Jim is a resource and environmental economic practitioner with over 25 years’ of postgraduate experience. Since 2006 he has undertaken in excess of 220 consulting assignments.
Cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, and non-market valuation are tools used in most of his projects. A major focus of his work is the integration of environmental values into mainstream decision making and investment.
Jim has experience across a broad range of resource and environmental management issues including water management (allocations, infrastructure investment (urban and rural), water use efficiency, water quality, and stormwater), catchment management, climate change, vegetation management, biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, waste management, development policy, impacts of resource development projects, and natural capital valuation.
Jim has undertaken consulting assignments in all states and territories across Australia as well as numerous international assignments in Tuvalu, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Myanmar, China, Federated State of Micronesia, and for multinational organisations (e.g. SPREP, UN, FAO, OECD, GIZ, World Bank).
Prior to commencing his consulting career in 2006, Jim was the Director of Economics for the Queensland Department of Natural Resources.