Office Bearers



Scot Abernethy

AusSpill Chairman

Scot is the Operations Manager of Absorb Environmental Solutions and CEO of Absorb Training. Scot has 18 years experience in the spill response industry and developed the Certificate IV course in On-site Environmental Management and the “Environmental Manager’s Toolkit” textbook with his father Phil Abernethy. Scot’s key aim is to assist AusSpill in the creation of standards for the spill response industry.



Trevor Prentice

AusSpill Deputy Chairman

Trevor is Owner/Director of Prenco Environmental, based in South Australia. He has 40 years experience in the consultation and supply of products and expertise to industry and government agencies. Trevor’s passion for both the environment & spill control technology has led him to develop strong relationships throughout the industry nationally resulting in his unanimous appointment at AusSpill’s Inaugural Chairman.