February 2024 marks an important change for TOMRA Cleanaway’s Australian governance. This month, the business celebrated the appointment of Tracey Boyes, as Chair of the TOMRA Cleanaway Board, expanding on her role over the prior two years, as a Director of the Board. Ms Boyes is TOMRA Cleanaway’s first female Chair of the Board.

Tracey reflected, “Being appointed as the Chair of the TOMRA Cleanaway Board is a direct line into supporting the success of container deposit schemes across the east coast – which is the most practical example of extended producer responsibility in Australia. The schemes are built for our consumers in a way that supports behaviour change through innovative resource recovery technology – this is an invigorating time to be part of the resource recovery industry,”

“Through my role on the TOMRA Cleanaway Board, 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 I have come across, and they’re engaged because they believe in the purpose. Our teams are changing the world one container at a time with our customers, and this motivates them to work hard every day to deliver a high-quality service” Ms Boyes said.

Joining Cleanaway as Executive General Manager Solid Waste Services in February 2022, Tracey is responsible for Australia’s largest and most progressive solid waste collection and resource recovery business. Achieving circularity – turning waste back into resources – is at the core of Tracey’s role, something that she holds in the highest regard. Alongside driving ever more circular and low carbon outcomes, and efficient operations, Tracey’s focus is on building a culture of safety and a positive workplace culture for all employees.

Tracey’s considerable breadth of knowledge and experience in managing large-scale operations and expertise in driving value creation and innovation are a natural fit for TOMRA Cleanaway.

“Since my appointment to the TOMRA Cleanaway Board, I have seen a fundamental shift in the community’s involvement in the schemes – and I do believe that the services that are being provided by TOMRA Cleanaway through container deposit schemes are integral to this,” said Tracey.

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

TOMRA Cleanaway’s work with communities highlights the local element and importance of engaging with charities, social enterprises, and other grassroots organisations. Ms Boyes is keenly aware of the importance of community engagement in developing meaningful and effective partnerships that help achieve change.

“TOMRA Cleanaway’s partnership focus with charities – like Aboriginal Service Organisation, the KARI Foundation, and employment support services organisation Valmar highlights the important opportunities that can be achieved through container deposit schemes, and we’re proud to play our part and make that happen.”

Ahead, Tracey is focussed on continued delivery of convenient and accessible container deposit scheme network in the jurisdictions TOMRA Cleanaway operates, with many opportunities to build on the excellent existing foundational networks.

Prior to Cleanaway, Tracey was engaged in executive roles at major ASX and NZX-listed companies. Tracey 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.