Things work better when we work together.
CSG means a lot of good things for people on the land. But it can mean a bit of disruption too.
So we’d like you to meet some people whose job it is to make sure that disruption is minimal, and that everyone gets a fair go in the process.
Call the Origin hotline on 1800 526 369 or contact us to speak to a Relations Advisor.
Meet our Landowner Relations Advisors & Staff:
Bill Quince, Manager of the Land Access Delivery team
Hello I’m Bill. I am the Manager of the Land Access Delivery team. I have arrived at Origin through a career path that started with formal qualifications in valuation which led to varied roles within industries such as property, land use and infrastructure development. During this time I have worked with landholders across Queensland and NSW on many different projects, including rail, telecommunications, water and gas. I value a genuine commitment to fairness and strive to demonstrate this when working with landholders.
Haydn Counsell , Land Access Manager
Hi! I’m the Land Access Manager based in Chinchilla leading and supporting the team of Landowner Relations Advisors. I have come to Origin via a career in the Queensland Government as a Stock Inspector, Environmental Officer and Regional Manager (Biosecurity Queensland) having served in many centres. Whether it was ensuring market access through animal and plant disease control or eradication, environmental management of intensive animal industries or regional planning, the common theme has been that of working with landowners and rural communities. I hope to use my knowledge of rural industries to ensure that development can be mutually beneficial for all parties.
Mick Galdal, Land Access Manager – West
Hello, I’m Mick and I am the Land Access Manager for the Western business and am field-based in Roma. I have returned to Origin from previous CSG businesses and career paths in the Agricultural Finance Business and Commercial roles in the Refinery / Industrial Industry. During the majority of my time in my previous employment roles I have engaged with rural enterprises covering beef cattle, farming, horticulture, small crops and feedlots to name a few. I value open communications and I have a willingness to work closely with the rural industry.
Clyde McGaw, Landowner Relations Team Leader
Hello I’m the Landowner Relations Team Leader based in Chinchilla. I started my working career as a Cadet Land Inspector/Valuer with the Land Administration Commission and worked in centres including Goondiwindi, St George, Innisfail and Cairns. I then took on completion of additional full time studies in Environmental Science. After these studies I was employed in a number of roles managing weeds and pest animals within the Queensland Government, the most recent being 6 years as the Zone Leader for Invasive Plants and Animals Operations with Biosecurity Queensland. My knowledge and experience in land assessment, pest and weed management and stakeholder liaison and co-operation helps to provide me with an appreciation of some of the issues of concern to landholders.
David Williamson, Landowner Relations Advisor
Hi, I’m Dave. Originally from Rockhampton, I have lived in many regional areas of Queensland including Moura, Theodore, Mt Isa and Cloncurry. I worked as a Stock Inspector for some 20 years and have travelled extensively around Queensland, liaising with landowners and rural communities. I also worked with an Agricultural and Environmental Engineering firm based in Toowoomba before joining the Origin team. My role as a Landowner Relations Advisor with Origin will allow me to assist landowners to understand the opportunities and address any issues associated with the coal seam gas industry.
Damien Morris, Landowner Relations Advisor
Hi, I’m Damien. Before moving to Chinchilla to begin my role with Origin I was living in far South West Queensland where I was lucky to spend much of my childhood. After completing school in Dalby, I returned to western Queensland to begin a career in Agribusiness working with Landmark, Riverina Stockfeed and Elders, before moving with my wife to run the family sheep and cattle property west of Cunnamulla. I have found this rural background gives me a good understanding of the needs of landowners that we work with at Origin.
Sarah North, Local Government Relations Advisor
Hi I’m Sarah! I was born in St George and grew up on a cattle, grain and cotton family property. After university in Brisbane, I returned to St George to work as an irrigation consultant in the cotton industry and to work in Senator Joyce’s electorate office. Today, I work in the Origin stakeholder engagement team to address the opportunities and issues in relation to Origin’s gas field development with Local Government and Non-Government organisations. I believe my understanding of rural towns positions me well in this role.
Suzanne Kerr, Senior Administration Coordinator
Hi, I’m Suzanne. I was born in Biloela where I grew up on a cattle property. Later my family moved to a dairy farm at Gympie where I worked mostly in Local Government. Today, I work with Origin Stakeholder Services coordinating the administration of the Chinchilla office while assisting the Landowner Relations team with community activities. I have found my previous background in Field Services with Origin gives me an understanding of the process involved from the initial liaising with landowners, the scout, construction, to the final rehabilitation of the lease well site. I enjoy the role of meeting new people and being able to provide quality customer service to both my team and external customers.
Judy Green, Community Relations Advisor, Biloela
Hi, I am Judy, I grew up in Outback Qld on a sheep and cattle property. I moved to the Qld coast to complete my education and then worked and travelled for a number of years before settling at Hervey Bay. Eleven years ago I moved back to country Qld to take up a role within Origin at Yellowbank Junction, one of our gas plants near Injune – since then I have lived and worked for Origin in many rural communities including Roma, Moura, and Chinchilla. Most recently I have moved to Biloela to take up the role of Community Relations Advisor for the Australia Pacific LNG Project, which involves working with community groups, government, local councils and other components across the pipeline alignment areas to address the opportunities and issues in relation to our development. My love of the country and understanding of rural communities assists me greatly in this role.