About Us

We are Property Risk Australia.

We are privately owned and Australian operated.

PRA was established in 2016.

Our consultants provide services Australia wide. We provide flexible work practices, as well as office space in Wollongong, Batemans Bay, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

We operate in construction, infrastructure, industrial, commercial and residential; for public, private and government clients.

Our Vision is to put trust and exceptional people at the core of managing risks in work, health and safety, environment and  quality.

Our team.

PRA consultants are experienced, professional and passionate about their job and help employers to protect workers health and safety within their orgainsation and workplace.

Nigel Johnson – Managing Director

Nigel is a Licensed Asbestos Assessor and Hygienist with more than 20 years of experience in asbestos, occupational hygiene, environment and health and safety. Nigel has worked in consulting across commercial and residential high rise, gas works, remediation sites, ships/vessels, schools, hospitals, houses, industrial plants and shopping centres in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, TAS, WA, New Zealand and Singapore.

Nigel is currently President and founding member of the Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Consultants Association (AHCA) and also represents AHCA on the Demolition and Asbestos Consultative Committee (DAAC) which includes representatives from EPA, SafeWork NSW, Building Trades Group, Demolition Contractors Association NSW, Asbestos Removalists Contractors Association, CFMEU, Land and Housing Group, Master Builders Association, Waste Recyclers Contractors Association, Unions NSW, Waste Recyclers Contractors Association and Training Services, Department of Industry.

Not only is Nigel a practicing professional to his clients, Nigel also helps with not for profits through working groups to help give guidance in the Asbestos and Hazardous Materials space. Currently he is working with government and Industry on Lead Paint / Dust to create guidance material.

Jai Choi – Finance Director

Jai is a Finance Professional with more than 15 years of experience in diverse industries including professional Service firms, HVAC wholesale/warehousing and Building materials supply/import businesses.

She worked as management accountant and systems accountant for more than a decade analysing and reporting on business data. Through this experience, she gained deep insight into the operations and she provides practical advice to help businesses thrive.

She is passionate about the numbers and loves the IT side of things.

She is a member of CPA and ACID.

Gary Mace – Occupational Hygienist

Gary is a Certified Occupational Hygienist and Licensed Asbestos Assessor with more than 22 years of experience in occupational hygiene and a further 11 years’ experience in water quality and treatment. He has worked in heavy industry and coal mining for more than three decades and has a strong focus on providing education to a variety of workplaces and industries.

Gary has extensive knowledge and experience in specific occupational hygiene work covering dust sampling (respirable and inhalable), diesel particulate, VOC’s, PAH’s, Isocyanates, welding fume, noise surveys and dosimetry and gas monitoring.

Scott Bamford – Regional Director: ACT and NSW South

Scott has over 14 years of experience in the work health, safety and environment field. Scott has professional qualifications in environmental science, hazardous materials, environmental due diligence, contaminated site assessment and management (including waste classification) and validation, groundwater, mould and indoor air quality and work health and safety, including audits, investigations, training.

Scott is currently a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP), Full Member of the Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Consultants Association (AHCA) and Licensed Asbestos Assessor (LAA).

Scott has extensive knowledge in the following sectors: Utilities (water and energy), construction, demolition and civil works; commercial (including large retail), industrial, fire and water damaged property.

Scott’s technical knowledge applied to projects has resulted in achieving Master Builders Association Recognition for alternative demolition and hazardous materials methodologies and work health safety management systems.

Stuart Rowley – Regional Director: VIC and SA

Stuart is a Licensed Asbestos Assessor with 20 years extensive experience in asbestos, property risk, occupational hygiene, environment and health and safety.

Stuart has a thorough understanding of State and National asbestos, WHS and environment legislation and has worked in consulting across commercial and residential high rise, remediation sites, ships/vessels, schools, hospitals, houses, industrial plants and shopping centres in VIC, NSW, QLD, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Papua New Guinea.

Photo of Property Risk Australia team member Wayne Duffy

Wayne Duffy – Environmental Manager

Wayne has extensive experience in environmental management and assessment of large-scale infrastructure and development projects. Wayne has 20 years’ experience in the environmental management field, specialising in environmental management of construction, environmental impact assessment, waste management, and environmental management of water/waste-water infrastructure.

Wayne applies a positive and co-operative approach to his roles and has largely worked in multi-disciplinary project teams. Wayne brings practical experience and achievement in environmental management and contaminated land.

Nigel Johnson – Managing Director

Nigel is a Licensed Asbestos Assessor and Hygienist with more than 20 years of experience in asbestos, occupational hygiene, environment and health and safety. Nigel has worked in consulting across commercial and residential high rise, gas works, remediation sites, ships/vessels, schools, hospitals, houses, industrial plants and shopping centres in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, TAS, WA, New Zealand and Singapore.

