Introducing the new ECO-Buy General Manager

ECO-Buy welcomes Trish McGee.

 

As the new General Manager of ECO-Buy, I am thrilled about the opportunity to contribute to enabling better environmental, social and economic outcomes through procurement and supply chain practice. With over 16 years working in the sustainable resource management sector, sustainable procurement decisions are the first step in improving organisational resource efficiency. I have delivered a range of waste and sustainability programs, from market development to community engagement, through my previous roles at Envirocom, Packaging Stewardship Forum, Sustainability Victoria, EcoRecycle Victoria. 

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I have also had the opportunity to advise local and state government agencies, property managers and peak industry bodies on sustainable resource management. A highlight for me was the opportunity to be involved in the development of sustainable procurement guidelines for the 2006 Commonwealth Games and work with City of Kingston to build sustainable procurement into their induction training.

I was fortunate to be involved in the early days of ECO-Buy at EcoRecycle Victoria, (when it was the state-based Local Government Buy Recycled Alliance), where it helped facilitate new markets and create market pull for recycled content products. ECO-Buy has now developed into a comprehensive sustainable procurement advisory group, advising nationally on a range of environmental, social and ethical considerations in procurement and supply chains. ECO-Buy has specialised tools and resources aligned with the international standard BS 8903, which helps business and government procure goods and services with minimal impact to the environment and improved social outcomes. And I think that ECO-Buy’s longevity is testament to the quality and value of services it provides.

In the upcoming year, my main focus for ECO-Buy will be to align our services to meet current market demands and to grow and develop the ECO-Buy Membership Program throughout Australia and internationally. We are listening to and acting on the feedback provided by members to better meet your needs, such as providing more webinars. In addition to being the ECO-Buy GM, I will continue to lead the resource efficiency service line at Net Balance. I look forward to meeting members and interested people in the near future, but feel free to contact me if you have any questions or feedback on 0416 305 581 or trish@netbalance.com.

Lilli is still the main contact for the day to day membership and training requirements, supported by Sara, Alison, Stephen and key Net Balance colleagues with relevant expertise and knowledge. Together we are dedicated to building sustainable procurement expertise and providing independent advice in supply chain strategy across Australia.