ABRI names new CEO

by Michelle Dunner
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Written by Michelle Dunner.

The Australian Battery Recycling Initiative has named Libby Chaplin as its new chief executive.

ABRI president Matt Palmer says Chaplin has been an active advocate for product stewardship and developing international standards in end-of-life electronics in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.

“Libby will bring a significant amount of knowledge to ABRI from her work as an international consultant to industry and government clients on e-waste recycling and standards development,” Palmer said.

Based in the US for the past 15 years, Chaplin previously worked for Brisbane City Council, the Environment Management Industry Association of Australia and EcoCycle Victoria, as well as her own environmental consulting business.


Libby Chaplin.

“Libby will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to ABRI, including in-depth understanding of recycling, industry standards, government policy processes and organisational governance,” Palmer said.

“Her international experience will be valuable in helping ABRI in the further development of local stewardship solutions and responsible recycling standards for batteries.”

Chaplin’s appointment is effective as of 1 November. She replaces Helen Lewis who will concentrate on her own consulting business.

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