MWRRG welcomes new CEO

The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jillian Riseley to the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Jill is a passionate advocate of sustainability and an accomplished executive and non-executive director with more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles in the corporate and not-for-profit sector.

Jill’s extensive experience in senior roles includes complex, multi-stakeholder and regulated environments where she has led significant national consumer affairs and recycling initiatives and implemented procurement strategies in complex essential service markets.

She is a leader in sustainability and recognised for her work in combating climate change and delivering innovative and sector-wide solutions to address environmental issues in local communities.

Jill’s most recent appointment was as General Manager – Strategic Projects for Vicinity Centres, an Australian Real Estate Investment Trust company specialising in the ownership and management of Australian shopping centres. She has also held senior roles at Sensis and Telstra.

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Jill is an experienced non-executive director and serves on the boards of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Launch Housing. For three years she served on the Board of the Thin Green Line Foundation, a charity dedicated to protecting endangered species and threatened ecosystems by supporting park rangers. Her board experience also includes Community Buying Group, an aggregated purchasing initiative for the not-for-profit sector, and the Australian Council of Social Services.

She holds a Masters’ degree in Sustainable Leadership from the University of Cambridge and executive business qualifications from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

MWRRG Chair, Cr Colleen Gates said she was delighted to welcome such a highly credentialled and accomplished leader to the role.

“Jill’s commercial and not-for-profit background, networks and situational knowledge demonstrate an ability to embrace disruption and use innovative approaches to lead organisational and industry transformation.”

“Furthermore, Jill’s experience and skill as a strategist, people leader and relationship builder will be of great value to the organisation and the waste and resource recovery portfolio more broadly.”

“The Board looks forward to working with Jill as she leads MWRRG through the next phase of reform in the waste and resource recovery sector,” she said.

Jill will begin her role as CEO of MWRRG on 2 September 2019.


Last updated: 20/05/2020