As the Founding Director of Green Tape Solutions, Kelly has extensive experience and expertise in ecological consultancy; specifically vertebrate fauna assessment, assessment of terrestrial habitats, ecological monitoring, wildlife management, biodiversity planning, feral species management and community liaison. Over the past 17 years, she has been involved in management, consulting, research and community based studies of terrestrial ecology.
Kelly is a recognised ecological expert who has undertaken specialist consultancy work for all levels of government and private organisations. She has provided specialist advice for numerous major infrastructure projects as well as resource and energy projects. Having worked as an ecologist in the Development Assessment team within Brisbane City Council for more than six years, she understands the fundamentals needed to deliver major developments, and associated infrastructure in a difficult legislative and economic environment.
Kelly is a Certified Environmental Practitioner from the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ). This was awarded in recognition of her role as a leading environmental professional, committed to high ethical and professional standards in the areas of ecological impact assessment and management.
The focus of her career has been on the assessment and delivery of large scale greenfield master planned developments, roads infrastructure, mining (oil, gas and energy) projects, wind and solar farms, and residential developments. She has developed a strong sense of commercial awareness and focuses on the delivery of balanced outcomes. Her commitment to wildlife management solutions and her knowledge of environmental legislation is highly valued by policy-makers, land-use planners, developers and project managers