Our Plastics Pirate crew harbour the skills and experience to make a real difference in reducing the plastic consuming the world’s landfill and polluting our oceans.
Meet Our Team
Our Plastics Pirate crew is dedicated to giving plastic a value by proving plastics are a mismanaged and fantastic resource – which can benefit not just the environment and the communities, but the businesses and organisations whose plastics we process.
Always passionate and driven to effect positive change for people and place, I am honoured to bring the solutions for Oceans and Environments that we are right now to the World. It feels like it’s just in the nick of time too!
I’ve always been passionate about the environment we live in, especially the oceans. Surfing, sailing, fishing and diving were a huge part of my childhood, I felt at home on or in the ocean. Completing a mechanic apprenticeship in Perth, found me bound for The Kimberlie’s and commercial fishing. This is where I became acutely aware of human impact on our oceans. Even 25 years ago, we found floating rafts of plastic off-shore and most remote beaches on the Kimberly Coast were covered in plastics. Affected, I moved to North Queensland. Into marine tourism and fell in love with the waters of The Great Barrier Reef. No surprise, I found plastics here too! Wanting and needing to change it, I began volunteering, doing beach clean-ups and anything I could to make a difference. Starting to lose faith with it all somewhat, my long-time friend Connor was launching Plastics Pirate at last and needed help. Here was a way to effect real change. Solution driven change.
We all have a responsibility to the Oceans and Mother Earth. We need to change the way we see, use and recycle plastics. And the time for that change is now!
The ocean is my potion. Growing up sailing with my family has instilled in me an awe and passion for the Ocean, which developed into a 15-year career in marine tourism. Loving and sharing the beauty of the sea and all her creatures. I found I was becoming increasingly aware of the awful environmental disaster we are creating, and this drove my passion for the ocean into a deep responsibility of care. Joining the Plastics Pirate crew has been the best way I’ve found for me to have the greatest impact I can and be the changemaker I know I am. I’ve discovered my crew at the perfect time and super exited that that time is now!
He has worked in the fields of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine as well as Aeromedical Retrievals. He also worked as a General Practitioner and Anaesthetist at Thursday Island Hospital and in the Torres Straits where he developed a strong penchant for remote medicine.
Following this, Jim trained and specialised in Emergency Medicine at the Cairns Base Hospital and currently spends most of his time as a Consultant on the busy floor of the Emergency Department.
Jim makes himself available 24/7 as a consultant for Plastics Pirate.
His wealth of knowledge and 'out of the box' approach makes him an integral part of the team.
Jim is a dedicated family man who enjoys growing tropical fruit and brewing fine craft ales, helping to keep the band of Pirates merry.