Jim has made an outstanding contribution to the Society since the early days and was the driving force behind the First Conference in Newcastle. He served on the NSW Branch Committee and is a Life Member. His service is listed below:
Jim started his working career at the BHP Newcastle Steelworks washery and then worked for a number of engineering companies supplying CHPPs. After working at TPM Moura and for the Peko-Wallsend Coal Division, Jim started his own engineering consultancy, James C Donnelly & Associates.