Our Team

Our senior practitioners have an average of 20 years field experience, leading and managing social and/or environmental management projects in South Africa and abroad. They are supported by a strong multi-disciplinary team of enthusiastic mid-level and junior professionals, each with relevant practical experience on local and international assignments.

Key Team Members

Mr Herman Roos

Mr Herman Roos

Managing Director

Herman makes projects happen. His background in Law and Masters in Environmental Management together with his expansive experience working on large oil and gas projects across the globe will make your project a success.

Mr Robert Fitzsimmons

Mr Robert Fitzsimmons

Senior Environmental & Social Advisor

Although Rob has Ozzie blood, he has travelled the world to gain the experience he has under his belt. From the field to boardrooms in Melbourne, London, and Johannesburg, Rob has in-depth knowledge of the social and environmental considerations required to make a project move forward.

Mr Robert Barclay

Mr Robert Barclay

Senior Social and Resettlement Advisor

Robert has worked on all sides of major projects delivery – planning and implementation for developers, due diligence and auditing for financiers, and loan processing for a development bank. His career has given him exposure and roles on many of the largest extractive industry projects undertaken in the last decade including the CNOOC Shell Petrochemical Project, BTC pipeline, Sakhalin II, Tangguh LNG and Papua New Guinea LNG Project. Thirty years on, Robert still feels he has a lot to learn, but also a lot of experience to offer.

Mr Chris Fell

Mr Chris Fell

Senior Environmental & Social Consultant

Chris is our Africa know-it-all. Fresh from his experience in Ghana, he brings all-round skill in EIAs, public consultation, specialist study coordination and conservation management to the Continuum team.

Ms Nonka Byker

Ms Nonka Byker

Senior Social Specialist

When it comes to understanding the social impact of large and small projects, Nonka is your first point of call. During her 16 year career, Nonka has covered the range of socially related disciplines including public participation, community training, social impact assessments, social and labour plans and community investment.

Dr Izak Olivier

Dr Izak Olivier

Health Specialist

On any given project, Izak is your doctor on call. He specialises in assessing the baseline health conditions and the associated impact of a project on community health. With the health of your project forefront in his mind, he’ll guide the development to improve the health of affected communities.

Mrs Susan Arthur

Mrs Susan Arthur

Senior Environmental & Social Advisor

Susan is an experienced strategy and management professional. After recently leaving London in her position as Corporate Responsibility Program Lead, Susan now brings her management flare and insight to the Continuum team.

Mrs Jennifer Marais

Mrs Jennifer Marais

Consultant and Marketing Manager

Jen merges her technical knowledge as an environmental consultant with her creative passion to bring concepts, reports and presentations to life. She works on the Stakeholder Engagement team, while acting as the Continuum Marketing Manager.

Staff

Mr Riaan Barnard – Environmental Consultant
Ms Nomthi Mnisi – Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
Mr Bernhard Beetge – Junior Consultant

Associates

Mr Robert Barclay – Senior Environmental and Social Advisor
Ms Liezl Coetzee – Senior Social Specialist
Mr Chris Antrobus – Resettlement Advisor
Ms Marisa Du Toit – Resettlement Specialist
Ad. Zachia Eloff Murray – Legal Advisor