Gaia Resources operates with a series of Business Units, namely the Management, Spatial and Software Engineering Business Units. Our staff in these Units include:
Piers Higgs is the Director and founder of Gaia Resources.
He has worked with the environmental industry for most of his career, and has a range of experience in GIS, ecology and data management.
Piers is a Research Associate of the Western Australian Museum.
Debbie is the full time Office Administrator for Gaia Resources, coming from a background in retail this is her first appointment into the business world.
In between working for Gaia, she is currently completing a double degree in Law and Criminology.
Sarah is the Accountant at Gaia Resources, handling all aspects of the accounts, from payables to reporting.
Sarah has previously worked as an Accountant within the manufacturing, construction and recruitment industries.
Tamara is the Accountant at Gaia Resources, handling all aspects of the accounts, from payables to reporting.
Tamara will be taking over Sarah's position while Sarah is on maternity leave.
Andrew is the Spatial Manager at Gaia Resources and has a background in geography and data management with considerable Geographical Information Systems experience.
His previous roles include GIS Consultant, GIS Manager, Spatial Database Administrator and Account Manager. Andrew has worked in the public and private sectors in Australia and New Zealand.
Tom is a Senior Consultant at Gaia Resources, working on a very diverse range of projects and solutions.
Tom previously worked in the GIS industry in the UK, and has a wealth of experience in helping customers to solve their problems.
Akeal is a Spatial Analyst at Gaia Resources, where he enjoys working on anything with a lot of variety!
His previous experience is in land surveying, specialising in the cadastral and engineering sectors. He makes great use of this background in our GIS projects.
Charlotte is a Spatial Analyst at Gaia Resources, having recently completed a GIS and Commerce degree at Curtin University. After four years of casual employment at Gaia, she's excited to finally become full time and put her studies to good use. A lot of her time this year will be spent at Woodside, assisting with GIS mapping and modelling.
Charlotte has won several awards, including the "SSSI Spatial Undergraduate Student of the Year" in 2010, plus the "Best 2nd Year student (Bachelor of Science GIS)" and "The Vice Chancellor's Award" in 2009.
Grit is a Spatial/Environmental Scientist specialised in the analysis, management and modelling of spatial data.
After completing her doctorate at the Department of Physical Geography at the University of Freiburg, Germany she worked as research fellow at Curtin University's Spatial Sciences Department. Her research background lies in the application of remote sensing and GIS technologies in the analysis of climatic processes and spatial epidemiology.
James is a Spatial Analyst with Gaia Resources with a background in environmental surveys for the oil and gas industry and graphical information systems.
With previous and ongoing studies in information systems and environmental science, James enjoys applying the ever increasing capabilities of GIS in interpreting and presenting scientific data.
Mel is a Spatial Analyst at Gaia Resources, with a background in the oil and gas industry and a previous degree in Visual Arts.
Her strong data management, analytical and aesthetic skills are well suited for working within GIS.
Anthony (or AJ) is the Software Engineering Manager at Gaia Resources, and works on most of our software development projects, whether in design, management or implementation.
Anthony has a background in the defence industries, specialising in simulation software and systems integration. He is an enthusiast in sustainability and a strong proponent of open source software and standards.
Ben is a Senior Developer at Gaia Resources.
He comes from a background in the defence industry, specialising in simulation software and performance assessment. He has a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Software Engineering with Honours.
Aaron is a Developer working on the Atlas of Living Australia Project.
He has worked in a variety of areas covering embedded, application and web development in the communications and medical industries. He is an advocate of good software development processes to help the team deliver on time and on budget.
Kehan is a Developer at Gaia Resources working on Citizen Science projects amongst others.
He comes from a background in both botany and software development, specialising in building community applications for scientific communities. He has a Master of Science degree in Bioinformatics and undergraduate qualifications in Botany and Microbiology with Botany Honours.
Lyn has joined Gaia Resources as the Systems Administrator, working to maintain its systems and internal applications.
She describes Unix as her First Love, but works amiably with most operating systems. In addition to a long history in systems admin, she has recently constructed digital collection systems and web services for the state government.
Stephanie is a Developer at Gaia Resources working on Citizen Science projects.
She has studied Computer Science in the United States. Her background is in research project development, specifically in geology and ocean science.