Marcus Herrmann

Technical Director – Site Contamination

Marcus has 25 years’ experience with contaminated land issues, working for national and local governments and the private sector in New Zealand and Canada.

He developed Auckland Council’s plans for managing closed landfills and remediating contaminated land. As media spokesperson, he helped demystify the science behind urgent soil remediation at childcare centres and Victoria Park.

Marcus has also helped to develop and review national and regional regulations around contaminated land, particularly the national environmental standard (NES-CS).

A specialist in risk assessment and communication, Marcus is also a founding member of the Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) in New Zealand.

His approach to contaminated land projects is collaborative and solution-focused. It reflects his experience in managing large-scale public health protection and environmental rehabilitation.

At Riley, Marcus reviews our site contamination investigation, remediation and validation reports as a SQEP (suitably qualified and experienced practitioner). He has also served as an expert witness for notified consent applications.

OUTSIDE WORK: Marcus enjoys playing tennis and soccer, and travelling around New Zealand with his family.

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AUCKLAND

Joined Riley in 2018

BSc Biology, MES (Environmental)