Our people

Experts in Heritage Management

Ability to deliver successful outcomes 
for large projects

Every project is different and important

"We are very pleased with the work the CHMG team did for us. Their creative insights, combined with superb technical capabilities made them a great contributor to our projects."
Simon Walsh

"CHMG are always available and answer any questions we have promptly. They did an excellent job achieving successful outcomes for our cultural heritage salvage programs and I would highly recommend them to others looking for a professional cultural heritage firm."
Chris Engert

MAB Corporation

Accurate advice that is project specific

'John was very understanding to customer needs and highly efficient in delivering positive outcomes. He always worked closely to his budgets and helped his co-workers to his best ability. He was the best senior project manager and a great mentor for the whole team'

Sumit Kapur


Our People

JOHN STEVENS click to view CVclick to view LinkedIn profile


CHMG Director John Stevens has fifteen years experience working as a consultant archaeologist. He has project managed over 200 Aboriginal cultural heritage projects for the private, government and research sectors across Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, England, Scotland and Turkey.

John holds a Bachelor of Archaeology (Hons) degree in Aboriginal Archaeology from La Trobe University and is a former PhD student at the La Trobe University Campus. He is a member of the Australian Archaeological Association, the Society for American Archaeology and has presented and published papers in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

For the past eight years he has developed his project management skills by directing and delivering large, complex cultural heritage projects including those associated with mining sites (Boral, Xstrata, Barro Group) PSP-level residential subdivisions (MAB Corp, Evolve Development, VicUrban), wind farms (Origin Energy) and major road (VicRoads) and water infrastructure (Melbourne Water, City West Water, Wannon Water, NVIRP) projects.

John has extensive experience with standard and complex CHMPs, team leadership, business and marketing experience, large project management experience, peer reviews, VCAT panel hearings and cultural heritage audits.  He has an excellent working relationship with the Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs), Aboriginal stakeholder groups, DECCW, DELWP and DPC through Aboriginal Victoria. He has a sound knowledge of cultural heritage legislation across all states and has authored or co-authored over 70 CHMPs.


Operations Manager

Execution-driven leader with expertise in all aspects of operations including relationship management, project management, new technology implementation, finance and budget. Demonstrated success in executing project management techniques to optimise processes and streamline operations. technically proficient in MS Office Suite. Areas of excellence include budget administration, policy / procedure development, strategic planning and performance measurement.

Mioara Nechifor - Dedicated GIS Officer

Mioara has extensive experience in GIS outputs and has been delivery high-quality mapping for Cultural Heritage Management Group for the past 4 years.