Our Team

Dean RevellChief Executive Officer - BSc (Agric) PhD GAICD

Dr Dean Revell is an agricultural scientist with 25 years experience in research in animal nutrition, grazing systems, and livestock-landscape interactions. His background and interests are in working with producers, industry and NRM groups, and researchers to co-design practical and profitable systems for the benefit of people and landscapes.

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Dean has previously worked independently (Revell Science) to provide contract services in agriculture and NRM, after a decade as a principal research scientist at CSIRO and a combined 14 years at The Rowett Research Institute, Massey University, The University of Adelaide, and The University of Western Australia (currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at UWA). Dean has published about 150 papers, including 18 reviews and six book chapters.

Dean established and co-led the Eureka Award-winning ‘Enrich’ project that explored grazing systems suited to Australia’s conditions, by using native perennial shrubs in a diverse feed base. He also co-developed Rangelands Self Herding, which is a suite of methods based on nutrition and behaviour to influence livestock grazing patterns.

Dean brings his previous experiences to his role in Select Carbon where he takes a lead role in designing and supporting systems that integrate grazing management and carbon farming for the benefit of landholders and the natural resource base of our rangelands and farm lands.

Nick JamesIn-house Counsel

Nick James is a solicitor with over 15 years’ experience, who since December 2011 has worked as in-house Counsel or legal consultant to a number of highly active CFI/Emissions Reduction Fund carbon project developers, before settling with Select Carbon.

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Nick’s carbon industry experience includes co-founding ‘Optim Legal’, a Sydney based law firm that focused on the carbon/cleantech space and counted among its clients a selection of Australia’s leading carbon companies. As Managing Director, Nick’s role in the firm lead to his inclusion in ‘Sydney’s 100 Most Influential People in 2010’ by the (sydney) magazine in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Nick’s role with Select Carbon involves, advising on the Emissions Reduction Fund Legislation, devising legal strategy, corresponding with government regulators and preparing contractual documents as well as working on general Select Carbon legal matters.

Nick has a first class honours law degree from the University of Melbourne, and prior to working in the carbon industry was a solicitor at two of Australia’s top-tier law firms (Allens and Freehills) as well as being an associate to Justice Michael Kirby at the Australian High Court.

Nathan MooreField Operations Manager

Nathan first became involved with Select Carbon as a science student in early 2016, volunteering his time to undertake field work in the rangeland areas of NSW and QLD. Since that time Nathan has become heavily involved in the ongoing management and field monitoring programs of Select Carbon’s projects in Western NSW, QLD and the recent expansion of projects in Western Australia.

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Working from an early age in the family nursery Nathan developed skills and knowledge in horticulture, agriculture, commercial landscaping and natural landscape restoration. Later becoming involved in a range of projects from Charleville to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

The growth of carbon projects in Australia aligned well with an interest in restoring landscape function and the need to increase rural community development as a Charleville local. Nathan’s interest in climate science created an opportunity to work with landholders, potentially allowing increased productivity and the ability to generate supplementary streams of revenue in rural areas.

Nathan is based in Brisbane to support projects on both sides of the country and to further develop project opportunities. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the Central Queensland University, focusing on Land Management through the study of ecology, botany, biology, geology and climate science.

Costa KontosCarbon Farming Project Manager

Costa‘s role involves the day to day management of carbon projects which includes stakeholder management, auditing, project reporting, field work and contract management.

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During his time with Select Carbon he has worked and lived in outback areas such Charleville and Bourke getting to know the people and regions integral to carbon farming, you may find him regularly travelling to these regional areas to conduct field work.

Currently based in Launceston he enjoys working in the outdoors and is passionate about ensuring positive outcomes for the environment and local communities.

Costa brings many years of experience in native forest management, previously working in vegetation assessments, strategic planning, inventory, and GIS throughout Victoria within the commercial forest industry.

Bachelor of Forest Science from the University of Melbourne 2006.

Clinton AyresGrazing & Pastoral Management

Clinton completed his studies in Agribusiness at Marcus Oldham College in NSW before working his way across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. He has owned and operated his own family farms in Wagin and Arthur River in Western Australia for 30 years. The farms were mixed enterprises, with a focus and passion on producing Merino wool whilst building the perennial grass base and soil carbon. He was a key founding member of the ‘Bugs and Biology’ producer group.

