Vaughan Levitzke PSM 

Chief Executive, Green Industries SA

Vaughan has more than 35 years’ experience in government, project management and leadership. Vaughan established Zero Waste SA in 2003 and is responsible for a multitude of programs and projects carried out by Zero Waste SA and its partner organisations and now Green Industries SA, that has seen South Australia establish its leadership credentials in waste management and recycling and the Circular Economy in Australia and internationally.

Vaughan spent 10 years with the South Australian EPA in a number of roles, including regulation of tyres, and composting, overseeing and expanding container deposit legislation, and industry resource efficiency programs. 

In 2015 he received a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in the area of waste management reform and policy.