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Promotion to Associate: Alberto, Nick and Valentina

We are pleased to announce that three key staff members, Alberto, Nick and Valentina, have been promoted to Associate!

As the end of 2022 approaches GB Card & Partners are happy to reflect on an extremely successful year. The company has had a multitude of exciting projects across the UK and the technical expertise of our staff continue to develop and impress.


Alberto Cazzaniga is the Geo Environmental Discipline Lead for GB Card & Partners and is also celebrating becoming chartered in September 2022.

Alberto has consolidated his project management skills and knowledge of ground investigation, hydrogeology, DQRA for groundwater and ground gas, in-situ remediation techniques and design of gas ground protection measures with over 16 years’ experience in contaminated land projects in the UK, EU and overseas.



Valentina Osella is the South East Lead heading up our Canterbury office which celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary this week.

Valentina has an extensive experience in ground investigation in a diverse range of brownfields, particularly former quarries and landfills, geotechnical design, ground improvement works and implementation of sustainable remediation techniques under the Planning Framework and the Environmental Permitting Regulations. She has been a project manager for over 10 years and has been a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) since 2020.



Nick Bonner is the Ground Investigation Lead and oversees some of our biggest London projects and is an expert on complex geotechnical and geo-environmental remediation and ground investigation projects.

With over 16 years’ experience, Nick has worked 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.


A huge congratulations to our leads who have worked incredibly hard in supporting the growth of the company and also in their continued technical development.



Welcome Amber

A very big welcome to Amber, GB Card & Partner’s latest recruit. As GB Card continues to go from strength to strength it was vital to expand in all areas of the company and Amber will be joining as our Business Coordinator, supporting Benjamin in the day to day running of the company.

Amber has come to GB Card & Partners after a lengthy & successful career with John Lewis and brings a huge number of transferable skills which will be extremely valuable in contributing to GB Card’s continued success.

Outside of work Amber enjoys travelling, including a recent 3-month adventure to Canada and travelling across the South West watching live music.

Welcome Back Kerry

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 and is enjoying working on some familiar projects as well as some new challenges.

For the last three years, Kerry worked for State Government managing the largest contaminated sites projects on Crown Land in Western Australia. This included the Northampton Lead Tailings Project which included the construction of a containment cell for lead contaminated material and working on the Wittenoom Asbestos Management Area. Wittenoom was the location of historical mining of blue asbestos with an estimated 2 million cubic metres of asbestos tailings in vast stockpiles remaining in the gorges. Kerry’s experience in the public sector has really helped her appreciate what a client needs in a consultant and is looking forward to incorporating this into her role at GB Card and Partners.

Prior to her time in government, Kerry has gained extensive knowledge of PFAS by managing a number of projects for the Australian Department of Defence in the Northern Territory and Queensland as well as a large-scale PFAS investigation at Perth Airport in Western Australia. She particularly enjoyed sediment and surface water sampling in crocodile infested waters in swamps close to Darwin.

Outside of work Kerry enjoys running, going to the gym and being at the beach, the latter mainly due to her husband’s obsession with windsurfing.

Should you want to talk to Kerry about a project please email