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
by twenty years as a hands on manager providing innovative
solutions to the generators of organic waste for recycling
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) and
is also on the Steering Committee of WMAA’s National Carbon