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.

SeanSean Anderson
Software Engineer
Sean joined Gaia in mid 2017, and has no problems with the “wear a Star Wars T-shirt on Fridays” rule.
AlexAlex 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 range of areas including collections systems and our citizen science initiatives. Publications.
Voon-LiVoon-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.
JordanJordan Connell
DevOps Engineer
Jordan joined our team as a DevOps Engineer and also took over from Sean as the tallest person in the office. Jordan has a range of skills in devops, software development and cloud architecture and also brings the memes whenever we need them.
TraceyTracey 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. Posts.
Sophie DarnellSophie Darnell
Project Manager, Business Analyst
Sophie is in our Brisbane office as one of our project managers helping us to deliver larger projects across the east coast of Australia. Sophie has a degree in Business and Commerce (majoring in Information Technology Management) from the University of Southern Queensland and has previously worked as a Technical Support Team Leader at Virgin Airlines, and a Business Analyst and Project Coordinator at the CSIRO.
AndrewAndrew 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. Posts.
MeganMegan Edward
Technical Project Manager
Megan is in our Brisbane office as one of our project managers helping us to deliver our many projects across the eastern coast of Australia.
JakeJake 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. Posts.
JasonJason Grzywna
Support Engineer
Jason joined Gaia Resources with a Bachelor of Computer Science, and works as part of our Support Team to ensure changes to our client’s software and systems continue to function and adapt to new IT environments.
KehanKehan 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.
PiersPiers 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. Posts.
20140107_100524Serge 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.
GeorgeGeorge 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.
tempTony 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.
ChrisChris Roach
Technical Project Manager
Chris joined us in late 2016, and works across a range of projects involving environmental technology and analytics. Chris started his career as a Geologist and then moved into the technical GIS arena before taking on team co-ordination and project delivery roles. With a background in geography, GIS consultancy, environmental science and information technology, Chris has a well-rounded skill set to help our clients achieve their objectives. Even as the manager of our Darwin office, Chris still manages to get his Canadian skates on for ice hockey! Posts.
Drew Robinson
Software Engineer
Drew joined us in December 2018, after many years working in the WA state government. His background is in content management systems and web application development, with a strong focus on Drupal in recent years.
MiekeMieke Strong
Business Analyst
Mieke joined us from the Western Australian 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 TelferShay 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.
MegMeg 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.
GillGill 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.
SimonSimon 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.
BriannaBrianna Williams
Senior Software Engineer
Brianna (Bri) 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.
BarbaraBarbara 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.