Nicholas Baker

Managing Director and Principal Environmental Consultant

Nicholas is a leading authority on environmental approvals and environmental management in the coastal and marine environment. He is a Certified Environmental Practitioner and currently sits on the committee of the North Queensland Division of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Nicholas has a background in complex major project approvals and environmental impact assessment.  Nicholas is highly experienced in dredging, aquaculture, water quality, marine ecology, natural resource management and environmental impact assessment. While at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Nicholas has managed some of the highest profile projects in Queensland including: Abbot Point Capital Dredging Project, Guthalungra Aquaculture Project (largest prawn farm in Australia), Gladstone Channel Duplication Project, and Cairns Shipping Development Project. More recently Nicholas has been involved in the early stages of the Lindeman Island Great Barrier Reef Resort project, a $600 million redevelopment of the Lindeman Island Resort.

Nicholas has sat on multiple technical advisory committees and is an expert in the analysis of sediment quality for dredge material disposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.





Scott Hayes-Stanley

Senior Environmental Scientist 

Scott is a Senior Environmental Scientist at Wild Environmental Consultants with experience in a range of industry including onshore oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, coal and metalliferous mining. Scott’s expertise is in environmental management and compliance, soil science, erosion and sediment control planning and rehabilitation. Additionally, Scott provides advice to on ground staff and senior management in support of best management practices.

Scott has also been on the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) Far North Queensland division since early 2016, providing professional development opportunities to environmental professionals throughout their career.







Matthew Ayre

Environmental Scientist

Matthew is an Environmental Scientist at Wild Environmental Consultants. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management with Majors in Earth Science and Ecology. Matthew is a qualified Environmental Scientist with over two years demonstrated experience related to environmental management, environmental compliance reporting, Mine Operations Plan reporting, geological mapping and exploration reporting, erosion and sediment control management, soil analysis, data analysis, contaminated lands monitoring, air quality monitoring, water quality monitoring, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), terrain modelling as well as environmental and geotechnical laboratory skills.






Ellie Kilpatrick

Administrative Assistant

Ellie is Wild Environmental’s administrative guru, assisting the team to keep everything running smoothly.  Ellie is currently studying Law at Central Queensland University.