Dr Paul Hardisty is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the nation’s tropical marine science agency.
An honours graduate in engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada, he has a Masters degree in Hydrology, and a Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, from Imperial College, London. He has been a Visiting Professor in Environmental Engineering at Imperial College, London, since 1999 and is an adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia.
Dr Hardisty has worked extensively in marine and coastal environments, and specialises in decision-making science and economics. He has substantial experience of both the public and private sector. He was the co-founder of Komex Environmental Ltd, an international environmental consultancy, built from start-up to a $50 million pa turnover company with a thousand employees and sold to the engineering services company Worley Parsons in 2006.
From 2006-2013, Dr Hardisty served as Global Director, Corporate Responsibility and Global Director, Sustainability and Economics for Worley Parsons.
In 2013, Dr Hardisty joined CSIRO, initially as Flagship Director, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship, and then as Business Unit Director, CSIRO Land and Water.
1988 – 1991 PhD, Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
1986 – 1987 MSc, Engineering Hydrology, Imperial College London, UK
1981 – 1985 BASc, Geological Engineering,The University of British Columbia, Canada
CEO, Australian Institute of Marine Science (July 2017 - Present)
Director, Land and Water Business Unit, CSIRO (July 2014 - March 2017)
Flagship Director, Climate Adaptation Flagship, CSIRO (May 2013 - June 2014)
Global Director, Sustainability and EcoNomics, WorleyParsons (July 2006 - March 2013)
Managing Director International, Komex Environmental (January 1996 - March 2006)
Co-Founder and Principal Engineer, Komex Environmental (1988 - 2006)
Professional positions/ memberships
Visiting Professor, Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK (January 1999 - Present)
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Chartered Engineers (Engineers Australia)
Registered Professional Engineer (Alberta, Canada)
Member, Australian Institute of Company Director’s (AICD)
Commonwealth of Australia Security Clearance Negative Vetting Level 1 (Secret)
Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) - Board Member
Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - Board Member
Great Barrier Reef Advisory Committee - Member
Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research (CSHOR) Advisory Committee – Member
Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Pty Ltd (RRRC) – Non-Executive Director
Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC) – Executive Committee (Chairman)
Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) – Executive Committee (Chairman)
National Marine Science Committee (NMSC) – Executive Member
- Hardisty PE (2010) Environmental and Economic Sustainability. CRC Press, New York
- Hardisty PE, Ozdemiroglu E (2005) The Economics of Groundwater Remediation and Protection. CRC Press, New York.
Scientific and Technical Journal Papers
- Hardisty PE, Sivapalan M, Humphries R (2013) Determining a sustainable and economically optimal wastewater treatment and discharge strategy. Journal of Environmental Management 114: 285-292
- Hardisty PE, Clark T, Hynes RG (2012) Life cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from electricity generation: A comparative analysis of Australian energy sources. Energies 5(4): 872-897
- Hardisty PE, Sivapalan M, Brooks P (2011) The environmental and economic sustainability of carbon capture and storage. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 8(5): 1460-1477
- Hardisty PE, Ozdemiroglu E (2010) Environmental and economic assessment of groundwater remediation. In: Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Elsevier.
- Mathias M, Hardisty PE, Trudell M, Zimmerman R (2009) Screening and selection of sites for CO2 sequestration based on pressure buildup. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 3(5): 577-585
- Hardisty PE (2009) Analysing the role of decision-making economics for industry in the climate change era. Management of Environmental Quality. An International Journal 20(2): 205-218
- Mathias SA, Hardisty PE, Trudell MR, Zimmerman R (2009) Approximate solutions for pressure build up during CO2 injection in brine aquifers. Transport in Porous Media 79: 265-284 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-008-9316-7
- Hardisty PE (2008) The environmental consequences of the financial crisis (crisis?, which crisis?) Middle East Economic Survey 51(49): 26–30
- Hardisty PE, Ozdemiroglu E, Arch S (2008) Sustainable remediation: Including the external costs of remediation. Land Contamination & Reclamation 16(4): 307-317 DOI 10.2462/09670513.905
- Hardisty PE (2008) A climate change risk assessment for industry. Middle East Economic Survey 51(20).
- Johns H, Ozdemiroglu E, Breffle B; Fretwell B; Hardisty PE; Morse-Jones S; Raucher B (2008) Assessing the Value of Groundwater. Science Report – SC040016/SR1. Environment Agency Science Project Publication, Environment Agency, Bristol, UK (159p)
- Hardisty PE (2008) Improving sustainability in engineering design and project delivery. The Australian Pipeliner October, 2008.