Researcher biography

Scott Hanna is Director Australia-Asia Region for Hatch Pty. Ltd.'s Environmental Services Group, for which he is responsible for providing strategic direction on Hatch's environmental, social, sustainability and carbon management practices within the region. Prior to joining Hatch Australia, Scott held the position of North American Regional Director of Hatch's Environmental Services Group.

Scott is a Senior Environmental Specialist with over 38 years experience in environmental and socioeconomic due diligence assessment, environmental and social impact assessment, natural resource and environmental management, regulatory management, strategic planning, and environmental auditing and training, in the transportation, energy and mining sectors. He has provided senior level environmental advisory services to various levels of government, as well as to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and environmental and regulatory management advice to private sector developers.

Scott has completed environmental assignments in Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Canada, China, Estonia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos PDR, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, and Zambia. He is a qualified ISO9001 and ISO14001 Lead Auditor, former Chair of the Transportation Association of Canada's (TAC) Environment Council, former member of TAC's Education and Human Resources Development Council, and a former Adjunct Professor in Simon Fraser University's School of Resource and Environmental Management.

He has a bachelor of science degree in biology (ecology) from the University of Victoria (Canada), and a master of natural resource and environmental management degree from Simon Fraser University (Canada). He is also a Registered Professional Biologist (British Columbia), Professional Biologist (Alberta), certified Environmental Professional (Canada), member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and a Certified Environmental Practitioner (Impact Assessment Specialist).

Scott joins the school as an Adjunct Professor in joint collaboration with the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management.