Our People - Planet Ark Environmental Foundation

Our People

Meet the team behind Planet Ark


These are the people who are committed to creating programs that make it easy for Australians to take simple, powerful and positive environmental actions.

Our People

Paul Klymenko

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Rebecca Gilling

Deputy CEO and Audio Visual Manager

Ian Bridges

Chief Information Officer

Scott Dickson

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Collins

Head of Circular Economy Programs

Adam Culley

Head of Partnerships

Marty Middlebrook

Head of Operations

Claire Bell

Recycling Campaigns Manager

Sam Carey

Partnerships Manager

Laura Chalk

Social Media Communications

Sarah Chaplin

Campaigns Coordinator

Jamie Davis

Australian Circular Economy Hub Technical Lead

Harry Day

Digital Media Producer

Simone Horder

National Tree Day Manager

Jane Horvath

Information Centre Support Officer

Lucy Jones

Communications Coordinator

Ellice Kelly

Information Centre Support Officer

Mitchell Kirsch

Information Centre Support Officer

Alejandra Laclette

Recycling Campaigns Manager | Recycling Label & Business Recycling

Nell MacDonald

Australian Circular Economy Hub Manager

Tom Mann

Information Centre Support Officer

Keith Maxwell

Contracts Manager & Digital Asset Management

Karen McGregor


Jennifer McMillan

Campaign Communications

Steve Morriss

Head of Circular Economy Development

Dr Sean O'Malley

Head of Research

Rachael Ridley

Partnership Communications

Luisa Rodrigues

Australian Circular Economy Marketplace Manager

Maddie Ross

Events and Administration Coordinator

David Rowlinson

Make It Wood Program Manager

Luke Symes

Web Developer

Professor Roy Tasker

Chief Science Advisor

Liam Taylor

Communications Manager

Steve Walpole

National Partnerships Manager: Planet Ark Renewable Energy

Meet The Board

Michael Coleman


Dr Lyndell Fraser

Deputy-Chair and Non-Executive Director

Paul Klymenko

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

David Burt

Non-Executive Director

Dr Andrew Johnson

Non-Executive Director

Howard Parry-Husbands

Non-Executive Director

Gillian Turner

Non-Executive Director

Phillip Vernon

Non-Executive Director


Dr Amanda Lloyd

Educator/Executive Director (Outdoors NSW)

Elly Awesome

Author/Vlogger/TV Presenter (Toasted TV)

Layne Beachley

World Champion Surfer/Public Speaker/Author

Costa Georgiadis

Landscape Architect/TV Host

Tanya Lewis

Professional Organiser/Keynote Speaker/Author

Dr Tony Matthews

Urban and Environmental Planner

Magdalena Roze


Jo Taranto & Corina Seeto

Waste Warriors

James Treble

Interior Designer/TV Presenter (Sky News Real Estate)

Anita Vandyke



Family Entertainer/Educator (dirtgirlworld)

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