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Our Team.

We Are Nova-Ambiente

We are a multi-national consultancy with operational bases in London, Cologne, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid and Lisbon, and trusted associates and partners worldwide.






(Head of Environmental)

Allan is a geologist with a Masters Degree from the Aachen Institute of Technology in Germany. He has over 28 years’ experience in environmental consultancy throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.


Allan specialises in multi-site, multi-national property transaction support services and was instrumental in developing our unique environmental risk assessment and management service for clients with significant property portfolios across Europe.


Within Nova-Ambiente Allan focuses primarily on business and product development for equity investors. He also regularly undertakes a Project Director role and continues to maintain a keen interest in all environmental projects.



(Head of Technical)

Jim Gott is a civil and structural engineer with over 25 years of experience. He has spent his career supporting numerous International companies with real estate acquisition, development and divestiture projects.


Since 2012 Jim has assisted Equity and Debt clients with technical and environmental due diligence at hundreds of sites in UK, Europe, Japan and Australia. In addition, for twenty-plus years he has successfully led brownfield site assessment and redevelopment projects, mainly related to logistics developments on heavily contaminated sites.


Jim’s role at Nova-Ambiente focuses on project delivery for debt providers, overseeing technical due diligence projects and managing brownfield development projects.




Inga has 20 years’ experience in environmental consultancy with a background in land quality assessment, compliance auditing, environmental due diligence and risk assessment.


Inga is responsible for overseeing our UK and Dutch environmental due diligence service and forms part of our central project team, managing a high volume of environmental assessment and due diligence projects through-out Europe. Inga specialises in providing tailored environmental risk evaluation advice and pragmatic management solutions.


With an eye for detail and a commercial focus, Inga also undertakes a crucial quality assurance role within the business. She is responsible for ensuring that our high standards and consistency in reporting are maintained across all environmental projects.


Technical Director

(Building Surveying)

Damian has 18 years of experience in the commercial and residential development property sectors, and is a qualified Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Damian has extensive experience managing property portfolios from site pre-acquisition due diligence, through development / renovation phases, to project completion. He formerly held a technical advisory role at an international financial services organisation, providing technical and professional leadership on construction methods and property title issues. His role also included authorship of technical reports to the Mortgage Executive Committee.


Damian has more recently worked as a commercial property consultant, undertaking Property Condition Assessments on a range of property types, sizes and classes. He specialises in property surveying due diligence and risk assessment, and is responsible for providing successful technical solutions and protecting the client, in accordance with their business risk appetite.


Principal Consultant

Emma joined Ambiente in September 2012 and has over 20 years' experience in the fields of environmental due diligence, environmental compliance and contaminated land assessment. She is a seasoned project manager and highly skilled environmental auditor, well-practiced in identifying legal non-compliances and working with companies to address environmental best practice and liability issues.


Emma currently manages Nova-Ambiente’s international Environmental Management team and the ongoing development of the service across Europe.



Sarah has 16 years' experience in the fields of environmental due diligence, auditing / site assessment (including ASTM Phase I auditing and reporting), risk assessment and property management across industrial / logistics, commercial, retail, and manufacturing sectors.


She focuses on project direction, management of site assessment and due diligence projects for our commercial / private sector and US clients and co-ordination of selected property management programmes.


Sarah is involved in all aspects of U.K. & European projects and key client management. As part of the central project team she is responsible for the high-level technical review and quality assurance of our services and deliverables and has also recently taken on a business support role in the UK.


Associate Director

Sara has over 18 years environmental consultancy experience, working on and managing multidisciplinary environmental projects. Sara specialises in the fields of environmental due diligence, site characterisation, risk assessment and remediation projects. She has worked across a number of business sectors throughout Europe and spends the majority of her time managing multi-site portfolio environmental assessments and property condition assessments for property transactions and divestitures.


She is responsible for the day to day operations of the debt-advisory side of the business, and associated project management and project delivery.


Principal Consultant

Julie has over twenty years of project management and environmental consultancy experience, primarily in the fields of environmental due diligence, compliance and contaminated land risk assessment and remediation.

She is a Chartered Environmentalist, an experienced team leader and an environmental auditor with a strong track record of delivering innovative due diligence solutions.

Julie currently manages Nova-Ambiente’s international Environmental Management service. She has been the driving force behind the development of our bespoke, collaborative digital platform, Ambio.


Managing Consultant

Simon has over 19 years’ experience in environmental consultancy, working on projects across the UK, Ireland and the Middle East. He specialises in ground investigation, risk assessment and remediation projects and has valuable practical development knowledge, having previously had a role with a property developer. 


Simon is responsible for the day to day management of the brownfield development side of the business, undertaking environmental assessments for large industrial and commercial development sites.


Senior Consultant

Oliver holds a Degree in Environmental Geography and a Masters in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management from Kings College London. 


Since August 2012 Ollie has played a key role in the UK environmental due diligence team. He is one of our lead auditors and specialises in assessments for the light industrial & logistics sector.


Ollie is responsible for the day to day management of key client accounts / projects and assists the central project team with a QA review role of reports from our European colleagues.




Alistair holds a degree in Environmental Geography and has over three years’ experience in environmental consultancy, including desk and field based contaminated land assessments and data management for both private and public sectors.

Within our Environmental Management team, Alistair is responsible for the management of our UK Portfolios, co-ordinating and undertaking post-acquisition site inspections, liaising closely with clients and property managers to implement corrective actions and environmental performance improvement strategies.




Maria has five years’ experience within environmental consultancy, and holds a Degree in Environmental Science and a Masters in Environmental Engineering and Management. 

Since October 2017 Maria has been an integral part of our Environmental Management team, helping to ensure the  consistently high environmental performance of assets within our management programmes both in the UK and across Europe.

