Our People

Steven Molino
B.Sc., B.E. (Civil) (Hons), MIE Aust, CPEng, Certified Lead Environmental Auditor
Steven is a founding principal of Molino Stewart. He has demonstrated a high level of skill in handling the environmental approval of a number of large contentious projects.

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He is adept at assisting clients formulate options for achieving objectives and using a technique known as multi criteria analysis to evaluate the options.Steven has used this successfully to help groups with diverse views reach consensus. Steven has particular expertise in floodplain management, natural hazard response planning, environmental auditing and hazardous waste management.  His strong interpersonal skills and broad technical expertise have been used to good effect in workshop facilitation, community consultation programs and training.

Steven has particular skills and experience in:

  • Warning Systems
  • Emergency Response and Evacuation Planning
  • Floodplain Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Management Systems and Audits
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Design and Delivery of Environmental Training

Shireen Baguley
B.E. (Civil) (Hons 1), M. Eng Sc (Water Resources), Dip of Arts (Journalism), Dip of Conservation and Land Management, Certified Lead Environmental Auditor
Shireen has qualifications in engineering, natural resource management and journalism and has received awards for her work in each of these fields.

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She has over 20 years of experience in water resource management, environmental impact assessment and project management, gained through consulting and senior government roles. Shireen has qualifications in engineering, natural resource management and journalism and has received awards for her work in each of these fields.

She has worked on a wide variety of natural resource management and sustainability projects, developed policy and implemented award winning best practice strategies and programs for vegetation management, conservation and land use management. Shireen has substantial experience as a project manager and in contract management, having led multidisciplinary teams and worked extensively in the development of strategies and management plans.

In water resources management, she has strong capabilities and experience in:

  • Managing the development and implementation of capital works,
  • Policy development
  • Modelling, forecasting and reporting in relation to urban water requirements
  • Water conservation and demand management measures
  • Program evaluation
  • Hydraulic, hydrologic and water quality modelling
  • Waterway assessments and water management plans
  • Floodplain risk management studies and plans

In natural resource management, she has extensive experience in:

  • The development and implementation of environmental rehabilitation and community education projects
  • State of the environment reporting
  • The development and implementation of strategic natural resource management plans
  • Program development and implementation and department management
  • Development and implementation of environmental risk management frameworks for local government land management activities
  • Management of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Leadership roles on international development projects

In environmental impact assessment, she has strong capabilities and experience in:

  • Environmental impact assessments as required under the EP&A Act
  • Assessed environmental issues, constraints and opportunities for development and rehabilitation projects
  • Land use capability assessments
  • Development of environmental management programs and strategies
  • Development of construction environmental management plans

Neil Dufty
B.Arts (Earth Sciences), Dip. of Education
Neil has qualifications in earth science and education. He has over 35 years of experience in environmental education and management, and over 10 years of experience in disaster education, management and evaluation.

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He is the Regional Director of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) for Australia, New Zealand and Oceania and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience at the University of Western England. He is also a member of the Australasian Evaluation Society.

In the environment field, Neil has strong capabilities and experience in:

  • Designing and evaluating environmental education and sustainability education plans and programs across all sectors including schools, communities, government agencies and businesses.
  • Writing technical and non-technical publications about environmental themes. For example, he has written several environmental encyclopaedias and State of the Environment reports.
  • Developing and evaluating strategic natural resource management plans.

In the disaster management field, he has strong capabilities and experience in:

  • Designing and evaluating disaster education and engagement plans and programs across all sectors including schools, communities, government agencies and businesses. He has developed a new approach titled ‘Learning for Disaster Resilience’.
  • Developing and evaluating hazard warning systems particularly for floods and bushfires.
  • Writing technical and non-technical publications about aspects of disaster management and resilience.
  • Preparing climate change adaptation and disaster resilience plans and programs.
  • Evaluating the performance of emergency management including after events.

Neil is also an experienced facilitator and has facilitated numerous meetings, workshops and forums particularly related to sensitive and complex issues.

A list of his publications relating to disaster management and resilience can be found here.

Filippo Dall'Osso
Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences
Filippo is an environmental scientist with extensive experience in disaster risk reduction, spatial analysis, remote sensing, and coastal zone management.

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He has a BSc and MSc and holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (specialising in natural hazards) obtained at the University of Bologna (Italy). He is an invited co-author of two UNESCO/IOC Manuals for inundation risk management in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, and of the 2014 United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. He has published ten scientific papers (nine as primary author) in international high-impact journals, including the prestigious open-access journal of Nature.

Before moving to Molino-Stewart, Filippo was a Senior Researcher at the University of Sydney’s Natural Hazards Group, where he was leading a $500,000 state-funded project to reduce the risk posed by natural hazards to NSW people with disabilities. Prior to that, Filippo was the Chief-Investigator (with Prof. Dominey-Howes) of the COVERMAR project , whose aim was to assess and map the impact of extreme floods on coastal assets in Sydney, using a risk assessment model that Filippo independently developed and validated.

In recognition of the contribution made in the field of resilience and risk analysis, Filippo received from the Attorney General’s Department the 2014 “Resilient Australia Award”, for the project COVERMAR.

Before moving to Australia in 2011, Filippo worked for six years as consultant for a global environmental engineering company, Med Ingegneria, from their offices in Italy. At Med Ingegneria he progressed from the position of spatial analyst, to the head of the Risk Assessment and GIS Office. He managed a team comprised of spatial scientists, geologists and engineers.

Filippo’s main fields of expertise are:

  • Natural hazard analysis and mapping, in relation to climate change
  • Vulnerability of the built environment
  • Community resilience
  • Emergency planning
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Scientific research and writing

Vincent Bonanno
B. Sc (Environmental)

Vincent is an Environmental Scientist with  skills and experience across a broad range of environmental and natural hazard projects

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Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Vegetation Management Plans
  • Ecological surveys
  • GIS Analysis and Mapping
  • Floodplain risk assessment
  • Research and writing

David Wilkins
B.Sc. Economics, M.Sc. Environmental Science
David is an experienced project manager with a commitment to contributing to ecologically sustainable development through environmental assessment and planning processes.

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David has over 20 years experience in managing consulting projects and large scale systems delivery projects. He is particularly adept at assisting clients to analyse and collaboratively resolve complex or contentious issues. David has expertise in flood response planning, environmental assessment and climate change impacts.David provides high quality services in:

  • Impact Assessment
  • Floodplain management
  • Environmental economics
  • Database and web applications

Rebecca O'Rourke
B. Sc (Biology) (Hons)
Rebecca is an ecologist with experience in environmental and natural hazard .

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Specific areas of expertise include:

  • GIS analysis and mapping
  • Ecological surveys
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Research and report writing

Jennifer Kremer

B. Sc (Biology (Hons)
Jennifer is an ecologist with experience in environmental and natural hazard projects.

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Specific areas of expertise include:

  • GIS analysis and mapping
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Ecological surveys
  • Research and report writing
  • Marketing