Directors and Members

The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (LMWRRG) is a Statutory Authority established under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (the EP Act). The organisation commenced operating on the 1 August 2014.

The Board

The role and duties of the Board of the LMWRRG include: strategy, governance and risk management.  The Board establish and monitor governance arrangements for the Group ensuring the preparation of and approving strategic plans, annual reports, key procedures and policies that will apply to the Group.  The board are also responsible for the appointment and release of the Executive Officer.

 Audit and Finance Committee

The role of the Audit and Finance Committee is to ensure compliance with all relevant statutory regulation and legal obligations by the LMWRRG. The committee oversees the development and management of the annual budget of the Group and ensures a risk management framework and processes are effectively operating to support the Groups governance and management.

LMWRRG Implementation Plan Working Group

The LMWRRG has a legislative responsibility to develop a Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan (WRRIP).  This plan will set out how the waste and resource recovery infrastructure needs of a waste region will be met over a ten year period, and will  align with the State Wide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SWRRIP); A Government plan that will provide Victoria with the roadmap to effectively manage waste over the next 30 years..

The LMWRRG Implementation Plan working group is established to assist in the development and delivery of the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan.

The working group will assist in developing evidence based priorities that meet the needs of all stakeholders within the region, ensuring relevant information, knowledge and data informs the development of a high quality Implementation Plan.

 Loddon Mallee Local Government Forum

The Environment Protection Act (the Act) requires the establishment of a Local Government Waste Forum (the Forum) to support the effective operation of the Board of the LMWRRG.

The Forums membership consists of one councillor from each member council.

The Forum aims to engage with industry, Government and stakeholders to develop and deliver effective, efficient and sustainable waste and resource recovery planning and management in the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Region.

Technical Advisory Reference Group

The Technical Advisory Reference Group (TARG) is a sub group of the Loddon Mallee Local Government Forum.  TARG was established to advise, assist and inform the Loddon Mallee Local Governments Waste Forum.  TARG investigates, makes recommendations and provides expert advice to the Forum on technical matters relevant to the delivery of Loddon Mallee Councils waste and recycling services.

Organisation Structure

 

Board Members

  • Russell Anderson

    Russell has extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning, governance, risk management and auditing. He has held senior governance roles with the Qantas and Air New Zealand Groups, Marsh Inc., CSIRO and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He has provided independent governance reporting to listed public companies and government authorities incorporating financial and strategic risk analysis.

    Russell is actively involved as a director in ensuring sustainability principles are being effectively adopted in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

    He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a graduate of the Governance Institute of Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the London School of Economics and Politics.

  • Jennifer Anderson

    Jennifer Anderson grew up in bayside Melbourne, but settled in the Macedon Ranges in 2009, where her partner grew up.

    In between two medical jobs (she is a GP in private practice and works at the Royal Children’s Hospital one day a week) she is currently in her second term as Councillor, and second term as Mayor of the Macedon Ranges Shire Council.

    She prefers public transport and cycling to car travel, and is a supporter of buy local, and fresh from the market, and avoiding anything that comes wrapped in plastic. Her current campaign is to not buy a takeaway coffee unless you have brought your own cup.

    Last year she graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and hopes her desire for good governance, and making everyone feel important in the decision-making process, will assist her as she take on this new role as chair.

    She has previously held the position of Chair of the Peri-Urban Group of Rural Councils (PUGRC) and member of the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM).

    She has little time for anything other than her 3 jobs. However, when she does find spare time, she likes to garden, cycle, travel, hike and cook.

  • Geoff Curnow

    Geoff Curnow has a family history to be proud of - his Cornish forebears have been in the Laanecoorie district for 150 years and he is the third generation of his own family to farm the home property since it was taken up in 1914.

    Educated at Laanecoorie and Maryborough, he returned to the farm while still in his teens and has amassed a wealth of agricultural knowledge. Today, together with wife Merna, he runs a prime lamb enterprise paired with some grain production at Laanecoorie.

