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 deserved.

"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 this recognition."


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