About Us

Gaia Resources is a consultancy that responsibly delivers sustainable technology solutions to companies that work with the environment. We have been operating since 2004, and have developed a strong reputation for providing quality services and ensuring the best for our clients.

Our Values

Gaia Resources operates under a simple set of values.

  • We minimise the environmental impact of everything that we do,
  • We deliver the best holistic solution for our clients, and
  • We are responsible for our work.

You can also see our Quality Policy and our Information Security and Management System Policy, which enshrine these values into our processes.

Our Team

Our people come from a diverse range of backgrounds which means we can deliver a wide range of solutions to our clients.  We have staff based in Perth (our main office), Brisbane, Darwin and other occasional locations around Australia.

Sean Anderson
Software Engineer
Sean joined Gaia in mid 2017, and has no problems with the “wear a Star Wars T-shirt on Fridays” rule.
Alex Chapman
Consulting Scientist
Formerly from the Western Australian Herbarium, Alex is a taxonomist and biodiversity informatics specialist with a wealth of experience in this field. Alex has a Bachelor of Science (Botany and Biochemistry), a Masters prelim. (Botany) and a Postgrad Diploma in Computer Science. Alex works across a a range of areas including collections systems and our citizen science initiatives. Publications.
Voon-Li Chung
Software Engineer
Voon-Li previously worked with Gaia Resources on contract, assisting us in the development of a number of mobile development projects. He joined us in January 2018 in a full-time role.
Tracey Cousens
Support Co-ordinator
Tracey has a Bachelor of (Environmental) Science and joined Gaia Resources initially to assist with office management; she is often the first voice you hear when you call our office. Tracey is now our support coordinator, applications tester and spatial trainer, and also assists with design, spatial analysis and citizen science roles.
Andrew Dennison
Chief Operations Officer
Andrew 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.
Megan Edward
Technical Project Manager
Megan is in our Brisbane office as one of our Technical Project Managers helping us to deliver our many projects across the eastern coast of Australia.
Jake Geddes
Senior Spatial Analyst
Jake Geddes joined Gaia Resources with a Bachelor of Science (Cartography and GIS) and takes on the wide range of work we do in the spatial arena.
Kehan Harman
Software Engineer, Technology Lead
Kehan is a Software Engineer at Gaia Resources working on collection management and biodiversity informatics projects among others. He comes from a background in both natural history (collection management and taxonomy at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the British Natural History Museum) and specialises in building major applications for scientific communities. He has a Master of Science degree in Biodiversity Informatics and undergraduate qualifications in Botany and Microbiology with Botany Honours. Publications.
Piers Higgs
Chief Executive Officer
Piers is the founder and Director 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. He continues to be involved in research through his role as a Research Associate of the Western Australian Museum.  He has a Bachelor of Science (Geography), a Diploma in Journalism, a Masters in Business Administration, and a motorbike that is just back from the shop ready to be ridden.
Serge Le Breton
Software Engineer, Technology Lead
Serge has just joined the team at Gaia Resources as a software engineer.  Serge has been working on a range of projects using our systems and products with a number of clients, and hails from a diverse background of software engineering in France, New Zealand and Australia .  Serge has a Masters in Engineering and a Masters in Quantum Mechanics.
George Petrinovich
Technical Tester
George fulfils the specialist position of technical tester and is involved across the company in a range of projects improving the quality of our deliverables.
Tony Prior
Software Engineer, Technology Lead
Tony is a Software Engineer at Gaia Resources working on several GRID and GIS-related projects. He comes with a varied background in the field of software development, including radiology medical systems and game development. He has a PhD in Computer Science – his thesis investigated haptics and virtual environments, as well as a Bachelor degree in Computer and Mathematical Science.
Chris Roach
Technical Project Manager
Chris joined us as a Technical Project Manager. With a background in GIS consultancy, environmental applications and information technology, Chris started his career as a Geologist and then moved into the technical GIS arena before team co-ordination and project delivery. A keen ice hockey enthusiast, Even a the manager of our Darwin office, Chris still get on his skates for ice hockey.
Drew Robinson
Software Engineer
Drew’s highlight of 2018 (on day 3 of his employment at Gaia Resources) was the Drupal South conference – he has a very strong background in Drupal and joins us to help deliver some large projects.
Mieke Strong
Business Analyst
Mieke joined us from the Western Auatralian Museum to work on a range of scientific projects based in Brisbane. Her background in taxonomy, marine sciences and data science generally means Mieke is often working on data projects with our team across a range of different disciplines. Publications.
Shay Telfer
Shay Telfer
Software Engineer
Shay joined us as a software engineer with a focus on sysops infrastructure and deployment areas, while still working on development of a number of our systems.
Meg Travers
Archives Specialist
Meg joined us after working in Archives with a technical and business analyst background. She is working with us on developing and delivering a range of solutions across our Archives clients. Publications.
Gill White
Technical Project Manager
Gill joined us from a background working as an environmental and spatial scientist, mainly working on government roles here in Western Australia and before that in the UK.
Simon Wicha
Technical Lead, Mobile
Simon is a senior software engineer that has taken on the role of leading our mobile application development. Simon has a range of experience and has already been heavily involved in our various mobile projects.
Brianna Williams
Software Engineer
Brianna (Bri) is a senior software engineers based in Brisbane. Bri has joined the team to provide us with additional software engineering skills in our growing Brisbane office – and we get to see her cat on our team meeting videoconferences.
Barbara Zakrzewska
Spatial Analyst
Barbara is one of our Spatial Analysts. With a background in geology, Barbara has worked in a range of spatial roles within the resources community, both in Perth and South Africa, and joins our spatial team to support a range of our clients.