Leaders in Sustainable Engineering

Opportunities to engineer positive social and environmental outcomes stem from a shift in the way a project is approached.

Since 2007, the Water and Carbon Group has been at the forefront of sustainable engineering within the wastewater, environmental and remediation industries. We specialise in designing, building, and operating multifunctional infrastructure that value natural assets.

Our aim is to engineer a new era of environmental solutions that are holistic in nature and meet the financial, environmental and sustainability goals of our customers. Throughout our work we apply our unique approach collaboratively across our core business units.

Corporate Governance

The Water and Carbon Group is supported by a large investor base, including the QLD Government via the Qld Business Development Fund. Our board
consists of four non-executive directors.

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Ian Klug

CHAIRMAN

Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a former director of the Wide Bay Water Corporation and sat on their Audit and Risk Committee. He is currently Chairman of Place Design Group, Chairman of the national Tax Practitioners Board and sits as a Director on the board of the Brisbane Portrait Prize. Ian is formerly the Chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Economic Development Steering Committee and Brisbane Marketing. Previous roles and appointments include Partner of Pitcher Partners Chartered Accountants, Director of the Brisbane Festival, Director of Tennis Queensland and Councillor of Tennis Australia. He was the recipient of the Member of the Order of Australia in 2017.

Ian Klug

CHAIRMAN

Ian Klug

CHAIRMAN

Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a former director of the Wide Bay Water Corporation and sat on their Audit and Risk Committee. He is currently Chairman of Place Design Group, Chairman of the national Tax Practitioners Board and sits as a Director on the board of the Brisbane Portrait Prize. Ian is formerly the Chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Economic Development Steering Committee and Brisbane Marketing. Previous roles and appointments include Partner of Pitcher Partners Chartered Accountants, Director of the Brisbane Festival, Director of Tennis Queensland and Councillor of Tennis Australia. He was the recipient of the Member of the Order of Australia in 2017.

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Peter Mann

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Peter is the Energy and Emissions practice manager for Partners in Performance. Peter has 25 + years of strategic advisory and operational experience in the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, renewable energy and sporting sectors. Peter has previously worked for Boston Consulting Group Advisian Worley Parsons, Patterson Ord Minnett and Macquarie Bank (VIC). Peter served as President of the AFL Player’s Association and was a professional AFL footballer for 10 years, captaining Fremantle in 1997 and 1998.

Peter Mann

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Peter Mann

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Peter is the Energy and Emissions practice manager for Partners in Performance. Peter has 25 + years of strategic advisory and operational experience in the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, renewable energy and sporting sectors. Peter has previously worked for Boston Consulting Group Advisian Worley Parsons, Patterson Ord Minnett and Macquarie Bank (VIC). Peter served as President of the AFL Player’s Association and was a professional AFL footballer for 10 years, captaining Fremantle in 1997 and 1998.

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Andrew Wilson

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew is Managing Director of Wolf Capital Pty Ltd, a private investment company established in 2011. He is a Non-Executive Director of The Reece Group; a Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and sits on the board of various private businesses and foundations. Previously, Andrew was Head of Business Finance in Eastern Europe for a major global FMCG group and has had numerous appointments with leading national and multinational companies. Andrew has more than 25 years of corporate and investment experience.

Andrew Wilson

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew Wilson

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew is Managing Director of Wolf Capital Pty Ltd, a private investment company established in 2011. He is a Non-Executive Director of The Reece Group; a Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and sits on the board of various private businesses and foundations. Previously, Andrew was Head of Business Finance in Eastern Europe for a major global FMCG group and has had numerous appointments with leading national and multinational companies. Andrew has more than 25 years of corporate and investment experience.

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Patrick O’Brien

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Patrick is a non-executive director of Micro-X (ASX: MX1), the O’Brien Capital Group and the Howjack Holdings Group. He has more than 30 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 managing 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.

Patrick O’Brien

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Patrick O’Brien

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Patrick is a non-executive director of Micro-X (ASX: MX1), the O’Brien Capital Group and the Howjack Holdings Group. He has more than 30 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 managing 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.

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Jim Hunter

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jim is a highly experienced CEO, racking up over 21+ years of commercial experience throughout the water/wastewater, ecology, and agricultural industries.
Jim’s uncanny ability to commercialise emerging technologies has allowed him to develop commercialisation strategies for several university and CSIRO led technologies. His most recent focus has led him to introducing a new wave of game-changing and ecologically based wastewater treatment and PFAS extraction technologies into Australia.

He is driven by his desire to bring about a new wave of thinking into many of Australia’s environment and utility-based industries. Determined to leave a positive and lasting impact, his job is not done until we are moving in the right direction toward a more sustainable and liveable future.

When Jim isn’t working, you can usually find him surfing at one of the many pristine beaches in SEQ or riding mountain bike trails at Mt Coot-ha.

Jim Hunter

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jim Hunter

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jim is a highly experienced CEO, racking up over 21+ years of commercial experience throughout the water/wastewater, ecology, and agricultural industries.
Jim’s uncanny ability to commercialise emerging technologies has allowed him to develop commercialisation strategies for several university and CSIRO led technologies. His most recent focus has led him to introducing a new wave of game-changing and ecologically based wastewater treatment and PFAS extraction technologies into Australia.

He is driven by his desire to bring about a new wave of thinking into many of Australia’s environment and utility-based industries. Determined to leave a positive and lasting impact, his job is not done until we are moving in the right direction toward a more sustainable and liveable future.

When Jim isn’t working, you can usually find him surfing at one of the many pristine beaches in SEQ or riding mountain bike trails at Mt Coot-ha.

Values

Our team embraces 4 core values in our daily behaviour.

Vision:

To have freedom of imagination. Be open-minded to new methods of achieving goals.

Respect:

To embrace diversity and change. Promote individual contribution.

Legacy:

To ensure our actions positively impact the world for future generations.

Tenacity:

To be uncompromising in our quest to make a positive difference.

Leading Customers

Certifications & Panel of Suppliers

ISO Management Systems

We are committed to continuous improvement in our systems and processes. Our ISO management systems are verified by a TQCSI International Certification body for Quality Management System (ISO9001:2015), Safety Management System (AS/NZS4801:2001) and Environmental Management System (ISO14001:2015).

Government Panels

The Water and Carbon Group is pre-approved under two contract categories as a construction and consulting organisation for all state & local governments in QLD, NT and TAS, along with water utilities. This enables government clients to engage our services under pre-approved Local Buy contracts for engineering and environmental consulting services and construction services.

Subsidiaries

Trickling Filters Australia (TFA)

TFA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WCG, specialising in the supply of trickling filter media and related products to contractors or direct to the principal.

TFA has exclusive distribution agreements with Enexio (Germany) and VA Teknik (Sweden).

Partners

We have developed several domestic and international partners that support and enhance the quality of work that we are capable of delivering,

Orbicon

Based in Denmark and is now part of the WSP global engineering house. Orbicon are the leaders in sludge treatment reed beds globally. WCG has an exclusive arrangement with Orbicon/WSP for the Australian market.

Enexio

Based in Germany, Enexio is a multi-national company who manufacture and supply a range of plastic products across many industries.

VA Teknik

A Swedish company specialising in the manufacture of trickling filter distributor arms and associated wastewater treatment products.

Wastewater Futures

A local Brisbane company at the forefront of wastewater treatment research and development. WCG has formed a close collaborative working arrangement for our laboratory work and bench-scale pilots.

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