Governance and leadership

The Hub is overseen by a Steering Committee, under the leadership of independent Chair Michael Sharp, that comprises key members of the Hub, as well as representatives from the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW), industry bodies and community groups.

Committee members

  • Michael Sharpe, Hub Chair – Director of Industry Australia, Director at Space & Future Industries, and Chairman at Sharpe Family Office
  • Paul Klymenko – Planet Ark CEO – Environmental Non-Government Organisation 
  • Louise McGrath – Ai Group – Industry Representative 
  • Liz de Chastel – Australian Local Government Association
  • Rachel Burgess – Assistant Secretary, Chemical Management Branch, Environment Protection Division, Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
  • Dr Sue Fyfe – Executive Director, Environmental Science and Reporting, Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
  • Prof Veena Sahajwalla – Hub Leader and Impact Priority 2 Co-Lead (plastics and wastes)
  • Mandy Downing – Hub Indigenous Facilitator
  • Dr Heinz Schandl – Impact Priority 5 Lead (intra- and inter-hub waste initiatives coordinator)
  • Warwick Dawson – Director, UNSW Knowledge Exchange 
  • Stuart Snell – Hub Communication and Media Manager 
  • A/Pro Farshid Pahlevani – Hub Industry and Impact Manager, and Knowledge Broker
  • Various observers from the Science Partnerships team, Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water