Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Industrial Relations

    New-look board for WA’s Waste Authority

    10/07/2019 12:00 PM
    • Five new members appointed for three-year terms
    • Waste Authority provides Minister with advice on waste 

    Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has today welcomed a new five-member Waste Authority board, reaffirming the State's focus on waste management.


    Former Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia chief executive officer Reg Howard-Smith has been appointed as the Waste Authority's chairperson and Lee Broomhall (Chief Executive Officer, Workpower) as deputy chairperson, along with members Kelly Howlett (Chief Executive Officer, Bloodwood Tree Association), Tim Youé (Chief Executive Officer, Southern Metropolitan Regional Council) and Dr Joshua Byrne (Director, Josh Byrne & Associates).


    The new-look board will guide the Waste Authority's implementation of the State's waste management blueprint, the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030, while driving key programs and offering advice to the Minister for Environment.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "There was an extremely strong field of applicants, so I'm pleased to welcome the team of people who will help realise the McGowan Government's vision to reuse or recycle at least 75 per cent of waste generated in WA by 2030.


    "Mr Howard-Smith has demonstrated strong leadership throughout his career and will play an important role in leading this State's approach to waste management.


    "I look forward to working with these five talented people, who bring a wide range of experience to this board - including shaping strategic direction and policy, urban sustainability, project and waste management, and exposure to the local government and planning sectors. 


    "I would like to thank outgoing chairperson Marcus Geisler, who has played an instrumental role on the board since 2008; outgoing deputy chairperson Jenny Bloom; and the other outgoing members Victoria Bond, Neil Foley and Glen McLeod."


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