- Data Collection Team
- Data Team
- Project Administration
- Technical & Reporting
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.
Amardeep Wander Project Director
Amardeep is APWC’s Project Director and is an international waste management and marine litter expert. Amardeep has extensive experience providing waste management and policy analysis and provides practical solutions for waste management challenges and control of land and marine sources of plastic litter into the marine environment. Amardeep has more than twelve years of experience working with academia, local government and international aid organizations across Australia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, Central America, Africa and Asia. Amardeep leads the APWC practice, managing a team of experienced waste management professionals, as well as 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 strengths include strategy and program planning, stakeholder engagement, community consultation and delivering projects on time and within budget. She has a proven track record of designing programs and projects that allow for valid, robust and appropriate collection of data whilst keeping the practical realities of waste management in mind. Most recently, Amardeep developed a comprehensive data collection methodology that supports a common approach for waste auditing, endorsed and adopted by World Bank (Regional Recycling Network), SPREP (PacWastePlus), JICA (J-PRISM-II), PRIF (Regional Recycling Network), EU- EDF11, CCOA (Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance) and UNE (GEF).
Faafetai Sagapolutele Senior Consultant
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 is an Adviser and Member of the Recyclers and Waste Management Association in Samoa, Vanuatu and Solomon and is leading the establishment of new associations in PNG and other Pacific Islands. He is also a coordinator and Member of the Regional Disaster Waste Management Technical Committee assigned under the Cleaner Pacific Round Table. Faafetai was awarded with the Samoa National Individual Environment Award 2007 in recognition of contribution to Waste Management in Samoa.
Adele Pettered Senior Consultant
Adele is a sustainability professional with over 13 years’ experience within Australia, United Kingdom and the Pacific and Caribbean regions. Adele’s experience includes managing sustainability and corporate social responsibility agendas, research and analysis, stakeholder engagement and training, as well as experience establishing and managing holistic Environmental Management Systems conforming to ISO14001. During the past 7 years Adele has worked within the Australian and international waste management industry providing project coordination, management, research assistance and advice, including researching waste material flows within the Asia Pacific and Caribbean regions. Prior to joining APWC, Adele worked as a project co-ordinator for the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation, including co-ordinating with government and industry to implement packaging waste reduction projects. Adele has a Bachelor of Natural Environment Studies and is an EMA Approved Lead Auditor as well as a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.
Ana Markic Senior Consultant
Ana is a marine scientist with a decade long experience in marine debris research, particularly plastics and microplastics. She 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. She is experienced and skilled in working in remote locations in all conditions, as well as culturally diverse and fast-paced offices environment. Ana holds a PhD in Marine Science from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and a master’s degree in Marine Science and Management from Southern Cross University (Australia).
Rosie Downey Senior Consultant
Rosie 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 also 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.
Eva Huamana Campos Senior Consultant
Eva is a dedicated and experienced environment professional with over 10 years of experience in Sustainability Strategy and reporting, Safety, Environmental and Quality standards auditing, waste and water management strategies, project management, analytical data management and stakeholder engagement.
Eva has experience working with professional services, government, multinational companies and SMEs advising on their sustainability reporting, safety Health Environment and Quality compliance, Climate Change Adaptation Planning, government funding application processes as well as community engagement and waste and recycling education projects.
Eva has previously managed the Tourism Accommodation Australia’s BinTrim program, the compilation and delivery of a multinational environmental services company’s National Greenhouse and Energy Report, Energy Efficiency Opportunities Report and International environmental KPI reporting requirements. Additionally, Eva has looked after its integrated national management system introducing a national audit plan and performing internal audits to ensure recertification.
Eva has returned to APWC after joining the EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services Team for just over a year, where she has worked with Qantas on setting their waste targets and developing and initiating implementation of the Qantas Group waste strategy and managed Emission Reduction Fund Assurance projects.
Eva holds a Master of Environmental Management (UNSW) and a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in operation research and organisational psychology (Macquarie University). Furthermore, Eva holds provisional auditing accreditations for Environmental and Quality Standards (ISO 14000 and ISO 9000) and was trained as an Authorised Officer under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act.
Mark Callanan Consultant
Mark understakes community consultation and assessments for APWC. Mark has over 30 years work experience including working with NSW Fisheries Department and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service undertaking research, park maintenance and bush regeneration. Mark vounteered with the AUstralian Museum as field hand on whale research programs for over a decade and spent 5 years sailing around the world. At APCMark has worked on a range of research projects including the largest bulky waste and commercial and industrial disposal based audits in Australia. Mark holds a science degree, white card and is a trained bin trim assessor.
Ezequiel Bonomi Consultant
Ezequiel has a background in business management, accounting and finance. Since 2018 Ezequiel has pursued his passion for waste management, including co-ordinating plastic pollution awareness campaigns across 11 Latin American countries. Ezequiel has recent experience conducting detailed physical waste audits in Australia and the Caribbean, including as part of the Plastic Waste Free Island IUCN project. In Australia, Ezequiel has undertaken detailed audits of recycled plastic bales and dedicated food waste bin trials for local government as part of the APC audit team. Ezequiel is fluent in Spanish and holds a Bachelor of Humanities and Social Science.
