Terrafirma Advisory Panel
Terrafirma Advisory Panel will provide ongoing guidance and counsel to the business and its clients, with particular focus on educating property market stakeholders to environmental hazards and property risks, and the provision of innovative solutions.
"The Panel comprises professionals and academics at the cutting edge of environmental and ground hazard solutions in the UK’s built-environment, legal and insurance sectors.
The panel will also provide consultancy and guidance to the Terrafirma team including the identification of ground instability hazards, site investigations, emerging technologies and the impact of such environmental hazards in the conveyancing and legal markets."
Andrew Wiseman OBE
Andrew Wiseman LLB (Hons) OBE
Andrew is a solicitor with 30 years experience specialising in environmental and planning law. He was formerly a partner in various law firms prior to joining a public body as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary where he heads the legal, governance and operational risk teams. He was Chairman of DEFRA’s Contaminated Land National Expert Panel and was appointed by the Minister of State to Chair the Advisory Council of UK Export Finance (ECGD). He is joint editor of the Law Society’s Environmental Law Handbook, author of the environmental chapter in their Conveyancing Handbook and sits on their Planning & Environmental Law policy committee. He is a former Chair of the UK Environmental Law Association.
Mining Engineering Geologist and founder of GSS Ltd
CGeol FGS EurGeol CEng FICE EurIng
Chris is a renowned mining engineer and has worked on several high-profile projects across the UK. Chris has been involved on projects relating to various types of mining-related ground stability and subsequent remediation. Chris is the co-founder of Ground Stiffness Surveys (GSS), an innovative ground investigation company who are specialist contractors, developers and researchers in Advanced Continuous Surface Wave (ACSW) non-intrusive ground profiling technologies.
Mining & Land Surveyor and founder of Geoterra Ltd
CEng, MRICS FCInstCES
Mark is a respected mining and land surveyor and began his career in the Coal Board, involved on many high-profile projects such as the Channel Tunnel construction. Recently, Mark founded his company Geoterra, an innovative sub-surface investigation and remediation company, with a focus on the use and development of cutting-edge surveying technology.
Dr. Timothy Farewell
Senior Research Fellow at Cranfield University
Tim is one of the UK’s leading academics on ground hazards, currently working at Cranfield University. Tim is a geospatial soil and environmental scientist specialising in the dynamic interactions between geohazards and critical infrastructure. He works closely with research data including climate change models to map changes in ground conditions and is convinced of the need to better the understanding of the often complex environmental-infrastructure interactions. Achieving this, Tim’s academic careers is closely aligned with industry to drive forward innovative environmental data and its application.