Andy Hornbuckle (AU)
Stormwater Shepherds is Andy Hornbuckle’s brainchild; he is also the General Manager of SPEL Stormwater – a global manufacturer and importer of various internationally-proven stormwater treatment systems. During his decade tenure at SPEL, he has witnessed the urban catchment pollution entering the storm drains and making its way to the oceans and beaches via creeks and wetlands, lakes and rivers.
Andy has led SPEL Stormwater through a journey of innovation and revitalisation, starting from the Stormceptor and Puraceptor systems to capture and remove hydrocarbons through to ecological systems including Modular Bioretention and Floating Wetland systems. He has also initiated a series of field research and evaluation projects on SPEL Stormwater products to benefit the industry and environment with scientific data that is rigorous, transparent and independent.
Andy has a passion for Stormwater and Water Sensitive Urban Design. From his inspiration and passion, he founded Stormwater Shepherds to educate the public and raise awareness in the catchments at the pollution source.
Mary Rayner (AU)
Like Stormwater Shepherds, Mary co-founded an environmental group in the ’90s to raise awareness about plastic pollution on NSW’s Central Coast. The group established the Coast’s first-ever community recycling program in local primary schools before weekly council recycling pick-ups. From there, Mary worked in executive management for the next 25 years, credited with leading organisations to thrive, transform and grow, including the setup and management of the successful not-for-profit – Devil Ark Inc. (now Aussie Ark).
Mary knows all too well about the perils from increased impervious surfaces connected to aged stormwater assets. As a general manager, she managed the business interruption for an organisation located next to a large chunk of road washed away during cyclonic storms in 2007. Linked to the road collapse was the catastrophic loss of a family when their car plunged into the road’s chasm caused by the tumultuous stormwaters.
A great collaborator, motivator and nurturer, Mary is committed to making a difference for all lifeforms, but primarily to address the grave dangers facing all aquatic animals from plastic and urban pollution conveyed by stormwater.
Jo Bradley (UK)
Jo Bradley has worked on many aspects of water management during her 30-year career in the UK. She has worked in a clean-water laboratory, been a Trade Effluent Officer, overseen Drought Plan development and taken endless sewage samples. But her passion lies in pollution prevention & control and she was lead author on some of the Environment Agency’s Pollution Prevention Guidance notes, which were widely respected and applied. She focussed on topics including oil/water separator design & application, private sewage treatment systems and retail petrol filling stations.
But in the last decade, Jo’s attention has been on pollution from urban surfaces and roads. She managed a joint Environment Agency/Highways Agency project to prioritise the highway outfalls on the Strategic Road Network in terms of their pollution risk, and she has worked with design engineers to create effective treatment schemes for some of those priority outfalls. Jo is also determined to see good SuDS used extensively across England, with similar success to that in Scotland and Wales and she firmly believes that if they are designed properly, SuDS can be applied on every development.
Jo was delighted to join Stormwater Shepherds in September 2020 and she is intent on driving pollution control forward in the UK, faster than it has gone before, so that we can achieve zero-pollution in her lifetime and protect rivers & oceans and all the creatures that live within them.
Jude Munro AO (AU)
Jude Munro & Associates
Jude founded Jude Munro and Associates in 2010 and is passionate about cities and regions, achieving their full potential and operational efficiency, with a strong commitment to supporting the public sector and local democracy. She has supported the Lockyer Valley, Darwin, ACT Government, Southern Tasmanian Councils, Whittlesea, Playford, SEQ Regional Councils, Logan, Geelong, Mackay and the Sunshine Coast Councils as well as Wellington and Hamilton Councils in New Zealand. Jude was Brisbane City Council CEO (2000-2010), overseeing the $2+ billion CLEM7 tunnel, record growth in bus patronage and directed the centre-led strategic procurement initiative, which resulted in $89 million savings. Jude instituted asset management and project management reforms and led significant organisational cultural change. Jude has also acted as the CEO for the Cities of Moreland and St Kilda, in Victoria and the City of Adelaide.
Jude is a national Fellow of the Australian Institute of Public Administration and was State President for 4 years, Chairperson of Queensland Urban Utilities, Director of Air Services Australia, Translink Transit Authority, Brisbane Institute, Australia Trade Coast, City of Brisbane Investment Corporation, International River Foundation, Brisbane Riverfestival, Adelaide City Marketing, Adelaide Convention and Tourism Authority, the 7th Australian Masters Games Board and the National Local Government Drugs and Alcohol Committee and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Andy Reese (US)
Andy Reese LLC
Andy Reese is one of the most widely experienced stormwater funding and technical experts in the world having worked continuously in everything about stormwater since 1979. Currently, a consultant in stormwater management headquartered in Nashville, TN in the United States, Andy has worked on stormwater funding and program development in over one hundred local councils and higher-level governments in all states and several countries. He has developed some of the largest, most complex and innovative stormwater programs in the US and he has visited Australia several times, speaking across the continent on a stormwater user-pays system.
Andy has co-authored an authoritative and best-selling, 1400-page, textbook: Municipal Storm Water Management, now in its second edition. He also taught hydrology at Vanderbilt University and has conducted a large number of seminars and webinars.
Andy is a humorous and insightful speaker having delivered speeches and training at over 200 conferences and meetings including the keynote address for the first annual STORMCON and WEFTEC Stormwater conference and the 2018 national stormwater conference in Australia.
Life Flight Rescue
Jim has served in a number of capacities at LifeFlight over the past 15 years and brings an abundance of government policy knowledge and experience. During more than 12 years of parliamentary service with the Queensland Government, Jim worked across portfolios in State Development and Trade, Transport, Health, Business, Industry and Regional Development, as well as Youth, Sport and Recreation.