Zerlinda Rachel Graduate Consultant
Zerlinda is an undergraduate student at UNSW pursuing a degree in Commerce and Arts. She has several years’ experience working for Indonesian and Australian companies assisting in the finance and accounting department. Zerlinda currently works for APC and APWC as a data entry and administration assistant, providing help with reports as well as preparing fieldwork data for further analysis.
Helen Cooney Report Writer / Editor
Helen provides professional copy editing services for APWC. She 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, as well as reports for state government departments. She has edited a number of award-winning, multi-authored, international publications. Helen joined the APC team in early 2012. She comes from a background in science and holds a strong commitment to the clear and concise communication of complex technical issues. Helen holds a Bachelor of Science (Zoology) degree from the University of Sydney
Erin Cooney Project Manager
Erin started her career in waste with A.Prince Consulting (APC) in 2015 completing 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 established 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 four 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 is well versed liaising with multiple stakeholders across complex projects in multiple countries, in addition to excellent project scheduling and planning skills delivering projects on time and within budget. Erin is currently managing projects for IUCN, the World Bank and Tonkin & Taylor International across five countries in the Pacific region; Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Kiribati.
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.
Erin has a Master of Arts (Human Rights/Political Science) and has obtained PRINCE 2 Project Management.
Martina de Marcos Project Manager
As a project manager, Martina brings her knowledge in waste management, organizational skills and a big passion for ensuring a clean environment.
Martina has worked with APWC for the past year, her focus was in the management of waste audits in 3 countries in the Caribbean commencing before and continuing through the outbreak of COVD-19. One of the countries was completed in-country and two others were completed remotely. For these, Martina was part of the team that hired in-country stuff, created work manuals and training sessions as well as delivered the training.
Martina is also involved in report writing as well as work planning for other upcoming projects.
Martina founded and leads Limpiando el Mundo (Cleaning up the World) since 2017, a Latin American focused project. Martina has delivered and continues to deliver presentations and workshops on marine litter around the world. To date she has delivered presentations in 180 different locations in 13 countries, mostly focused in Latin America. Project achievements include encouraging the plastic bag ban in Panama, encouraging the single-use plastics ban in Ensenada, Mexico and Puerto Cortez, Honduras which are now being implemented. She also participated in many activities with the Green Team Sydney.
Martina studied a Marine Science major at the University of Sydney and a Masters in Philosophy which analysed best available technologies to better manage plastic waste in islands and analysed the success of banning single-use plastics.
Martina lives as plastic-free as she can.
David Johnston Statistician
Byron Vickers Statistician
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.
Dr. Ian Nivison Smith Statistician
Since 1995, Ian, as Manager and statistician in his own consultancy, Statistics Workshop, has been involved in over 400 waste management projects for APC and now APWC. As APC’s resident statistician, he develops statistical methodologies, determines sample sizes, undertakes sample selection, oversees data entry and undertakes analysis of collected data. Clients can have total confidence in the data they receive.
Dr Ian Nivison-Smith holds a Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Secondary Education and a Master of Applied Statistics. Ian has now completed a PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Sydney and is a member of the Statistical Society of Australia.
David Portway 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.
Geoffrey Thompson 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.
Matthew Glendenning 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.
John Tofaeono 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.
Jason Hobby 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
Dane Schalk Waste Auditor
Dane understakes 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.
Gill Martin Administration Manager
Gill has over 18 years of experience in office and accounts management. She has worked as a Project Manager to several local and international projects and has provided research support on multiple projects during this time. She is a dedicated, loyal and technically skilled business professional with versatile administrative support skills.
Jerastin Dubash Associate
Jerastin is a resource recovery professional with over 12 years of experience in waste management and sustainability roles in Australia and Sri Lanka. While she currently serves as the Digital Lead for Abans Group of Companies in Sri Lanka, she also works on a project- basis for Cleantech Pty Ltd (within Abans Group) as an Advisor on Resource Recovery. Jerastin’s career has spanned across local and regional government, waste management and sustainability consulting, business development and digital transformation. Throughout her career, Jerastin has developed special interests in the management of hazardous wastes, e-waste, problem wastes, commercial and industrial, and construction and demolition wastes. Her work in these areas has enabled her to gather a global perspective on resource recovery and special waste handling having worked on projects in nearly every Australian state and territory, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka, and having interviewed chemical management experts across Europe, USA, Brazil, Japan, South Korea and India. Currently leading projects on digital transformation, Jerastin has developed knowledge and skills in the areas of digital marketing, social media management, artificial intelligence and GPS technologies. She is passionate about these technologies and is keen to understand how they can be applied to address waste issues. Jerastin has a B.Sc. in Science, Technology & Society from Stanford University and a Masters’ degree in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with a focus on Waste Management and Energy Efficiency. Jerastin is also a former Committee Secretary and Outreach Coordinator for the NSW Young Professionals Working Group of the Waste Management Association of Australia.