We always apply best practice, specialising in progressing high profile, sensitive applications through the authorisation process and their operational management. Our expert team provides a variety of bespoke services to meet the demands of any development. Whether your project is at the early stages of inception, progressing through the authorisation process, or is in construction and operation, our range of in-house services is designed to meet your needs.
- Ashlin Bodasing
- Andrew Pearson
- Jonathan Aronson
- Ryan David-Andersen
- Michael Brits
- Aneesah Alwie
Ashlin Bodasing is the Technical Director at Arcus Consulting, located in Cape Town. Having obtained her Bachelor of Social Science Degree (Geography and Environmental Management) from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. She has over fourteen years’ experience in the environmental consulting industry in southern Africa through which she has gained extensive experience in the field of Integrated Environmental Management. Ashlin has major project experience in the development of Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Plans and the monitoring of construction activities. Her areas of expertise include project management, environmental scoping and impact assessments, environmental management plans, environmental compliance monitoring and environmental feasibility studies. Experience also includes International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and World Bank Environmental Guidelines environmental reviews.
Andrew Pearson is an Avifauna Specialist with over eight years of specialist experience. Andrew has gained a strong level of project experience across a multitude of sectors, including various powerline infrastructure, housing developments, power generation, wind energy and solar energy projects. Andrew provides specialist input into the design of projects and environmental management plans, assesses environmental due diligence and compliance with international environmental policies (World Bank, IFC, Equator Principles) and peer reviews avifaunal specialist reports. He is an elected member of the Birds and Renewable Energy Specialist Group (BARESG), responsible for the compilation and updating of various bird monitoring guideline documents. Andrew has a strong background in conservation having worked in the field across the country. Furthermore, he has also been the Environmental Control Officer of construction site projects and developed ISO14001 management systems, He is also professional registered Ecologist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP).
Jonathan has 12 years of experience studying and researching bats and has presented at the International Bat Research Conference and numerous local bat workshops. He has been at the forefront of bats and wind energy research in South Africa and has worked on more than 40 WEF projects in South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and the UK undertaking pre-construction monitoring, operational monitoring, impact assessments and mitigation strategy design. He is a co-author of the Good Practise Guidelines for Surveying Bats at Wind Energy Facilities in South Africa, is the lead author on the operational monitoring guidelines for bats and is a founding member of the South African Bat Assessment Advisory Panel (SABAAP). He has experience managing wind energy facility projects including developing survey strategies, implementing field surveys, data analysis and report writing. He has provided extensive input to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and post-construction Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for bats.
Ryan David-Andersen is an Environmental Consultant specialising in renewable energy and botany. Ryan has cultivated diverse experience in the environmental field during his 8 years working in the industry. He has fulfilled the role of Environmental Assessment Practitioner on several EIA and BAR Projects in South Africa and Botswana including ecological and botanical specialist input. Ryan has extensive construction (on-site) Environmental Control Officer experience on large developments such as wind farms, substations and mines. Knowledge of the EIA process combined with practical on-site implementation experience means that Ryan has an in-depth understanding of integrated environmental management and the principles of sustainable development. Ryan has a love for nature that is reflected in all aspects of his work.
Michael has a wide range of ecological expertise including experience with insects, amphibians and mammals. He has developed various monitoring plans to assist conservation bodies in adaptively managing wetlands, implemented baseline freshwater ecology monitoring plans and managed urban-wildlife conflicts, specifically with baboons and local residents in the City of Cape Town. He is skilled with various analytical techniques relevant to ecological projects, including four years of GIS experience.
Aneesah Alwie is a Project Administrative Assistant at Arcus. Having obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree (Environmental and Water Science) from the University of the Western Cape; she has over 8 years public relations experience in conjunction with 6 years’ experience as support to a technical team. Aneesah offers administrative and technical support to ensure that projects are completed in time and within budget. Key qualifications as the administrative assistant is that she excels in multitasking, data capturing, GIS assistance, communication and organizational skills, problem solving and attention to detail. Her excellent organisational skills and extensive experience in support to project managers enables smooth flow of the assigned project duties and meeting project deadlines. Aneesah now also manages assistance in the concise and accurate operation of the public participation processes for projects.