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Clint has worked on pastoral properties in the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Murchison region, and brings an extensive experience in pastoral cattle management. He has worked on a station-wide project in the Murchison/Gascoyne region to improve water retention, grass cover, water infiltration and soil health. And he has been involved in setting up cattle backgrounding operations and working to link pastoral turn-off to backgrounding and finishing in the agricultural regions.

Clinton is motivated to help land managers to become more profitable, lower their risks, and build the natural capital of their land through grazing management. He brings a high level of practical livestock management and whole-farm and whole-station management to the Select Carbon team

Stephane GoldsteinSpatial Systems & Compliance

Stephane undertakes all GIS analysis at Select Carbon and manages complex datasets to help Select Carbon monitor land-use change and forest cover over time.

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To date, Stephane had been involved with a number of Avoided Deforestation and Human Induced Regrowth projects and has been a major contributor to the long-term development of effective management and monitoring plans for each of Select Carbon’s carbon projects.

Stephane holds the below qualifications:
Master of Science (Geographic Information Systems – Technologies and Applications), 2014 from the Universidade de Lisboa

Master of Science (Ecology and Environmental Management), 2011 from the Universidade de Lisboa

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Chemistry and Management), 2006 from the Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille I)

Emma GrayGIS Data Analyst

Dr Emma Gray's background is in ecological science, but nowadays she can be more accurately described as a data scientist. At Select Carbon she undertakes GIS and data analysis to monitor forest cover change over time.

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Her previous works includes:
– PhD research (Macquarie University in Sydney) with fieldwork across savannas in Australia, South Africa and Brazil, investigating how plant species have developed adaptations to different environmental factors including climate, fire and herbivory;
– Masters research (University of Cape Town) on how vegetation change in savanna areas impacts soil carbon stocks and biodiversity;
– Monitoring long term environmental change research at the South African Environmental Observation Network
– Data analyst for the NSW Department of Education
– Data scientist for business intelligence company Ixio Analytics
– Analyst for the Western Australian Economic Regulation Authority.

Select Carbon lured her back into the environmental sector, where her unique blend of ecological expertise and statistical proficiency helps to maintain the high standard of reporting that Select Carbon prides itself on.

Emma’s formal qualifications include an Honours in Zoology, a Masters in Botany, and a PhD in Biological Sciences

Alice DerwentsmithData Management and GIS

Alice’s education is in environmental science and conservation, however, she dabbled with spatial analysis soon after graduating from University and is now part of Select Carbon’s spatial squad in Perth.

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Alice graduated with a Masters in Conservation Biology from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Alice also holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) from Deakin University in Melbourne.

Alice has been involved in the carbon sector since 2014, beginning with an internship with a carbon developer during her Master’s degree. Her interests in the industry grew from there.
Prior to joining Select Carbon, Alice worked on the development of a number of savanna burning projects in Cape York (QLD) & the NT and Human Induced Regeneration (HIR) projects in NSW & QLD.  Since joining Select Carbon in 2017, Alice has primarily focussed on the spatial mapping needs of Select Carbon’s extensive Western Australian portfolio, and in developing customised apps that link on-ground activities to reporting and monitoring activities.

Courtney MartinoProject Management & Reporting; Pastoral Grazing Systems

Courtney graduated with Honours in Animal Science from Murdoch University, WA, and also holds a Diploma of Project Management (North Metropolitan TAFE).

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Prior to joining Select Carbon, Courtney managed a number of livestock-based projects for the West Midlands Group, which is a producer group in the northern agricultural region of WA. Her work included coordination of activities related to ‘north-south’ partnerships, with pastoral cattle being sent to the agricultural region for backgrounding and finishing. Courtney’s interests span meat science, feedbase and nutrition, using improved stockmanship for production and welfare outcomes, and project management.

With Select Carbon, Courtney helps coordinate and manage projects across the southern rangelands of WA, with specialist skills in using technology to improve project reporting. Courtney is motivated to help ensure carbon projects complement and enhance pastoral grazing businesses.

