Our Team - Envirolab Perth

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.

MPL Laboratories Perth

Management Team
Customer Service
Department Support
Catherine North
Business Development Manager
Sandra Miller
Office Manager
Michael Mowle
Inorganic and Metals Supervisor
Todd Lee
Laboratory Manager
  Stacey Hawkins
ASS/AMD Supervisor
   
Tom Edwards
Occupational Hygiene and Microbiology Supervisor
   
Meredith Conroy
Sample Receipt Coordinator
  Operations
 
  David Williams
Group Organics Manager
 
  Joshua Lim
Operations Manager
 
 

Todd Lee

Laboratory Manager
 

Todd rejoined MPL Laboratories in February 2010 after initially working at MPL from 2003 -2007. Todd has a BSc (Chem.) from the University of Western Australia, and previous employment history includes roles such as Senior Organic Chemist, Senior Inorganic Chemist and Laboratory Supervisor. He has a broad background in environmental laboratory testing and manages operational enquiries at the laboratory.

Todd is a current signatory for all tests (except Asbestos, Dust and Microbiology) which covers the analysis of soil, water and other matrices by techniques GC, GC/MS, ICP-AES, AAS and classical techniques.

He was the Chemistry Lab Supervisor, MPL Laboratories, Feb 2010 to August 2010, Senior Inorganic Chemist, ALS Environmental, Sept 2009 to Jan 2010, Senior Organic Chemist, ALS, July 2008 to Sept 2009, GC/MS Chemist, ALS, Aug 2007 to Jul 2008 and Chemist, MPL July 2003 to Aug 2007

 
 

Catherine North

Business Development Manager
 
Catherine North has worked with MPL Laboratories since 1991 in a wide variety of roles.
Formal qualifications include a BSc (Hons) Microbiology and a Masters in Business Administration. Catherine held long-standing NATA Signatory status for Microbiological testing and Asbestos testing.
Catherine has previously worked in the laboratory as Manager, Microbiologist and Asbestos Analyst. Catherine has also worked as Manager of MPL OHS consultancy group (now part of Coffey) and Quality Manager for the organisation.
The combination of roles has provided Catherine with broad experience in on-site sample collection, extensive laboratory analysis and systems management.
Catherine is currently working in the role of Business Development Manager for the Laboratory. In this role she is focussed on understanding client analytical requirements and ensuring the services MPL Laboratories provide meets their needs.
 
 

Joshua Lim

Operations Manager
 
As Operations Manager, Joshua's role includes client services such as providing quotation for analysis, assisting with bottle orders, overseeing sample login and registration into LIMS, as well as liaising with clients with regards to turnaround time for analysis.
Joshua in conjunction with the Supervisors and Team Leaders and ensures that all work is reported by the due date.
 
Joshua Lim has been with Envirolab Group since 2005.
He is signatory for all organic, inorganic and dust tests, which covers the analysis of soil, water, dust and other matricies by techniques of GC, GC-MS, ICP-AES, ICP-MS, AAS and classical techniques, signatory for asbestos identification tests in both soils and materials, NATA Technical Assessor for Asbestos and Appointed Analyst under NSW DECC legislation.
 
He worked as an Asbestos Identifier and Signatory, SGS 2004-2005, Chemist, Envirolab 2005-2008, and Operations Assistant, Envirolab March 2008 to Jan 2010. He facilitated a smooth integration of MPL into Envirolab Group and implemented a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
 
 

Sandra Miller

Office Manager
 
Sandra has been with MPL since 2001 in the area of administration, sample receipt, accounts and invoicing.
Sandra is the front line person for counter and telephone queries, staff queries as well as invoicing and manages the office administration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

David Williams

Group Organics Manager
 

David joined MPL Laboratories in February 2012 as Group Organics Manager.  He has over 20 years experience in organic chemistry, with extensive knowledge in ultra trace level analysis.

David spent 12 years at the Water Research Centre (WRc Medmenham) in the UK learning a vast amount of organic analytical methods such as VOCs, low level pesticides, speciated phenols, phenoxy acid herbicides, etc in water, soil, biota and other matrices. The work included more high profile analysis such as steroid analysis and AOX.

In 1997 he emigrated to Perth, Australia and started working for AEL. The Lab was only analyzing routine basic organics at that time. David was responsible for getting NATA for a vast range of SVOC, Organotins and VOC analytes. He was promoted to National Organic Manager where he had a direct role in getting NATA for other SGS Labs in Australia and India.

On joining MPL / Envirolab, David is helping build the Organic capabilities of the group.

 

Stacey Hawkins

Acid Soils/AMD Supervisor
 

Stacey Hawkins joined MPL Laboratories in August 2010. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology from the City of London Polytechnic and a BTEC HND in Geological Technology from the South London College.  He emigrated to Australia in 1992 and worked in various Perth, Papua New Guinea and Kalgoorlie mineral laboratories until 2006. Since then he has headed up acid sulfate soils and acid mine drainage laboratories and has extensive experience in dealing with mining and environmental consultants. 

He has a broad and practical knowledge of ASS risk mapping and local Western Australian problem areas including the Gnangara mound where he has overseen the testing of many thousands of ASS samples. Stacey’s main role will be heading up and driving the technical development of ASS/AMD within the Envirolab group.

 

Tom Edwards

Occupational Hygiene and Microbiology Supervisor
 
Tom Edwards has been with MPL Laboratories since 2003. Tom has a BSc in Biological Sciences and a PgCertEIA from Murdoch University. After initially working in the metals testing area using an ICP-OES and Graphite furnaces Tom began working in the Microbiological testing area in 2006. He is currently the Occupational Hygiene and Microbiology Supervisor and a signatory for and microbiological analysis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meredith Conroy

Sample Receipt Coordinator
 

 Meredith joined MPL Laboratories in August 2012 as Sample Receipt Co-ordinator. She has a Bachelor of  Applied Science degree, majoring in wildlife biology and animal behaviour.  She first started with in the  environmental sector working in an organics lab for the Northern Ireland environmental agency for 6  months in 2008. Upon returning to Australia she started at SGS progressing from sample receipt  administrator in 2010 to sample receipt co-ordinator in 2011. She has also worked for 4 years in customer  service and admin support.

 
 
 
 

Inorganic and Metals Supervisor
 
Michael joined MPL Laboratories in Nov 11 as Senior Chemist, relocating from Queensland. 
 
He brings fifteen years of laboratory experience, predominantly in the analysis of water and soil samples with extensive experience in metals analysis.  He also has experience with a large cross-section of instrumentation including ICP, ICPMS, Flow Injection analysis, FIMS, AA, GFAA, IC, HPLC, UV-Vis and wet chemistry techniques.
 
He is a signatory for all metals tests, and a NATA assessor for water analysis including wet chemistry, ICP, IC and AA.
 
Michael has worked for various laboratories in the past, including SAFE Analytical Laboratories, Amdel and Analabs.
 

Rambo

Office Allrounder
 
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