Bruce Hegge


  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Hegge is a highly experienced businessman and advisor with a demonstrated capability in project delivery and contract management.  He is a Graduate of the Company Directors Course, has a PhD in Geography (coastal geomorphology), is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP Certificate No. 786) and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia.  Dr Hegge is recognised by the Environmental Consultants Association for his specialist skills in Marine & Coastal, Environmental Impact Assessment & Approvals and Program Management.

As a commercial scientist Bruce has over 28 years of experience and has personally completed over 300 environmental projects throughout Western Australia covering a wide range of issues, including: dredging, coastal infrastructure developments, contaminated sites assessment/rehabilitation, marine water and sediment quality and coastal vulnerability.  This work has included: strategic advice, peer reviews, workshop facilitation, project scoping, liaison with regulators, impact assessments, baseline and impact environmental surveys, development, and implementation of environmental management plans, decommissioning and rehabilitation plans and environmental compliance audits.

Bruce has significant professional experience in the ports, harbours and marine industry with demonstrated board-level experience and a strong understanding of marine environmental matters, risk and compliance, and project management.  Dr Hegge is a strong systems thinker with excellent skills in data analysis, report writing and communication and is able to rapidly assimilate new information and present this in a clear and concise manner.  Bruce maintains a strong network with colleagues in industry, government and academia. 

Dr Hegge holds, or has held, a number of board and advisory positions, including: Chairperson of Perth Region Natural Resource Management (NRM), Board Member and Treasurer of Be Living Smart, Member of Edith Cowan Joint Sciences Course Consultative Committee, Member of Environment Working Group of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA and Member of the Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation Employment and Business Opportunities Committee.  Bruce was previously Chairman of Quintilian School and has also acted as a judge for several professional awards and has held committee roles on several professional societies

Through his board-level experience Dr Hegge has a deep understanding of governance, strategy, organisational culture, contract management, business finance, marketing, business development, human resource management, business systems and information technology.  He has a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and the application of innovative methods to enhance business outcomes.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD, Research thesis, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994

External positions

Committee Member, Leadership WA

May 2019 → …

Principal, Teal Solutions Pty Ltd

1 Mar 2016 → …

Chairperson, Perth Region Natural Resource Management (Perth NRM)

1 Nov 2015 → …

Committee Member, Edith Cowan University

2013 → …

Industry keywords

  • Environmental
  • Not for Profit
  • Oceans

Research expertise keywords

  • Coastal geo
  • Environment
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • environ


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