ABOUT Roberschan Environmental
A hard-working, independent consultancy formerly based in Brisbane, QLD, Australia, and now based in Sechelt, BC, Canada. Established in 2015 when Roberschan's Principal, R. Scott Hanna, retired after 34 years with a large Canadian headquartered, global engineering firm. In his new venture, Scott continues to provide strategic environmental and regulatory management advice on projects he likes, for people he likes, in places he likes.
R. Scott Hanna
Principal / Senior Environmental Advisor
Scott is a seasoned independent Senior Environmental Specialist with more than 40 years experience in environmental and socioeconomic due diligence assessment, environmental and social impact assessment, sustainability assessment, natural resource and environmental management, regulatory management, strategic planning, environmental auditing, and environment institution capacity building and training in the transportation, energy and mining sectors. He has provided senior level environmental advisory services to various levels of government, as well as to the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and environmental and regulatory management advice to private sector developers.
He has completed environmental assignments in Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Canada, China, Estonia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos PDR, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand and Zambia. He is a qualified ISO9001 and ISO14001 Lead Auditor, Fellow of the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand, former Vice President,of EIANZ’s South East Queensland Division, former Chair of EIANZ’s SEQ Policy and Practice Committee, and a Certified Environmental Practitioner – Impact Assessment Specialist.
Scott is also an Adjunct Professor in joint collaboration with the University of Queensland’s Schools of Business, and Earth and Environmental Sciences, a former Griffith University Industry Mentor, a former Chair of the Transportation Association of Canada’s Environment Council, and a former Adjunct Professor in Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management.
He has a bachelor of science degree in biology / ecology from the University of Victoria, and a master of natural resource and environmental management degree from Simon Fraser University. He is a member of the Association of Professional Biology (Canada), a Registered Professional Biologist (British Columbia), Professional Biologist (Alberta), and certified Environmental Professional (Canada).
Scott has demonstrated his considerable environmental and social expertise on large transportation infrastructure and energy projects. He has been the Senior Environmental Specialist on rapid transit, airport, marine terminal, highway and bridge projects in the transportation sector, and hydropower, solar and thermal power, pipeline and transmission line projects in the energy sector. His expertise as an environmental and natural resource management specialist also extends to mining and mineral processing projects.
"I'm always happy to get together to bounce ideas around, to explore ways of achieving efficiencies in the regulatory approvals process, and to examine innovative solutions to address specific environmental issues. Feel free to contact me to discuss your environmental issues. If I'm not the right fit, I won't hesitate to recommend someone within my broad network of contacts that is."
R. Scott Hanna, Principal / Senior Environmental Advisor