Our team

Christine Wardle – Managing Director

Christine Wardle established Blue Environment to build on over 30 years professional experience across the environment, eco-tourism, water, finance and accounting sectors. She has a range of environmental and business qualifications including an honours degree in Environmental Engineering (RMIT) and a Masters in Environmental Management (UNSW). Christine has worked for a number of multinational engineering consultancies, major banks, brokers and commercial organisations in Australia and the UK. Christine is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has corporate governance experience on the boards of organisations such as City West Water Ltd and Phillip Island Nature Park. Christine is the past Victorian President of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia and was the winner of the national 2014 WMRR John Guice Award, recognising her significant contribution to the waste management and resource recovery sector in Australia.

Joe Pickin – Director

Dr Joe Pickin is a waste specialist with a PhD on the environmental economics of waste and over 20 years’ experience as a researcher, analyst and consultant.  He has a broad understanding of waste issues and particular expertise in data, modelling and carbon emissions from waste.  Joe was the primary author of the National Waste Report 2018 and chairs the National Carbon Division of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia.

Bill Grant – Director

Bill Grant has worked in the environmental and waste management field for over 20 years. With a background in agricultural and environmental science, Bill has multi-disciplinary and applied knowledge of ecology, economics, business management, sociology, town planning, communications, conflict resolution and systems thinking. Bill has extensive experience on projects ranging from waste audits and small business waste management plans through to detailed strategic analysis and planning, greenhouse risk assessment and environmental management systems development.

Carmen Edwards

Carmen is an administration and communications specialist with over 20 years experience in office management, community engagement and marketing.  She also has expertise in geospatial data visualisation, mapping, infographics and design for the waste management sector, using tools such as e-Sankey, Maptitude, Visio, Canva and Photoshop.

Piya Nyunt

Piya recently graduated from the University of Melbourne with a science degree and a masters in earth science.  His experience includes computer modelling of carbon storage outcomes.

Dr Sally Donovan

Sally is a senior environmental scientist with over 20 years’ experience in environmental management worldwide including Australia, USA, UK and India. She is a skilled data analyst and has provided waste research, assessment and modelling services for numerous private and government facilities and consultancies. She also determined greenhouse gas emissions from waste management for the California Energy Commission as part of California’s Carbon Challenge. Sally has a PhD in the comparative lifecycle assessment of household waste management systems.