Anne is the director of APWC and has oversight of all projects. Anne has more than 30 years’ experience in waste management at local, regional, state and international levels in Australia, Europe and Asia. Anne has been employed in local government, industry, commercial and the community sectors and is widely recognised for pioneering and implementing innovative waste minimisation programs throughout Australia. Her background is complemented by practical hands-on experience in all facets of waste and recycling and she is hailed as the “mother of recycling” having been responsible for pioneering the introduction of kerbside recycling between 1990–1993.
From 2002 to July 2009 Anne was the inaugural part-time Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Recyclers (ACOR) and was a member of the Board of Zero Waste South Australia 2009 – 2011.
In 2010 Anne was voted by her peers and colleagues as the industry leader in the Resources and Waste category of the Waste Management and Environment Media Leaders List.
In response to this award Anne has turned passion to purpose founding Waste Aid, a non for profit charity seeking to improve waste services in disadvantaged and indigenous communities nationally. Anne was the founder and inaugural voluntary CEO from 2014 – 2016.
Chief Executive Officer
Jack is a senior international development executive and environment specialist experienced in working with national governments, multi and bi-lateral development agencies, public and private sectors, and leading not-for-profit organisations. Jack has been based in Sydney over the past 12+ years, and has focused on the Asia-Pacific region, leading teams coordinating regional infrastructure development, clean technology, renewable energy, solid waste management, climate change policy, safeguards and sustainability. Jack has demonstrated experience in project planning, management and coordination with partner institutions: leading program budget processes; prioritised planning and financial management across multiple projects and sectors; supervision of technical consultant teams and advisory committees; maintaining project schedules, timelines and compliance with strict financial controls and reporting processes.
Chief Financial Officer
Ken has extensive experience leading business strategy in the Waste Management and Recycling sector. With strong commercial expertise underpinned by form
al accounting qualifications, Ken has previous experience delivering strategic goals improvements in multinational organisations.
With a demonstrated ability to quickly understand an organisation’s challenges, Ken can critically analyse options to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes, and consequently has successfully led a number of large commercial negotiations during his career.
Ken’s is also an experienced project manager, most recently demonstrated in the rollout of the NSW Container Deposit Scheme.
Dr Amardeep Wander
Amardeep leads the APWC practice, creating and managing in-country project teams, to co-create waste management solutions. She has extensive experience in waste data and project management, waste auditing, recycling, technical reporting and evidence based policy. Her particular strengths include strategy and program planning, stakeholder engagement and delivering projects on time and within budget.
Amar prides herself on her ability to understand and translate complex organisational and business waste management challenges into practical deliverables.
Amardeep has more than 12 years of experience in academia, state and local government and the private sector.
Technical & Reporting
Faafetai coordinates APWC’s activities in the south Pacific.
Faafetai has more than 20 years of experience in the waste management space working with the public service in Samoa and international aid agencies in the Pacific. Faafetai has been involved in developing and implementing financial mechanisms, legislation and policy based solutions as well as infrastructure delivery including landfill remediation and disaster response in all Pacific Island Countries.
Faafetai has had a long standing role with JICA as the Assistant Chief Adviser for JPRISM I and JPRISMII project and has dedicated the last ten years in the 15 PICs covered by the JPRISM project as well as the beneficiary member countries of Cook Islands, Niue and Nauru. As such, Faafetai has an extensive network of contacts within the Pacific Islands as well as the regional coordinating bodies like SPREP, JICA and the EU. Faafetai has personally visited most of the member countries and undertaken gaps analyses and needs assessments for both human resource capacity as well as infrastructure requirements. Therefore, Faafetai brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the requirements of the member countries in the waste management space.
Before joining JICA Faafetai spent more than 10 years in the Samoan Public Service managing all aspects of waste management from waste infrastructure, to collection and disposal systems as well as legislation, policy and financial mechanisms that are required to make institutional improvements that are sustainable in the Pacific context.
