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), as well as Brisbane and a few other locations around Australia.

Sean Anderson
Software Engineer
Sean joined Gaia as the second of our Junior Software Engineers 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 bioinformatics specialist with a wealth of experience in this field. Alex has a Bachelor of Science (Botany and Biochemistry), a Masters degree (Botany) and a Postgrad Diploma in Computer Science. Alex has joined Gaia Resources to assist in a range of areas including our citizen science initiatives.
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 joined Gaia Resources initially to assist with office management, but also provides a range of other assistance across the organisation, including as our Support Coordinator and applications tester, as well as assisting with design, spatial analysis and environmental science roles. Tracey has a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) and she is often the first voice you hear when you call our office.
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 on board with our Brisbane office as a Technical Project Manager, helping us to deliver our projects across the eastern coast of Australia.
Jake Geddes
Senior Spatial Analyst
Jake Geddes joined Gaia Resources as a Spatial Analyst. With a Bachelor of Science (Cartography and GIS), Jake joins the team to assist with the wide range of work we do in the spatial area.
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) and software development, specialising in building applications for scientific communities. He has a Master of Science degree in Bioinformatics and undergraduate qualifications in Botany and Microbiology with Botany Honours.
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.
Arjun Kannan
Software Engineer
Arjun is an experienced PHP and Drupal developer who has joined us to assist with a very large project. Arjun’s favourite beer is the Little Dove from Gage Roads, and he found out where that name comes from at our Christmas party in 2018!
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 has come on board in the specialist position of technical tester, where he 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 from a mixed background within the field of software development, including radiology medical systems and game development. He has a PhD in Computer Science where his thesis investigated haptics and virtual environments, as well as a Bachelor degree in Computer and Mathematical Science.
Chris Roach
Technical Project Manager
Chris joins 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. Also a keen ice hockey enthusiast, Chris is still able to get out on his skates where he is now based in Darwin.
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.
Morgan Strong
Technical Project Manager
Morgan Strong is a consultant and coordinator for Queensland-based projects at Gaia Resources.  Morgan’s role in the business has a focus on digital project management, business development and technical production.
Mieke Strong
Consulting Scientist
Mieke joined us to work on a range of scientific projects based in Brisbane as a part-time staff member – and yes, she is Morgan’s wife! 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.
Shay Telfer
Shay Telfer
Software Engineer
International man of mystery Shay Telfer has a reluctance to provide us with details about his interesting exploits (or a photo to use), but we do know he has a passion for technology and chickens. Shay joins us as a software engineer with a focus on our infrastructure and deployment areas, while still working on development of a number of our systems.
Meg Travers
Archives Specialist
Meg joins 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.
Gill White
Technical Project Manager
Gill joins 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 new 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 one of our software engineers, based in Brisbane. Bri has recently 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.