GB Card & Partners comprises predominantly chartered professionals, with backgrounds in engineering, geology and sciences, with significant experience of the construction and development sectors. Whilst all employees have impressive career profiles, an overview of the senior team members is provided below.
Dr. Geoffrey B. Card, BSc PhD CEng FICE EurIng CGeol FGS CSci
Geoff has over 35 years of experience in providing civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering solutions all over the world. He has considerable experience of major transport and infrastructure projects such as London Docklands, Crossrail, and signature building developments in the Thames Corridor.
He is a recognised expert on the design and construction of development on derelict land such as shallow mine workings, contaminated and landfill gassing sites. He is often called upon to provide litigation support in relation to the risks associated with brownfield redevelopment and geotechnical issues.
Geoff has authored much of the UK’s guidance relating to ground gas and has sat on various steering groups and drafting committees. He has directed the assessment and remediation of many brownfield sites reshaping the London Skyline, including Wandsworth Riverside Quarter, Millennium Harbour, Embassy Gardens, and the Olympic Velodrome.
Laura Bacon, BSc CGeol EurGeol FGS RoGEP
Laura has over fifteen years’ experience in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering consultancy for major infrastructure, commercial/industrial and residential development projects across the UK.
Laura also has experience in the project management of site investigations, data reviews, risk assessment of contaminated land, ground remediation design, foundation design, slope stability analysis and third-party independent reviews.
Additionally, Laura is responsible for business management and development of GB Card & Partners as well as management of large building and infrastructure projects, technical support and human resources.
Benjamin Middleton Gaish, BA (Hons)
Since joining the company in 2016, Benjamin has progressively taken on a more senior role in overseeing the day to day financial management, IT governance, and implementation of the Quality Management System. As a member of the Senior Management Team, alongside Dr Geoffrey Card and Laura Bacon, he is directly involved with the strategic direction of the company and overseeing key growth of the company.
To support the company objectives; Benjamin is currently studying for his CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership with the ambition of gaining Chartered Manager status in 2021.
Nick Bonner, BSc (Hons)
With over 16 years’ experience Nick has worked on many complex geotechnical and geo-environmental remediation and ground investigation projects within a wide range of environments, including over water jack-up platforms, tidal culverts, reservoirs, floodplains, street works, gas holder sites, London Underground and Network Rail infrastructure, schools, agricultural and commercial areas, and greenfield sites.
Nick also has extensive experience of ecology and asbestos projects, and in 2018/19 was a Site Agent on a large investigation in Dartford to inform options for flood defences with a focus on deriving parameters to enable seepage analysis and design of a system of relief wells.
Nick joined GB Card & Partners in July 2020 as part of our growing London team and, as a Principal Engineer, is involved in a wide range of projects.
Valentina Osella, MSc CEnv MIEnvSc FGS
Valentina has over 18 years’ experience in geo-environmental consultancy. She started her career at a mining consultancy firm in Italy where she was responsible for the technical design for the exploitation of ornamental rock quarries. She later moved to Golder Associates Italy where she built an extensive experience in contaminated land characterisation and remediation of fuel filling stations. She strengthened her project management skills to lead the project team for three years.
Since moving to the UK Valentina has designed and supervised ground investigation works on numerous brownfield sites across the country including industrial sites, landfills, former RAF airbases and power stations, preparing geo-environmental interpretative reports, remediation strategies and environmental permitting reports. She is experienced in mining risk assessment for sites with mining history and mineral resource assessment to support the redevelopment of sites underlain by potential mineral resources.
Valentina joined GB Card & Partners in February 2020 and in October 2020 was awarded the status of Chartered Environmentalist. As Principal Geo-Environmental Engineer Valentina is the company’s South-East lead running our recently-opened Canterbury office. Valentina is managing large landfill regeneration projects dealing with contaminated land and ground improvement challenges day by day.
Alberto Cazzaniga, MSc MIEnvSc
Alberto has over 16 years’ experience in contaminated land projects in the UK and EU. His expertise comprises project management and the design and supervision of site investigation and remediation works. He has a comprehensive experience in the production of technical reports and Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment (DQRA) for the redevelopment of brownfield land.
Following his MSc in Environmental Engineering, Alberto joined Golder Associates (Italy) in 2006. He commenced his experience in the investigation and remediation of petrol stations and oil depots. Between 2009 and 2015 he managed three international projects located in Ireland, India and Kazakhstan to lead the local project team and design the remediation works.
Alberto moved to the UK to join Ecologia Environmental Solutions in 2015. Since then he has worked on a variety of contaminated land projects including infrastructure works, manufacturing plants, landfills, gas works and chemical works across the UK. He was promoted to project manager in 2018.
Since joining GB Card & Partners in November 2018 Alberto has worked on several large redevelopment projects. He has also managed remediation projects from the proposal to the verification stage dealing with clients, stakeholders and public authorities. Alberto has consolidated his project management skills and knowledge of DQRA of ground gas, contamination vapour, ground improvement and in-situ remediation techniques. In 2021 Alberto was promoted to the Principal Consultant and the Geo Environmental Discipline Lead in the company. In 2022 Alberto attained a chartered status with the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) as Chartered Environmentalist.
Kerry Jones, BSc
Kerry has recently re-joined the GB Card & Partners team following nearly five years living in Australia. Kerry is now working in our Exeter office as a Principal Consultant.
Kerry is an environmental scientist with over 16 years’ of experience in the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites in the UK, particularly in London and the south-east, as well as across Australia. She has extensive experience in managing large, complex and high-profile investigations with multiple stakeholders and a high level of community and media interest. This includes collaborating with regulatory authorities, contractors, consultants and local communities over highly emotive contamination issues to deliver favourable solutions to complex problems.
Kerry has particular expertise with the assessment and remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons, per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chlorinated solvents, metals and asbestos. This includes providing technical and strategic advice in the context of each project for ongoing management to mitigate future risks and liabilities.
Agim Tafliku, BSc MSc FGS
Agim has over 15 years’ experience in Environmental Consultancy, particularly experienced in the design and management of ground investigations including undertaking initial desktop studies through site investigations, managing multiple sub-contractors requiring simultaneous on-site management and co-ordination to deliver the project on time.
Agim is very knowledgeable on the stratigraphy of London and the Southeast particularly London Clay Formation, Lambeth Group, Alluvium, Mercia Mudstone and Upper Chalk Groups. Additionally, Agim is extremely experienced in coordinating and supervising excavation-based and in situ remediation solutions including dual phase extraction, soil mixing and chemical oxidation, hydrogeological characterisation works including groundwater monitoring, aquifer property testing, remediation pilot testing, and the interpretation of data to produce contaminated land and geotechnical risk assessments.
Agim joined GB Card & Partners in the Autumn of 2021 as a Principal Engineer.
Danni Page, BSc FGS GMICE
Danni joined GB Card & Partners in June 2021, following her graduation from Cardiff University with a First Class Honours in Environmental Geoscience. Since then, Danni has contributed towards a variety of projects, from large-scale remediation projects to managing smaller geotechnical investigations. Danni has experience producing a variety of reports, including detailed quantitative risk assessments, remediation strategies, groundwater monitoring reports and other interpretive reports. Whilst she predominantly works on geo-environmental projects, she also undertakes slope stability analyses, pile designs and retaining wall designs. Danni is currently working towards gaining her Chartered Geologist status with us.