Our Team

Alasdair Meldrum
Managing Director
BSC(Hons), CEnv., FellowCIWM, FellowCIWEM, MInstLM, CMIOSH
An experienced senior manager who has worked in waste management and environmental services sector for over 25 years. After 10 years working with waste management companies Alasdair established Albion Environmental Ltd which provides training and support services to waste management and associated industries. Alasdair is a fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. He also acts as an External Verifier for the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and holds a number of Certificates of Technical Competence including Managing Treatment Hazardous Waste (4TMH), Managing Landfill Operations (LS4), Managing Incinerator Operations Special Waste (INC4) Managing Transfer Operations Clinical or Special Waste (TSS4).

Mobile: 07789 902 678
Jane Bond
Project & Business Development Director
BSc Hons, MSc
Jane has worked in the waste and resources industry for over 25 years and is an experienced project manager and commercial director. She has a proven record of managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver high quality work on a variety of projects. Jane has experience in a wide range of areas including sustainability, circular economy, waste management licencing and permitting, risk management, waste strategy and preparation of business cases for waste facilities. She also has experience in supporting businesses in resource efficiency to reduce costs and maximise outputs. Jane is a member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management.

Mobile: 07879 486406
Andrew Howlett
Project Director
BSc Hons, MRes
An experienced Environmental Scientist and project manager who has worked in environmental consultancy for over 12 years. Andrew is experienced in undertaking and reporting contaminated land risk assessments, remedial strategy development and validation, soil waste classification, materials management, production of environmental management plans and environmental compliance auditing. He is also experienced in the preparation of waste management licence exemptions and permit applications and variations. Andrew has successfully managed a wide range of environmental projects on a variety of sites including residential and commercial developments, landfills, recycling facilities and medium to large infrastructure e.g. railways, overhead power lines and wind farms.

Mobile: 07774 001 425
Ruben Breuls
Senior Consultant
Ruben brings to the team over 20 years of experience as an environmental engineer. Having worked both in the UK and the Netherlands, Ruben has managed a variety of environmental disciplines including, contaminated land, hydrogeology, asbestos and waste management and additionally, has experience with Quality Management Systems. As a senior consultant, Ruben's main role is to provide support to clients with their planning permission applications and various licence applications, whilst also providing support for the wider consultancy team.
Environmental Engineer
Les Thomson
Senior Technician
Over 20 years’ experience as an Environmental Technician Consultant, mainly as a field worker with considerable experience of sampling methods and procedures in hydrological ground water and surface water sampling, gas monitoring and landfill monitoring. Supervision of small drilling works and trial pitting during geotechnical and contaminated land investigations, validation groundworks capping on housing development sites, and installation of environmental monitoring boreholes.

Mobile: 07779 773118
Calum Tait
Environmental Technician
Calum is a recent graduate of the University of Glasgow, where he obtained a 1st class BSc degree in Geography. He will work alongside our consultant's and assist with a variety of services such as environmental monitoring, waste analysis, and environmental sampling. This will provide him with the necessary knowledge to become a successful Environmental Technician. Calum is excited to be engaged with the wide range of consultancy services that Albion provide and is delighted to be beginning his career in the sector.
Helanna Cooper
Environmental Technician
Helanna holds a WAMITAB - Level 2 qualification in Sustainable Waste Management and a HNC in Construction Management. She has over 7 years experience within the environmental and construction industry and will be fully immersed in many areas of our consultancy services . Helanna will work alongside our team of consultants to conduct bioaerosol and dust monitoring, carry out site investigations along with sampling and other environmental monitoring duties and ensure compliance is achieved.
Vishwaraj Badam
Civil Engineer
Vishwaraj Badam is a skilled professional who holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and has recently achieved a PG certificate in the same field. As a dedicated member of our team at Albion Environmental, he has taken on the role of a CQA Engineer. Vishwaraj's responsibilities include ensuring quality assurance in construction projects, utilising his expertise in civil engineering. His contributions aid in maintaining high standards and quality in our services. We are pleased to have Vishwaraj on board and look forward to his continued growth within our team.
Jill Thomson
Senior Consultant
BSc Hons
A professional environmental scientist with over twelve years’ experience in the industry. Jill has worked on a number of contaminated land investigation projects in the role of site supervisor / risk assessor / project manager either as part of a team on large multi-disciplinary projects or as project manager on small to medium sized environmental projects. Jill has particular experience in undertaking contaminated land risk assessments, development and validation of remediation strategies, technical reviews of 3rd party reports, water supply pipe selection assessments, soil waste classification assessments and environmental compliance auditing.
Jayne Carson
Office/Finance Manager
Experienced in working in a busy Administration Office environment, with full competence in terms of computer literacy and Microsoft office applications. Jayne’s main role is handling Accounts Administration for Albion; she works towards a continued process analysis and improvement within finance function including financial controls. Jayne also provides assistance to the financial planning process for internal review and upward reporting. In addition to her finance responsibilities, Jayne also oversees the day to day Facilities Management of premises at Damside and Vehicle Fleet Management. She assists and coordinates with the upkeep of our accredited BMS systems.
Susan Deakin
Training Business Development Manager
Susan has worked within the sustainability and environmental sector for over a decade with experience in the construction sector, environmental auditing, waste management and training development. She has a passion for waste, recycling and general sustainability as well as a proven track record for creating and delivering training content on a variety of topics including waste, energy, sustainable transport, time management and organisational skills, to name a few. Susan is a practitioner of Institute of Environmental and Management and Assessment.

Mobile: 07720 630550
Kirstie MacDougall
Office & Training/VQ Administrator
Kirstie has over 10 years’ experience of working in a vast range of administrative environments, which has enabled her to be competent in using all the Microsoft office tools as well as being able to cope under pressure and deal with deadlines. She has skills and experience in analysing wide ranges of data as well as problem solve any issue a client may have. Kirstie has previously arranged and organised training events across the UK to assist with client’s personal development.
Yas Watson
HR/Office Administrator
Yas has over 25 years’ experience in the private sector having worked for a cross section of major blue-chip companies. Her key skills and experiences are in the organisational, administrative and coordination roles, mainly supporting senior teams and directors. In her current role with Albion Yas is involved with the up keep and administration of the Business Management System (BMS) standards and accreditation together with Albion’s social media, and a range of administrative duties to support the consultancy and business development team.
Mia Sutherland
Marketing Coordinator
Mia is the latest addition to the team, taking on the role of Marketing coordinator. With a background in Business and Administration apprenticeship and strong administrative skills, Mia task is to integrate new marketing and business processes into Albion Environmental’s overall business strategy. Mia is responsible for social media development and campaigns, building and maintaining client relationships and updating business and marketing strategy to sustain competitive advantage in the industry. Outside of work, Mia enjoys hitting the gym or spending time with friends, embracing life to the fullest.
Charlie Meldrum
Office Pet
Charlie was the Meldrum family pet who was quickly adopted by the Albion team as the office pet. He was a valued member of the team for over 10 years, providing lots of fun and companionship fo those in the office and greeting visitors with a wagging tail. In January 2022, we said goodbye to Charlie but he will remain a huge part of Albion Environmental's history and will be sorely missed by all.