Wayne Sampey is a societal sustainability and sustainable management practitioner, environment health, safety and risk specialist with more than 40 years’ experience in the mining, resources and agricultural industries. For the last 25 years, he has focused on challenging environmental and societal, mining and agricultural resources management issues utilising economically expedient government, industry and community sustainability advancement principles through concentration on creative solutions delivery. He created and perfected the all-natural Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor process (SABR) that economically and expediently delivers acid mine, acid rock drainage water and soils solutions (proven remediation from less than 0.5 pH to neutral) and  high pH industrial effluent solutions, soils and clays (proven remediation from greater than 13 pH to neutral), along with the BioSolve, BioStim, BioGrow, BioBind, BioActivate, BioBoard, BioSolve and BioSeal systems, a series of natural soil management, dust management,  ground and soils formation and stabilisation, tailings and spoils dam sealing and agricultural soil management, fertigation, growth enhancement and management processes. Together with Daemon de Chaeney, Executive Director, Earth Sustaining Sciences, he developed the ECOMINING® Operational, Environmental and Societal Assessment and Audit System, an economic, commercial/societal resources management solutions model delivering a new environmental security bonding approach to environmental disturbance. With the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute, he has created the world’s first all-natural, economic BioOrganic Desalination System SABRBODS, which has delivered 66% salinity reduction in African and Australian mine waters and up to 95% salinity reduction in high salinity agricultural soils, and high salinity and seawater desalination.

 Daemon de Chaeney


Daemon de Chaeney is a senior earth sciences professional with extensive experience in resources assessment, development and management. Having joined the Royal Australian Air Force upon high school graduation he became an engineering specialist in aircraft propulsion and ancillary systems. He served alongside the military commands of six nations before leaving the military to continue a career in the civilian aerospace industry. In the early 1990's, whilst managing a diversified business portfolio developing considerable experience in sustainable management and agriculture he returned to university to pursue further studies in science and geology. He has since held the positions of principal geologist, geology manager, general manager and mine manager in a cross section of companies from junior miners to fortune 500 majors, and more recently and currently as a specialist consultant to the mining and resources sector. He navigated a number of mining and resource development operations through start up to closure in a variety of commodities including gold, base metals, iron and industrial minerals, in capacities covering mining, resource development, exploration and due diligence.

Dan Coonan

Project Engineering and Management Specialist

Dan is a qualified Engineer with over 35 years of experience in both government and private construction sectors. Dan has broad experience in infrastructure, project and organisational management. His focus is on project and urban planning and management systems. He has extensive experience delivering projects for government and public infrastructure, urban development and commercial business. Additionally, Dan has organisational management experience in municipal government infrastructure/services and urban planning. His skills are well suited to the complexities of broad business and multiple simultaneous operations projects. Dan is the Chief Operating Officer of the Verde Tech Group, which maintains a strong focus on operational sustainability and collaborates with Earth Sustaining Sciences on multiple project portfolios.

 Richard Barker (Honoris Causa)

Permaculture Specialist

founder Tilligerry Research and Education Farm - FOUNDING FELLOW EARTH SUSTAINING SCIENCES INSTITUTE

Richard Barker is a permaculture, environmental and societal sustainability advocate who empathetically supports research, education and design in sustaining practices and management. A practical over technical concept to continuum permaculture development and remediation advocate of 30 years’ experience, he combines opportunity with multiple solutions, developing all natural  environmental and societal synergy, stabilisation and enhancement solutions through technically astute practical processes successfully implemented across the globe. He is the founder of Tilligerry Permaculture Research and Education Farms, as demonstrations of the shared success model.

As a Polyculture Permaculture and Societal practitioner Rick Barker brings together approaches and experience from Australia and around the world that when applied, have solutions for everyday living. A colleague of Bill Mollison, the founder of Permaculture, Rick continues to design and share learnings wherever invited locally and internationally through positive creative activity. Spontaneous Appreciations and Learnings in Nature based on a philosophy and ethics of earth and people care evolving a model of shared success are societal imperatives. A blending of traditional cultural awareness with contemporary advancements in sustainable living, utilising conscious functional design are growth attributes. The challenges our current global generations face are complex, though the solutions are quite simple. Tilligerry Permaculture Research & Education is example focused, showing simple solutions to inspire, empower and improve. 

