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Meet the Team

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Alexia Mehrtens

Managing Director
Christchurch Laboratory

Alexia has been with EIAG since its inception. Over her 5 years with the company Alexia has spent time up and down the country performing asbestos surveys, offering consultancy advice and clearance procedures.
Alexia holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Psychology, her Asbestos Assessors Licence, has completed the W504 and is an IANZ KTP approved for air sampling and fibre counting.
In her spare time, Alexia enjoys riding her horses, both in competitions and for fun.

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Stuart Buck

Area Laboratory Manager
Wellington Laboratory

Stuart started working in the environmental monitoring / consulting industry in 2008, he has been involved in projects ranging from residential private projects to public contaminated land projects of 50km2. He has worked in Australia, Japan, and New Zealand.
Stuart has a bachelor in Science, majoring in Environmental Science and has experience in environmental consulting, environmental monitoring, contaminated land, occupational hygiene, and environmental compliance. He is an IANZ accredited KTP for asbestos identification and asbestos fibre counting.
Stuarts hobbies include snowboarding, mountain biking and body boarding.

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Stuart Elliott

Operations / Technical Manager 
Christchurch Laboratory

Stuart joined the team in October 2018 working out of the Christchurch Office. He has been an asbestos consultant since 2001 working for a range of accredited consultancies in the United Kingdom. He has been in New Zealand since September 2017 working in and around the Auckland region, but is loving the move to Christchurch.
Stuart has an Environmental Science Degree with Honors and holds an Assessors Licence along with the P402, P403, P404 and S301 qualifications.
Stuarts enjoys spending time with his young family. Hobbies (when possible!) include snowboarding and mountain biking, and is loving the easy access to both.

 

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Belinda Hughes

Laboratory Technician / National Quality Manager
Christchurch Laboratory

Belinda started with EIAG after completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science at the University of Canterbury. She has since gained IANZ KTP status in fibre counting, air monitoring and bulk asbestos identification. 
In early 2018 Belinda gained her Asbestos Assessors Licence and is enjoying getting out into the field to do air monitoring and clearance work. 
Belinda’s hobbies include mountain biking, tramping and caring for her aviary of chattering budgies.

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Brigitt White

Laboratory Technician
Christchurch Laboratory

Brigitt joined the EIAG team in October 2016 and is a KTP in fibre counting and fibre identification. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Geology and her areas of expertise are petrography, mineralogy and geochemistry.
Geology is also a passion and her love of learning about the way everything works, astronomical to minute, utilising physics and chemistry, did not stop with university studies and continues in her spare time.
Brigitt also enjoys the arts, practicing drawing and playing bass in a local band.

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Alannah Elliot

Asbestos Laboratory Analyst
Christchurch Laboratory

Alannah joined EIAG in November 2018 and has been in the asbestos industry since 2012. Alannah has previously worked in the industry in the UK before relocating to NZ in 2017.
Alannah has a BSC (hons) in Geology, her asbestos assessors license, BOHS P401, P402, P403 and P404. Currently in our laboratory team she is also experienced in surveying, air monitoring and managing asbestos.
In her spare time Alannah enjoys exploring the South Island with her Husband and young son. She likes skiing, walking and cycling when she has the chance.

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Hannah Collier

Asbestos Laboratory Assistant
Wellington Laboratory

Hannah is a 2018 graduate from Victoria University, majoring in Geology and Physical Geography. Her interest in geology comes from her love of the outdoors and obvious love of rocks. She is a new member of our Wellington team and is learning on the job.
Outside of work Hannah enjoys hiking, camping and sailing on the harbour.

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Jane Pankurst

Field Technician / Administrator
Christchurch Laboratory

Jane studied a Bachelor of Applied Science at Otago University before spending 3 years abroad. Jane ensures the continued efficient running of our Christchurch Laboratory, putting to good use her dynamic set of organisation and practical skills as well as conducting sampling and surveying. 
Jane immensely enjoys running, so much she has no toe nails, skiing and many other outdoor activities.

Julian Staite

Julian Staite

Laboratory Technician
Wellington Laboratory

Julian is the newest addition to our Wellington Laboratory. He has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Canterbury, graduating in 2014.
After living in Wales and travelling through Europe, Julian has returned home to continue working in the asbestos industry and put his 2 years of experience back into practice with EIAG as a laboratory technician.
In his spare time Julian enjoys travelling and the outdoors, he is most looking forward to exploring the Wellington area and the greater North Island.

 

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Tessa Halmshaw

Administrator
Christchurch Laboratory

Tess has been in the construction industry for eight years, six of these being in asbestos removal, she was working for a Christchurch removal firm when EIAG first started and remembers when the lab was much smaller.

Tess took a position with EIAG Wellington in 2018 after moving there previously and is very excited to be able to transfer to the Christchurch branch for 2019. Although Tess is comfortable onsite in steel caps, her strengths lay in the office, where her slight OCD comes in very handy with filing systems and report writing.

Tess spends the majority of her spare time with her head in a book or five with her two puppies at her side.