For his services to the waste industry in Samoa, Faafetai was awarded the Samoa International Environment Award in 2007.
A results focused environment and sustainability professional with experience in on-site
environmental management, corporate sustainability, environmental and sustainability reporting,
waste management, ISO standards and systems, carbon, energy, environmental impact
assessment and planning, business case development, tenders and grant applications.
Demonstrated ability to implement environmental and sustainability initiatives and deliver high
quality presentations and reports. Strengths include organisational skills, waste management
expertise, environmental reporting, technical writing skills, analysing government policy and
preparing submissions on waste regulation on behalf of clients.
Adele undertakes research and report writing for APWC projects.
Adele is a sustainability professional with over 12 years’ experience within Australia and the United Kingdom. Over the past 6 years Adele has worked within the Australian waste management industry providing project coordination, management, research assistance and advice. Adele enjoys stakeholder consultation and community action.
Terry provides project planning and business development support for various APWC projects.
Terry has been responsible for sourcing funding and overseeing project development and implementation of a diverse range of environmental programs, waste strategy development, infrastructure census, waste and environmental education programs and litter reduction campaigns and strategies.
He has also collaborated with the commercial and industrial sector in the design and implementation of waste minimisation programs and capacity building programs for water sensitive urban design.
Mark undertakes community consultation and assessments for APWC
Mark has over 30 year’s work experience including working with NSW Fisheries Department and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service undertaking research, park maintenance and bush regeneration. Mark volunteered with the Australian Museum as field hand on whale research programs for over a decade and spent 5 years sailing around the world.
At APC Mark has worked on a range of research projects including the largest bulky waste and commercial and industrial (C&I) disposal based audits in Australia.
Mark has over 30 year’s work experience including working with NSW Fisheries Department and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service undertaking research, park maintenance and bush regeneration. Mark volunteered with the Australian Museum as field hand on whale research programs for over a decade and spent 5 years sailing around the world before moving to Mexico where he established a career as a professional photographer (1997-2011).
In 2014 Mark joined APC and has worked on a range of research projects including the largest bulky waste and commercial and industrial (C&I) disposal based audits in Australia. Mark worked on 2015 SSROC project.
Mark holds a science degree, white card and is a trained bin trim assessor.
David is the lead statistician at APWC. He handles all APWC data analysis and modelling needs.
Carmel provides data analysis support for APWC projects.
Carmel has undertaken extensive work in the waste and sustainability sector and has a detailed understanding of the complex issues surrounding waste together with highly developed Excel and Visual Basic skills. She has a strong portfolio in providing cost benefit analysis expertise on waste strategy and options assessment projects in Australia, UK and the Middle East. She has been a key player on several life cycle assessments and carbon accounting analyses for waste management systems, often incorporated into the cost benefit process.
Carmel’s specialisation is developing computer models to undertake complex data analysis. Carmel has built a number of bespoke models for APC in addition to undertaking cost benefit analysis, waste, financial and environmental modelling. Her background in waste management enables her to tailor the analysis to the needs of waste practitioners, policy makers, analysts, consultants and waste management companies alike, pitched to the level of detail and in the format required for maximum benefit to the audience.
Carmel holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Masters in Engineering – Sustainable Waste Management.
Byron has been working in the data and programming space for close to a decade. In more recent years, his focus has been on statistical, data modelling and machine learning consulting for clients in the public and private sectors.
Byron graduated with first class honours from ANU Physics/Maths in 2011 and obtained his Master’s degree in Statistics from Princeton University in 2017.
Data Collection Team
Data Collection Supervisor
Geoff supervises waste auditing teams and leads community engagement for APWC.
Geoff has over 20 years of experience in the waste industry as the coordinator of the Waste Management Facility for Lord Howe Island. Geoff has overseen the implementation of the waste strategy for Lord Howe Island which diverts 84% of all waste from landfill. Geoff has been involved in domestic audits of general waste, recycling, garden waste, FOGO, and given his understanding of MRFs has been at the forefront of CDS pilot projects in MRFs in NSW, Queensland and ACT. Geoff has considerable experience in waste water treatment and spent 13 years as a horticulturist.
