Kevin Tearney

Technical Director, Land Quality and Remediation – Asia Pacific



Kevin is currently based in our Wellington office and has over 35 years of international environmental consulting experience, covering soil and groundwater contamination investigation, risk assessment, remediation and management, in various project and client facing roles across many sectors, including local and central government, waste management, oil and gas, mining, defence, aviation and land development.

Kevin has a thorough understanding of National regulatory requirements, the Resource Management Act (RMA) and regional planning frameworks associated with contaminated land in New Zealand. He was a member of the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) working group for review of the NESCS and is also a key contributor to contaminated land management guidance in New Zealand.

Kevin is a well-respected and experienced environmental professional. He maintains a strong focus on technical excellence and client delivery and is an active participant within professional and industry groups supporting environmental practice and innovation. Kevin is the immediate past president of the New Zealand Chapter of EIANZ and sits on the EIANZ ethics committee. He advocates for high professional standards, collaborative relationships, and places safety first.

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  • Certified Environmental Practitioner – Site Contamination (CEnvP SC)

  • Suitably Qualified and Experienced Practitioner (SQEP) as referenced in the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Heath Regulations (NESCS).