The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has announced the appointment of Brooke Donnelly as its new CEO, replacing Trish Hyde.
Donnelly has held the position of Interim CEO for the past three months, and prior to this was APCO’s chief operating officer.
Trish Hyde resigned from her position as CEO of the APCO in June after serving the company for a little over a year.
Donnelly has a history of leadership roles in the packaging, waste, and recycling industries, as well as not-for-profit sectors.
"My goal as the new CEO is to help elevate members to achieve broad organisational and cost efficiencies through more strategic initiatives," she said.
Trish Hyde has been commended for her work in reforming APCO’s governance; negotiating the enhanced Covenant and five-year strategic plan which was agreed on by governments; rebuilding the Australian Packaging Covenant team; and re-engaging members.
The APCO enables businesses, government and industry to design and utilise more sustainable packaging throughout the supply chain.