Who we are …

The key staff of Loop Organics, Lisa Rawlinson and Dominic Flanagan, have dedicated their careers of 46 years in total to 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: 28 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.

Dominic Flanagan
Environment Manager

Bachelor of Economics/ Bachelor of Science
(Resource & Environmental Management)
Majoring in soil science
Experience: 16 years

Dominic is an environmental/soil scientist with 16 years of experience in consulting, environmental impact assessment, project management and regulatory compliance. His experience includes the preparation of environmental impact assessment documentation (e.g. Review of Environmental Factors) for over 60 wastewater and biosolids reuse projects and project manager many significant biosolids reuse projects in NSW and Victoria, including Victoria’s first large scale biosolids reuse scheme for Barwon Water (>50,000 tonnes per year) and Sydney Water (65,000 – 110,000 tonnes per year). Dominic also enjoys consulting services and has completed biosolids options reports, management plans, environment improvement plans and legislative reviews audits.

Michael Naughton
Senior Project Manager

Associate Diploma Civil Engineering
Experience: 37 years

With over 37 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.

Ben Rawlinson
Environmental Scientist

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) in Land Resources

Experience: 8 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.

Jessica Burg

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Energy Management
Experience: 2 years

Jessica is a graduate working with Loop Organics gaining experience in environmental assessment and project management. She is also currently vice president of Repower Shoalhaven, a local non-for-profit renewable energy community group recognised for the first community investor-owned solar power system in Australia. Jessica is ambitious and is looking forward to learning more about the biosolids industry.