About Us

We are a passionate team of scientists who are committed to the field of air quality.

Carol McSweeney

Carol McSweeney

Managing Director

BSc, PG Dip Tch, PG Dip Env Mgmt, Cert Env Pract, MNZOHS.
I started Air Matters in 2004, and since then the business has grown with the help and expertise of a great team of people. We started an office in Mount Maunganui in 2014 to more directly serve the Bay of Plenty and Waikato areas. The two offices also give us more flexibility for work across the country.
I thrive on problem solving, and get a lot of satisfaction out of working to improve environmental and health outcomes. This is a great business to work in.

The HASANZ Register was officially launched by WorkSafe Chief Executive Nicole Rosie on Friday 27 July 2018. This marks a significant milestone for HASANZ and it’s also a major milestone for the workplace health and safety sector as a whole. It is a pleasure to be part of that register and to be able to offer clients the reassurance that the register offers for work related to occupational hygiene and workplace health.

Robert Murray

Robert Murray

Senior Environmental Scientist and Bay of Plenty Regional Manager

BSc, BA, MNZOHS
I joined Air Matters in 2009, and have grown with the company while experiencing many challenging projects along the way. I enjoy the diversity of the job and working with clients to recognise and evaluate environmental stressors in the workplace. I moved to Mt Maunganui in 2014 where I started the Bay of Plenty Air Matters office. The office has developed successfully and has allowed to Air Matters to provide a regional presence in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.

I have recently been registered by HASANZ and can be found on the register which went live on 27th July 2018. This provides further assurance to our clients that they are dealing with a competent operator in terms of occupational hygiene.

Helen Nicholson

Helen Nicholson

Environmental Consultant, Occupational Hygienist and Training Manager

BSc
Since starting with Air Matters in 2011, I have developed specialty areas in noise, dust and fume assessments. I delight in the opportunity to use good science to assess and reduce health hazards for better workplace environments.

Nicholas Browne

Nicholas Browne

Air Quality Specialist and Scheduling Manager

BSc
I joined Air Matters in February 2015. I was previously working for Auckland Council, however I enjoy the problem solving nature of consultancy work. I also enjoy getting involved in occupational hygiene work.

Kreepa Shrestha Rai

Kreepa Shrestha Rai

Environmental Specialist

MSc, BA, Licensed Asbestos Assessor

I started working for the Air Matters team in 2014 after completing my post graduate degree in Geography. I love the varied nature of my job and the challenges it presents, which allows me to pursue my interest in air quality management and occupational hygiene. I am also an accredited asbestos assessor and have been involved with asbestos related work since I started at Air Matters. Working in the occupational health and environmental fields has given me a comprehensive understanding of airborne contaminants, sampling techniques, and issues that may arise due to the many variables in this type of work.

Amber Tognazzo

Amber Tognazzo

Air Quality Technician

BSc
I started working for Air Matters in 2015, after working in sustainability. I enjoy using my science and problem solving skills to assess and evaluate air quality issues in the workplace. This role also helps me develop my occupational hygiene skills.

Carl Goodhue

Carl Goodhue

Air Quality Practitioner

BAppSci, Licensed Asbestos Assessor

I have been with Air Matters since April 2016 and am based at the Mt Maunganui office. I really enjoy the challenge of working in this industry, as it’s dynamic and constantly evolving. Figuring out what the real issue is for a client and recommending practical, science-based solutions for implementation is really fulfilling. I am also a licensed asbestos assessor and can cover a wide range of asbestos related work, including asbestos surveying and the development of management plans, reviewing licensed removalists’ control plans, and performing the required air monitoring and clearance work for asbestos jobs. I am a member of the NZOHS Asbestos Subcommittee.

Garry McSweeney

Garry McSweeney

Consulting Chemist

BSc, FNZIC
I have worked for many years in analytical and research chemistry in various industries. I enjoy using my scientific background in my role is a chemical consultant and advisor to the Air Matters team.

Alice Thomson

Alice Thomson

Environmental Technician

BAppSc, MAppSc
I started working at Air Matters in 2017 after completing my Masters in Environmental Management. I love having the ability to continually learn new things as each job is unique and presents different challenges. It is also very rewarding seeing health hazards in workplaces reduced with the help of our team.

Innovative Ideas

Our people are creative thinkers who are here to help you resolve questions. We keep up to date with new methods and equipment for assessing environmental effects and workplace health effects.

Committed to Service

You can rely on the Air Matters team to provide objective, respectful and efficient service within appropriate time frames. We maintain a high level of competence through continuous learning and keeping abreast of the latest technologies and methods.

Clear Communication

We aim to present all reports in a way that communicates to our clients a clear course of action. We base our reports on the scientific results of the study and communicate in a simple, succinct way.

RECENT NEWS

The HASANZ Register

Know you are getting a qualified professional HASANZ has developed a national, online register of verified workplace health and safety professionals.  The HASANZ Register is a one stop shop for businesses to find reliable, quality health and safety advice and...

WES Review

Air Matters participated in the recent review  of the Workplace Exposure Standards that were submitted for review by Worksafe in June 2018. Air Matters was involved in these reviews via four different perspectives; clients, professional societies and consultants. The...

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