NSW ‘Return and Earn’ Network Operator, TOMRA Cleanaway has announced Tracey Boyes, Cleanaway Executive General Manager Solid Waste, as a board director for the joint venture.
Boyes joined Cleanaway as executive general manager, solid waste services in February 2022 having the responsibility for all solid waste collection and resource recovery within the business. At the core of this activity is a commitment to achieving circularity – turning waste back into resources – while maintaining a strong focus on safety and culture.
Boyes has experience in managing large-scale operations, and expertise in driving value creation and innovation with a core focus on HSE and risk management, corporate strategy, and sustainability. Prior to joining Cleanaway, Boyes held senior and executive roles at several major ASX listed companies.
“Turning what some consider to be waste back into resources, depends not only on the work we do at TOMRA Cleanaway, but how the community supports and participates in our network operations,” said Boyes.
“Through my role in Cleanaway, I get to see firsthand the passion our teams working in container deposit schemes have for their roles. These employees are amongst the most engaged across our company – because they believe in everything the scheme stands for, and therefore work hard to keep the network moving.
“My appointment as a Director of TOMRA Cleanaway provides me with direct involvement in a future focussed activity that combines behaviour change with the best resource recovery technology available – it is a really exciting time to be joining the business.”
TOMRA Cleanaway’s work with communities highlights the local element and importance of engaging with charities and social enterprises and other grass roots organisations. Boyes is aware of the importance of community engagement in developing meaningful and effective partnerships that help achieve change.
“I love the significant work TOMRA Cleanaway undertakes with social enterprises – like Resource Recovery Australia,” she said. “There are many opportunities for different groups and individuals to be involved in container return or deposit schemes, and we’re proud to play our part and make that happen.”
Boyes holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration majoring in accounting and commercial law and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.