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Shelley Meagher
Shelley Meagher
CEO
Shelley leads the Do it on the Roof team.

Prior to founding Do it on the Roof, Shelley founded two startups in communications and the arts, led cultural history tours in France for Australians Studying Abroad, and served as aide to a judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. She has held lectureships and fellowships in English literature at Oxford University and in Irish history and literature at universities in the UK and US. She holds a doctorate from Oxford University, where she was a Violet Vaughan Morgan Commonwealth Scholar.

A former George Alexander Foundation Fellow at Melbourne’s Centre for Sustainable Leadership and the winner of an Awesome Foundation grant for Do it on the Roof, in 2012 Shelley was awarded an Asia Pacific Creative Innovation scholarship as an emerging leader in the green roof sector.

 Shelley@doitontheroof.com

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John Hassall
John Hassall
Operations Manager
John leads the design of green infrastructure assets which integrate with other sustainable design, such as water management and waste management systems. He is a key contributor to feasibility studies, in particular in identifying the role of any one green infrastructure asset in delivering strategic value to our clients.

John holds a specialist Certificate in Green Roofs and Walls from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University. He is a Green Star Accredited Professional. 

John has a decade of experience in property management. At Citywide Services he managed ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems and reporting of greenhouse gas and energy data. He secured financing for La Trobe University to install storm water-recycling infrastructure on campus, and he has assessed Green Star elements in new buildings. 

With experience in both building and landscape management, John helps Do it on the Roof design and manage beautiful green infrastructure that lasts.  

John@doitontheroof.com
Trevor Edwards
Trevor Edwards
Consultant
(Ecology)
Trevor has been involved in biodiversity research for over 30 years and has lectured extensively in South Africa and Australia. In 1999 he was awarded the Captain Scott Medal for the top thesis in South Africa. He curated one of the largest research plant collections in southern Africa for over 20 years. During this period he led a team of postgraduate students on a wide range of botanical themes, collectively publishing over 80 new plant taxa and in excess of 100 peer-reviewed research publications. 

Trevor has a strong interest in biodiversity, conservation, sustainability, ecosystem function, plant-animal interactions and environmental education. Trevor continues to supervise botanical research in Australia and lectures on the diversity and evolution of the Australian flora with a focus on Gondwanan connections. He is fascinated by the unique antiquity of Australian biota and their precarious existence on a rapidly developing continent. In an attempt to act as a conduit between academic research and public outcomes Trevor has contributed to a range of public societies through lectures and committee service. Trevor provides part of the conceptual framework for ecological innovation in Do it on the Roof’s designs. 

Trevor@doitontheroof.com
Sarah Hardgrove
Sarah Hardgrove
Landscape Designer & Horticulturalist

Sarah is a project manager, landscape designer and horticulturalist with specialist knowledge and experience in green infrastructure. With parents in the nursery and floristry industries, her interest in plants developed at an early age.

Sarah studied at the University of Melbourne, where she completed a Master of Urban Horticulture and a Specialist Certificate in Green Roofs and Walls. Sarah was awarded the 2014 Frank Keenan Horticultural Scholarship Award for her major research project, which investigated the potential for spent coffee grounds to be used as an urban soil amendment and plant nutrient. She also holds the RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Certificate.

In addition to her skills with plants, Sarah is an eloquent public speaker. She is passionate about green infrastructure, biodiversity, waste reduction and urban agriculture.

Sarah@doitontheroof.com

Kim Kitchen
Kim Kitchen
Landscape Designer & Horticulturalist
Kim is a project manager, landscape designer and horticulturalist, with specialist knowledge and experience in green infrastructure. She has a lifelong love for the outdoors and a passion for plants and gardens.

Kim completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons) majoring in conservation biology and ecology. A stint at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne inspired a move into landscape design, with a particular focus on designing with native plants. She recently completed a Master of Urban Horticulture at the University of Melbourne, specialising in green infrastructure. She also holds the RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Certificate.

Kim has many years of experience working within the horticultural, landscape and nursery industries, including construction, design and garden maintenance. 

Kim@doitontheroof.com
Paul Richards
Paul Richards
Analyst, Communications, Environmental Scientist
Paul excels at simplifying complexity.

Paul's background is in environmental science. He has specialist knowledge about green infrastructure, landscapes, water and ecosystems.

Paul's three science degrees include a PhD from Macquarie University, Sydney, and an MPhil from the University of Melbourne. His MPhil research, in collaboration with Melbourne Water, was about the potential to use raingardens and green roofs to produce food. He has also worked for Geoscience Australia, and he has completed a GIS-focused surveying qualification at RMIT.

An experienced communicator, manager, high level analyst, and educator, Paul's work with Do it on the Roof includes project design, feasibility and planning analysis, water and landscape services, and CPD training for design professionals. 

Paul@doitontheroof.com
Leah Martini
Leah Martini
School Incursion Manager

Leah, the newest member of Do it on the Roof, has joined the team as our School Incursion Manager. Leah has a passion for both the outdoors and environmental education, and is experienced in delivering educational activities for children and adolescents.


Leah completed her Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) at Deakin University, and has since worked in various fields within the environmental sector including land management, sustainability and environmental education.

Leah has over 7 years' experience working with children in a number of roles, and has been involved in delivering a range of educational programs covering topics such as natural resources, habitat conservation, waste reduction, and composts and worms.

Leah looks forward to delivering fun, engaging and educational environmental programs!

Leah@doitontheroof

Pip Hildebrand
Pip Hildebrand
Consultant
(Green Infrastructure)
Pip works with Do it on the Roof in a consulting role.

She holds a Green Roofs 101 Certificate from Green Roofs Australasia and a Master of Environment from the University of Melbourne. Her experience includes green roof research as a PhD candidate with the CRC for Low Carbon Living, a fellowship at the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, and a Sustainability Officer role with the City of Maribyrnong.

Pip@doitontheroof.com
Alison Kelly
Alison Kelly
Consultant
(Green Infrastructure Management)
Alison provides consulting services in green infrastructure asset management.

Alison has over a decade of experience in horticulture and agriculture. As principal of Alison Kelly Consulting she has delivered tools and assessments to these sectors’ businesses and industry bodies. Alison is experienced in consulting, program delivery on a national scale, stakeholder management, Board Secretariat and strategic planning.
Alison was formerly National Program Manager at the Centre for Climate Change and Primary Industries at the University of Melbourne and Natural Resources and Climate Manager at Horticulture Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of Sydney and a Diploma of Project Management from the Australian Institute of Management. 

Alison approaches green infrastructure management and maintenance in the light of her technical expertise in horticulture, water and natural resource management, environmental management systems, environmental assurance, agriculture and climate adaptation. 

Alison@doitontheroof.com
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