OUR TEAM

SPECIALIST ADVISORS

Katie O’Rourke

SPECIALIST IN NATIVE TITLE, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND HERITAGE LAW

Katie has a law degree and a Masters specialising in Environmental and Heritage Law. After her legal studies Katie also studied Anthropology, she was awarded Dean’s Honours for outstanding academic achievement.  Katie has worked extensively in Native Title, environmental law, heritage law, Indigenous governance and community engagement. Katie is an experienced mediator. She has been involved in high level meditations and negotiations and was involved in the multi-billion dollar native title negotiations over James Price Point. Katie has worked across the a number of sectors including for Aboriginal Representative Bodies, in the tertiary educational sector, in cultural heritage and resource management and as a private consultant. In addition to expert skills in native title Katie has a broad background in statutory regulation and administrative policy co-ordination, community based project design and development and implementation of heritage policy. Katie’s in-depth knowledge of cross-jurisdictional cultural heritage law, policy implementation and mediation skills combine to produce practical outcomes that can be tailored to provide exceptional outcomes for indigenous communities and development proponents.

Evelyn Craigie

SPECIALIST IN TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY

Evelyn has a degree in Zoology and a Masters of Environmental Management from the University of NSW. She is an accredited Bio-banking Assessor and a member of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW. Evelyn is a terrestrial ecologist with nine years experience in the environmental consulting industry, she has experience in both flora and fauna survey. Evelyn has carried out a diverse range of flora and fauna projects throughout eastern Australia including substantial work in NSW, Qld, Vic and the ACT. She has delivered large scale ecological impact assessments, conducting field survey and reporting in accordance with State and Commonwealth guidelines including Director General’s Requirements and consideration of Matters of National Environmental Significance. Evelyn has an excellent track record of providing high quality reporting and advice. She has applied the Biobanking methodology to a number of projects. This includes large scale linear infrastructure projects where, in close consultation with OEH, her expertise enabled her to apply a modified Biobanking methodology.

Jon Sterenberg

Specialist in Forensic Archaeology, Geospatial Data Manipulation and Archaeological Field Work Management

Jon has a military background with the British Army and he is one of Australia’s most experienced field archaeologists having worked “on site” in various parts of the world since 1983. He first worked as a professional archaeologist with Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit. This was followed by forensic archaeological work with the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). He was Head of ICMP’s Excavation and Examination Division where he ran three mortuary facilities and field teams based in Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jon now regularly manages our remote site survey work, in addition to providing senior-level assistance with human burial excavation, urban archaeological site survey, excavation and digital mapping, in addition to being a key member of AHMS’s on-going heritage survey and management of battlefield sites on the Kokoda Track in PNG.