Peter McLean has big plans for the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) ahead of joining as Executive Officer next week.
After more than 10 years with Keep Australia Beautiful ( KAB), and its Chief Executive Officer since 2012, Peter officially starts in post to lead AORA on 1 September.
Sydney-based Peter has gained a wide range of experience in stakeholder, corporate and community engagement and campaign delivery at a regional and national level since joining KAB in 2004. He says he is looking forward to getting started at AORA and working with its members to grow the organisation.
“The chairman, Paul Coffey, understood that to move the AORA forward, it needed full-time leadership,” said Peter. “With the organic waste processing sector growing, I see my role to raise awareness of AORA and to shore up what is offers to members.”
Peter identified working closely with state and local government to adopt consistent, best practice approaches to organics recovery and educating those in end use industries on the benefits of compost for increasing yield and soil health was high up on his task list.
“One of my priorities is to develop a strong value proposition to government to improve and drive regulation around organics recycling,” Peter added. “Within that, the focus will be on highlighting the benefits to communities and the environment of recycling organics and composting. We have a lot of work to do.”