WRIQ appoints new CEO


Dr Georgina Davis has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Waste Recycling Industry Association Queensland (WRIQ).

Her appointment follows the resignation of Mark Smith after two years in the top job.

Richard Taylor, WRIQ president, said Smith presided over perhaps two of the most difficult years the association has faced, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting day-to-day lives in ways unimaginable before 2020.

“Despite these obstacles, Mark can be very proud of his achievements during this time,” Taylor said.

He said Dr Georgina Davis is well known in the recycling industry and to the association’s membership, having been involved with the association for many years.

She is the founder of the Waste to Opportunity Enterprise, and is currently finishing a period as CEO of the Queensland Farmers Federation, a position with many similarities to the WRIQ CEO role and with many of the same stakeholders, including government departments and elected members.

Davis is highly qualified in the fields of environmental engineering and education and has more than 25 years’ experience in the waste management and resource recovery sector. She is a Chartered Waste Manager and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and holds several board positions and various roles on government bodies and statutory authorities.

Davis will take the reins from Monday, 17 January 2022.

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