EMRC CEO appointment announced

Published: Friday, 7 June 2019 at 3:36:46 PM

Waste Authority Chairman Marcus Geisler has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC).

The appointment, confirmed at a special Council meeting on Thursday, 30 May 2019, follows the resignation of former CEO Peter Schneider in November 2018 and a thorough recruitment process.  He is due to take up his new position on 15 July 2019.

Mr Geisler has extensive experience in the EMRC’s principal business of waste management. He has held senior positions in the waste and recycling industry in Australia and overseas with particular emphasis on the recycling of construction and demolition waste. 

EMRC Chairman Cr David McDonnell said: “We are delighted to welcome Marcus to the EMRC. His extensive advocacy experience, firsthand knowledge of the commercial waste and recycling industry and his commitment to the local government sector will be instrumental in guiding the EMRC forward as a progressive organisation, representing the interests of Perth’s Eastern Region and the 365,000 people who call it home.”

Mr Geisler, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has held director and senior management positions with Coates Hire, Thiess and SITA, Western Australia’s largest waste management company. A Waste Authority member since 2008, he was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2011-12 and has been the Authority’s Chairman since 2014.

At the Waste Authority, Mr Geisler’s negotiating skills and his commitment to strong engagement successfully brought together State and local governments, industry and the community to enable implementation of the State's Waste Strategy.

His experience in waste processing includes composting organics and alternative waste treatment processes and the recovery and marketing of secondary materials, ranging from construction and demolition waste to kerb side recyclables.

Cr McDonnell continued: “As Chairman, on behalf of all our Councillors, I would like to personally thank Director Regional Services, Wendy Harris for her many valued contributions as Acting CEO over the past six months as well as the Executive Team and all our employees for their continued support and commitment to delivering for our stakeholders

“We are looking forward to working with Marcus in his new role to deliver valuable outcomes for the EMRC, particularly in the areas of waste management and advocacy,” said Cr McDonnell.

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