Anne Prince Director

Anne has more than 30 years’ experience in waste management at local, regional, state and international levels in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Anne has been employed in local government, industry, commercial and the community sectors in both Australia and Europe. Anne 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 in New South Wales. In 1997, Anne her own consultancy A. Prince Consultancy (APC) in 1997 and has overseen the delivery of over 900 projects for over 350 clients. In addition to managing her own consultancy from 2002 to July 2009 Anne was the inaugural part-time Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Recyclers (ACOR) and an active member of the Board of Zero Waste South Australia 2009 – 2011. In 2010 Anne was voted by her peers and colleagues as Australia’s 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. In 2018 Anne was retained by the World Bank as a Technical Adviser – Waste Management and established APWC, as a wholly owned subsidiary of APC, to undertake international development work for disadvantaged and vulnerable communities and countries. As Director of APWC Anne has oversight of all projects and supports and guides the team in project delivery.

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