Our People

Australian Ecosystems employs over 50 staff from a range of disciplines including horticulture, botany, ecology, engineering, landscape architecture, construction and sustainability. Our teams are led by specialists who are well respected in their industry and we are working on multiple projects simultaneously throughout the year.

Brendan Condon
Managing Director

Brendan brings 25 years of professional experience in ecological restoration projects. He is Managing Director and co-founder of Australian Ecosystems (AE), an integrated company that offers a range of services in landscape construction and ecological land restoration. Brendan has overseen the development and running of all aspects of the company, including nursery design and construction, development of transport and planting systems, and the seed collection, growing, planting and maintenance to maturity of over 30 million plants on over 500 projects across a diverse range of ecosystem types across the Greater Melbourne region and Victoria.


Karen Ashton-Bradley
Financial Controller and
Administration Manager

Karen is a qualified Accountant and has worked with Australian Ecosystems since 2009. She has previously held accounting and financial management positions for a range of clients and industries, has developed extensive knowledge and practical experience in business administration and financial management. Karen is responsible for the Financial Management and Contract Administration of the company.


Tim Sansom

Nursery General Manager

Tim has a philosophy that encourages the synergy of a well-run enterprise and the positive environmental outcomes this can provide, where environmental, social and economic sustainability are all achievable. Tim has comprehensive and practical knowledge of plant material used in private and public ornamental gardens, including native and exotic trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials and annuals. Contact Tim on 0425 818 913 to learn more about our plants and advice on species lists for your project.


Ben Macfarlane
Project Manager / Estimator

With over 15 years’ experience in construction across Australia and Canada, Ben specialises in landscape construction, civil engineering and project management. As a Project Manager / Estimator for Australian Ecosystems, he is focused on ensuring that all of our projects are well planned, budgeted and implemented. He achieves this through accurate estimation, proactive management of project plans and budgets, targeted stakeholder engagement, active management of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), and comprehensive quality control.


Shenandoah Bruce
Maintenance Project Manager

Shenandoah manages environmental maintenance and specialist constructed wetland projects throughout greater Melbourne and regional Victoria. Shenandoah’s role draws on over 10 years of experience in the investigation, planning, implementation and maintenance of ecological restoration and revegetation projects in the southern states of Australia. He applies his considerable skills in staff management and on-ground works in his role as well as strategic planning and ongoing development of ecological restoration techniques.