Data Collection Supervisor
Matt supervises waste auditing teams for APWC.
Matt is an accredited waste auditor and one of Australia’s most experienced waste audit supervisors, having worked on over 400 domestic waste audits undertaken by APC since June 1997 a period of 21 years.
Matt has been involved in all types of waste audits including domestic, commercial, public place, special event, landfill, transfer station, MRF residual, kerbside recycling, FOGO and CDS/CRS streams, bulky waste in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations throughout Australia and UK. Matt has worked on the largest disposal based landfill, bulky waste, kerbside and CDS projects.
Matt is responsible for day to day compliance with APC’s OH&S policy and procedures. Matt supervises all staff and waste sorting activities and is responsible for data recording and management on all of our audit projects.
Under Matt’s leadership APC is proud of its zero workers compensation claims history during the auditing phase of all our projects – due to Matt’s supervision, training and induction programs.
Matt has completed training in Asbestos Handling, holds a Senior First Aid Certificate, OH&S White Card, accredited with Zero Waste South Australia (ZWSA) as a waste auditor and by NSW EPA as a Bin Trim assessor.
Data Collection Supervisor
John has worked in the waste management sector for over ten years as both a labourer and in management roles most recently as the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Facility Manager at Lord Howe Island. In this role he oversaw the day to day operations reporting to management and managing all staff and equipment for the MRF, compost and reuse centre. He was responsible for site compliance. A “Hotrot” composting program was implemented during Johns management. He joined APC in 2018 and leads a team undertaking both kerbside collection and sorting of MRF sampling and kerbside samples for the NSW and ACT CDS contract.
Data Collection Supervisor
Jason undertakes waste audits for APWC.
Jason has been in the resource recovery sector for over ten years as a MRF plant supervisor responsible for the smooth operation and safety of over 13 direct staff. Jason’s role included coordinating and supervising subcontractors, troubleshooting and resolve all staffing, material and equipment issues, schedule general maintenance, perform stocktakes and report on production. Jason is familiar with our operational requirements and work, health and safety responsibilities. Jason is confident operating and maintaining loaders, forklifts and bobcats. Jason has well rounded experience as a Lending Hand and is a confident trouble-shooter. Jason was directly responsible for all inbound feedstock from kerbside collections and all outbound product including dispatch of finished product to market. He has a working knowledge of all MRF equipment and current licenses to operate a range of equipment.
Jason is trained in all aspects of sample selection and data collection for both kerbside and MRF samples and is a relief supervisor for both teams as and when required and is actively involved in the day to day delivery of the multi-year contract
Data Collection Supervisor
David provides support for various research activities at APWC
David has worked as a lab technician at the Queensland Museum curating the invertebrate collection. He has also worked as a research assistant undertaking sample collection and sorting for invertebrates for a study that was aimed to understand edge effects on invertebrate populations. He has worked on numerous commercial and industry audits at APC leading laboratory analysis of moisture content at paper mills and particle size distribution of MRFs outputs.
Since 2011, David has worked as a lab technician at the Queensland Museum curating the invertebrate collection. He has also worked as a research assistant at ANU undertaking sample collection and sorting for invertebrates for a study that was aimed to understand edge effects on invertebrate populations. He has worked on numerous commercial and industry waste audits and has lead laboratory analysis of moisture content at paper mills and particle size distribution of MRFs outputs.
David achieved his Bachelor of Science in 2011 from the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management in 2016 from the University of Queensland.
Dane undertakes waste audits for APWC
Dane has been involved in domestic, commercial, public place, special event, landfill, transfer station, MRF residual, kerbside recycling, FOGO and CDS/CRS streams, bulky waste in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations throughout Australia.