Helena BaileyLivestock Systems and Landscape Management

Helena’s love of the rural life started from her early years spent on the family farm in the WA wheatbelt before the family made the move to slightly greener pastures of the southwest.

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She has completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Agriculture at the University of Western Australia and has been fortunate to work in varied roles in small business, government and consultancy both during university and since, which has provided her with a well-rounded skill set to be applied to her work.

Prior to joining Select Carbon, Helena worked in the Pastoral Lands Unit for the Dept. of Lands where she was involved in assisting producers to gain approvals for diversification activities to supplement their pastoral grazing enterprises. It was through this work that she developed an interest in the Pastoral Grazing systems and the rangelands that support them. She is passionate about providing assistance to support producers/ landholders to navigate the often-complex approvals and legislation processes to allow them to develop their innovative ideas and improve the sustainability and resilience of their enterprises.

Helena has also worked in a consultancy role where she was involved in preparing feasibility studies, business/ development plans, land use planning studies and site suitability assessments for a range of irrigated agriculture and dryland production systems.

Helena has a keen interest in grazing management, plant and animal nutrition, applied research and holistic management. She hopes to facilitate development of carbon farming in the rangelands (and other agricultural production systems) to improve landscape function and complement livestock grazing enterprises.

Helena is currently working in the Grazing Management team which involves Project Management with a focus on livestock, grazing systems and landscape management.

Samantha AndersonProject Management; Soil Health & Carbon

Growing up on the land, Samantha Anderson developed a strong passion and appreciation for livestock and the grazing industry from an early age.

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She completed a Bachelor of Agriculture with the University of Melbourne, completing an honours project with the University of New England in her final year.
Her professional career has focused on production and commercial developments within the agricultural industry as well as the practical and economic implementation. From investment management through to regenerative management consulting, and managing a property, she has extensive knowledge and breadth of experience within the agriculture industry.

Sam’s desire to improve management and production with little inputs, using the resources around you, has been the driver that led her to work in the area of soil health and carbon.

Being involved in the soil carbon sector for a some years now, Samantha has assisted a number of producers to improve their soil health and participate in one of Australia’s fastest developing markets: carbon. She joins Select Carbon with enthusiasm and drive to scope, develop and support agricultural and rangeland carbon projects.

Valentina AsencioGIS Analyst

Valentina's work is focused on quantifying land surface changes over time though a combination of satellite imagery algorithms, statistical analysis and geographical information systems (GIS). She brings wide experience in the analysis of varied landscapes, from snow cover to arid land vegetation.

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She grew up on a farm in southern Chile, always interested in the natural dynamics of land and wildlife. She obtained a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Geography in the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. During her thesis, she worked on the spatial-temporal variations, through Landsat imagery, for surface humidity, vegetation and water bodies in the area around the biggest brine lake in Chile.

Valentina gained quantitative analysis experience while working in the Seismological National Centre of Chile as Seismic Data Analyst. She then moved to a research assistant position in the University of Santiago in the Climate Change Lab, where she studied the variations in snow cover of the Andes from 1986 to 2018, using Landsat imagery in combination with R-scripts. She was in charge of the cross-validation of field-data with satellite imagery, and she participated in different field-campaigns in the Southern Ice-sheets (Patagonia), Antarctica and Andes Range, to measure reflectiveness, radiation and collecting snow samples.

Charles MaxwellDirector

Charles founded Select Carbon, which has since gone on to successfully develop a number of carbon projects under the CFI and ERF.

Charles is a trained forester with a strong knowledge of carbon farming and carbon markets. In his current role, Charles focuses on business development as well as supporting the Select Carbon team and CEO on the implementation of land-based carbon projects around Australia.

Charles holds a Bachelor of Forest Science (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

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Max BryantChairman

Max is CEO of Bryant Constructions and is a strong supporter of sustainable forestry and development in northern Australia. Max has over 40 years’ experience in the building industry predominantly in North Queensland. His main areas of expertise are in the design and construction of major developments, including prefabricated and modular housing, and project management.

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As Chairman of Select Carbon, Max brings a wealth of business experience and has excellent industry networks which he able to use to ensure the success of each project executed by the company.

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