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Sequana’s growth continues with three exciting new hires.

01 Jul 24 · People, Company News

Sequana is thrilled to welcome three new people to the team this week.

Sarah Hale joins our Brisbane team as Environment and Planning Lead, where she will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plans related to Environmental & Planning projects. She will work closely with our leadership team in establishing long-term planning and environmental strategies and support our Water Security Program consultancy team with environmental management matters.

Sarah is an environmental scientist with 16 years of consulting experience, specialising in providing strategic advice to a range of government, water authority and private sector clients on the use of water resources to balance community benefit and environmental health.

She has worked across a variety of fields including environmental and planning approvals, impact assessments, enviroSequana Sarah Halenmental compliance, ecology, ecohydrology, wetland and floodplain management, groundwater-surface water interaction, urban design and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Sarah is an experienced Project Manager and Project Director, having led numerous multidisciplinary projects ranging from small-scale environmental studies to large, environmental and planning approval programs.

Most recently, Sarah led the Service Delivery team at EnviroDNA, where she brought a strong client and growth focus to the environmental technology start-up company. Prior to this, she spent over 11 years at Jacobs as an environmental consultant, leading a 30-person Environmental Assessment and Compliance Section and was the Deputy Panel Manager for the Melbourne Water Engineering Services Panel, ensuring accountability for safety performance, successful project delivery, client management, contractor engagement and commercial performance.

Sarah’s talents don’t stop there. She is a former Australian representative rower; a twelve-time Australian national champion, Sarah made her Australian rowing team debut in 2005 competing in the stroke seat of the eight. The Australians won gold in a thrilling 2005 World Championship final. She stroked her Victorian team to three consecutive Australian Championships between 2006 and 2008 and was then chosen in the eight at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Sequana Ainsley MarcusShe was born and raised on a dairy farm in Western Victoria and spent six years as an environmental consultant based in Northern Victoria (Tatura and Bendigo), and this strong connection to regional Australia has driven Sarah’s passion to balance agricultural development, water resources and environmental health.

Down in Melbourne, Ainsley Marcus and Camille Filippe Eccles bolster our Communications function.

Ainsley joins Sequana as Communications & Engagement Specialist, where she will play a pivotal role in planning and delivering communications, engagement, and stakeholder relations activities for our clients. An experienced strategic communications professional, Ainsley has worked closely with clients to create and execute compelling corporate profiling strategies that build and enhance reputation, ultimately driving business growth. She is a strong believer in the power of communication and storytelling, and the importance of a clear and compelling narrative that brings to life the purpose and vision of an organisation.

Ainsley joins Sequana from strategic communication agency, Six O’Clock Advisory, where she advised clients across multiple sectors including fintech, construction, manufacturing, financial services, real estate and NFP. She has previously held roles at Baldwin Boyle Group (BBG), City of Port Phillip and the Department of Education.

Ainsley’s experience has seen her advise clients across manufacturing and innovation, resources, aviation, technology, and start-up sectors. She holds a Master of Digital Marketing Communications, Communication and Media Studies, a Master of Teaching, and a Bachelor of Arts.

Camille joins us as Marketing & Communications Specialist focused on strategic planning and delivery of internal and external marketing, partnerships and communications activity for Sequana, delivering high-quality content and communications, developing engaging content for our external channels bringing to life our industry and community partnerships and supporting in the planning and facilitation of events.

Sequana Camille Filippe EcclesCamille is a biodiversity CSR strategist, PR, and communications professional motivated and passionate about social change, environmental issues, and sustainability. Her purpose is to leave a positive footprint through meaningful and environmentally-focused ventures. Most recently she was Public Relations Communications Manager at Colliers International. Prior to this Camille worked in communications and business development roles for Inveo.Earth, Ecotonia and NGO Microland.

Like our name, Camille hails from France (Sequana is the goddess of the river Seine), so we know she is going to be right at home at Sequana!

We cannot wait to see the impact that Sarah, Ainsley and Camille will have in their roles at Sequana!