Environment Experts



Sharon Arena – Principal Environmental Advisor


Bachelor of Science (Hons.) (Environmental Science); Graduate Diploma Occupational Health and Safety


As a result of over 17 years of experience in the environmental field, Sharon has gained an extensive skill base from both academic qualifications and vocational development. Sharon has addressed numerous issues through a variety of roles and has experience in all facets of environmental management and stakeholder liaison.


Working within both the public and private sector has provided Sharon with an understanding of the different approaches to environmental management and has allowed her to communicate effectively with corporate organisations, Regulatory Authorities and community groups. Sharon has a diversified background, having worked within the aviation, electricity and mining industries. An operational and approvals background has enabled her to understand the requirements and planning processes involved in regulatory approvals.


Through previous roles, such as Straits Resources, and during her eight years as Principal Environmental Advisor at APM, Sharon has continuously refined and improved her skills in environmental impact assessment, environmental management systems, closure planning, stakeholder consultation, budgeting, risk assessment, monitoring, auditing and training.



Sasha Ayton – Environmental Advisor


Sasha has a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Honours in Conservation Biology from UWA. Since graduating, Sasha has gained experience conducting extensive field surveys for numerous projects and also as an environmental regulator for the Western Australian Government. Sasha has been working for APM as an environmental biologist since October whilst also undertaking a masters in Marine Ecology.