|QUALIFICATIONS:||BSc(Hons), Physical Chemistry), University of Melbourne
PhD (Physical Chemistry) University of Melbourne
AICD(Dip) University of New England
Cert. Japanese Studies, Swinburne University
|AFFILIATIONS:||Institution of Chemical Engineers, Appita, TAPPI|
|2014 – Present||Covey Consulting||Associate|
|2002 – 2013||BioIndustry Partners Pty Ltd||Founding director and chairman|
|2002 – 2013||Institute for Sustainable Resources QUT||Adjunct Professor|
|2006 – 2007||Farmacule BioIndustries||CEO|
|2005 – 2007||Sugar Research & Innovation, QUT||Adjunct Professor|
|1997 – 2007||Sugar Research Institute||General Manager|
|1997 – 2007||Sugar Research Technologies Pty Ltd||Director|
|1994 – 1997||Queensland Dept Business, Industry & Regional Development||Food Processing Specialist & Manager|
|1992 – 1994||QIT Ltd (Metcash)||CEO & Director|
|1989 – 1992||Cadbury Schweppes||GM International Operations, Confectionery Division|
|1985 – 1989||Cadbury Schweppes||National Supply & Distribution Manager, Confectionery|
|1983 – 1985||Cadbury Schweppes||Development & Scientific Services Manager|
|1977 – 1983||Bunge Australia||Deputy Chief Chemist/ Senior Development Chemist|
|1973 – 1977||Australian Radiation Laboratory||Chemist in Charge|
|1972 – 1973||Australian Patent Office||Examiner of Patents|
- Chairman, Biofuels capability working group, NCRIS program, 2006
- Chairman, Mackay Whitsunday Economic Development Corporation (MWREDC Ltd) – Founding Chairman, July 1999 – August 2002.
- Member, Queensland Innovation Council, 2002 and 2003
- Member, Industry Guidance Group, Sugar Industry Reform Program, 2003
- Chairman, Peer Review Panel, South African Sugar Milling Research Institute, 2000
RECENT RELEVANT CONSULTING:
Bagasse pellet production for export for co-firing in coal-fired power stations.
A pre-feasibilty techno-economic model was created with a full value chain analysis, including logistics costs from origin to market. Meetings and negotiations between the international client and sugar milling groups were facilitated.
Options analysis for forest residue reclamation and the collection of wood processing residues.
A report entitled “Methods and Equipment for Collecting Forest Residues and Wood Waste” was the delivered output.
Coordination of field trials for the production of bioenergy crops.
Six trials of sweet sorghum cultivars and 2 of tropically adapted sugar beet were completed.
Bioenergy crop production and processing models.
Integrated crop production and processing models were produced for 5 bioenergy crops and 3 processes for producing fermentable sugars therefrom. Integration of energy production from crop and process residues was a key element. These models built upon many years of similar work over the period from 2002 onwards, and new elements and functionality are still being added to these “living” models.