About Us

Our vision is to bring sustainable, ecologically – focused innovation to the global wastewater industry using low energy and cost, environmentally friendly and scalable wastewater treatment solutions.

Company Values.

The Water and Carbon Group embraces three core values that we demonstrate in our daily behaviour:


Encouraging imagination & innovation

Open-minded to new methods and approaches


Embracing diversity and change

Promoting individual contribution


Ensuring our actions positively impact the world for future generations

The Water and Carbon Group is committed to continuous improvement in our systems and processes. We are third party accredited to ISO9001 for Quality Certified, ISO14001 for Environmentally Certified and AS/NZ4801 for Safety Certified. 

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Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. A former director of the Wide Bay Water Corporation, Ian sat on the Audit and Risk Committee. He is Chairman of Place Design Group, the Lord Mayor’s Economic Development Steering Committee, and Brisbane Marketing. Previous roles and appointments include Partner of Pitcher Partners Chartered Accountants, Chairman of Queensland Artworkers Alliance, Director of Tennis Queensland and Councillor of Tennis Australia.


Peter Mann | NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR B.Ec., University of W.A; MBA, Melbourne Business School

Peter is the Principal Sustainability Consultant for global engineering firm, MWH. Prior to joining MWH, Peter gained experience as a consultant with Boston Consulting Group; as a stockbroker with Patterson Ord Minnett; and as Retail Business Development Manager for Macquarie Bank (VIC). Peter served as President of the AFL Player¹s Association and was a professional AFL footballer for 10 years, captaining Fremantle in 1997 and 1998.

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Andrew is Managing Director of Wolf Capital Pty Ltd, and a Director at E3 Sustainable Investments.  Previously, Andrew was Head of Finance – Business in Eastern Europe for a major global FMCG group.  Andrew has more than 16 years of business experience with leading national and multi -national companies. He has held both domestic and international appointments, primarily in Europe.


Patrick O’Brien | NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  LL.B (Melb), B.Com (Melb), Grad. Dip Applied Finance (ASIA), MBA (Harvard)

Patrick is Chairman of Micro-X (ASX: MX1), and a Director of the O’Brien Capital Group and Red Rock Leisure. Patrick has more than 25 years of business experience spanning Australia, the UK, Western Europe, Asia and the US. As an Executive Director with Macquarie Group, he led teams in corporate finance (Melbourne 1996-2005) and private equity (London 2005-2009). In the latter role, Patrick was responsible for overseeing Macquarie’s controlling stakes in companies with a total value of more than $10 billion. Prior to Macquarie, Patrick was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company and a lawyer with Minter Ellison.


Jim Hunter | CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER  B. Ag Ec, University of New England; MBA, Queensland University of Technology; GAICD

Jim draws on 21 years of commercial experience to grow The Water and Carbon Group’s reputation as the carbon sequestration and water treatment provider of choice for Australian organisations. His background spans roles in a range of industries, including companies such as leading global agribusiness Monsanto. Jim has also held CEO and executive roles in Centrogen, Genos, and The Farmshed. His early career in sales, marketing and product development gave him a deep understanding of all levels of business, giving him a strong awareness of customer needs and considerations. Jim has also developed and implemented commercialisation strategies for several university and CSIRO created technologies.

Ray Stephenson | DESIGN MANAGER B.Eng (Env)(Hons), Deakin University 

Ray is a specialist design manager focusing on delivering process management, efficient infrastructure design, construction and project management. He brings to the Water and Carbon Group over 15 years of experience in managing the  operation, construction and commissioning of water and wastewater infrastructure in both the private and government sectors, with a strong commitment to workplace health and safety. Ray has managed large industrial facilities within both the oil and gas industry and public sectors, Ray’s wide range of experience and industry knowledge is an important asset for the Water and Carbon in continuing to provide highly sustainable and cost effective water treatment solutions into the future.


Paul Patterson | PROJECT MANAGER

Paul brings more than 20 years of experience in construction to his role with The Water and Carbon Group. After starting his career as a tradesman, he has progressed through Project Administration, Contract Administration, Project Management and Construction Management work, giving him exceptional project knowledge.

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Sarah Costello | ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISOR  BA (PACS), University of Queensland; MEnv Man (Master of Environmental Management, Conservation and Natural Resources Management)

Sarah is an Environmental Manager who has been working in the Water and Environmental Services industry since 2014. Her knowledge of Australian environmental protection legislation along with her background in Conservation and Natural Resources Management is essential in assisting the design and delivery teams to deliver strong environmental outcomes in line with the project objectives.


Daniel Cole | PROJECT ECOLOGIST BHortSc (Horticultural Science), Western Sydney University; CERP (Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner). 

Dan’s proven background assisting with the project management of civil landscape and ecological restoration projects makes him an asset to our customers. He has a strong botanical background with diversified landscape, reforestation and horticultural experience, both in Australia and abroad. Throughout his time at the Water and Carbon Group, he has been instrumental in the completion of several well-known projects such as the Two Million Trees Project and Slacks Creek Restoration Project. Dan is also one of the first Australians to become a certified ecological restoration practitioner from the Society for Ecological Restoration.

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Robert Mckenzie | SENIOR DESIGNER B.ASc (Hon), Southern Cross University; MEng, Griffith University

Robert is an expert in ecological infrastructure and brings over 14 years of experience to the Water and Carbon Group. His specialist knowledge in designing and constructing water/wastewater treatment, biodiversity and carbon sequestration infrastructure makes him an extremely valuable part of the team.

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Jack Anderson | MARKETING COORDINATOR B.BsMn (Marketing), University of Queensland

Jack is a business management graduate from the University of Queensland, who specialises in digital marketing and marketing strategy. His knowledge of the digital marketing landscape is instrumental in expanding the Water and Carbon Group’s online presence and providing added value to stakeholders.


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Steen Nielsen | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Department of Wastewater and Sludge Treatment | Orbicon A/S (Danish Consulting Company) 

Steen has specialised in the implementation and management of Sludge Treatment Reed Bed Systems for domestic and industrial sludge since 1988. Over this time, Steen has managed the construction, rebuilding  and operation of more than 80 large full scale and test systems in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Australia, New Zealand and Poland. His research and work with many universities has been instrumental in developing key guidelines for the operation and emptying of STRB systems, along with authoring and co-authoring over 50 papers and presentations.


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Justin Doyle | LEADING PROCESS ENGINEER CONSULTANT  Director, Wastewater Futures P/L 

Justin is an integral team member of WCG design and research efforts. He has worked for 15 years as a process engineering consultant and researcher in the areas of industrial & municipal wastewater treatment and process development, specifically for the municipal, food, steel, mineral processing, oil & gas, pulp & paper and landfill industries.