Tyre Stewardship Australia’s Dale Gilson explains how the organisation has boosted the uptake of tyre-derived products in the road, rail and civil engineering sector.
Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) recently appointed Dale Gilson, former CEO of the Society of Automotive Engineers – Australasia, as CEO of the Federal and State Government supported, industry cooperative organisation.
Mr Gilson joins TSA on the third birthday of the organisation’s launch and will be responsible for guiding the next phase of TSA’s growth as it focuses on driving more sustainable and valuable end-of-life tyre outcomes.
TSA reported that over 1200 tyre retailers have become accredited within the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme and most of the nation’s major collectors and recyclers are also accredited. They said there is also significant interest in the scheme from local governments and fleets.
TSA said Mr Gilson joins at an exciting time with both end–of-life tyre management reporting and market development funding building momentum.
Mr Gilson has also served as CEO of Motorcycling Australia, Speedway Australia and Four Wheel Drive Victoria.
Welcoming Mr Gilson’s appointment TSA Independent Chair, David Spear, said: “Having Dale’s experience on board will be of great value to TSA as we continue to achieve our objectives, particularly in developing job creating economically valuable local uses for tyre-derived raw material.
“I’m really looking forward to the role and the opportunity to support Tyre Stewardship Australia fulfil its obligations under the National Tyre Stewardship Scheme. It’s an exciting time to join TSA and I am grateful to the TSA Board for the opportunity to be part of this important initiative,” Mr Gilson said.
To find out more about the organisation, head to Tyre Stewardship Australia