Cleanaway announces new CEO

Cleanaway Waste Management Limited has confirmed the appointment of Mark Schubert as its new CEO and managing director.

“On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to announce Mark’s appointment to lead Cleanaway at a time when we have great momentum and are entering a new and exciting phase in our journey. Mark brings a wealth of senior executive experience, has proven his ability to lead large and complex businesses, and is a strong fit with our strategy and culture,” Cleanaway executive chairman, Mark Chellew said.

Schubert joins Cleanaway from Origin Energy where he has served as executive general manager, Integrated Gas for the past four years. Prior to joining Origin in 2015, Schubert held a number of senior positions during an 18-year international career with the Shell Group of companies. He has a track record of operating and transforming major assets, including world class LNG projects and oil refineries.

Schubert will commence in the role in the new financial year. Chellew remains executive chairman until this time and continues to be supported by Chief Operating Officer Brendan Gill.

“Mark has demonstrated a strong understanding of our corporate purpose and values. He has a reputation for being a highly visible and engaged leader with a keen focus on building alignment among teams. He inherits a business in a strong financial position, and which is well positioned to further leverage our leading market footprint and infrastructure. Mark will work with our executive team to build on the momentum in our business including our recently announced asset acquisitions from Suez,” Chellew said.

Schubert said he was excited to be joining Cleanaway at such an important juncture for the company and the broader waste and recycling industry.

“I am really looking forward to working with the Cleanaway team across Australia that every day deliver essential services to the communities that they serve. Cleanaway is not only a well performing business but excitingly is also ideally positioned to capture emerging waste streams and future re-use opportunities,” he said.