Dane has worked with APC since 2009 and has been involved in all waste audits undertaken nationally. Dane is familiar with our operational requirements and work, health and safety responsibilities and is an accredited waste auditor. Dane will be the Leading hand on the audit team. Dane has been involved in domestic, commercial, public place, special event, landfill, transfer station, MRF residual, kerbside recycling, FOGO and CDS/CRS streams, bulky waste in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations throughout Australia. Dane worked on the largest disposal based landfill, bulky waste, kerbside and CDS projects.
Project Management and Administration
Erin started her career in waste with A.Prince Consulting (APC) in 2015 doing data entry. During this time, she also volunteered and eventually
worked as the administration manager and junior project officer for Waste Aid Australia, a not for profit organisation set up by Anne Prince. This organisation worked with Aboriginal communities in far western NSW to develop sustainable waste management strategies. This role gave Erin the opportunity to merge her wish for a cleaner environment with her passion for social justice and equal rights.
In 2019, Erin managed one of the largest kerbside waste audits in Australia with APC. Six months of collecting, sorting and logistical management, followed by fou
r months of data analysis and reporting. Erin was also part of the APWC team that went to South Africa in August/September 2019, where she and her colleague assessed 6 of the country’s 8 international ports. Erin also assisted the solid waste team with collections and sorting.
Erin brings her determination, project management skills and passion for promoting a clean, safe and equal environment for all people to the team at APWC.
Martina de Marcos
Martina de Marcos
Martina brings her knowledge in waste management, organizational skills and a big passion for ensuring a clean environment to Asia Pacific Waste Consultants.
Martina founded Limpiando el Mundo (Cleaning up the World) since 2017, a Latin American focused project. Martina has given presentations and workshops on marine litter in 180 different places in 11 countries. Some achievements are encouraging the plastic bag ban in Panama, single-use plastics ban in Ensenada, Mexico and Puerto Cortez, Honduras which are now being implemented.
In 2016 Martina worked for the UN Environment Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean head office as a consultant in marine litter prevention projects.
Martina has appeared in several newspapers, TV shows and important social media accounts as an inspirational young woman creating change to improve waste management and encourage single-use plastic phase-out.
Martina lives as plastic-free as she can.
Helen provides professional copy editing services for all APWC work.
Helen brings with her more than twenty years’ experience as an editor in both Australia and the US. Helen operates a freelance editorial business specialising in environmental, natural history, technical and health publications for prestigious international and Australian publishers. She has edited numerous award-winning publications.
Helen joined the APC team in early 2012 and brings with her more than twenty years’ experience as an editor in both Australia and the US. Helen operates a freelance editorial business specialising in environmental, natural history, technical and health publications for prestigious international and Australian publishers. She edited numerous award-winning publications. Helen comes from a background in science and holds a strong commitment to the clear and concise communication of complex technical issues. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Zoology) degree from the University of Sydney.
Linda is an experienced officer manager and is responsible for APWC’s day to day office management, administration, invoicing and payroll. Linda’s previous experience includes several roles within the health industry.
Linda holds a Certificate IV Financial Services (Accounts Clerical) and a Certificate in Bookkeeping and Financial Skills.
Rosemarie has 15 years international and project management experience in the field of sustainability. Rosie has a background in community development and excels at community engagement activities and enjoys conducting surveys and data collection. Rosie brings her wealth of experience to our research and report writing team.
Rosie holds postgraduate degrees in Education and Marine Ecology from the University of New South Wales and Monash University, and an undergraduate degree in Science
Ana is a marine scientist who has a 9-year experience researching marine debris, particularly plastics and microplastics. Ana has international experience previously working in Australia, New Zealand and most recently in Samoa for the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) on a delivery a broad review of marine debris issues in the Pacific region. She also has extensive fieldwork experience in research in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, French Polynesia and Easter Island.
Ana holds a Master of Marine Science and Management and has recently completed her PhD project “Marine plastic pollution in the South Pacific”.