Who we are …

The Director of Loop Organics, Lisa Rawlinson has dedicated her career to over 35 years of biosolids management in the wastewater industry.

Similarly other key staff have worked in the waste water industry for the majority of their ongoing careers. Through our lifelong commitment to this industry we have built a valued network of connections and resources both within Australia and overseas.

Our staff have professional training in disciplines including agronomy, soil science, chemistry, environmental science and engineering. The wealth of professional wide ranging experiences has become a highly valued resource within Loop Organics. We believe it is our strong focus on the technical expertise and experience of our staff that offers our clients invaluable service and support.

It is our people and their commitment to what we do that has been a key to our rapid growth over recent years.

Lisa Rawlinson

Master of Science in Agriculture
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Agriculture
Experience: 35 years

Lisa is an agricultural scientist with over 28 years of experience in wastewater management, specialising in biosolids and effluent recycling. Her Master’s thesis examined the reuse of effluent on kikuyu pastures. From 1989 to 1994 Lisa worked for Sydney Water where she was part of a team which established Sydney Water’s biosolids beneficial use program. As Product Manager she was responsible for the development of all market sectors for biosolids products and as Operations Development Manager she coordinated the land application program. As a consultant Lisa has been involved in the development of the Victorian, NSW, Queensland, Tasmanian and Western Australian Biosolids Guidelines and numerous biosolids management strategies for water authorities in Australia and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Lisa has been a director and project manager for biosolids and organic waste management companies for over 20 years.

Matthew Brown
Regional Manager

Bachelor of Natural Resources
Experience: 25 years

Matt is Loop Organics Regional Manager in the Hunter Valley maximizing the organics processing at the Ravensworth Composting Facility and producing custom made composts for mine rehabilitation programs and biosolids land application. Matt’s experience includes Health, Hygiene and Environment Manager with Pacific National and the development of resourcing of risk-based science driven programs.

Matt is an active member of the Australian Organics Recycling Association.

Michael Naughton
Senior Project Manager

Associate Diploma Civil Engineering
Experience: 38 years

With over 38 years in the water industry, Michael has accumulated a raft of experience in the management and delivery of major civil engineering projects. Michael is currently assisting Standards Australia in the preparation of the ISO Guidance Document on Thermal Treatment of Sludge. He is the immediate past chair of the AWA’s Australian and New Zealand Biosolids Partnership Advisory Board, and a past chair of the Vic Water Biosolids Task Group.

Rebecca Quinane
Senior Project Manager

Master of (Applied) Environmental Science
Bachelor of Environmental Science, Land Resources (Hons)
Experience: 19 years

Rebecca is Loop Organics Senior Project Manager in NSW. Rebecca has worked within the wastewater sector since 2004 developing and operating major beneficial use schemes for Sydney Water and South East Water. Her experience includes Business Unit Manager of L.V. Rawlinson & Associates from 2007 to 2010. Previously Rebecca worked for University College Dublin, the Department of Mineral Resources & Healthy Rivers Commission.

Rebecca is an active participant in the biosolids management field, including regularly attending AWA biosolids conferences and workshops.

Ben Rawlinson
Senior Environmental Scientist

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) in Land Resources

Experience: 14 years

Ben has worked within organic waste reuse from when he was an undergraduate. He has specialist skills in GIS, soil sampling and analysis, lagoons survey and environmental assessments. Ben completed his honours thesis Assessing Aspects of the Effectiveness of Biosolids Application and Soil Incorporation at Wollongong University.  Ben also undertakes operational duties and is qualified to operate an excavator, front end loader, bobcat, grader and has his marine boat licence.

Alex Morris
Project Manager

Bachelor of Analytical Chemistry (Honours)

Experience: 14 years

Alex is an experienced environmental project manager with a demonstrated history of working in the wastewater industry.

Alex has project managed the land application of 65,000 tpa of Sydney Water biosolids and has been involved in the Shoalhaven Water biosolids program for the past 10 years.

Alex was previously a Production Officer at Sydney Water’s North Head STP.