 Andrew O’Sullivan


Permaculture, multidimensional landscape design and construction Specialist, and Environmental Consultant & Lecturer

Andrew O’Sullivan is a talented designer who re-uses salvaged materials. For over a decade, Andrew has been using so called “rubbish” to add value to properties around Sydney. His passion, commitment and boundless energy has inspired people around the country to recognise the benefits of using salvaged materials. Andrew sees beauty and value in old and discarded objects. His remarkable imagination and vision means he uses these unwanted materials to create instant beauty, warmth and vibrancy in any new landscape. A standout talent is his capacity is maximise features in the landscape and to truly connect the outside space with the indoors, extending living areas and making the most of our stunning climate.

Andrew believes children are the key to creating a better world. He dedicates much of his time to teaching children how to garden without spending money, how to re-use materials and how to better understand the environment they live in. Andrew believes encouraging children to have fun and interact positively with their local environment is fundamental to developing an enduring responsibility and appreciation of our natural world.

Andrew O’Sullivan - Andrew’s qualifications are in horticulture, landscape construction, nursery practice and permaculture. His passion for re-use grew from a practical need to survive in one of Sydney’s poorest suburbs. The waste-not attitude of his parents born out of necessity, is now a gift - a gift that teaches him to respect and value not only materials, but also the environment and other humans. Andrew has travelled extensively and draws on these experiences for many of his design concepts.TV presenter on ABC’s Gardening Australia

  • Popular celebrity presenter at the hugely successful Gardening Australia Live Shows in 2002, 2003, 2004 ,2005
  • Award Winning Landscape Designer. His cutting edge sustainable designs using salvaged plants and materials have received a multitude of awards at both national and local level competitions.
  • Recipient of the Allan Seale Media Award at the 2003 Nursery and Garden Industry Awards for outstanding media contribution to horticulture
  • Garden Designer to celebrities including Mambo’s Dare Jennings, Deborah Hutton and Ian Keenan. For years he has been using so-called ‘rubbish’ in million dollar homes in some of Sydney’s most exclusive suburbs, increasing property values and gaining a reputation for stunning garden and interior design
  • Known as “Mr Bali” through his passion for creating beautiful and stylish sub topical gardens throughout Sydney
  • Patron for Alternative Technology Association (ATA)
  • Guest presenter at various industry and public events including: Gardening Australia Live;2002,3,4,5,both Sydney and Melbourne Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH) annual conferences; Powerhouse Museum 25th anniversary lecture series, 2004; New Zealand’s prestigious Ellerslie Garden Show 2003;2004 Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens - Garden Design Lecture Series; UNSW EcoGarden Lecture Series; Alternative Technology Association’s Sustainability Forum and Open Day 2004 at Hawkesbury Earth Care Centre; The Bower; Manly Environment Centre; Kimbriki Recycling and Waste Disposal Centre, and local garden clubs
  • MC at Liverpool Council’s Blooming 2003 ,4,& 5 Marrickville Council’s Waste Board Game 2003 and Manly’s Sustainability Festival 2004, & guest speaker at Blacktown, Campbelltown and Woolahra Councils Garden Competitions
  • Regular guest on national radio programs discussing landscape design, environment & waste management issues
  • Judge for the Landscape Contractors Association’s Annual Awards For Excellence, 2004 ,05
  • Judge - Local Council Garden Competitions including Liverpool, Leichhardt and Woolahra
  • Selector and participant in the prestigious nationwide Australian Open Garden Scheme
  • Board of Directors for SCRAP (School Communities Recycling All Paper)
  • Board of Directors for the charity “Make A Difference”
  • Established the first Landscape Salvage and Re-Use Business in Sydney. This business has now developed into Re-Use Rescue – an innovative training and systems development consultancy specialising in diverting re-usable resources out of the waste stream and back into valuable projects within the community.
  • Set up and successfully operated several retail nurseries in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. These nurseries were unique in promoting the use of salvaged plants and materials.
  • Creator of Practical Environmental Aesthetic Creative Educational Garden Design Principles
  • Creator of “Kidscapes” – a new educational concept teaching children how to make miniature landscapes from their own toys
  • Writer and photographer for Gardening Australia magazine; Backyard Design Ideas 2004 Yearbook; ATA’s ReNew magazine
  • Contributor to Gardening Australia’s stunning new publication - Flora – The Gardener’s Bible, informing readers of the enormous financial and social benefits of re-using rather than recycling our resources.
  • Broad exposure of design work and environmental philosophy in magazines, newspaper supplements and books including Gardening Australia, Better Homes & Gardens, Sunday Life (Sun Herald), Domain (SMH), Inner City Weekly, Daily Telegraph, Elle, Your Garden, Paul Urquhart’s best selling book The New Native Garden, Burke’s Backyard and Backyard Design Ideas.
  • Qualified Trainer of EarthWorks Train the Trainer Course - educating Waste Coordinators from local councils
  • Developed and facilitated a Sustainable Garden Design Course, based on the Practical Environmental Aesthetic Creative Educational Principles
  • Extensive experience in schools, educating students, teachers and parents in developing sustainable gardens
  • Facilitated training course for Greencorps on Re-Use and waste management
  • Donated much time and materials over the years to supporting sustainability in schools creating organic vegetable gardens, worm farms, adventure play equipment, outdoor furniture, ponds and even aviaries




