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
 
Aileen Hie
Customer Service Coordinator
 
Nancy Zhang
Operations Manager
 
David Springer
General Manager
 
Geoff Weir
Customer Service Officer
 
Matthew Mansfield
Development Chemist
 
Jacinta Hurst
Laboratory Manager
 
Simon Song
Customer Service Officer
 
Phalak Inthakesone
Sydney Organics Development Manager
John Notaras
IT Manager
Jodie West
Office Manager
 
 
 
Roy
Office Allrounder
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business Development
 
Department Support
Luke Witham
National Business Development Manager
 
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
 
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.

As a mentor of women in industry, Tania was Telstra Business Women's Award Finalist in 2008 and appointed as a 2009 Women in Business Mentor, while also holding membership of the exclusive Executive Connection (TEC) since 2010. 

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.

 

David Springer

General Manager
 
Envirolab Activity:

Partner and General Manager of Envirolab Group

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

Current President and immediate past Secretary of ELIG (Environmental Laboratory Industry Group)

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

NATA Technical Assessor in the field of Chemical Testing for Inorganics and Acid Sulfate Soils.

Appointed Analyst under NSW DECC legislation.

Employment History:
General Manager Envirolab Group, Aug 2010 to current
Business Development & Quality Manager, Envirolab Group Mar 2005 to Aug 2010

Business Development & Quality Manager, NMI/AGAL Nov 2002 to Mar 2005

Laboratory Manager, Amdel Sydney, Jan 2000 to Oct 2002

Client Services Manager, Amdel Sydney, Jan 1999 to Dec 1999

Operations Manager, AEL/Analabs Sydney, Nov 1997 to Dec 1998

Senior Inorganic Chemist, AEL/Analabs Sydney, Jan 1996 to Nov 1997

Chemist, AAL/Amdel Sydney, Oct 1992 to Jan 1996
 
 

John Notaras

IT Manager
 
John Notaras Envirolab Activity:

Founding partner and IT support

IT and Business Systems Management

Oversees Security and Emergency Management


Employment History:

Joined Envirolab Services full-time in July 2007

Assisted and supported Tania in developing the Envirolab business

Group Manager ICT and Operational Risk, Aperio Group 2002-2007

Group Manager ICT and Operational Risk, AEP Industries 1997-2002

Safety Health & Environment Systems Manager ICI Australia P/L 1994-1997

Safety Operations ICI Australia P/L 1986-1994
 

Luke Witham

National Business Development Manager
 
Luke 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
 
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
 
Envirolab Activity:

Partner and Laboratory Manager of Envirolab

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

Regularly assists ELIG (Environmental Laboratory Industry Group) technical meetings by reviewing methodology for Australian Standards, ISO and Sydney Water

NATA Technical Assessor in the field of Chemical Testing for Organics.

Appointed Analyst under NSW DECC legislation.

Employment History:

Laboratory Manager, Envirolab Services Dec 2009 to Current

Operations Manager, Envirolab Services Mar 2005 to Dec 2009

Operations Manager, SGS 2001-2005

Organics Supervisor, SGS, 1999-2001

Organics Chemist, SGS, 1998-1999

Organics Chemist, Volecker Science England, 1996-1998
 

Phalak Inthakesone

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
 
Envirolab Activity:
 
Air Technical Specialist.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Geoff Weir

Customer Service

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

He is a former director/owner at Labmark’s Environmental & Pharmaceutical laboratory Sydney where he was the Laboratory Manager.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aileen Hie

Customer Service Coordinator
 
Envirolab Activity:

Customer Service Coordinator of Envirolab Services

Assists clients with their bottle orders and sample submissions

Oversees sample login and registration into LIMS


Employment History:

Client Services Coordinatory, Envirolab Services Dec 2005 to current

Sample Administrator, SGS 2001-2005
 

Simon Mills

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

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


Jodie West

Office Manager
 
Envirolab Activity:

Human Resources

Accounts Payable/Receivable

Purchasing

Debt Collection


Employment History:

July 2005 to date – Envirolab Services

SGS Office Administrator, 2 years

Personal Assistant Richard Cortis Consulting Engineer, 7 years
 

Nick Sarlamis

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

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
 
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
 
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
 
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

 

Envirolab Activity:

Meet and greet

Receiving couriers

General ball and stick duties

Cardboard box recycle

Garden composting

 

Employment History:

Employed at Envirolab since birth