Since our inception in June 2012, Talis Consultants has gone from strength to strength capitalising on the depth of talent and experience within the members of our rapidly expanding team.

This expansion has given rise to the addition of core groups of dedicated Environmental, Noise, Air Quality, and Civil Engineering specialists in addition to our existing teams specialising in Asset Management, Waste Management and Spatial Sciences.

Thanks to our experienced leaders across the group we have gained recognition as a service driven consultancy that assists clients in achieving their objectives. The Talis team members are industry focused to ensure skills and knowledge are transferred. In addition to this, team members have taken a proactive role in industry bodies such as the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, the Waste Management Association of Australia and the Surveyors and Spatial Sciences Institute.

Talis staff have been servicing Western Australian clients for over 35 years and are intimately familiar with their specialist markets. Talis services State and Local Government as well as clients in private sectors.

John King

Principal Waste & Engineering Consultant

John is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia and has extensive experience in public works engineering. He had a 15 year career as a senior local government engineer, working for such local governments as the Shire of Wyndham – East Kimberley and the Cities of Wanneroo and Perth. Since leaving the employment of local government, John has provided consulting services to that sector and the private sector in the fields of civil engineering, asset management and waste management.

Debbi Allaway

Administration & Accounts Section Leader

Debbi heads up the corporate services at Talis, including Finance, Administration and Human Resources. Following an initial degree in Psychology, she went on to obtain qualifications in Finance and Corporate Governance and is a member with the Institute of Public Accountants. Debbi has had over 20 years’ accounting experience working across many industry sectors, both in South Africa and Australia. Her focus is to ensure that the management systems at Talis are well managed, and to provide support and guidance across the organisation.

Ken Wilyman

Engineering Section Leader

Ken has extensive experience in the delivery of a diverse range of infrastructure projects. This includes whole-of-life infrastructure from early feasibility studies, obtaining approvals, stakeholder consultation, design, construction, contract administration through to ongoing operations, maintenance, facility closure and rehabilitation. His open and communicative leadership creates teams that work collaboratively with government agencies, designers, contractors, and vendors to deliver projects which achieve outstanding stretch targets. He challenges accepted practice to achieve innovative project solutions and is a problem solver with a strong focus on safe project delivery.

Dale Hughes

Asset Management Section Leader

Dale is an asset management consultant providing both strategic and operational asset management services to State and local government. He has undertaken asset management reviews for local and State government agencies and for 10 years Dale was responsible for the delivery of the ROMAN Pavement Management System, a system utilised by all of WA local government. Dale has produced optimised forward works programs for infrastructure such as roads, paths and drainage and valuations to satisfy local government financial reporting requirements for over 100 metropolitan and rural local governments.

Ronan Cullen

Waste Management Section Leader

Ronan has over 10 years international experience consulting to the Waste Management industry. From this, Ronan has a solid understanding of waste management legislation, policies and practices within the European Union and Australia. Ronan has been employed by some of the most renowned global consultancies and in his previous role, successfully lead the largest waste management consultancy team in Western Australia. Ronan’s key strengths include; strategic waste management planning and feasibility as well as the delivery (design, approvals and tendering) of waste management infrastructure.

Nigel King

Spatial Section Leader

Nigel is a Geospatial Consultant with experience in providing expert Geographic Information Systems advice and services. His areas of expertise include spatial system implementation, development of GIS governance frameworks, the establishment of robust spatial data management practices, spatial analysis and map production. Nigel’s focus is ensuring that organisations fully realise the value and potential of Corporate Spatial Intelligence to the areas in which they operate.

Andrew Mack

Environmental Services Section Leader
Associate Director

Andrew is an environmental consultant and manager with a wide range of expertise and experience, both as a regulator and a consultant. Andrew has qualifications in Engineering, Law and Business. He specialises in approvals and compliance and has been involved in numerous projects across a wide variety of operations and issues, including mining and industrial, contamination, waste management and land development. He has also been engaged by a range of clients as Expert Witness and undertaken specialist Peer Review work in a variety of forums.

Granger Bennett

Noise Section Leader

Granger is a noise consultant with extensive experience in providing noise consultancy advice to a range of mining, oil & gas and utilities clients. His sound understanding of operational requirements and a passion for providing tailored solutions has seen a wide range of clients engage and retain his services. His experience includes environmental, occupational and underwater noise.

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