25 directors were appointed to the boards of Victoria’s seven Waste and Resource Recovery Groups on 1 August 2018. In collaboration with other Victorian government agencies, local governments, industry and community groups, the boards will continue to oversee the regional delivery of waste and resource recovery programs, protecting the natural environment and health of Victoria. In particular, the groups will play an important role in implementing the Victorian Government’s Recycling Industry Strategic Plan by working closely with councils in their respective regions to enable a safe, resilient and efficient recycling system in the medium to long term.

WASTE AND RESOURCE RECOVERY GROUPS BOARD MEMBERSHIP

ENTITY

NAME

TERM START DATE

TERM END DATE

Barwon South West WRRG

Cr Jill Parker (Chairperson)

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Barwon South West WRRG

Cr David Bell

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Barwon South West WRRG

Cr Neil Trotter

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Barwon South West WRRG

Cr Bruce Harwood

1 August 2018

30 April 2021

Barwon South West WRRG

Ms Tara Halliday

31 January 2017

30 January 2021

Barwon South West WRRG

Mr Lindsay Merritt

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Barwon South West WRRG

Ms Mary Bignell

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Barwon South West WRRG

Mrs Nicole Sexton

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Gippsland WRRG

Cr Richard Ellis (Chairperson)

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Gippsland WRRG

Cr Dale Harriman

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Gippsland WRRG

Cr Gayle Maher

31 October 2017

30 April 2021

Gippsland WRRG

Cr Pamela Rothfield

31 October 2017

30 April 2021

Gippsland WRRG

Ms Julie Hocking

30 June 2015

29 June 2019

Gippsland WRRG

Mr Christopher Badger

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Gippsland WRRG

Ms Siska Hester

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Gippsland WRRG

Mr Glenn Campbell

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Goulburn Valley WRRG

Cr Seema Abdullah (Chairperson)

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Goulburn Valley WRRG

Cr Eric Lording

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Goulburn Valley WRRG

Cr David Lowe

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Goulburn Valley WRRG

Cr Leigh Wilson

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Goulburn Valley WRRG

Mr Geoffrey Dobson

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Goulburn Valley WRRG

Ms Andrea Richards

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Goulburn Valley WRRG

Ms Vanessa Petrie

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Goulburn Valley WRRG

Ms Wendy Jones

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Grampians Central West WRRG

Cr Sebastian Klein (Chairperson)

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Grampians Central West WRRG

Cr Belinda Coates

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Grampians Central West WRRG

Cr Corinne Heintze

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Grampians Central West WRRG

Cr Kevin Erwin

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Grampians Central West WRRG

Mr Patrick Goodall

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Grampians Central West WRRG

Mr Robert Miller

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Grampians Central West WRRG

Ms Bridget Wetherall

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Grampians Central West WRRG

Ms Robyn Evans

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Loddon Mallee WRRG

Cr Jennifer Anderson (Chairperson)

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Loddon Mallee WRRG

Cr Lorraine Learmonth

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Loddon Mallee WRRG

Cr Daryl Warren

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Loddon Mallee WRRG

Cr Geoffrey Curnow

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Loddon Mallee WRRG

Ms Helen Millicer

25 August 2015

24 August 2019

Loddon Mallee WRRG

Ms Jennifer Grigg

6 September 2016

5 September 2020

Loddon Mallee WRRG

Ms Julie Green

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Loddon Mallee WRRG

Ms Natalie McCarthy

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Metropolitan WRRG

Cr Colleen Gates (Chairperson)

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Metropolitan WRRG

Cr Salvatore Alessi

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Metropolitan WRRG

Cr Collin Ross

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Metropolitan WRRG

Cr Thomas Melican

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

Metropolitan WRRG

Ms Margaret Donnan

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Metropolitan WRRG

Ms Theresa Glab

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Metropolitan WRRG

Ms Evy Papadopoulos

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

Metropolitan WRRG

Mr John Watson

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

North East WRRG

Ms Veronica Schilling (Chairperson)

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

North East WRRG

Ms Louise Perrin

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

North East WRRG

Mr Alan Clark

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

North East WRRG

Cr Peter Olver

1 May 2017

30 April 2021

North East WRRG

Mr Anthony Griffiths

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

North East WRRG

Ms Melanie Oke

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

North East WRRG

Mr Simon Kelley

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

North East WRRG

Ms Francesca Ciantar

1 August 2018

30 April 2022

The 25 appointees bring a broad range of experience to their roles with diverse backgrounds including in the energy sector, engineering, resource efficiency, local government, infrastructure development, sustainability, waste management and environmental policy.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government agencies reflect the diversity of the Victorian community they serve. As a result of the 2018 appointments, the overall representation of women on Waste and Resource Recovery Group boards has increased to approximately 54%. The new appointments have also increased the number of directors who identify as having a disability or as culturally or linguistically diverse.