Western Cape Branch

Western Cape Branch Chair: Nicholas Arnott

Nicholas is currently employed by SLR Consulting and holds a B.SC Honours Degree in Earth and Geographical Sciences from the University of Cape Town. He has been working as environmental consultant since 2006 and is a registered Environmental Assessment Practitioner. He has been involved in a variety of projects within the mining, oil & gas, renewable energy and infrastructure sectors. In addition to being involved in a number of projects located throughout South Africa (both onshore and offshore), he has worked on projects located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Western Cape Branch: Treasurer: Amber Jackson

Amber is a Principal Environmental Consultant and has been employed with CES Environmental and Social Advisory Services since September 2011. Amber is responsible for the management of Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments for projects in the renewable, housing, agri-forestry and mining sectors in South Africa and Mozambique to national and international lenders standards including the AfDB, EIB, FSC and IFC. Amber specializes in faunal assessments and has conducted over 20 faunal impact assessments in both South Africa and northern Mozambique to both national standards and international lenders standards, alone and assisted by and to the late Prof Bill Branch.
Amber has a background in both Social and Ecological work. Her undergraduate degrees focused on Ecology, Conservation and Environment with particular reference to landscape effects on Herpetofauna, while her masters focused on the environmental management of social and ecological systems. With a dissertation in food security that investigated the complex food system of informal and formal distribution markets. She also participated in an Environmental and Social Risk management course help by the IFC in Johannesburg over 2018.

Western Cape Branch: Authority Liaison:Daleen van Zyl

Daleen holds a BSc Agric degree from Stellenbosch University, with 12 years’ experience in the environmental management field. She started her career in 2008 at Guillaume Nel Environmental Consultants before joining the City of Cape Town in 2012 as EIA: Projects Officer. She has experience in conducting Basic Assessments, General Authorisations & Water Use Licence applications, environmental prefeasibility screenings, advising clients, training on NEMA EIA Regulations and processes for City staff members and liaising with authorities.

Western Cape Branch Authority Liaison, Student Branch: Lionnel Ndeba

Lionnel holds a Msc in Environmental Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). He has also successfully completed an Occupation Health & Safety (OHS) Diploma at Oxbridge Academy. He is a SACNASP registered candidate with 2 Years experience in the environmental management field. In addition to his IAIAsa membership, Lionnel is a keen member of the Green Heart Foundation, having been involved in the reforestation rally in Dakar in 2009 and assuming a managerial role as a team leader in 2018.
He is currently employed as a Junior Environmental Scientist at Umvoto Africa, where he is involved in multiple field campaigns (Atlantis, Cape Flats and Steenbras) to collect, process, analyse and quality control groundwater level data.

Western Cape Branch Communications & Marketing, Law and Policy: Kelly Stroebel

Kelly is an Environmental Consultant at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Cape Town. She holds a BSc Honours Degree in Environmental Science from Rhodes University and is currently pursuing an MSc in Geography and Environmental Science through Stellenbosch University. Furthermore, Kelly has recently obtained a certificate in Environmental Governance from the Danida Fellowship Center in Copenhagen, Denmark through Copenhagen University, the Technical University of Denmark and Roskilde University in Denmark.
She has over 7 years’ experience in the environmental field, during which she has managed a variety of projects in the renewable energy, oil and gas, manufacturing and agricultural fields. In addition to these, she has worked on several SEA’s at a national and provincial level, as well as a national project offering pro-bono environmental services to disadvantaged communities.
elly has a good and long-standing association with IAIAsa and IAIA, being a member for over 7 years and participating in the organizing committees for both local and international IAIA conferences. She has also worked with IAIA at an international level through a grant project to develop protocols for assisting disadvantaged communities with environmental assessment.