GC, GC/MS.

His excellent people skills and ability to lead others by example makes Jeremy a key member of the team in the supervision of laboratory staff and ensuring that laboratory functions and client deliverables meet tight deadlines. 

 
 

 
Employment History:
 
Organics Supervisor, Envirolab Services 2015 to current
 
Team Leader, Envirolab Services 2013 - 2015
 
Senior Chemist, Envirolab Services 2010 - 2013
 
Lab Technician, Racing Science Centre (Brisbane) 2006 - 2010
 
QC Chemist, Novogen 2005 - 2006 
 

Lulu Scott

Asbestos Supervisor
 
Asbestos Supervisor
Envirolab Activity:
 
Asbestos Supervisor in Envirolab Services;
 
Signatory for Asbestos Identification tests in both soils and building materials;
 
Signatory for Asbestos Fibre Counting.


Employment History:
 
Asbestos Supervisor, Envirolab Services Mar 2011 to current;
 
Asbestos Chemist Envirolab Services, April 2010 to March 2011;
 
Laboratory Technician Noel Arnold & Associates, 2008-2010;
 
Research Assistant Children’s Hospital Westmead, 2006-2007.
 

Simon Song

Customer Service Officer
 
Customer Service Officer Envirolab Activity:

Customer Service Officer

Assists clients with their bottle orders and sample submissions

Sample login and registration into LIMS

Approved Asbestos Identifier


Employment History:

Client Services Officer , Envirolab Services March 2008 to current

Organics prep team leader, Envirolab Services 2006-2008
 
 

Roy

Office Allrounder
Office Allrounder

Roy has been part of the team from day one!

As a First Class Honour graduate from puppy school, you will usually find Roy meeting and greeting clients and couriers and taking charge of cardboard box recycling. An avid gardener, Roy also enjoys digging up plants, finding sticks and garden composting.

In his spare time, Roy enjoys chewing on sticks and bossing his brother Olly.

 
 
 
 

Ollie

Office Allrounder
Office Allrounder

Having joined the team in 2015, Olly has since settled well into the daily routine at the Sydney lab.

Working across all departments and assisting Roy in greeting clients and couriers, Olly makes sure that there is a smooth balance between cuddles and treats.

His favourite days are Tuesdays and Thursdays because on those days there is lunchtime training, visiting the neighbours at the retirement village and generally exploring the parkland surrounding the Sydney lab.