our team

Our Team

Jay Windsor

Managing Director

Jay has extensive industry experience in planning and managing large scale ecological projects and has been instrumental to the success of many well-known Sydney and Illawarra based projects. Jay provides consultative advice ensuring positive, long term results using ecologically sustainable methods.
Jay has worked alongside a wide range of clients including Stockland, BHP Billiton, The Sheargold Group and various Local Government Councils. His consultancy strategies and environmental solution advice is creative, practical and cost-effective.

Benita Andrews

Business Manager

Benita delivers a wealth of experience to Southern Habitat gained from working with corporate blue-chip companies through to running her own boutique consultancy firm. Benita offers sound business and financial management expertise and advice, whilst ensuring compliance with all legal and statutory requirements.

Mark O’Keefe

Operations Manager

Mark joined the Southern Habitat team in 2008 and has since become an essential member of the company. His passion for land and flora conservation, natural resource management and sustainable land management techniques has seen him successfully deliver a range of projects.
Mark is able to foster strong relationships and ensure all our projects are delivered within strict deadlines and budgets, without sacrificing quality.

Jenny Simpson

Accounts Coordinator

When she is not being a bookkeeper extraordinaire, Jenny helps manage our growing IT needs….no wonder she finds it necessary to go for long bike rides!

Hannah Henderson

Field Officer- Bush Regeneration


Jordan Buchanan

Field Officer- Bush Regeneration

Josh Haddan

Supervisor- Bushfire Readiness Program and Tree Works

Kurtis Bogaert

Field Officer- Machinery and Vegetation Mangement

Vanessa McLeod

Project Manager

Brad Hunt

Field Officer- Landscaping and Horticulture

Charlie Pinczi

Field Officer- Bush Regeneration

Flynn Meyer

Field Officer- Bush Regeneration and Landscaping

Neville Leland

Project Officer

Neville has been a key member of the field operating team for over 7 years and brings extensive knowledge and experience in large-scale landscaping as well as horticulture and land management. Nev was a key team member of rehabilitation and landscaping works at ‘Hilltop’ and at many local government sites.

Charles Kawa

Project Manager (Illawarra)

Charles has been providing over 6 years field operations expertise to the clients of Southern Habitat and specialises in conservation and land management. Charles has project experience with major Wollongong City Council projects such as Byarong Creek and Puckey’s Estate.

Drewe Peard

Project Manager (Illawarra)

Drewe is a seasoned environmental professional who successfully delivers on-ground projects for Southern Habitat clients throughout New South Wales. Drewe offers over 15 years industry experience and an extensive working knowledge of a wide range of vegetation communities. Drewe approaches his role and projects with both experience and sensitivity, and has successfully managed projects such as Hillcrest Village and Lakewood Salvinia Control.

Chris Holmes

Field Operator (Illawarra)

Thomas Stjepanovic

Supervisor- Bush Regeneration

Jason Zammit

Project Manager (Sydney)

Jason brings confidence and maturity to the Sydney Southern Habitat team, as well as a confidence and passion for conservation and land management. Jason plays a key role in delivering projects for Parramatta, Sutherland and Liverpool Councils.

Micheal Bartolillo

Project Officer (Sydney)

Alex McMahon

Field Officer- Bush Regeneration

Chris Wright

Field Officer- Bush Regeneration

Josh Thickpenny

Project Manager (South Coast)

With extensive industry experience, Josh joined our team at the start of 2018 to head up our South Coast operations.