Our team

Mark BibbyMark Bibby, CEO: General Manager

Mark has worked for many years in horticulture and agriculture including owning and operating landscaping and nursery businesses before taking up a role with Regen Australia in 2001. He has formal qualifications in business management, horticulture, conservation and land management and project management and a wealth of ‘real world’ on-ground experience in ecological restoration and natural resource management. Mark was offered the role of CEO in 2006 and has progressed Regen Australia’s status to be a leader in ecological restoration and vegetation management in an ever-changing business environment. Family, social justice and strong community involvement in local issues are important to Mark.

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel LamaroRachel Lamaro, Operations Manager

Rachel has over 8 years of ecological restoration experience and has been employed with Regen Australia since June 2012. She has worked in various roles during her career from field practitioner and supervisor to project management and preparing and implementing restoration action plans. Her experience working on a broad range of sites in various roles enables her to understand the different needs of various clients while ensuring the best outcome for the environment. She is currently studying environmental resource management and is a member of the Weed Society of Queensland and the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators.

 

 

 

 

 

Dot BrayDot Bray, Administration/Financial Manager

Staying true to her star sign being Libra, Dot likes to see things in balance.  With a career in financial management and having an Advanced Diploma of Accounting, she brings systems and processes that enhance the business and this is highly recognised by our clients. Keeping up with changes to tax laws, awards and wage systems, client procurement and invoicing requirements is just ‘part of the fun’ for her, and appreciates the values and people at Regen Australia. Originally from NZ, she likes the natural side of life and looks forward to her daily walks and volunteering her expertise to assist community groups.

 
 

 

 

 

Sophie Kuiper, Nursey Manager 

Sophie began working in the conservation industry through a traineeship with the City of Gold Coast in 2011. She joined Regen Australia in 2012 and has worked in a number of roles including ecological restoration, client engagement and is currently managing the native nursery. She has developed a deep appreciation for native plants, which compliments her formal studies and aspirations in ecological restoration, conservation and more broadly, environmental management. Sophie began working in the conservation industry through a traineeship with the City of Gold Coast in 2011. She joined Regen Australia in 2012 and has worked in a number of roles including ecological restoration, client engagement and is currently managing the native nursery. She has developed a deep appreciation for native plants, which compliments her formal studies and aspirations in ecological restoration, conservation and more broadly, environmental management. 

 

Greg Law

Greg Law, Project Manager

Greg has worked with Regen Australia since 2001 and is a skilled manager of site works and is widely respected for his ability to work with people at all levels and in depth understanding of ecological restoration and vegetation management. Greg and his family have a long history in environmental and community issues both on the Gold Coast and overseas, and his passion for a better and fairer world is evident in the way he approaches his work at Regen Australia.

 

Tom CoultasTom Coultas, Project Manager

Tom has always had a passion for caring for the environment. He started his career in ecological restoration and vegetation management in Melbourne before travelling the world for two and a half years. After moving to the Gold Coast he was offered employment with Regen Australia, giving him the opportunity to get back into the industry and learn about ecological restoration in southeast Queensland. He has formal training in conservation and land management and project management, and supervisors our teams on a range of projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard MurawskiBernard Murawski, Ecological Restoration Supervisor

Bernard has more than 10 years of ecological restoration experience with Regen Australia and 3 years experience as an agronomist and researcher. His academic achievements include a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters in Environmental Management. He is familiar with all processes involved with ecological restoration projects and has been supervising restoration teams for Regen Australia since 2006. Bernard’s rare mix of academic and practical expertise is used to assist clients with project designing, planning and documentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben SargeantBen Sargeant, Ecological Restoration Supervisor

Ben originally became involved in ecological restoration during his involvement in the Green Corps Program in 1999. Fortunately, the program supervisor inspired him to follow his passion for what was once a fledgling industry. Since then he has been involved in the industry and started working with Regen Australia in 2005. He he has gained a deep satisfaction out of knowing that what he is doing for the environment is making a difference and hopes to stay involved for many years to come. Although, the only bad side is that knowing what he now knows ruins bushwalks as he is always on the look out for weeds and thinking what could be done to restore natural areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karyn Jershcke Karyn Jershcke, Ecological Restoration Supervisor

Kayrn has always been passionate about horticulture and acting on her passion started with leaving a career in the printing industry. She studied horticulture at TAFE and for over 20 years she worked in the nursery industry. During those years she has been a member of the Society of Growing Australian Plants, Gold Coast Organic Growers and maintained some exquisite gardens.  Looking for another challenge she approached Regen Australia in 2009 with the idea of using her plant knowledge in the ecological restoration industry and has never looked back; 'I wish I had been doing this 20 years ago', said Karyn.

 
 

Chris Jarret

Chris Jarret, Ecological Restoration Practitioner

Chris is passionate about ecological restoration and has been working in the industry since 2000. He has formal training in conservation and land management and regularly takes time away from his professional employment at Regen Australia to voluntarily assist on conservation projects in India, Indonesia and Lord Howe Island. Outside of work and volunteering Chris enjoys the beach, soccer, rugby league and HOT curries. He recently got married and has started a family.

 

Mark McGowanMark McGowan, Ecological Restoration Practitioner

Mark is passionate about the need to improve the quality of natural areas and leave the world in a better condition. He has worked with Regen Australia since 2004 and has vast practical experience in ecological restoration that covers a diverse range of vegetation types from sub-tropical rainforests to coastal dune systems.  Mark has excellent native and weed plant identification skills and supervises our teams on various projects.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Louis Pont, Ecological Restoration Practitioner

 

Louis has a vigorous passion for nature. He holds a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours) and is interested about the incorporation of natural systems into urban designs as well as the restoration and protection of ecosystems. He has developed a deep understanding on a multitude of topics including, permaculture, climate change, sustainability, ecology and green economy, and is also interested in bridging alternative ways to protecting that also maximises the sustainable use of natural resources.

 

Nat Esposito, Ecological Restoration Practitioner

 

Nat has worked in the ecological restoration industry for over ten years and has contributed his technical skills and passion for the environment across Australia, having worked in high-value ecological and culturally significant areas, such as, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. By broadening his restoration knowledge his brings a unique understanding of complex ecosystems to Regen Australia, which largely benefits the outcomes achieved through our best-practice approach. He is also highly trained in martial arts and has been surfing his entire life.