Our Team

CQG’s culture and commitment to delivering personalised, quality services attracts a high calibre of professionals who are passionate about sustainable development and protecting environmental, cultural and social values in the communities in which we work.

We are diligent with our recruitment processes as our staff reflect our company’s values.  All our staff are committed to working safely, they embrace innovation, have a desire to continually learn and to share ideas and provide informed, technical advisory support to our clients.  We work closely with CQUniversity to offer students and graduates the opportunity to work on some amazing projects in regional areas across Queensland.  These young people bring new ideas and technological solutions to our services and we support their career development through mentoring, exposure to new challenges, attendance at internal and external training programs and a people friendly environment in which to work.

Our staff are members of professionals institutions and they hold technical and post-graduate qualifications in science, spatial analysis, engineering and planning.

We support healthy lifestyles and ongoing professional development and encourage our staff to continually seek better ways of doing things.

“I’m so proud of the CQG team and our achievements since the company started in 2003. 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

CQG’s Management Team

Patrice Brown | CQG Consulting

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, Cert Sustainability in Business, University of Cambridge, MEIANZ, FIML, GAICD

Corporate Environmental Advisor with over 30 years’ experience in industrial and environmental management.

A leader in environmental impact assessment and an Certified Environmental Practitioner Patrice established CQG in 2003 as a professional consultancy to deliver practical, creative and cost effective solutions throughout regional 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 with Traditional Owners, researchers and regional communities. A member of the Queensland Premier’s Business Advisory Council, the CQUniversity Council and the Gladstone Industry Advisory Group, Patrice has decades of experience as a board director on State, Federal and not-for-profit economic development boards.

Queensland Telstra Business Women’s Entrepreneur (2016), Institute of Managers and Leaders Owner/ Entrepreneur (2017) and  Gladstone Engineering Alliance Forty Calis award recipient for her contribution to the Gladstone region (2016).

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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 tenure management. Having worked in both the domestic and international salt industry Andrew is a well respected salt technologist.

He leads CQG’s natural disaster response team which assists Councils throughout Queensland to coordinate waste management and data capture following cyclones and flood events.

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

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Alison Bird | CQG Consulting

Alison Bird

Business Support Unit Manager

Cert IV Business, Internal Auditing, Commercial Contracts for Non-Lawyers, Lead Auditor - Quality, Health Safety & Environmental

Alison has over 12 years’ experience in administration and financial roles  working in the private sector.

A quality control and contract management specialist, Alison leads CQG’s business support unit which provides high-level operational, administrative, marketing, safety and human resource management support to our scientists, planners and engineers.

Her experience in contract management reviews, financial management and quality systems ensures our risk profile is professionally managed and our deliverables meet the highest standards expected by government and private clients.

As part of her commitment to develop, implement and manage CQG’s Quality Health Safety and Environment (QHSE) systems (including ISO 9001, ISO14001 and AS/NZ 4801 certifications), Alison undertakes internal audits, coordination of third party external auditing, management reporting, incident and hazard reporting and risk control. She also chairs the CQG QHSE Committee.