Australian Ecosystems employs over 80 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 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.
Renee brings 20 years' experience in the horticulture and landscape industry. Starting out working physically on civil and landscape construction sites, she has lots of hands-on experience in the field. Coupled with extensive study in the area, Renee moved on to working as a landscape architect, then project manager in the commercial construction sector. These roles established Renee's career in business development and management, skills that we are excited to bring to
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.
Nursery General Manager
Todd has over 20 years of experience managing his own nursery in Tasmania where he specialised in growing ornamental flowers. Todd has a philosophy that encourages the synergy of a well-run enterprise and the positive environmental outcomes this can provide. Todd 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 Todd on 0425 818 913 to learn more about our plants and advice on species lists for your project.
Maintenance Project Manager
Charles manages environmental maintenance and specialist constructed wetland projects throughout greater Melbourne and regional Victoria. Charles draws on just under 10 years of operational experience at SERCO where he was responsible for the operational maintenance management of the City of Melbourne’s public open spaces to the north and west of the CBD. 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.
Business Development & Marketing Manager
Kerry is a degree-qualified Horticulturist who has worked for over 25 years in the horticultural industry. Her experience in consultancy, category management and running her own landscaping company for 12 years has provided her with a total landscape understanding in line with our offering at Australian Ecosystems. Coupled with her excellent communication and relationship building skills, Kerry is crucial for the diversification and expansion of our organisation.