Australian Council of Recycling welcomes new CEO

ACOR appoints Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council CEO as new chief.

The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) has appointed Suzanne Toumbourou as the organisation’s new CEO from 5 July, 2021

Toumbourou has been CEO of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council since 2012.

Peter Tamblyn, ACOR president, said the board of ACOR are delighted to have attracted a candidate of Suzanne’s credentials and experience and believed it reflected the growing importance of recycling and the circular economy to Australia’s economic and environmental future.

“Suzanne has a strong reputation as a collaborative leader with a great track record in strategic engagement and policy impact for a more sustainable Australia. We are excited to work with Suzanne in advancing the opportunity to support and grow the recycling market.”

Toumbourou said “The recycling sector is experiencing unprecedented momentum, with multi-partisan support for ACOR’s vision of a thriving and sustainable resource recovery and recycling industry”.

In welcoming Toumbourou, Tamblyn acknowledged the invaluable contribution of ACOR’s Interim CEO, Cameron O’Reilly, who led a governance review to bolster the organisation’s operational sustainability

“A booming circular economy will be central to Australia’s ongoing sustainability, economic prosperity and sovereignty. I am thrilled to be working with ACOR to support this vital sector in delivering great outcomes for industry, people and the planet,” said Toumbourou.

Established in 1983, ACOR is the leading national industry association for the recycling and resource recovery sector in Australia. It represents more than 50 businesses operating in the $15 billion recycling industry which employs over 50,000 Australians.

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