Public Service Medal for Patrick McInerney
Posted on : Wednesday, 31 August 2016
FPA Australia would like to congratulate Mr Patrick McInerney,
Director of international ozone protection and synthetic
greenhouse gas policy for Australia's Department of the
Environment and Energy. Mr McInerney, who was in the 2016 Queen's
birthday honours, received the Federal Public Service Medal for
outstanding public service for his role in the protection of the
ozone layer and the climate system.
Since 2003, Mr McInerney has been responsible for administering
the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management
legislation, including the introduction of the Fire Protection
Industry Permit Scheme.
Currently leading the review of the Ozone Protection and
Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management legislation in Australia, Mr
McInerney also has a high profile on the world stage, having served
since 2013 as a co-chair of the Open-ended Working Group of the
Parties to the Montreal Protocol. Last year these discussions led
to an international agreement to work towards agreeing a HFC phase
down under the Montreal Protocol.
FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams said the award was well
"Patrick has been a strong supporter of this industry for many
years," he said.
"His dedication to the advancement of industry best practice and
environmental outcomes via the administration of the ODS & SGG
legislation has been oustanding and he is thoroughly deserving of
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