As well as an integral knowledge of government policy, Jim specialises in business development and Government interaction with private sector initiatives. Through his career, Jim has created a solid record of business and project development achievements. Jim has also been instrumental in attracting a number of high profile businesses to Queensland. Jim is currently the Non-Executive Director for Centurion Group of Companies, Non-Executive Director of Infinite Water, a Director of APIED Ltd Australia, a Director of British Borneo Petroleum Australia, Chairman of the Enhance Group, as well as Chairman of LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine Limited and a Director of LifeFlight.
Victoria Kramkowski (CA)
Victoria is recognized as an expert in Canada on stormwater financing programs and through TRCA, she leads workshops for municipalities and consultants on developing and implementing stormwater user fee and incentive programs. Victoria previously managed the City of Mississauga’s award-winning stormwater charge program, including associated outreach, credit and incentive programs and has worked with municipalities across Canada in the development of their stormwater charges. She has also worked in government, the private sector and academia on environmental policy, natural resources management, low impact development and scenario planning. Victoria has a PhD in Environmental Planning.
Andy Johnson (UK)
Andy is an associate in the Patrick Parsons Guildford office and has over 15 years engineering experience, specialising in drainage for over 10 years. Andy joined Parsons as a senior drainage engineer with responsibility for foul and surface water drainage design and maintenance of sewerage systems including full software modelling and technical details. In addition to detailed drainage design, Andy’s responsibilities have been increased to include management of drainage projects of all types, flood risk assessments, drainage strategy reports, schematic pre-planning drainage schemes, advice and technical review of submitted flood risk assessments and assisting with the discharge of planning conditions related to drainage for developments.
In Andy’s role, he is responsible for leading the drainage engineering aspect of developments and is a strong promotor of sustainable drainage techniques when they are able to be used. He has designed and been responsible for numerous schemes, from single properties to link roads and housing estates for over 1000 properties, including schematic drainage design on a strategic level. As part of this, Andy has constant liaison with water authorities, local councils and the Environment Agency. Andy also acts as a consulting drainage officer for various councils. In this role, he undertakes reviews of current planning applications and approves them for flood risk and drainage. He has assisted planners with CPD sessions and creation of standard Planning conditions for drainage and written a few articles on management of water sustainably.
Paddy Hayes (UK)
Being passionate about stormwater quality, Paddy is delighted to be involved in Stormwater Shepherds coming to the UK where he is sure that its pillars of ‘Action, Education and Advocacy’ will gain support and make a difference at all levels.
Jacob Anderson (NZ)
Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd
Jacob is a civil engineer for the Christchurch (New Zealand) office of Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd. In this role he predominantly designs stormwater networks for residential, commercial and industrial land development projects.
Jacob is a strong advocate for designing stormwater networks which are both practical and environmentally friendly, and frequently includes permeable pavements, swales, bio-retention basins, water harvesting chambers and underground attenuation storage tanks. Another key component of Jacob’s role is producing flood risk assessments. This includes identifying flood risks to a given site, assessing the future impact of climate change on the flood risk, and identifying how the proposed development will mitigate these risks.
With a strong passion for the outdoors and a desire to better the natural environment, Jacob is delighted to be an Ambassador of Stormwater Shepherds.
Mircea Stancu (AU)
For over 15 years, Mircea has applied his skills to the cause of furthering water quality in places like the UK, Australia and the Pacific. He has impacted design and policy development, informing developers, contractors and governments.
Most recently, Mircea has developed new software tools in the Stormwater space. These tools will enable Consultants and Authorities to implement Water Sensitive Designs in a more effortless, faster and more appropriate fashion. As a Stormwater Shepherds, Ambassador Mircea enjoys the opportunity to make an impact physically, removing pollution and improving the quality of water on-site, connecting with nature and life in creeks and rivers.
André Magar (AU)
André originally comes from the energy sector, having completed a Bachelor/Honours in Petroleum Engineering. He worked in the energy field, developed a vast interest in Environmental Management, and changed careers to make a difference. André is very active in this space, especially regarding ocean protection. He is extremely passionate about raising awareness within the community and striving to get all the different segments united with one common end goal of stopping ocean pollution.
Until recently, Andre managed Stormwater Shepherds events in NSW and ACT. He is a board member of the Stormwater NSW committee and is always enthusiastic about exploring valuable collaborative opportunities.
Steve Marshal & Dr David Sharley (AU)
Bio2Lab is a specialist monitoring and data analytics consulting company. They develop real-time monitoring solutions for various industries and applications, then translating that data into meaningful information through data analytics and web-based visualisation.
Dr David Sharley – Director and Senior Environmental Scientist
David Sharley is one of the founding directors at Bio2Lab. He has more than 18 years’ experience as an environmental scientist and has managed and directed various multi-disciplinary projects in the environmental and water sectors and is regarded as a leading expert on urban pollution issues. He has specialist knowledge in real-time monitoring, environmental DNA, stormwater pollution and integrated catchment management. David works with industry, government, and the community to develop novel monitoring tools to address the on-going concerns around environmental degradation.
Steven Marshall – Director and Senior Aquatic Scientist
Steven has 17 years’ experience as an environmental scientist and project manager. He specialises in measuring the ecological impact of pollution in sediments and water and has managed a wide range of research and consultancy projects in aquatic ecology. He specialises in developing innovative, cost-effective real-time monitoring devices for the environmental and water sectors. Stephen has an on-going interest in emerging stormwater pollutants, pioneering innovative approaches for identifying and monitoring urban environments.
Grainger Films (AU)
Grainger are passionate about creating content that makes a connection, starts conversations and inspires audiences.