John Gertsakis

Director, Communications, Equilibrium
Senior Policy Adviser, Design Institute of Australia
Director and Co-founder, Ewaste Watch Institute

John is a sustainability and communications practitioner with experience as an advocate, industry adviser and research academic. He is director and co-founder of the Ewaste Watch Institute, and he co-authored Australia’s first report on e-waste recycling in 1995 titled: Short Circuiting Waste from Electronic Products. He served as Executive Director of Product Stewardship Australia from 2006 to 2011 representing global consumer electronics brands in the design of Australia’s Product Stewardship Act. John is currently Director of Communications with Equilibrium consultants, and is an Adjunct Professor with the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS. John has written and presented widely on sustainable product design, circular thinking, and product stewardship, and the need for smart regulation to drive industry reform. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia.