Meet The Team


Mr Paul Coffey

Paul is an Instrumentation and Control Engineer with over thirty years technical, commercial and management experience in process design and materials handling in the government, manufacturing, mining and food industries. This experience is complemented by twenty years as a hands on manager providing innovative solutions to the generators of organic waste for recycling and processing.

Between 1990 and June 1996 Paul was a Director and General Manager of Australia’s first dedicated biosolids management company. He negotiated and established the first privately owned and operated biosolids processing facility on an Australian Water Authorities site.

Responsible for contracts for the processing and management of in excess of 300,000 tonnes of biosolids and organic wastes, Mr Coffey is a recognised and active participant in the Australian Biosolids and Organic Waste Recycling Industries.

Paul has travelled extensively in Australia, Europe, UK and USA to study biosolids and organic waste processing methods, technologies and reuse options. He has been invited to chair conferences and to participate in National and International workshops.

Paul has extensive experience in the development of green waste and organics collection, processing and marketing strategies for communities and local government. Paul is a well-respected member of the organic waste recycling industry and was Chairman of Compost NSW (1997–1999), an industry body and division of the Waste Management Association of Australia.

Mr Christopher Graham
Technical Manager

Chris has an honours degree in Agricultural Science, with a practical background in farming and working at NSW Agriculture’s Organic Waste Recycling Unit.

Since 1996, Chris has played a key role in the development of a number of green organics collection and processing strategies for local government, as well as biosolid reuse strategies for Sydney Water, Hunter Water, Brisbane Water and Gosford City Council.

Since 1998, Chris has been responsible for the management and reuse of over 100,000 tonnes of dewatered cake and lime-amended biosolids in mine rehabilitation and agriculture.

Chris has travelled extensively throughout USA and Europe and gained an understanding of the problems and benefits associated with a wide range of technologies and applications of organic waste processing.


Dr Patricia Chamberlain
Research Analyst

Patricia has a doctorate from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Newcastle and has worked with RRM since 2000.

Patricia works with industry and governments at all levels to improve their environmental performance, particularly in relation to resource management and recovery. This has included advice and research into currently available and emerging resource recovery technologies. Patricia also assists companies and government to incorporate environmental performance indicators, such as greenhouse gas emissions and resource recovery, into their reporting frameworks.

Community consultation and education regarding recovery initiatives form part of her work, from which she has developed a keen understanding of the role of public support in the development of new methods of resource recovery.

She is the Secretary of the National Resource and Energy Recovery Division of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) and is also on the Steering Committee of WMAA’s National Carbon Committee.

Mr John Powell
Queensland Operations Manager

John Powell joined RRM as Queensland Operations Manager in August 2009. 

John has over 30 years business development and project management experience; including site assessment and licensing for biosolids reuse, agricultural plantation development and management, fodder production, revegetation and erosion control, turf production and marketing, estate vegetation management, and sports field design and construction.

Since joining RRM, John has been responsible for the development of biosolids reuse programs for several local governments, land applying approximately 25,000 tonnes of dewatered cake per annum.  This has included managing biosolids application programs on beef cattle grazing and cropping farms in south
east Queensland and the Darling Downs.

Rashelle Haskins
Administration Manager

Rashelle has twenty years experience as a Secretary / Receptionist in legal and industry offices.  Rashelle provides a wide range of support and administrative tasks for all RRM staff and ensures the smooth running of the RRM Head Office.

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