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WildBlueGlobal is a niche management

consultancy bringing together opportunities

and solutions in industry, academia

and government.

Our Story

After many years working in the corporate world, WildBlueGlobal was established by John and Elisabeth during a sabbatical year in Southern Africa and Europe (2007-2008). Its early focus was sustainable solutions for industrial and commercial operations – through productivity improvement and resource efficiency. The business grew from there, alongside another keen interest of John’s:  energy.  This led to associated consultancy, Renaissance Energy Australia, being set up to focus on consulting in the energy space.

WildBlueGlobal has continued to develop, providing management and technical consulting services in resource efficiency, environmental solutions, workshop facilitation, project management, and education and training.

We believe in the power of collaboration. Our consulting partners and associates have strong relationships across the manufacturing and energy industries, in the commercial sector, and in academia and government. This enables us to pursue multi-disciplinary approaches – combining technical, economic, policy and research knowledge with practical application.

As a niche consultancy we take a personalised approach to understanding our clients’ needs. We aim to build good working relationships that deliver exceptional results.

Principal: Elisabeth

A seasoned traveller and (ad)venturer, Elisabeth’s experience covers over 20 years in the field of education and training – public and private – both in Australia and overseas. Her roles have included faculty management, reviewing policies on assessment and reporting, curriculum establishment, and teaching across the disciplines of maths, science, and psychology. She has also conducted training in personal effectiveness, life coaching and study skills.Throughout this time, Elisabeth (with John) have raised four children. Choosing to spend time with them while they were young, and educating them through this passage, are for her a great illustration of taking life’s current when it served.

Elisabeth’s business skills have been developed academically through studies in economics, and practically through project management.

Recently completing a Master of Sustainable Development at Macquarie University, Elisabeth’s passion for the environment and strong communication skills are currently well utilised in managing the NSW EPA’s Industrial Ecology Business Support Network for the Hunter/Central Coast region.

Always keen to keep a balanced approach to life, she makes time for relationships, recreation (dabbling at being a farmer) and community involvement.

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Principal: John

John, a chemical engineer, is joint-director of WildBlueGlobal consulting. He provides management and technical consulting services in resource efficiency, energy and environmental solutions, workshop facilitation and project management to industry, government and the academic sector.

John’s pre-consulting professional experience includes more than 20 years in operational and management roles in petrochemical and manufacturing companies, including Orica, Qenos (ExxonMobil/Orica joint venture) and CSR. John has also spent 2 years in Botswana, Africa working on solar energy research and development projects.

One of John’s recent assignments in the resource efficiency area was Facilitator of the NSW EPA’s Industrial Ecology Business Support Network for the Hunter/Central Coast region. As a past member of the Waste Management Association of Australia and the Australasian Industrial Ecology Network, John was involved in the early discussions to establish the AIEN.

In the energy area, John is current Chairman of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) Sydney branch, and immediate past National President. The AIE is the premier association for professionals in the energy industry in Australia. Through his work with the AIE, including developing and leading seminars and conferences, John has developed extensive contacts in and knowledge of the energy industry throughout Australia and internationally.

A Chartered Chemical Engineer and Chartered Scientist (IChemE), John also actively contributes to a number of other professional networks, including the Industry Advisory Committee for the University of Sydney Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering School, and as an Energy Committee member of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.

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Project Officer: Lauren Boutry 

Lauren is an Environmental Scientist with over 8 years experience in environmental consulting gained through her employment with AECOM, CH2M HILL and now WildBlueGlobal. Her experience includes the management of over 30 small to medium-sized environmental projects for public and private sector clients in NSW and VIC, with more recent clients including Sydney Water, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, RailCorp, the City of Greater Bendigo, Selleys and CitiPower. These projects included intrusive soil and groundwater contamination investigation and monitoring at industrial sites, soil waste classification in road and railway corridors and acid sulfate soil assessment and management oversight during construction. Lauren’s excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, attention to detail, technical knowledge and organisational skills were strong determinants in the successful delivery of these and other projects.

More recently, Lauren’s experience as a Project Officer on the NSW EPA funded Industrial Ecology Business Support Network (IEBSN) Project in the Hunter-Central Coast region has strengthened her understanding of the NSW waste industry, legislation and guidelines. Additionally, Lauren has further developed her skills in community engagement, liasing with and developing relationships with local businesses to better understand their needs, with the goal of landfill diversion.

In concert with her role at WildBlueGlobal, Lauren is completing a Master of Teaching. Through her studies and employment, Lauren aims to integrate her passions for the environment and the education of students, businesses and the wider community.

In concert with her role at WildBlueGlobal, Lauren is completing a Master of Teaching. Through her studies and employment, Lauren aims to integrate her passions for the environment and the education of students, businesses and the wider community.

 

 

Capabilities

We offer management and technical consulting services in the following areas:

Waste Solutions

  • Technical advice
  • Business Case evaluations
  • Resource Efficiency workshops
  • Project Management eg Industrial Ecology
  • Research Reports for private industry

Recycled Organics and Agriculture

  • Expertise in humus and soil management
  • Research for State and Local governments
  • Grant Proposals
  • Project facilitation and development

Environmental Assessment and Approvals

  • Regulatory review
  • DA applications, SEE’s
  • Resource Recovery Orders and Exemptions
  • Heritage, Fire Management, Noise, Air Quality assessments
  • Community Participatory Action Research (PAR)
  • Social Impact Assessments (SIA)

Education, Training and Facilitation

  • Seminars and lectures
  • In-house training
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Organisational capacity building

 

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Some examples of WildBlueGlobal’s current and recent assignments

Industrial Ecology

Diverting Commercial and Industrial waste from landfill in the Hunter / Central Coast.

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Anaerobic digester and cogeneration feasibility study.

Harnessing the power of methane

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Solar water heating options for Aquatic Centre

Here comes the sun

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Assessment of regional NSW towns for sustainability and environmental awards

Competitive tension

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Staff engagement and capacity building

Team-Work

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Resource Efficiency consulting

Less is More

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Contact

WildBlueGlobal is based in Terrigal on the Central Coast (NSW).

This great setting engenders a healthy balance of work, family and nature. It reinforces for us the blessing of living in Australia – that its values and environment are worth preserving, enjoying, and working to improve.

 contact (at) wildblueglobal.com.au

 P.O. Box 351 Terrigal, NSW, 2260

 Elisabeth: +61 457 121 707

  John: +61 400 851 204