Graeme Ridley


Graeme Ridley has 30 years experience in erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, environmental management, hearing commissioner, resource consents and compliance, and senior management in local government.  Graeme’s specialist areas include erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, urban development, project management, policy analysis, the investigation and reporting of complex environmental and corporate issues, and all aspects of statutory approvals under the Resource Management Act 1991. Prior to becoming a consultant, Graeme was previously the Manager of Consent Processing, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Team at ARC.

Graeme’s specialist areas include:

  •  Erosion and Sediment Management
  •  Environmental training
  •  Technical and Environmental Analysis of Development Projects
  •  Policy Analysis and Implementation
  •  Development and implementation of Environmental Management Plans
  •  Project Management
  •  Statutory Approvals under the RMA
  •  Process Investigation and Review
  • Ministry for the Environment Making Good Decisions Commissioner Certification Programme, 2006
  • Massey University: Bachelor of Agricultural Science, 1986
  • Soil and Water Conservation Certificate: Soil and Water Conservation Certification Board 1993
  • Auckland Regional Council Registered in Erosion and Sediment Control (Plan Preparers and Plan Implementers)
  • Member, ex Director and ex Vice President, of International Erosion Control Association
  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control CPESC #7629 — 2013 and ongoing
  •  RidleyDunphy Environmental Limited – Director /Environmental Consultant (October 2007 to present)
  •  Environmental Management Services Ltd : Resource Management Consultant (March 2005 to October 2007)
  •  Director of Aqua Terra International Limited, Aquatic and Terrestrial Protection (June 1999 to 2006)
  •  Auckland Regional Council, Auckland. Manager: Consents and Compliance Monitoring (July 2003 to March 2005)
  •  Auckland Regional Council, Auckland, Manager Land and Water Quality (July 2001 to July 2003)
  •  Auckland Regional Council, Auckland, Team Leader Sediment and Stormwater Management (October 1999 to July 2001)
  •  Auckland Regional Council, Auckland, Soil Conservator and Team Leader Sediment Management, (Nov 1994 to October 1999)
  •  Waikato Regional Council, Hamilton, Land Management Officer (May 1993 to November 1994)
  •  Taranaki Regional Council, Taranaki, Soil Conservator (October 1989 to May 1993)
Graeme Ridley