WMRR 2021 National President election 

In April, the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) put out a call for nominations for the WMRR National President role.

Nominations have now closed and we are pleased to announce that WMRR has received multiple applications, which were assessed and accepted by the WMRR nominations committee.

As per the WMRR Constitution, we are now progressing to an election and all current financial WMRR members are entitled and invited to vote. Members can only place one (1) vote and WMRR will confirm all votes to ensure only votes are received from current financial members.

The elected National President's term will commence at the WMRR AGM on 8 June 2021.

WMRR thanks outgoing National President, Mr Garth Lamb, who has completed the maximum term of two (2) consecutive two (2)-year terms as per the Constitution. Garth's tireless efforts in driving WMRR and the industry forward is greatly appreciated and he will be remembered for his balanced leadership of the Board.

How to vote

Please familiarise yourself with the nominees (listed below by first name alphabetical order).

Click on "vote now" at the bottom of this page to place your vote by no later than 5p.m. AEST Friday, 14 May 2021.

Management Executive, SCR Group 

A former WMRR Board Director, Enzo Bruscella has over 35 years’ experience in the waste and resource recovery industry as a waste management practitioner, consultant, and head of organisations in the private and public sectors.

A politically astute and innovative leader, Enzo is currently a management executive at Southern Cross Recycling Group, a national homewares reuse and recycling company.

Enzo believes that as Australia continues to undergo an exciting period of change in materials recovery, reuse, disposal and behavioural change, there is an opportunity to further strengthen WMRR’s position as the peak body for waste management in Australia and being the leading advocate and voice of the depth and breadth of its members.

As WMRR’s national voice is a reflection of the strength of its linkages with the various state committees, working groups and national divisions, Enzo will use his myriad skills and decades of experience to support state and divisional chairs and ensure that the interests of WMRR members are represented, and that information-sharing is strengthened.













Director, Waste And Management Services 

Once you’re in the waste and resource recovery industry, it gets in your blood and it seems you are destined to never leave. This happened to Geoff Webster many years ago and it is now a passion that drives many facets of his career and business.

It is an essential service that was recognised due to the impacts of COVID and it now has a platform that we must continue to develop as continual change within the marketplace drives the need for improvements in how materials are managed. Each group in the sector – be it industry, government (at all levels) or their advisors – will play a crucial role in achieving these objectives and Geoff sees it as WMRR’s role to assist through advocacy and facilitation of information dissemination.

Having sat in both the consulting and operational roles through his career, performing at senior management level, Geoff provides the right qualities to support and lead WMRR’s continued activities in this space. WMRR is a critical element in ensuring its members succeed in a challenging environment and having been exposed to so many elements from all facets of the industry, Geoff has the skills to complement the rest of the Board and the management team in delivering on the needs of the WMRR Presidency.

Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group

Mike Ritchie is a strategic thinker who combines complex technical expertise and sound business acumen. His goal is to help make waste management economically rational and environmentally sustainable.

Mike is amongst the leading authorities of Australia’s waste and recycling sector. With 25 years’ experience in environmental policy and business development with a focus on recycling and waste, he has extensive insight into the constraints and opportunities that exist to drive economically sensible environmental reform.

He is currently a Director of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia, a member of the NSW committee and ex Chair of the Carbon Division, APCO Working Group and AWT Working Group. He was a Director of Environment Business Australia and national vice president of WMAA.

He has previously been General Manager with several major waste companies and spent several years as a Sessional Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court.

Due to this, Mike is well positioned to represent Australia’s waste and recycling industry at any level. His continuing work to influence and shape policies and regulations relating to the Australian waste sector, is founded on an in-depth and profound understanding of the waste industry

Director - Business Development, Babcock & Wilcox 

Toby Terlet is a current WMRR Director who has strong leadership skills, education and international waste, energy, and water management experience.

As Director - Business Development at Babcock & Wilcox, Toby travels across Australia developing projects in the renewable sector such as waste to energy (chute to stack), battery storage, carbon capture and chemical looping technology, to name a few.

Prior to this, Toby was Project Director for Australia’s first WtE facility located at Kwinana and he has spent time in the UK where he was Veolia’s Birmingham (UK) General Manager with overall responsibility for eight (8) sites, 11 direct reports and 245 employees.

Over the past 20 years, Toby has held significant roles on independent environmental industry boards and worked closely with external organisations including EPA SA, around Australia and overseas.

Toby is able to communicate on many different levels and contribute to WMRR on complex topics. He is passionate about developing strategies and identifying new opportunities that leave our natural environment in a better state for generations to come.