Joe Edwards began his mining career in 1986 in Canada and for the subsequent 30+ years spent a large amount of time in emerging mining markets including Indonesia, Africa, Guatemala and Mongolia training, coaching and mentoring mine workers and supervisors. His focus included mine infrastructure, freshwater distribution, wastewater control, critical and strategic pumping, ventilation, road maintenance, mine development, safe portals collaring, ramps and declines, Alamak raising, specialised blasting, stoping and stope recovery, narrow vein development and production, cut and fill stoping, controlled blasting, ground control and rehab, and construction. Joe studied Practical Loss Control Leadership, MSHA Certified underground instructor, Dupont STOP training.


 Terry Haines

Director of Education and Training and Founding Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Terry Haines, a high risk training and education specialist with 40 years’ experience across a diverse industry range in Australia, Mongolia, Europe, Middle East  and Asia is the Education and Training Director for Earth Sustaining Sciences,. His experience includes roles as consultant, managing director, global general manager and CEO of Australian and international organisations. Terry has created many detailed systems and syllabus programs and directed several training and education institutes to international success in both English and non-English speaking centres. He has extensive capabilities in major industrial site supervision and high risk training and verification of competency solutions delivery, project operations management, auditing, risk management and occupational health and safety and emergency management..

 Carole Bartholomeaux PRESIDENT Bartholomeaux Public Relations


Carole Bartholomeaux is a communications and media professional with more than 25 years in business communications and societal practice. A seasoned legislative lobbyist, she has worked on a variety of issues including the Omnibus Groundwater Act. Recognised as a multi-cultural and sociologically dynamic humanitarian, she managed all national and international media when Sandra Day O’Connor who was elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater requested Carole’s assistance to lobby at the Federal Level for passage of his Indian Healthcare Act. Carole combines her ability to focus on global processes to achieve localised results through progressive-practical and positive positioning. She is the founder and CEO of Bartholomeaux P.R. and co-founder and President of Boomer Entertainment LLC.

 Carter Edwards

Founding Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute 

Carter Edwards is a highly motivated and experienced societal change agent with more than 55-years of solutions provision in the complex mainstream of social change. As an author, speaker and influencer on multiple topics, he long-ago mastered communicating and connecting with people of all ages and demographics on a personal level. From his popular children’s self-esteem book ‘Wow! Am I Really That Special?’, to ‘Your Wealth Is In Your Health!’ and multidimensional health and fitness program ‘Be Your Own Personal Trainer’, his lifetime of personal experience in health and fitness comes to the fore. Carter is an inspiring motivator with an ‘open door’ attitude to coaching and mentoring. Recognised with many accolades for his contributions to society, including ‘Honorary Life Membership of Camp Breakaway’ for his service to the disabled and ‘The John Campbell Fellowship MO Award’ for his community service he is a straight-forward truth advocate and commentator. Carter and writing partner Wayne Sampey signed their first publishing contract many years ago, releasing their life changing interactive personal development program, ‘How To Play The Sporting Fame Game Successfully’. The program educates sports professionals, both established and up and coming, in skills and mindsets to fulfill their career dreams on and off the field. They have since completed many projects. Their writing team has recently anchored, with Daemon de Chaeney, Richard Barker and Joe Pito, the fifteen volume Shared Success Series, the latest in the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute's education and training programs in ecosocietal prosperity focusing on Societal Interaction, Business Practice, Management of Change, Dynamics Application, Occupational Health, Safety and Risk, the SABR processes, and Ecology.