    He is a keen traveller and finds great enjoyment in his contacts with people through his community work.

    Geoff is a current councillor of the Loddon Shire and has served as Mayor during 2011-2013.

  • Daryl Warren

    Daryl has served on many Committees and Boards over his working life and was recently elected to Buloke Shire Council. He has a strong understanding and function of Boards and how they operate at both a local and regional levels

    Recently elected by his peers to Chair the Local Government Group of the LMWRRG, he is looking forward to acting as Director of LMWRRG.

    With a belief in balancing the views of the community and the aims of the Board to deliver sustainable outcomes he is looking forward to making a contribution to Board activities for the next 4 years.

    With an extensive public and private employment history, Daryl has developed a well rounded view of the world and can add a personal perspective from those that are marginalized in the community.

    Having lived in a variety of areas in the State and with a deep commitment to serve the community Daryl is pleased to have been appointed as a Director to LMWRRG.

  • Julie Green

    Ms Green was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Loddon Mallee Waste & Resource Recovery Board in Aug 2014. She is also a Director of RACV, the Maldon Hospital Board and formerly a large regional aged care service provider, Shepparton Villages.

    Julie is also a business consultant in strategy, governance and change management. This follows a successful Executive career in infrastructure, transport, utilities and healthcare, delivering major change agendas in the public and private sectors.

    Alongside this professional career, Julie has been an advisor to Not for Profits entities over the last 20 years and is currently a mentor to the Board of Windarring Disability based in Kyneton. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant in Australia and the UK, Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of Leadership Victoria.

    She lives in Maldon Victoria.

  • Helen Millicer

    Helen has extensive experience in sustainability, strategy, communications and engagement. She has held senior roles in national industry associations including the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Assoc covering energy, water and material recycling, and organisations such as Sustainability Victoria and Clearwater at Melbourne Water.

    Helen is an independent consultant and also part time Recycling Strategy Manager for the Vinyl Council of Australia managing several start up innovative programs recovering and reprocessing PVC material back into Australian made product.

    Her expert knowledge and understanding of waste and recycling, energy and water has underpinned her work as strategic advisor, facilitator, market researcher, program evaluator and key note presenter. Clients include local, Victorian and NSW, and national governments, business, NFP, and associations such as Australian Industry Group.

    Helen is active in other boards geared to integrating sustainability into the mainstream. She has qualifications in humanities and business, and is a member of the Australian Market and Social Research Society.

  • Jennifer Grigg

    Jen is currently the Executive Officer for Northern Mallee Leaders Inc. and has recently established her own consulting business, m2c Consulting Services with a focus on strategic and other business related planning, policy development, governance and project management. She was a member of Mildura Development Corporation for seven years and most recent Chair, overseeing its transition to the newly formed Mildura Regional Development. As a Director of Loddon Mallee Waste Resource and Recovery Group and previously two Wimmera/Mallee rural water authorities including Chair of the Audit Committee of Wimmera Mallee Water she has extensive Board and governance experience. As a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, she is an advocate for best practice governance.

    Jen’s past positions include Director Business Development at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE and a Community Development role at Regional Development Victoria.

    She spent 30 years as partner of a family farm at Patchewollock that included a transport and grain trading business and was a hands-on farmer involved in many day-to-day operational aspects. Jen has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University majoring in Economics and Politics and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching.

    Jen is passionate about economic development for regional and rural communities, life-long learning, and is continuing her goal of visiting her expanding family wherever they may live across the globe!

  • Lorraine Learmonth

    Lorraine is currently a second term councillor on the Gannawarra Shire Council. She is a Committee member of Municipal Association of Victoria, Arts and Culture Committee and Environment Committee.

    She has a strong connection with her community and our environments, through her past experience as Cohuna Neighbourhood House Coordinator and as a retired dairy farmer.
    Her interest in the environment aligns with her role as a new Director on the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group.