Nigel is currently President and founding member of the Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Consultants Association (AHCA) and also represents AHCA on the Demolition and Asbestos Consultative Committee (DAAC) which includes representatives from EPA, SafeWork NSW, Building Trades Group, Demolition Contractors Association NSW, Asbestos Removalists Contractors Association, CFMEU, Land and Housing Group, Master Builders Association, Waste Recyclers Contractors Association, Unions NSW, Waste Recyclers Contractors Association and Training Services, Department of Industry.

Not only is Nigel a practicing professional to his clients, Nigel also helps with not for profits through working groups to help give guidance in the Asbestos and Hazardous Materials space. Currently he is working with government and Industry on Lead Paint / Dust to create guidance material.

Jai Choi – Finance Director

Jai is a Finance Professional with more than 15 years of experience in diverse industries including professional Service firms, HVAC wholesale/warehousing and Building materials supply/import businesses.

She worked as management accountant and systems accountant for more than a decade analysing and reporting on business data. Through this experience, she gained deep insight into the operations and she provides practical advice to help businesses thrive.

She is passionate about the numbers and loves the IT side of things.

She is a member of CPA and ACID.

Gary Mace – Occupational Hygienist

Gary is a Certified Occupational Hygienist and Licensed Asbestos Assessor with more than 22 years of experience in occupational hygiene and a further 11 years’ experience in water quality and treatment. He has worked in heavy industry and coal mining for more than three decades and has a strong focus on providing education to a variety of workplaces and industries.

Gary has extensive knowledge and experience in specific occupational hygiene work covering dust sampling (respirable and inhalable), diesel particulate, VOC’s, PAH’s, Isocyanates, welding fume, noise surveys and dosimetry and gas monitoring.

Scott Bamford – Regional Director: ACT and NSW South

Scott has over 14 years of experience in the work health, safety and environment field. Scott has professional qualifications in environmental science, hazardous materials, environmental due diligence, contaminated site assessment and management (including waste classification) and validation, groundwater, mould and indoor air quality and work health and safety, including audits, investigations, training.

Scott is currently a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP), Full Member of the Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Consultants Association (AHCA) and Licensed Asbestos Assessor (LAA).

Scott has extensive knowledge in the following sectors: Utilities (water and energy), construction, demolition and civil works; commercial (including large retail), industrial, fire and water damaged property.

Scott’s technical knowledge applied to projects has resulted in achieving Master Builders Association Recognition for alternative demolition and hazardous materials methodologies and work health safety management systems.

Stuart Rowley – Regional Director: VIC and SA

Stuart is a Licensed Asbestos Assessor with 20 years extensive experience in asbestos, property risk, occupational hygiene, environment and health and safety.

Stuart has a thorough understanding of State and National asbestos, WHS and environment legislation and has worked in consulting across commercial and residential high rise, remediation sites, ships/vessels, schools, hospitals, houses, industrial plants and shopping centres in VIC, NSW, QLD, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Papua New Guinea.

Wayne Duffy – Environmental Manager

Wayne has extensive experience in environmental management and assessment of large-scale infrastructure and development projects. Wayne has 20 years’ experience in the environmental management field, specialising in environmental management of construction, environmental impact assessment, waste management, and environmental management of water/waste-water infrastructure.

Wayne applies a positive and co-operative approach to his roles and has largely worked in multi-disciplinary project teams. Wayne brings practical experience and achievement in environmental management and contaminated land.

Our certifications/accreditations.

To ensure PRA’s commitment to Quality, Safety and Environment, PRA have an integrated certified Quality (ISO 9001:2015), Safety (AS/NZS 4801:2001 and ISO 45001:2018) and Environmental Management (ISO 14001:2015) system to International Standards. PRA also have NATA accreditations and have memberships of multiple industry groups and bodies both at a company and individual level.

ISO AND AS/NZS

AS/NZS 4081 – OH&S Management System Requirements
ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System Requirements
ISO 9001 – Quality Management System Requirements
AS/NZS 4801 – OH&S Management System Requirements

NATA

PRA is currently accredited by NATA for analysis for asbestos, mineral fibres (including synthetic) and organic fibres.

AHCA – Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Consultants Association

The Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Consultants Association (AHCA) is an association for industry professionals within the asbestos and hazardous materials community. Our aim is to drive and encourage best practice through consultation and knowledge sharing.

AIOH

The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, Inc. (AIOH) is Australia’s premier professional association representing the interests of occupational hygienists. Our mission is to promote and preserve the health and wellbeing of Australian workers through application of the knowledge, practice and standing of occupational health and occupational hygiene.

The Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme is an environmental industry recognised Certification scheme open to environmental professionals who can meet the requisite competency criteria of experience, training, conduct and ethics.