 Carol Ridgeway-Bissett

Founding Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute 

 Carol Ridgeway-Bissett is a Maaiangal Woman of the Worimi Nation.

Carol is listed as a hidden treasure by the NSW government and is a widely respected social justice practitioner, educator and commentator. She is a specialist in natural environment who has held positions on multiple NSW government and associated boards and committees.

Carol's resume' includes:

  • Diploma and Degree in Welfare and Feminist studies, University of Newcastle, Australia,
  • Associate lecturer in Aboriginal studies, University of Newcastle, Australia,
  • Lecturer and counsellor in drug and alcohol management,
  • Project development officer in community and prison rehabilitation and education programs,
  • Australian Welfare Worker of the year,
  • Domestic violence interventionist and councellor,
  • Champion of indigenous conservation, cultural heritage and natural environment management,
  • Specialist in negotiation and conciliation,
  • A tireless advocate for women’s and family justice,
  • Author, coach and mentor. 

Ashley Sampi

Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Ashley Sampi is a highly regarded Bardi man, indigenous advocate and retired Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League. He attended Trinity College in Perth, Australia and following his football entered heavy industry and mining. Maintaining his interest in mentoring others and seeking solutions in societal and intergenerational prosperity, Ashley became a fellow of the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute in 2015. He is co-creator and co-designer of the Kimberley, Dampierland Djarindjin/Ngamakoon ESS-Sampi Bardi/Jawi plan and project for ecosocietal advancement focused on a multi-plane model that includes community driven terrestrial agriculture, marine and freshwater aquaculture & aquaponics and associated tourism and allied business.

  JoE Pito

Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Joe Pito, is an empathetic leader and strategic thinker whose purpose is to serve people and organisations in the advancement of corporate and human resources strategy. For more than 20 years, Joe has focused upon helping people, groups and organisations from all areas of society meet their expectations by moulding synchronised societal and business strategies expanding imagination of what is possible and delivering functional enduring solutions. Born a first generation New Zealand Samoan, Joe is a proud Pacific islander who attributes his successes to the tenacity and courage of his parents who moved from their homeland to offer their children greater opportunities in their adopted home of New Zealand. It was from these humble beginnings that he was ingrained with a distinguishing work ethic and gratitude that has served him well throughout his life.  During his formidable younger years Joe naturally progressed into leadership roles whether through professional circumstances, organisational development or underlying passions in sports culture. The last 14 years of his professional life have been concentrated within the resources sector as a lynch pin between client and contractors; from concept to execution, from challenge to solution and from disorganisation to strategic success. Whilst traditionally the mining space is a challenging one with old mindsets, traditionalist processes and a tough cultural environment it has been one that has yielded the best results and insights into supporting the mental well-being of the men and woman who dedicate their time to this industry. Joe has focused on the core fundamentals of human behaviour that most affect personal and business performance. He possesses the unique ability to bring extraordinary insights to ordinary events, and the combination of his substance and style captures the imagination of those whom he is privilege to work with. Joe integrates seamlessly into a group or organisation a part of a team to understand challenges and deliver solutions. Open communication, listening to stakeholders and team members to enable the required motivation in the uniqueness of the individual to be identified and exposed is the primary aim; collaborating those elements within a team setting and delivering a collective solution empowering cultural and organisational excellence is the end goal.

 Brett Fitzgerald

Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Brett Fitzgerald is a water management specialist who designs and delivers environmentally and economically expedient practical surface water movement strategies; delivering multiple projects throughout northern Australia including combined in situ SABR & TMZ systems for complex soil and wetland remediation applications on large scale mine site solution projects. He is the founder of NT Tyre Recycling, a company re-using waste material to deliver ecosocietally sustainable solutions.

 Dale Carter

Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Dale is an Environmental Scientist with 10 years’ experience in 'concept to closure' design and practice with specialist delivery experience in Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Management in the Mining and Forestry sectors. Dale has experience in simultaneous multiple mine sites rehabilitation, with focus on the remediation of contaminated water and tailings management. He has recently been the environmental lead on major mining projects in the Pilbara region, managing site environmental departments. He has worked on the remediation of Acid Mine Drainage contamination from gold mines in the Northern Territory, using SABR BioReactor systems to neutralise highly acidic water <(pH3) with excessive levels of heavy metals and the development of forestry solutions to contaminated lands.