Dr Annie Holden is an economic anthropologist and development economist with 25 years experience in Social Impact Assessment, in particular with Indigenous communities. Annie is a member of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) and has advised governments, resource development companies and indigenous organisations on development impacts and social impact management planning. Annie is the recipient of an Award for Excellence from the Australasian Evaluation Society.
Sarah Warne is a social impact assessment expert with more than 18 years experience both in undertaking assessments and in managing impacts. Sarah has worked in North Queensland, East Arnhem Land, New Zealand, the Asia Pacific Region and Europe where she has assisted Indigenous people, governments and the private sector to deliver a range of social impact management and land use strategies and achieve positive development outcomes including the development and delivery of the ‘Local Jobs for Local People; Cape York Indigenous Employment Strategy’, socioeconomic brief for the Gove Stage 3 Refinery Expansion Project, the Western Cape Communities Co-existence Agreement, the Yuuru (Cape Flattery and Lizard Island) development plan and the social impact assessment and community engagement framework for the Cairns Bruce Highway Upgrade Project.
Dr. Birckhead is an independent anthropologist specializing in Indigenous cultures and the role of Indigenous knowledge systems in natural and cultural resource management, especially with reference to water issues and impacts of climate change. He also does research and consulting with respect to Aboriginal people and the mining industry, native title and community development in the Pilbara, Nullabor, Midwest of WA, Central Goldfields, WA, and Anagu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, S.A. He has worked with a number of other organizations, companies, and agencies including CSIRO, Murray Darling Basin Authority, Yamatji Marlpa, HLA Enviroscienes, Australian Cultural Heritage Management, Heritage WA, Land Access Solutions, the Department of Defence, the Natural Resource Mangement Board of the NT, Native Title Services, Victoria, NSW Native Title Services, and others. He is a Senior Research Fellow in Anthropology, Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW. and supervises Ph.D. students at the university.
Donna Mason has 20 years of experience in health, including health and social impact assessment, community/stakeholder engagement, project/program and evaluation. Donna has managed and undertaken health, community well-being and social impact studies for the resource and infrastructure industries, and assisted companies and governments in identifying impacts, mitigation measures, and developing effective management plans for mitigating potential health and social impacts associated with development projects.
Dr Harry Wawikiak Sakulas is an expert in Integrated Conservation and Community Development Projects. He possess Traditional Knowledge in Melanesian conservation and development perspectives; rural based sustainable development and project conception and planning initiatives; community participation in project planning and implementation; natural resource management program at community level and appraisals.
Harry also has extensive experience in environment impact assessment and planning in baseline studies and scoping work; socio-economic and environmental auditing and recommending environmental mitigation measures for large scale development projects.
Andrea Kanaris is a Social Planner with expertise in Health and Social Impact Assessment. Andrea has conducted SIAs in relation to mining and oil, quarrying and tourism and infrastructure development projects. She has particular expertise in service planning and CSR, and is the former Queensland Chair of the Social Planning Chapter, Planning Institute Australia. Andrea is responsible for the day-to-day management of ImpaxSIA.