SLR CONSULTING announced the appointment of Peter Smith as technical director in the environmental management, planning and approvals team.

Based at the company’s Brisbane office, SLR said Mr Smith has recently worked with BHP Billiton and was responsible for the delivery of a program of environmental projects under their environmental program management implementation strategy.

Mr Smith has been responsible for managing and overseeing environmental management matters on a wide range of mining, industrial and power and energy projects for over 20 years within the public and private sectors.

Mr Smith brings to the role his experience and knowledge of contemporary environmental approval processes and legislation at both state and federal levels, environmental management systems and processes and his experience as an expert witness.

Commenting on his move to SLR, Mr Smith said “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to work with the SLR team. My aim is to continue to deliver interesting projects that make a positive and enduring impact on society.”