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Waste & Recycle 2017 Conference
13–15 September
NEW VENUE • Crown Perth • Burswood • Western Australia
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Proudly hosted by:  WALGA • WMAA • Dept of Environment Regulation

Keynote and Invited Speakers

Darren Perrin

Associate Director – International, Ricardo Energy & Environment
Darren is an experienced Chartered Waste Consultant with over 17 years’ experience in the industry in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Darren is an Associate Director at Ricardo working in their international team. During an 18-year career in waste consultancy, he has supported a range of projects primarily in waste strategy, options assessment and business case development, waste data and waste technologies for both the public and private sector across Europe, Australia and New Zealand and more recently in Hong Kong.

Marcus Geisler

Chairman, Waste Authority
Marcus has vast corporate experience in the waste and recycling industry in Australia and overseas, particularly in the recycling of construction and demolition waste, having been central to the development of the industry in The Netherlands. Currently he is Executive General Manager for Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia and Indonesia for Coates Hire.
Marcus has also held senior management positions with Thiess Services and SITA Australia. Marcus has been an Authority member since 2008 and was Deputy Chairman in 2011/12.

As Chairman he has been instrumental in developing a strong and broad engagement platform to bring together State and local government, industry and community to enable implementation of the State's Waste Strategy and to cater for Western Australia's waste infrastructure, management and engagement needs for the next 30 years and beyond.

Jodie Bricout

Circular Economy Manager, lifecycles
Jodie has 15 years’ experience in corporate sustainability, life cycle thinking and the circular economy in Europe and Australia.
She returned to Australia in 2016 after 12 years in France, where she was responsible for developing and co‑ordinating Northern France’s circular economy strategy and developed a collaborative Life Cycle Platform working closely with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Since joining lifecycles, Jodie has led the team to evaluate the potential impacts to transitioning to a circular economy for Green Industries South Australia and undertaken the carbon footprint of e-waste recycling for Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP).

Paul Donaghy

National Resource Recovery Manager, Woolworths Food Group
Looking for his next challenge in his working career, Paul found this opportunity with Woolworths Limited where he currently holds the position of National Resource Recovery Manager across all their brands.
He has a diverse working background including operational and management roles in HR, marketing and the waste industry. He was also fortunate enough to play professional sport in the National Rugby League competition.

Prior to his employment at Woolworths, Paul worked for Visy Recycling for over 7 years where he gained a detailed learning and understanding of the waste and resource recovery industry.

His recent focus has been working on the 2020 target of Towards Zero Food Waste to Landfill across the supermarket division.

Jonathan Leake

Director, Resource Recovery, Sustainability Victoria
Jonathan Leake is Director, Resource Recovery at Sustainability Victoria, the Victorian Government agency responsible for delivering environmental sustainability programs, with a focus on climate change, waste and resource recovery, and materials and energy efficiency.
He leads state wide planning for waste and resource recovery infrastructure across Victoria in collaboration with the environment portfolio and leads implementation of Victoria’s market development, organics and education strategies, along with Sustainability Victoria’s investment facilitation and data services.

Prior to his current role, Jonathan managed the Sustainability Fund for the Victorian Government for five years. Jonathan holds a Juris Doctor and has previously worked at leading Australian law firms as a property, environment and construction lawyer.

Geoff Richards

Managing Director of Richgro Garden Products and Amazon Soils
Member and current Chair of Standards Australia Committee for Composts, Mulches, Garden Soils and Potting Mixes since 1990.
Former President and board Member of Nursery & Garden Industry Australia and also Nursery Garden Industry Western Australia since 1975.
Former President and Board Member of Greening Australia and Western Australia since 1995.
Former Member Waste Management Board.
Created Biogass Renewables to take AD (Anaerobic Digestion) across Australia.

Emmanuel Vivant

Executive Director, Performance & Innovation, SUEZ
Emmanuel has worked with SUEZ since 2001. He has 17 years of experience with SUEZ in the resource recovery and waste treatment sectors having previously held roles in France and Hong Kong.
Emmanuel has a Civil Engineering degree.
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