Our People

Our People

Meet the team behind Planet Ark


These are the people who are committed to creating programs that make it easy for Australians to take simple, powerful and positive environmental actions.

Our People

Paul Klymenko

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Rebecca Gilling

Deputy CEO and Head of HR

Ian Bridges

Chief Information Officer

Scott Dickson

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Collins

Head of Circular Economy Programs

Adam Culley

Head of Partnerships

Claire Bell

Head of Operations

Beau Boundy

Product Stewardship Marketing Manager

Laura Chalk

Social Media Communications

Sarah Chaplin

Campaigns Coordinator & Research

Dr Nicole Garofano

Head of Circular Economy Development

Katrina Hitchcock

Web Developer

Sarah Hobson

Partnerships Manager

Jane Horvath

Circular Economy Hub Manager

Shirley Jin

Information Centre Support Officer

Lucy Jones

Communications Coordinator

Mitchell Kirsch

Product Stewardship Coordinator

Alejandra Laclette

Environmental Consultant | Recycling Label & National Recycling Week Manager

Claire Laws

Information Centre Support Officer

Chelsea McLean

ACE Hub Collaboration Portal Community Coordinator

Jennifer McMillan

Campaign Communications

Rachael Ridley

Recycling Campaigns Manager | Recycling Near You & Business Recycling

Maddie Ross

Events and Administration Coordinator

Nicholas Scaltrito

Campaign Coordinator

Luke Symes

Web Developer

Professor Roy Tasker

Chief Scientific Advisor

Steve Walpole

Circular Economy Partnerships Lead

Meet The Board

Michael Coleman


Dr Lyndell Fraser

Deputy-Chair and Non-Executive Director

Paul Klymenko

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

David Burt

Non-Executive Director

Dr Andrew Johnson

Non-Executive Director

Howard Parry-Husbands

Non-Executive Director

Gillian Turner

Non-Executive Director

Phillip Vernon

Non-Executive Director


Dr Amanda Lloyd

Educator/Executive Director (Outdoors NSW)

Elly Awesome

Author/Vlogger/TV Presenter (Toasted TV)

Layne Beachley

World Champion Surfer/Public Speaker/Author

Costa Georgiadis

Landscape Architect/TV Host

Tanya Lewis

Professional Organiser/Keynote Speaker/Author

Dr Tony Matthews

Urban and Environmental Planner

Magdalena Roze


Professor Veena Sahajwalla

Scientist, Inventor and Engineer

Jo Taranto & Corina Seeto

Waste Warriors

James Treble

Interior Designer/TV Presenter (Sky News Real Estate)


Family Entertainer/Educator (dirtgirlworld)

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