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KAB NSW Board2019-02-11T13:19:31+00:00

KAB NSW Board Members

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KAY VEITCH
Chair

Kay Veitch has more than 25 years’ experience in global executive leadership at Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia Airlines and the GWA Group.

She is presently Principal at VeMo Consulting and brings to KNSWB extensive commercial, leadership and HR experience, and a passion for good board governance.

Kay also serves as a Director of Evolve Housing and Aspect Studios, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia.

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DAVID CARTER
Deputy Chair

From 2005 to 2014, David was Group Environment and Business Continuity Director for Lion Nathan/Lion Co.

David’s earlier career in engineering and supply chain, at Proctor and Gamble, Lend Lease, then Lion, led to David’s appointment to Lion China as China Operations Director, joint Managing Director and Business Development Director, until his appointment to his Group Environment and Continuity Director role.

David is the Current CEO & President of the Australian Packaging Council, Chair of Keep Australia Beautiful (commencing in 2017), and member of the New Zealand Environment Ministers Waste Advisory Board.

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ANDREW BEST

After a 37-year long career in teaching, Andrew is the recently retired principal of Harrington Park Public School.

Andrew was the recipient of the 2008 Churchill Fellowship for Environmental Education. He is a trained facilitator for the Franklin Covey Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; and Great Teams, Great Leaders, Great Results programs. Andrew was previously Chairman of Macarthur Sustainable Schools Network, a position he held for 10 years.

Andrew is currently a part time Educational Leadership Consultant/Mentor with Climate Reality Leadership Corp operating through University of Melbourne.

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HARRY PETROPOULOS

Harry is joint Managing Director of Red Pill Holdings Pty Ltd (trading as Red Pill Performance Consultants).

Red Pill consults to public, private and NFP organisations on business performance and board governance.

Harry has been the senior torch-bearer on several significant business transformation programs. He has held leadership roles at Laminex Industries, Lion Nathan, Boral and George Weston Foods.

Harry is a registered psychologist.

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GERARD VELAYUTHEN

Gerard has held senior executive and non-executive board roles in aerospace, mining services and infrastructure projects. He is currently director and shareholder of Velconsult International Pty Ltd and a Fellow member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He brings to KNSWB experience in formulation and execution of business strategies, business development, financial and operational management and a proven track record as a Finance Director/Chief Operating Officer in multinational companies.

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VAL SOUTHAM
Executive Director

Val has been a senior executive in the environment industry for 30 years.

She has had senior environmental affairs roles in major corporates in the packaging industry and was the Chief Executive Officer of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) for 15 years.

Val brings a wealth of board experience having served on a number of boards and government advisory committees including the Federal Government’s Product Stewardship Advisory Committee, the Oil Stewardship Advisory Council, the National Packaging Covenant Council and the National Packaging Industry Association.

Val was also the former Chair of Keep Australia Beautiful National Association (KAB), stepping down on 9 February 2017 to take on the role of KAB CEO.