Chief Executive Officer – Rick Ralph

Rick is an independent waste management and recycling professional with more than 35 years Australian and International experience.

Rick started his career  holding numerous senior executive roles with Comalco Aluminium. Responsible for the implementation, development and management of the companies ‘Cash for Can’s’ program, he and two other Industry colleagues, established Australia’s first kerbside collection recycling program, and was instrumental in establishing many iconic public event, and other commercial and community based recycling programs throughout Australia.

He has worked on similar programs in New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Other career roles include owner of a major private recycling business, Director of Waste – City of Brisbane, General Manager roles in industry and with Not for Profit organisations.

He is a founding council member, committee member and past president of the Australian Council of Recyclers. Rick has held many Senior Executive roles on National and International Waste and Recycling Industry boards, and various Government committees.

Rick was instrumental with the founding Executive in the formation of the Association. He is a qualified Justice of Peace, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds several Director positions with private companies. He is a Director of the Not for Profit Organisation Mates4Mates, the organisation that assists the wounded Injured and ill members past and present of the Australian Defence Force.

Executive Governance Committee:

PresidentPhil RichardsJ.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd

Vice President – Neil Perry – Cleanaway

Secretary – Peter Hudson – Suez

Treasurer – Bret Collins – Remondis

Committee Members

Sims Metal ManagementDoug Grimmond
SoilcyclersAlison Price
NugrowJacob Wilson
Gold Coast MulchingMark Ripka

Chris Lyall – Veolia Australia & New Zealand
Nev BrownlowPhoenix Power Recyclers
James WhelanKartaway
Mark DekkerBMI Group