Our Principals

Gary Foster


B Eng (Hons), Dip Mgt, AIEMA, MCMI


Gary is a sustainability specialist with 20 years' experience in a variety of sustainability roles in Australia, the UK and internationally.  His experience includes environmental strategy, the circular economy, supply chain and waste management, and low carbon technology application and innovation.

Gary is an energetic and influential manager who creates and enables high performance teams.  Originally trained as a problem-solving engineer, he has observed in detail and been a leader and manager in two very successful, yet different international sustainability programs (UK NISP and Carbon Trust).  

Gary has extensive experience working in both the public sector (local, state and national levels) managing consultants and in the private sector (small business, environmental NGO and large corporate) working as a consultant, with successful managerial and project roles.

Gary is an active member of EIANZ and has been on the NSW Division Committee since 2016.  He lead the development of the program for EIANZ's 2018 conference held in Sydney.









Faye Woodward

Community engagement LEAD

BSc (Hons), FEIANZ, CEnvP

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Faye is the Director of Linchpin Environmental and a community engagement specialist with over 20 years’ experience of major infrastructure projects.   Her experience includes transport, energy, water supply, waste management and property acquisition projects.

Faye ensures effective communication between project teams and their stakeholders during the planning and delivery of major infrastructure projects.  She facilitates client and community outcomes that reflect her passion for people and places.  She appreciates the value, knowledge and support that projects can gain from engaging with local communities.

Faye is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) and a Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.  She was a member of the NSW Division Committee for 13 years and represented NSW on the Institute’s Council from 2009 to 2013.  Faye chaired the organising committee for EIANZ’s 2012 conference and was a member of the organising committee for the 2018 conference.  Faye was awarded the Mary Lou Morris Award in 2012 for outstanding service to EIANZ at a Divisional level.