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.
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.
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.
Project Officer: Lauren Boutry