About Us

Welcome to Pendoley Environmental

Pendoley Environmental was established in 1997 by Dr Kellie Pendoley. From humble beginnings we’ve grown into a leading marine conservation biology and artificial light assessment consultancy, with specialists operating out of our Perth office working on coastal and offshore projects across Australia and beyond.

Drawing on 30 years of extensive experience in delivering high quality and respected services to industry, government and the academic community, our team of dedicated specialists can support you in meeting compliance obligations, enabling demonstration of your environmental commitment and eco credibility to regulators and stakeholders.

Over the years, we’ve formed an invaluable collaborative network with local, national and international specialists at the forefront of global marine biology conservation. Together with our accomplished team of marine scientists, marine turtle and seabird biologists, remote aviation specialists and  artificial light technical specialists, we’re now providing multi-national resource companies with the most up-to-date environmental solutions.

Every solution we innovate is tailored to your needs, ensuring we address your environmental impact with minimal impact to you. With over 50 satisfied clients (and growing), we’ve proven we’re in it for the long haul. We look forward to partnering with you as your environmental consultancy of choice.

Our Leadership Team

Dr Kellie Pendoley

Managing Director and Principal Scientist

Kellie has over three decades of experience in the environmental management of large-scale oil and gas developments, both in Australia and overseas. With her extensive knowledge of marine turtle biology and ecology, Kellie has designed and implemented an array of programs that manage industrial activities in the vicinity of marine turtle habitats.

Kellie also has a special interest in monitoring and modelling artificial light pollution, spending over 20 years in R&D of novel technology and techniques to quantify biologically meaningful light, this experience making her an invaluable resource for industry and government agencies alike.

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Dr Paul Whittock

General Manager and Senior Scientist

Paul was introduced to marine turtle conservation in 2002 during a volunteer placement in the Caribbean as part of his oceanography degree. Following this experience, he went on to manage several marine turtle monitoring programs worldwide, completed a Masters degree in Environmental Management, and worked as an Environmental Consultant involving the management of environmental approval processes for coastal developments in the UK.

At Pendoley Environmental, Paul manages the day-to-day running of the company and is responsible for the delivery of all aspects of our Marine Conservation Biology Service for several clients, including Chevron Australia, Santos, Rio Tinto, and Woodside. He completed a PhD (part-time) in 2017 which focused on understanding industrial threats to marine turtles situated offshore in Western Australia. He is also a member of the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group and a qualified UAV pilot (multi-rotor <25 kg).

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Adam Mitchell

Senior Scientist and R&D Lead

Adam manages all aspects of our Artificial Light Assessment Service. His unique background in conservation biology and IT has allowed him to apply innovative scientific monitoring technology to measure and monitor artificial light at various scales. He is heavily involved with our Sky42 DSLR camera technology and new wireless sensors for monitoring sky brightness in real-time. He is also constantly developing new approaches for visualizing and communicating complex scientific data in a way that is easy to understand and engaging for our clients.

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Lisa Dinis

Statistician and Modeller

Lisa is a statistical modeller who has spent over 15 years finding mathematical solutions in areas including environmental monitoring and data confidentiality. Her previous experience has included techniques such as time series analysis, nonlinear mixed models and Bayesian analysis. Lisa holds degrees in Mathematics and Statistics, Zoology and Environmental Science and enjoys explaining the application of complex concepts in a straightforward way.

At Pendoley Environmental, Lisa’s work encompasses anything statistical. This includes constructing capture-mark-recapture models and EWMA control charts to monitor turtle population health and the application of circular regression models to angular measurements of orientation.

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Our Logo

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Our logo is the shell, Amoria mcandrewii: a marine gastropod endemic to Barrow and the Montebello Islands in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Found in sandy seabed in shallow water, it symbolises the uniqueness of the marine habitats we work in throughout Australia.


Our Vision

Our Vision is to be a globally respected champion for marine conservation

It is our mission to:

  • Conduct rigorous science
  • Maintain independence and integrity
  • Collaborate widely
  • Propose effective mitigation options to minimise environmental impact
  • Be the company of choice

Our actions are guided by our principal beliefs, to:

  • Operate an ethical and responsible business
  • Empower our staff
  • Foster innovation and creativity
  • Value our staff, their families and lifestyle
  • Use our experience and education to protect the marine environment

Our Success

At Pendoley Environmental, we believe success is not an accident - it’s the result of long-term relationships built on a foundation of exceeding expectations. To achieve this, we immerse ourselves in your project to determine exactly what you require. Then, armed with superior experience, knowledge and capacity, we deliver as promised.

To ensure you receive the highest standards of service, we maintain a quality management system, and are certified for ‘The management of projects for the collection of scientific data and the generation and submission of scientific reports relating to marine biology conservation’ to Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015. Download our Quality Policy.

Our status as a leading consultancy in our field was formally recognised in 2012, with first place in the WA Department of Mines and Energy '21st Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence'.