Papers / Presentations (Major)


  • CRN Australia National Forum Adelaide 2014 – Various Presentations


  • CRN NZ National Forum – Keynote Speaker Nov 2013 ‘Community Recycling Enterprises in Australia’ – Wellington NZ


  • Australasian Industrial Ecology Conference - Sydney Oct 2013 'Wa$te to Wage$'

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  • Waste 2013 – Social Enterprise and Resource Recovery - Coffs Harbour May 2013


  • Australian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) Sydney, Nov 2012 – Wa$te to Wage$, Social Enterprise and Community Recycling


  • South Eastern Regional Resource Recovery Organisation of Councils  (SERRROC) Apr 2011 – Sustainability Hub Workshop


  • Organics Solutions for CPRS Conference, Sydney NSW, Nov 2009 – Practical Experiences in Diverting Organics in Regional NSW


  • Transfer Stations Conference, Maroochydore Qld, Sep 2006 – The RRRoad to Zero Waste


  • NSW Waste Management Conference, Sydney, Nov 2005 – Zero Waste – Yet another Vision?


  • Paris, France; Dublin and Galway, Ireland; Wrexham, Wales and Manchester, UK; on Zero Waste Scholarship Tour of Europe, Feb - Mar 2005


  • NSW Waste Management Conference, Coffs Harbour, Nov 2004 – Working Together for Better Resource Management


  • International Solid Waste Association World Congress, Melbourne, Nov 2003 - Resource Recovery Maximisation in Regional Australia,  - An Holistic Approach to Sustainability


  • Southern Councils Regional Meeting Oct 2003 - Resource Recovery in Wingecarribee Shire


  • Educating for Sustainability NSW Conference, Oct 2003 - Resource Education for the Noughties Generation


  • Institute of Public Works Engineering NSW Annual Conference, Nov 2002 - Resource Recovery Maximisation

Qualifications


  • Master of Applied Science (Agriculture & Rural Development)
  • Diploma of Applied Science (Agriculture)
  • LMA Certificate IV Challenge of Leadership
  • WMAA Compost Management Certificate
  • RMIT Green Building & Design Certificate
  • Permaculture Design Certificate


Competencies


  • Resource recovery
  • Systems and procedures development
  • Waste management
  • Agriculture and Permaculture
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental management
  • Organic farming (certified)

Professional work


7/2015 
Consultant


2011- 2015
Business Manager - Renewable Recyclers  North  Wollongong NSW

1994 - 2011 
Manager Waste Services then Resource Recovery Manager - Wingecarribee Shire Council Moss Vale NSW

1990 - 1993
MD and Consultant - Future Agricultural Resource Management   Alpine NSW

1992 - 1994
Co-ordinator Landcare Environment Action Program (LEAP) Alpine  NSW

1989 - 1995
Part-time Teacher/Facilitator  TAFE  Moss Vale  NSW

1984 - 1989
Manager then Senior Manager, McLachlan Livestock P/L Southern Highlands NSW

1979 - 1997 
Manager, “Cold Comfort Farm"  Alpine NSW

Major Awards


  • Green Globe Regional Sustainability Award 2013 (Renewable Recyclers)
  • Wollongong City Council Rise and Shine Award 2013 (Renewable Recyclers)
  • Pat Mowbray Eco Innovation Award 2013 (R-up Renewable Recyclers)
  • NSW Regional Achievement Award 2011 (Renewable Recyclers)
  • WMAA National Transfer Station Award 2007 (Resource Recovery Centre)
  • Southern Highland Business Awards 'Business of the Year 2006' (RRC)

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Professional Memberships


  • Member, Waste Management Association of Australia
  • Community Recycling Network of Australia (CRN) – current Convenor