Who we are

At Ecodynamics, our people are our strength. Learn more about our team, and the value we can add to your next Landscaping project.
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Our mission
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Our Mission

To be recognised nationally as the partner of choice in developing landscape solutions, products and services.

Our commitment is to improve and nurture communities through landscapes.

Our Vision

Ecodynamics is made up of experts and innovators in the industry and we have recognised an opportunity to unite our businesses to meet the demands of both the industry and our customers.

The company is expected to grow exponentially in line with the burgeoning infrastructure projects planned across Australia, and the shift towards creating more sustainable, greener futures.

Innovative approaches such as our nursery division, the company’s social enterprise that aims to offset climate change and land degradation through community initiatives, is just one of the ways we’re looking to fulfil our mission of creating Greener futures.

creating Greener futures

We work well together

Celebrating diversity is always about bringing people together and giving people an opportunity to express their unique background and traditions in a way that’s good fun and inclusive.

Seeking diversity in all areas is one of our core principles and we encourage recruitment from disadvantaged groups, such as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, those with a disability, ex-auto workers and youth.

We are supportive of all gender identities, people with different religious beliefs, those from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds, and workers of all ages, from trainees to mature-aged.

Ecodynamics Values

Ecodynamics Values reflect who we are as a business and what we care about most. They provide a common purpose that all employees should understand, work towards and live by.

Who we are is what our Company is.

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Leadership team
With over three decades of experience in commercial landscaping and formal qualifications in sustainability, engineering and horticulture, here’s the team that are actively involved in the day to day running of the business.
Dr Nick Somes
Group MD
Joining Ecodynamics in 2004, our Group Managing Director brought with him substantial experience and a skill-base formed via his important work with the Melbourne Water Alliance, which has since become the industry benchmark. Having overseen the integration and rebranding of the business last year, Nick's focus is 2019 will be the continued growth and development of the Victorian Landscape business
Chris Wearne
GM Ecodynamics Mulch
As the head of our Mulch division, Chris’ experience and drive saw us become Victoria’s largest recycler of timber, and his Mossrock™ range of mulches are used across the education sector, commercial building projects and domestic gardens. His philanthropic activities are well regarded within his community, and provides a shining example for the rest of the group to follow.
Jason Davenport
GM Services
Joining us in 2017, Jason brings 20+ years of experience in Arboriculture, Horticulture and Open Spaces management. This expertise has proved invaluable for our team and our clients, as Jason puts his knowledge to work at Board level and across our projects that demand not only a systems-based approach but a horticulturist one, providing an important value-add for our customers.
Jeff Beavis
Nursery Manager
Coming from a family that owned nurseries growing native plants, Jeff has grown everything from vegetables to natives. As a self confessed plant nerd, Jeff is always looking for new ways to grow native plants and takes pride in delivering healthy plants on time. Jeff was integral to the conversion of the Victorian Nursery to a social enterprise, and has brought together a diverse team to help offset the impacts of climate change.
Tash Ilcesin
Nursery Manager - SA
Coming to Ecodynamics in 2012 with a background in land conservation and native plant production, Natasha has fulfilled several frontline roles across two states. Taking over as SA’s Nursery Manager in 2016, Tash’s passion for excellence continues to drive growth through improvements in our production systems and general administration, and ultimately in the quality of service we provide our clients.
Stephanie Latham
Group HR Manager
Having re-located to Australia from the UK, Stephanie joined Ecodynamics in 2006 and in this time her role evolved to include a wider range of HR/IR duties. Since the coming together of our four brands under one group banner, Stephanie's duties have expanded to include the strategic responsibility for HR across all divisions, and is now our Group Human Resources Manager.
Andrew Roberts
Safety, Environment, & Quality Manager
Andrew started with us in 2020 having held senior Health and Safety positions with the leading International concert Touring and major events industries across Australia and assignments to the middle east. With 22 years of Safety Experience, the highly skilled requirements of managing compliance in the Tier One construction sectors and ensuring our Staff and Assets are compliant has created a perfect opportunity to utilise his skills as the newly appointed SEQ Manager. With leading technology partners, we are well situated to continue the growth of our Health Safety and Environment compliance.
Kate Hogan
Group Marketing/Social Procurement Manager
With almost two decades experience in the building and construction industries and formal qualifications in Business and Marketing, Kate headed up the rebranding of the Ecodynamics Group of companies in 2018, and is responsible for marketing and communications both internally and to the market. Kate was given the additional responsibility of social procurement champion for the Group in 2021, cementing the businesses' commitment to social procurement and the achievement of positive environmental outcomes.
Angus Curry
State Manager - VIC Landscaping
Angus commenced with Ecodynamics in 2003 as a casual landscaping Crew Member and has progressed through the Company as Team Leader, Program Resource Coordinator, Regional Program Manager and State Manager of Victoria. Angus now works within the Victorian Landscape business as a Senior Project Manager, focusing on the delivery of large scale infrastructure projects for our Tier 1 clients.
Ashley Spain
State Manager NSW - Landscaping
Having been with Ecodynamics for 8 years, Ashley was tasked with running our New South Wales operations, which has yielded immediate results. Ashley's formal qualifications in Civil and Environmental Engineering was a perfect fit as he oversaw important, and environmentally sensitive, infrastructure projects such as the Berry and Foxground Bypass, in addition to numerous civil projects across the NSW Southern Coast and Tablelands.
Chris Francis
State Manager - SA Landscaping
Chris started with Ecodynamics in 2011 as a landscape and nursery crew member. His enthusiasm and expertise in horticulture have been central to the growth of the South Australian business through multiple roles. Chris has recently taken on the State Manager role to extend that growth in the SA landscaping business and its integration with the wider Group.
Angela Forsyth
Business Development & Marketing Manager - Services
Angela is the heart of our Customer Service and Sales department. Starting out as a member of the Sales team, Angela’s role has evolved into Sales Team Leader, as well as Business Development Manager for the Services division. If you get on the phone, message us, or live chat with us, it's highly likely you'll be dealing directly with Angela.
Randall Wee
Senior Project Manager - VIC Landscaping
Randall started with Ecodynamics in 2001, commencing as a nursery hand at our Keilor depot before undertaking many different roles within Victoria and South Australia, including Nursery Manager, Operations Manager and Program Manager. Randall is now a senior Project Manager responsible for the Victorian project management team, sitting on the National Strategic Committee.
Frank Pytellek
Account Manager - Mulch
We were delighted when Frank joined our Services division during 2017, bringing a wealth of materials blowing experience to further bolster our team of experts. Frank has now gone a step further and is an integral part of our Mossrock™ Mulch division, lending his considerable talents across multiple divisions of the organisation.
Our Grassroots Program
We know that responsibly managing our impacts are fundamental to delivering a successful business. We are committed to continuing to seek better ways of doing things - be it to minimise resource use, create safer environments, or to engage and upskill the next generation in sustainable thinking.
We go beyond compliance by engaging our employees and trusting them to look after themselves and their mates
Our EMS is a vital component in achieving our sustainable targets while minimising our current and future impacts
We maintain high standards for our products and services by applying the accredited ISO 9001 framework to continually improve