Shane Houghting

Area Operations Manager

I moved to the UK from South Africa in 2009. I joined the Ops team here at Environet in 2010...

I’m from South Africa and moved to the UK in 2009. I am a qualified diesel mechanic, and have looked after a large fleet of vehicles in fleet support. I have been employed on farms in South Africa and in England and enjoy working outdoors. I have also worked teaching English to kids in Thailand for three months which was a great experience.

I was offered a job at Environet in 2010 and I jumped at the opportunity. I have been kept busy ever since being part of the Operations Team and being responsible for the maintenance of our growing artillery of knotweed eradication equipment. I really enjoy the onsite work and getting out and about and tackling the new challenges that each job presents. There’s nothing better than finishing a job feeling satisfied that we've cleared yet another site.

I’m a sporty person, I love running and cycling and my main passion is canoeing. I take part in numerous challenging events both back in South Africa, Ireland and here. For the last few years I have taken part in the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Marathon, a 125 mile nonstop race from Devizes ending 20 odd hours later, hopefully less, at the County Hall Steps at Westminster Bridge.