Nicole Neal has around sixteen years experience in sustainability and environmental management and is Asia Pacific Environment & Sustainability Director at Cardno, an ASX-listed international professional infrastructure and environmental services company.
Nicole has carried out environmental management and sustainability project work in Australasia, Asia, Europe, the UK and Africa. Her career has seen her work across a range of sectors, including master planning, transportation, infrastructure, property management, heavy industry and mining, as well as construction.
Nicole also has significant experience in sustainability advisory, engagement and implementation and has worked on sustainability assessments, multi-criteria analysis, life cycle assessment and sustainability strategy and implementation projects. In reflection of her work in the infrastructure sustainability space, Nicole was awarded the 2017 ISCA Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award.
Nicole is an Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional (ISAP), is an active member of the ISCA Waste Advisory Group. She is also past Co-Chair of the ISCA Contractor Working Group, Member of the Australian Constructor’s Association Sustainability Working Party, and former Vice-President of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Victorian Branch.
Prior to her role at Cardno Nicole was the Corporate (Group) Environmental & Sustainability Manager at major engineering, construction, building and maintenance contractor McConnell Dowell Group, where she was responsible for defining the environmental and sustainability strategies and setting common standards and processes for environmental management and sustainability across the McConnell Dowell Group globally (including companies McConnell Dowell and Built Environs), across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, South East Asia and the Middle East.
Nicole works in Melbourne and lives in central Victoria. She is part of an infrastructure-focused family, her husband being current Technical Director of the High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) Project in Melbourne, and her father-in-law a former Managing Director of V/Line. Almost needless to say many varied and interesting discussions are had around the dinner table regarding infrastructure development, and its sustainability, in Australia and beyond.
Nicole’s opinions and thoughts shared on this blog are hers alone and do not represent those of Cardno.