Central to the family business is Charlie’s brother Mark who makes sure organics gets processed into quality assured soil health products.

As SOILCO Sales and Service Manager, Mark is hands-on in the production side and grew up in the industry with Charlie in Nowra. A plant mechanic by trade, Mark completed his apprenticeship with Cleary Bros before joining SOILCO in 2000 after spending 5 years working as a heavy vehicle operator in the transport and quarry industry.

Mark has been processing organics for over 20 years and food organics for over 5 years and enjoys overseeing major upgrades at SOILCO’s Organics Processing Facilities.


SOILCO Finance Manager Heath Barnes joined SOILCO in February 2013. Heath has a broad range of experience in accounting, sales and marketing.

Heath is a member of CPA Australia and received a high distinction in all six modules he studied. After initially studying a Bachelor of Commerce and majoring in Marketing, he returned to the University of Wollongong to study Accountancy with a Graduate Diploma of Commerce.

He loves that SOILCO is a family-owned organisation and is adaptable to opportunities, growth and industry changes. Heath says it’s comforting to know the work SOILCO does adds value to the environment we live in.