Beth Carter

BSc (Hons), MSc, IEMA

Senior Environmental and Social Consultant


Bethan specialises in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing analysis and spatial data management to support environmental impact assessments. She has extensive fieldwork experience including Senegal, Guinea, and China. Bethan has expertise in social impact assessment, including health impact assessment, human right impact assessment, social surveying and public consultations, working specifically on a variety of mining projects in West Africa.

Education and Affiliations

  • Master of Science (Environmental Policy and Management), University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours (Human Geography and Town Planning), University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Affiliate Member, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), United Kingdom

Countries of Work Experience

Australia, Cameroon, China, Guinea, Lao PDR, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, United Kingdom

Professional History

  • 2013 to present: Senior Environmental and Social Consultant, Earth Systems
  • 2011–2013: Environmental Consultant, Earth Systems
  • 2009–2011: Office Manager and Project Support Officer, Earth Systems
  • 2007–2009: Energy Officer, National Health Service
  • 2003–2006: Self-employed Officer Manager, Associated Commercial Finance Ltd

Fields of Special Competence

Spatial mapping and data analysis, data management; satellite imagery analysis; catchment mapping; land use mapping; social Impact assessment; social surveying; public consultation; stakeholder engagement; health impact assessment; human rights impact assessment; development and management of company systems and initiatives; administrative management; marketing; and OH&S.

Representative Experience

  • GIS Specialist, Mako Gold Project Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) in Senegal. Spacial data management and preparation of ecology maps for chimpanzee survey and aquatic ecology fieldwork surveys and reports.
  • Project Management Assistant and GIS Specialist, Mofe Creek Iron Ore ESIA Project in Liberia. Spatial analysis and development of land use map of the Project Area for the land use assessment report as well as generating river catchment boundary maps for the hydrology data assessment and baseline study. Budget management and monthly progress reporting.
  • Mofe Creek Iron Ore Project in Liberia. Preparation of an Initial Environmental and Social Scoping Study and Monitoring Report and preparation of project and monitoring location maps.
  • GIS and Social Specialist, Grande Cote Mineral Sands Project in Senegal. Land and asset social surveying, stakeholder consultation, spatial data management and mapping of land. Five weeks in the field undertaking household surveys and village consultations with the social team.
  • Social Specialist, Phonsavan Gold Project ESIA (revised transportation route) in Lao PDR. Update of the Health Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment reports to incorporate field survey data.
  • Project Management Assistant and GIS Specialist for the Ecology Scope of Works for the Mako Gold Project in Senegal. Management of the spatial data and preparation of maps.
  • GIS Specialist, Xepian-Xe-Namnoy and Xepian-Upper Xekhampho Hydropower Projects. Preparation of maps for the ESIA reports.
  • Social Specialist, Tri-K Gold Project ESIA in Guinea. Health Impact Assessment and Human Rights Impact Assessment. Public consultations meetings for the presentation of the ESIA findings with villages and local government in Kankan, Guinea. Coordination of document management for submission of the final ESIA.
  • GIS Specialist, Mako Gold Project in Senegal. Management of spatial data and preparation of maps for the socio-economic and ecology baseline studies.
  • Project Administrator for the Lake Tai Water Pollution Treatment Project in China, a $2.5 million AusAID project. Role included logistics management, project and people management, site visit coordination (risk, OH&S, movements, team size, languages). Attended the final dissemination workshop in Suzhou, China.


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