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.



Nathan Cartwright

AusSpill Deputy Chairman

Nathan is the Managing Director of Spill Station Australia and a qualified environmental auditor. He is a second generation family business owner who has been involved in the spill control industry for more than 25 years. As well as providing spill control equipment, Nathan consults with Government, Defence, Mining and Regulatory bodies regarding all aspects of spill preparedness.