Our People

Directors

All three of the founding Directors of the Yellow Sub have spent the best part of two decades within top-flight multi-national Engineering and Consultancy businesses. They have built and led award winning teams both within the UK and internationally and worked on major projects at the forefront of the industry.

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Gareth Owen

Gareth is a highly adept and versatile technical practitioner.  His experience of interpreting the sub-surface is broad and his knowledge and ability to think both methodically and laterally is second to none.  In every organisation he has worked, he has found himself at the front, leading and mentoring the technical development of those around him at all levels.  A Chartered Geologist with a solid foundation in brownfield land regeneration, Gareth also has extensive experience of wider environmental consultancy, and excels in delivering technically complex and challenging projects.

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Alex Egan

Alex loves to make things better.  Be it professional or personal, he is a positive and creative thinker with an infectious enthusiasm for life.  Professionally, Alex has built his career on identifying problems and providing innovative solutions.  During his seventeen years in the environmental consultancy industry, he has accumulated a wealth of technical knowledge and commercial experience, delivering a diverse range of projects for private and public-sector clients.  Alex's experience is allied to his personable nature and open communication style. 

Jason Morrissey

Jason has never done things either by half, or by accident.  Focus, strategy and conviction underpins every action.  He is a top-class hydrogeological modeller, with a rare ability to communicate complex problems and solutions in simple accessible language.

A Chartered Geologist, Jason bridges that divide between hydrogeologist and civil engineer. He has applied his understanding of groundwater behaviour to great effect on large-scale dewatering, groundwater control and contaminant migration projects across the globe. With a reputation for providing practical and commercially focused advice, Jason is also a highly personable and articulate fellow with an insatiable appetite for knowledge and learning. He systematically applies his unerring focus to further both his knowledge and that of those around him. 

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Jacob Brotherton
Consultant

Jacob is a rising star in the geo-environmental consultancy arena and never happier than working through complicated technical problems. After smashing his undergraduate studies between Universities in Cardiff and Stockholm, Jacob spent a few years in a specialist Consultancy team, and most recently a short stint within a large multi-national business before joining the motley crew of the Yellow Sub for an entirely different sort of adventure.  

Associate Yellow Sub Crew

Our Associate crew work directly for Yellow Sub Geo Ltd under sub-consultancy agreements, providing a seamless consultancy solution for our clients.

During our journey towards creating the Yellow Sub, we have had the good fortune to work alongside some very talented individuals and industry leaders in their technical fields.  It is now our great pleasure and privilege to count some of these amongst our crew.

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Kelly Coombes
BA Hons. Political Science (Bishop's University Qubec) & MSc Environmental Policy , Planning and Regulation (LSE)

Kelly joins the crew of the Yellow Sub from a heavy-weight career in the insurance industry.  She has worked in a senior management capacity for a range of global companies across Europe, Middle East and Africa including; Lloyds of London, JLT, AON and AIG.  Having pursued, and indeed found ‘success’ in a conventional sense, Kelly is now determined to do something bigger than herself in the creation of sustainable global communities.  Yep, that big!   

Mike Carter
BSc (1st Class Hons), Msc, CEng, MICE (Retired)

Mike Carter is an authority on all things geotechnical, with an encyclopedic knowledge of his subject.

Mike has worked both in the UK and overseas. During his career he has spent 20 years in consultants’ offices, 12 years on construction sites and 13 years in lecturing and training, including about 14 years spent overseas. He is the author of three books on geotechnical engineering.

So whilst most geo-technical engineers might have read the book, Mike wrote it. But that's only part of the story. The thing that really sets Mike apart is his ability to communicate complex matters simply and accessibly. He writes beautifully and presents with rare empathy for those less knowledgeable (which is more or less everybody). To us, this really is the essence of what good consultancy should be. Mike sets the bar for what we have set out to achieve, and we could not be more pleased that he has agreed to join and support us on our journey with the Yellow Sub. 

Julia Fernley
BA, MSc., FGS, CGeol, RoGEP (specialist)

Julia is the embodiment of best practice in ground engineering.  She is also an Oxford graduate, a Chartered Geologist, a Registered Ground Engineering Specialist and a scrutineer of applications for Chartership of the Geological Society of London and for the Register of Ground Engineering Professionals.

Julia brings to bear a wealth of knowledge and experience of geotechnical investigation, assessment, and engineering. Her career has been wide ranging, encompassing the expected road, rail, water and deveopment projects within the UK, but also studies of offshore shallow soils for cable and pipeline burial in places as far afield as South America, Nigeria and the seas around Europe. 

Never afraid to get close to the action, Julia is equally at home in the field as she is in the office. Amongst Julia’s many strengths is her ability to appraise and critically evaluate large volumes of data, to provide meaningful and pragmatic ground engineering solutions.  If you want a job done right, you could not wish for a better engineer than Julia and we are hugely excited that she has decided to climb aboard the Yellow Sub (she went and got this profile photo especially for us....).

Bob Sargent
BA, CSci, CEnv. MBA, Honorary President CIWEM, Past President British Hydrological Society

Bob is a real waterman. His career and credentials speak for themselves.

During his 40 years in the industry, Bob has experience working both sides of the regulatory fence, and so can provide invaluable insight and understanding in brokering solutions to complex issues.  Working in both the UK and internationally, Bob’s specialisms include; flood risk/ consequence assessments, habitat management and enhancement; flood management and climate change; provision of expert witness services in hydrology and water management and the authoring of Environmental Statement chapters.

Through his deep understanding Bob is able to articulate the complex interaction of the water environment with human and natural processes in a disarmingly simple yet authoritative way. 

Above all, you will find Bob is a gentleman. As a lover of water-going vessels, we are extremely pleased he has decided to board the Yellow Sub.

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