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 ground hazards, 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 OBE
Chair of Advisory Panel and Partner at Harrison Grant LLP
Andrew Wiseman, the chair of the panel, is a leading environmental law expert and has been recognised by bodies such as the Legal 500 as one of the leading solicitors specialising in environmental law. Andrew is also has an active role within government and is the chair of the Export Guarantees Advisory Council (EGAC) and is vice chair of Environmental Protection UK’s Land Quality Committee, a past chairman of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA), convenor of the UKELA’s contaminated land working party.
Mining Engineering Geologist and founder of GSS Ltd
CGeol, MICE, EuGeol
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
Mark is a respected mining and land surveyor and began his career in the Coal Board and has been 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.