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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

Principal Consultant and Head of International Business Development, Eunomia Research & Consulting
Darren is an experienced Chartered Waste Consultant with over 17 years’ experience in the industry in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Darren has delivered a range of consultancy projects and developed guidance documents on Waste Strategy Development and Implementation, the Design of Recycling Systems, Alternative Waste Technologies, Data Management, Waste Auditing and Behaviour Change.

Darren now works for Eunomia Research & Consulting as a Principal Consultant and Head of International Business Development. Prior to joining Eunomia, he delivered waste consultancy projects in Australia and New Zealand supporting councils, state governments and the private sector from his base in Brisbane.

Marcus Geisler

Chairman, Waste Authority
Mr Geisler has 26 years’ experience in the waste and recycling industry, including in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, at both operational and management levels.
He spent three years in the Head Office of a waste management multinational developing national and state strategies. Mr Geisler has direct experience in waste processing, including composting organics and alternative waste treatment processes, and recovery and marketing of secondary materials, ranging from construction and demolition waste to kerb side recyclables.

Mr Geisler’s previous roles include being General Manager of Western Australia’s largest waste management company, SITA; Managing Director, West Australian Landfill Services (SITA and Hanson JV); and Business Manager, BioWise Composting. He was the General Manager Western Region, Thiess Services, one of Australia’s largest and most diversified companies involved in the collection, processing, landfilling and recovery of waste and land remediation. Mr Geisler has also held the positions of President and Treasurer of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WA Branch).

Marcus has been an Authority member since 2008 and was Deputy Chairman in 2011 and 2012. As Chairman he works with State and local government, industry and the community to implement of the State’s Waste Strategy.

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.
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