ANZRP welcomes new CEO

ANZRP welcomes new CEO

ANZRP is pleased to announce the appointment on 5 February of Warren Overton as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing outgoing CEO Carmel Dollisson.

Warren is a highly regarded advocate and spokesperson with more than 20 years’ experience in sustainability, including executive roles in business, industry associations and government. Most recently, he served as Director, Business and Built Environment at Sustainability Victoria. Before then he was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Viridis, a national sustainability consulting business operating in four states.

“The Board is very pleased to have Warren joining ANZRP. His exceptional track record in sustainability places us in a very good position to build on the strong foundations that Carmel and her team have built since ANZRP’s inception”, said ANZRP Chairman Mark Mackay.

Carmel Dollisson announced her intention to step down from the CEO role late 2017, in order to take a well-earned break before undertaking some new challenges.

Under Carmel’s leadership, ANZRP has grown from its modest beginnings in 2011 to become the largest Co-regulatory Arrangement under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, established by the Federal Government under the Product Stewardship Act 2011 as an industry-funded scheme for the safe and responsible recycling of e-waste.

The ANZRP Board, which comprises representatives from member companies Canon, Fuji-Xerox, Dell, HP and Toshiba, together with three independent Directors, undertook a thorough executive search before appointing Warren Overton.

The Board sees one of Warren’s main priorities as leading ANZRP through the final stages and aftermath of the current Regulatory Review of the Product Stewardship Act, and to drive further expansion of the company’s mission to be a leading product stewardship partner, recognised both locally and globally.

“I’m delighted to be joining ANZRP at this vital time in the company’s evolution. Carmel’s exceptional work has put us in a great position to expand our operations to achieve the dual outcomes of lower costs to our member companies and better recycling outcomes for the Australian public,” said Warren Overton.

“In terms of our core program, it’s very much business as usual, as TechCollect now operates as a well-oiled machine. But there’s a great deal more we’re planning to do through our product stewardship expertise and credentials.”

Carmel Dollisson is delighted to be leaving ANZRP in good hands.

“This business has been my passion for more than six years, and it’s not going to be easy to leave it behind. I’m reassured by the work the Board has undertaken in securing a new CEO, and I look forward to working closely with Warren during the transition period.”

Carmel will remain with ANZRP until late March to ensure a smooth handover with Warren.

“Thanks to Carmel we have the benefit of the most orderly of transitions and are well-placed to continue growing our business. Our members and the general public who rely on our free service can be assured ANZRP will continue to provide its industry-leading recycling program,” said Mark Mackay.

“The ANZRP Board warmly welcomes Warren Overton to the team and we would like to thank Carmel for her tireless dedication to establishing a business with world-class credentials.”