Mark Smith appointed VWMA executive officer

The Victorian Waste Management Association has appointed sustainability expert Mark Smith as its new executive officer.

Mr Smith has more than 14 years’ experience across the private and public sectors. He has held previous roles at the Environmental Protection Authority Victoria, Sustainability Victoria, Toyota and VicRoads.

He has a Bachelor of Applied Science, and with significant experience working with legislators, regulators, various statutory authorities and research institutions.

“I’m confident he will make a valuable and effective contribution to advocacy work by the VWMA and VTA on behalf of members,” said Peter Anderson, VWMA Chief Executive Officer.

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank Andrew Tytherleigh for his many contributions to the VWMA and the broader waste management industry over many years. We wish him every success in the next chapter of his personal and professional life,” Mr Anderson added.


Victorian Waste Management Association elects new president

Long-serving executive member Chris Ryan has been elected as President of the Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA).

The VWMA is a division of the Victorian Transport Association (VTA), and represents the waste and recycling sectors of the industry in Victoria.

“I am honoured to have once again been elected to serve as President of the VWMA and look forward to working with the Executive and Executive Officer Andrew Tytherleigh to advance the interests of our industry and our members,” said Mr Ryan, who previously served as President in 2013-14.

“On behalf of the Council I wish to thank our outgoing President Tim Watts, who worked tirelessly for two years in the role. Working in regional Victoria meant Tim travelled extensively over his Presidency, and we deeply appreciate his commitment and dedication,” he said.

Mr Ryan is a long-serving member of the VWMA Executive and is Victorian State Manager for Kartaway, a role he has occupied for close to two years. Prior to that he was Victorian Operations Manager with Kartaway.

The VWMA AGM also re-elected Bruce Cunningham (Waste 2 Water), Adrien Scott (Solo Resource Recovery), Tim Isherwood (National Resource Recovery), Ken Dickens (Corio Waste Management), Graham Lenthal (Veolia), Paul Smith (KS Group) and James Whelan (Kartaway). They join current members, Matthew Whelan (Citywide) and Past President Tim Watts (Ellwaste).

Andrew Swann from Eastern Liquid (KS Group) was welcomed to the Executive as its newest member.

Photo: VTA President, Cameron Dunn (right), congratulating VWMA President, Chris Ryan, on his recent election.