Maria is a highly capable environmental management and due diligence auditor and as a native Spanish speaker, Maria also provides support to our Spanish environmental due diligence team.

Nina Hurhangee

Junior Consultant

Nina holds a degree in Geography and a Masters in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management from Kings College, London.

Nina plays a key role in our Environmental Management team and is also one of our UK auditors. She is responsible for addressing and finding solutions for residual liability and best practice / compliance issues, thereby improving the environmental performance of assets within our management programmes.Nina also provides training to UK and European clients and property managers via Ambiente’s on-line collaborative platform, Ambio.


Managing Consultant

Jaime holds a degree in Environmental Science and a masters in Environmental Design and Engineering from University College, London.


Jaime has over ten years’ experience in environmental consultancy and management, specialising primarily in contaminated land risk assessment and flood risk assessment.  


At Nova-Ambiente, Jaime holds a central role within our Environmental Management team, responsible for the implementation of our environmental management programmes across the UK and European portfolios. She is also an IEMA affiliated Environmental Auditor and supports our Environmental Due Diligence team on acquisition projects.

William Whitell


William joined Nova-Ambiente in April 2019. He holds a Masters in Environmental Geology and has over two years’ experience within environmental consultancy, including Phase I and Phase II contaminated land assessments. William’s primary role at Nova Ambiente is to support the Environmental Management team in carrying out EM audits and identifying and addressing environmental best practice and compliance issues to improve the performance of our client’s portfolios in the UK and across Europe. 

Alix Vincent

Junior Consultant

Alix joined Nova Ambiente in October 2019. She holds a BSc in Biological Sciences and a Master’s in Sustainable Environmental Management from the University of Plymouth.

Alix’s primary role at Nova Ambiente is to support the Environmental Due Diligence team by undertaking desk study reviews and site visits for environmental assessment and due diligence projects predominantly within the UK.

Tasha Sivarajah

Group Administrator/ HR Advisor

Tasha holds a degree in Law and has several years’ experience working in varied HR roles. Tasha is also CIPD qualified in Human Resource/Learning & Development Management (Assoc CIPD). She Manages all aspects of Human Resources for the UK team and acts as a point of contact for all general enquiries.

Elanor Robinson


Elanor holds a degree in Psychology and has nine years experience working and providing support in both Environmental Consultancy and Property Investment Management.  Elanor’s role at Nova-Ambiente is to provide support to both the Environmental Management team and Allan Busse.


Projects Administrator

Kiss holds a degree in Fine Art & Fashion from Central Saint Martins and has several years of administrative experience in a variety of roles. Since August 2018 Kiss has provided invaluable administrative support to our project management and auditing teams, and is also responsible for third party contract administration.


Group Accountant

Kaj joined Ambiente in 2006. She holds a degree in Maths and is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA) with over 15 years’ experience. Kaj holds responsibility for all accounting processes relating to the companies within the Ambiente Group registered in the UK and The Netherlands.

Amalia Devesa Couto

Accounts Assistant

Amalia has several years’ experience working in finance departments in her native Spain. She is extensively qualified in Business Administration and has a thorough working understanding of European accounting processes and associated software. She works closely with the Group Accountant and has responsibility for all invoice administration.





Managing Director

Carmen is the Managing Director of our German Office and invaluable to the leadership team.


She is a specialist Geologist with a Masters Degree from the Aachen Institute of Technology in Germany, and has over 28 years’ experience in the environmental sector. Carmen has an expert knowledge of working techniques in contaminated areas, along with a solid background in hydro-geological surveying and the design & implementation of intrusive site investigations and remediation strategies.  Since 2006 she has specialized in environmental compliance and due diligence auditing.


As one of our most experienced members, Carmen keeps our German team focused during high volume and tight deadline transaction projects, ensuring we always deliver to the highest standard.



Senior Consultant

Patric holds a Masters Degree in Geology from Cologne University and has over 20 years' experience in contaminated land assessment and environmental transaction support services.

He co-ordinates our EM programme in Germany and regularly undertakes environmental due diligence assessments, asbestos surveys and preparation of Energy Performance Certificates for the retail, logistics and office sectors.

Patric’s ability to forge close working relationships with clients and property managers is instrumental in ensuring the improved environmental performance of assets in our environmental management (EM) programmes.




Vera holds a Master’s Degree in Geosciences from Bonn University with expertise in the fields of hydrogeochemistry (urban groundwater quality) and environmental chemistry (fuel additives).

Vera is a qualified asbestos surveyor, and an experienced and qualified expert in the field of contaminated land. She is one of our lead auditors and specialises in environmental due diligence assessments for the retail and logistics and light industrial sectors. One of Vera’s key roles is to design and co-ordinate site investigations (Phase II) and site remediation work (Phase III).




Martin holds a Masters Degree in Geoscience with expertise in Environmental Management and Geochemistry from the Aachen Institute of Technology.

Martin specialises in due diligence assessments with a focus on development projects. He is our local expert in the field of AMF surveying and is also a qualified asbestos surveyor, making him a valuable asset in the subject of hazardous building materials of our German team. Additionally, he is experienced in the fields of environmental management and contaminated land assessment/management.



Junior Consultant

Dominic holds a Master’s Degree in Geosciences from Bonn University with expertise in the fields of environmental geology and hydrogeology.

Since June 2017 Dominic has supported our German Environmental Due Diligence and Environmental Management (EM) teams. He specialises in assessments of retail portfolios and commercial / logistics properties for international clients. He is a qualified asbestos surveyor and is experienced in the practical implementation of the German Ordinance on the Handling of Substances Hazardous to Water (AwSV).