Marcus Herrmann

Marcus Herrmann
Principal - Contaminated Land
BSc Biology, M.E.S.

Marcus has 24 years’ experience in the contaminated land sector, working for national and local governments and the private sector in New Zealand and Canada. He developed the Auckland Council closed landfills asset management plan and contaminated land assessment and remediation strategy, and was Council’s media spokesperson for various contaminated land, asbestos, and water quality issues. Marcus has been actively involved in the development and review of national and regional contaminated land standards and regulations, in particular the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health (NES-CS), the Auckland Council Regional Plan: Air, Land and Water (ALW Plan), and the Auckland Unitary Plan – Operative in Part (AUP-OP).
Marcus is a founding member of the Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) in New Zealand. He manages the RILEY specialist site contamination team, comprising environmental scientists and geologists. Marcus brings a collaborative and solution-focused approach to contaminated land risk assessment and project management, having managed large-scale public health protection and environmental rehabilitation projects for Auckland Council including the urgent remediation of soil contamination at six Auckland childcare centers and at Victoria Park; the Seaside Park landfill rehabilitation and wildlife protection project; and the Newmarket Park closed landfill remediation and slope stabilisation project.
When not at work, Marcus enjoys playing tennis, soccer, hockey, and softball with his family including some junior coaching and umpiring.


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