Erias Group


Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Due Diligence Assessments, Reviews & Audits
Strategic Advice
Environmental Management


ERIAS Group believes delivering success to your projects means delivering success and growth to our business.

The personnel that we attract bring a variety of career experiences from industry, government and consulting services, and across the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors.

We have associates with high-level GIS capability and long-standing professional associations with specialist consultancies and individuals within Australia and internationally.

Our Principals

David Browne – Principal (BAppSc)

David has 23 years of experience in the mining, oil and gas, energy, infrastructure and agricultural industries. This experience includes management and preparation of environmental and social impact assessments, development of closure plans, development of strategies for the management of potential acid-forming waste rock and tailings, community consultation and operations management. David’s experience includes resource and energy development projects in most Australian states and territories, and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific (New Zealand, China, Indonesia) and Africa (Cote d'Ivoire, Uganda, Ghana). David has held Environment Manager positions with Pasminco, Normandy Mining, Newmont Mining and Origin Energy, and was General Manager ESIA (South Australia/Northern Territory) and then CEO of the environment and social performance service line in a large consulting firm. 

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Carmel Coyne – Principal (BNatSc(Hons), HDipEd, MSc)

Carmel has 23 years of consulting experience in environment management and approvals for oil and gas, mining and infrastructure sectors. Carmel has directed and/or managed environmental and social impact assessments (scoping studies, impact assessments, management plans, due diligence and audits) for projects throughout Australia and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific (Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, New Caledonia), Asia (Lao PDR) and Africa (Guinea). Her extensive experience includes preparing multi-disciplinary assessments to meet Equator Principal and World Bank/IFC requirements for funding approvals. Carmel has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement and has been the architect and key presenter on a range of consultation programs for all of the ESIA projects she has worked on. Her experience includes risk assessments, environmental permitting advice, legal compliance and due diligence assessments.

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Andrew Pym – Principal (BAppSc)

Andrew has 21 years of experience in environmental and social impact assessment, permitting and approvals, environmental management, monitoring, and compliance and due diligence assessments. Andrew began his career with Santos Limited before contracting to BHP Billiton Petroleum and moving to consulting where he has undertaken assignments for oil and gas, mining and energy projects throughout Australia (all states and territories), elsewhere in Asia-Pacific (China, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, New Zealand), Africa (Sierra Leone, Malawi) and the Middle East (Iraq). Andrew has formerly held positions with a major consulting firm of General Manager ESIA (Western Australia), Manager, Iraq Oil & Gas Projects, and Global Manager Business Development, Environments.

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Michael Wright – Principal (BEng(Civil))

Michael has 19 years of consulting and industry experience in environmental approvals, auditing, due diligence assessments and project management for the mining and oil and gas industries in Australia, Asia-Pacific (Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands) and Africa (Tanzania, Egypt, Côte d'Ivoire). Michael has worked on projects in Papua New Guinea since 1995 and was Papua New Guinea Country Manager for a large consulting firm prior to taking on a role as the Solwara 1 Project Environmental Manager with Nautilus Minerals.

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Luci David – Principal (BSc(Hons))

Luci has 18 years of consulting experience in environmental and social impact assessment and management. This has included scoping studies, baseline and characterisation investigations, impact assessments, management plans, sustainability reporting, liability assessments and compliance reviews/audits for mining and gas developments in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Zambia, Cyprus, Philippines, Pakistan, Lao PDR, Zambia, New Zealand and throughout Australia. Several of these projects have involved working with either the World Bank/IFC or their performance standards and guidelines. Luci's specialty areas include project direction and management, ESIA, stakeholder consultation and technical peer review. Luci has gained practical experience of both site operations and corporate activities through five secondments.

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