Women of Waste Leadership Breakfast NSW

Women of Waste Leadership Breakfast NSW
The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) is pleased to announce that this year’s Women of Waste Leadership Breakfast is being held on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at Kirribilli Club, Lavender Bay. At this popular event we’ll hear from three inspirational women representing various parts of our diverse essential industry. Our impressive line-up includes:

Anissa Levy
Acting Chair and CEO, EPA NSW

Anissa Levy joined the EPA as Acting Chair and CEO on 12 March 2018.

Anissa has held several senior executive positions within the NSW Government. As Deputy CEO at Infrastructure NSW, Anissa oversaw the development, implementation and operation of the Infrastructure Investor Assurance framework, a risk-based framework for the oversight (review, reporting and monitoring) of the Government’s ambitious infrastructure program.

Prior to joining Infrastructure NSW, Anissa was the Deputy Director General of Planning and Programs at Transport for NSW where she was responsible for the Transport Cluster capital budget, the Bureau of Transport Statistics, strategic integrated transport planning and transport project development.

Anissa is a civil engineer and her 25 years’ experience spans strategic transport planning, and infrastructure planning and delivery. Anissa has a mix of private sector as well as state and local government experience.

Kate Dryden
Partner, Sphere Infrastructure Partners

An accomplished General Manager and Lawyer, Kate has built upon an expert foundation in environmental, transactional, corporate law and litigation, gained over a career with a number of the world’s top law firms and organisations, moving into a series of executive leadership roles, including General Counsel and ultimately leading the Growth function for Veolia Australia and New Zealand.

During her 8 year career with Veolia, Kate forged a reputation for building integrated business functions that authentically added value and effectively balanced the delicate dynamic between mitigating risk and enabling business growth.


In August 2018, Kate started Sphere Infrastructure Partners with two colleagues. Kate and her Sphere colleagues work towards the development and delivery of environmental investments, businesses and infrastructure projects by providing expert advice to enable their clients to meet their waste, water and energy sustainability objectives.


Narelle Anderson
Founder and Managing Director, Envirobank Recycling

Narelle Anderson is the founder and managing director of Envirobank Recycling, Australia’s most innovative container deposit systems operator. Envirobank’s services include automated depots, reverse vending machines, mobile collections, scheme coordinator services, charity bottle drives, and more.

A born entrepreneur Narelle has had the determination to accomplish what other people say can’t be done.

Leaving home at 16 she started her first business, a promotions company, before beginning her distinguished career in the waste industry. In 2000 Narelle became the first aboriginal woman to solely own a waste management company, buying and expanding CBD Enviro Services, then selling it through a trade sale to a public company.

The great niece of the late Senator Neville Bonner, Narelle is passionate about indigenous welfare and has achieved many firsts as an indigenous woman and entrepreneur. In Narelle’s words ‘my culture makes me a custodian of the land so cleaning up the country seems a natural fit.’

Please Note: Preet Brar, Veolia, was originally scheduled to appear as a speaker at this event. Unfortunately Preet is unable to attend the event, however, we are lucky enough to have 3 engaging speakers all with diverse experience within our industry.

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10/17/2018 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Kirribilli Club 11 Harbourview Crescent Lavendar Bay, NSW 2060 AUSTRALIA
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