Our Team

As a professional services company, CQG’s talented employees are the most important part of our business and key to offering value to our clients. They have the skills and expertise to solve our clients’ problems. They are at the forefront of developing and sustaining relationships by investing time with our clients and understanding their businesses. They retain that accumulated client knowledge and pass it forward. Ultimately, our people deliver the work that adds value to our clients’ businesses and to the regions in which we work.

We deliberately recruit people who fit our culture and are committed to working safely, embrace innovation and provide professional services in a confidential and practical manner.

CQG supports healthy lifestyles and encourages our employees to network and attend professional training courses so they can continually develop their skills.

Please see below a snippet of information on our Project Directors. Information on all our team members will be available in the near future.

“I’m so proud of the CQG team and our achievements since the company started in 2004. We have played our part in balancing environmental, social and cultural values while enabling sustainable development. Our mandate is to provide reliable, agile, timely, value for money professional services to our clients in a practical way. We embrace innovation and look forward to continuing to help our clients achieve their visions.”

Patrice Brown, Company Director

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Patrice Brown

Company Director

BSc (Chem), Dip Sugar Tech, Masters Eng (Civil), GAICD Dip Company Director, Certified Environmental Practitioner, Cert in Environmental Maritime Management Lloyds London, MEIANZ

Patrice is a Corporate Environmental Advisor with over 28 years’ experience in industrial and environmental management.

A leader in environmental impact assessment and an Certified Environmental Practitioner she established CQG in 2004 as a professional consultancy to deliver practical, creative and cost effective solutions to clients throughout Australia and South East Asia. With a background in agriculture (beef and sugar), qualifications in engineering, science and business and a passion for enabling sustainable development Patrice and her team are sought out to deliver environmental and development advisory services to a broad range of clients. She is a regular presenter at national and international conferences as an advocate for protecting environmental and cultural values through partnerships and finding better ways of doing things. A member of the Queensland Premier’s Business Advisory Council, a non-executive director on the Gladstone Area Water Board and a member of the CQUniversity Council, Patrice has over ten years’ experience as a board director on State, Federal and not-for-profit economic development boards.

Queensland Telstra Business Women’s Entrepreneur for 2016 and recent winner the Gladstone Engineering Alliance Forty Calis award for contribution to the growth of the Gladstone region.

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Andrew Brown

Principal Engineer, Group Leader

BEng (Hon), Certified Environmental Auditor, MAICD, GAICD

Andrew is an executive engineer with more than 25 years of practical and broad industry experience.

His background has incorporated national senior site roles in mining, heavy industry, sugar refining, sugar milling, meat processing, coal handling, timber processing and solar salt production and refining.

Andrew specialities include industrial and environmental engineering, concept design, feasibility studies, tender preparation, and project, contractor, waste and and tenure management. Having worked in both the domestic and international salt industry Andrew is a well respected salt technologist.

He provides practical solutions to clients through innovative, big picture thinking.

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Cathee Miller

Principal Environmental Scientist, Group Leader

B Env Sc, M Env Sc., GradCert Proj&Prog Mgmt, Environmental Principal Auditor, MEIANZ

Cathee has over 17 years’ of environmental advisory expertise and business experience in various senior and management roles in the private and public sector, including for government (local and federal), industry and private consulting firms.

She is a qualified environmental auditor with a pragmatic approach that is appreciated by our clients and regulators. Cathee’s areas of expertise include environmental compliance, permitting and approvals, management plans, impact assessment and auditing. She has managed several large multi-disciplinary environmental impact assessment projects, and has prepared numerous reports for development permits and EIS applications.

Cathee is committed to quality, attention to detail and timely delivery of projects.

She is supported by a team of scientists, ecologists and spatial analysts committed to providing simple solutions to environmental challenges.