Our story started with a problem. As engineers we know the problem of acid mine drainage costs the mining sector and governments millions of dollars every year and can cause terrible environmental devastation to waterways and communities.
Working closely with industry, government and environmental bodies we have been developing a solution to the problem. Since 2014 we have been rigorously testing our patented technology, and are currently conducting and are currently successfully operating a scaling plant on an acid drainage site in Australia. We are on track to build a full scale product solution in early 2017.
There are two key elements which make our solution unique. Firstly, the water is cleaned to a higher standard than currently available technologies. Secondly, recovery of minerals and sulphates extracted during the process means we can deliver our solution through a viable economic model. It’s both economically and environmentally sound.
In 2015 we were awarded the Australian Mining Excellence in Environmental Management Award, for our work in delivering a ground-breaking, practical and cost-effective solution for the treatment of acid mine drainage.
Our team has a combined experience of more than 80 years and we bring together expertise in engineering, mining, business and finance.
For nearly 20 years Chris has specialised in working with growing companies, using his financial and business skills to set the right conditions for success. Starting his career as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young, Chris moved across to working with a range of industries including wine and engineering. Most recently Chris was Finance Director and Deputy CEO for a large Australian engineering company, helping them to expand and prosper during the global
financial crisis. Chris now leads the team ensuring Global Aquatica has the right finance, governance and systems in place to deliver a comprehensive service for customers.
With a career spanning more than 35 years, Sam is an experienced civil engineer who has worked in both the private and public sectors. Throughout his career Sam has been dedicated to building and improving water infrastructure. He spent many years at the Water Authority of Western Australia
facilitating the supply of clean water to the city, before moving into the mining sector and providing water management solutions for international resource companies. Sam is the inventor of BioAqua, and now leads the team developing, testing and commissioning Global Aquatica’s solutions.
Paul is a government environmental regulation and strategy specialist with more than 30 years experience advising governments and businesses on complex environmental issues and the environmental and social acceptability of development. Particular skills include strategic positioning to regulators, policy formulation, strategy implementation, corporate governance and regulatory reform, risk management and stakeholder engagement. Currently, Paul is Chairman of the Northern Territory EPA, Chairman of a national cooperative research centre on site contamination (CRC CARE), and member of the NT Planning Commission. Paul was previously Chairman of WA EPA, and Chairman and CEO of SA EPA.
Paul has over 30 years experience in professional accounting and consulting. Previously working with PwC, mhm and Deloitte, Paul has provided strategic, financial, commercial and transaction support to a range of businesses, from small owner-operator level to international organisations. He has significant experience in day-to-day management of large operating companies in Australia, Canada and throughout Asia. Paul brings deep financial, commercial and transaction skills to Global Aquatica to assist drive its corporate development.