The Young Professionals (YPs) working group was formed to provide a forum for career development and networking for young professionals working, or seeking work, in the waste management and resource recovery industry.

Objectives of the working group are:

  • To increase the skills, knowledge and experience of young professionals
  • To provide opportunities for young professionals and facilitate career development
  • To empower young professionals to take an active role in the industry through WMRR

The YPs do this by:

  • Promoting opportunities for increased training, mentorship and knowledge sharing
  • Providing tools and resources
  • Organising networking events and catered conference programs
  • Working to provide enhanced benefits for students and YPs through their WMRR membership

Meetings are generally held each month and teleconference facilities can be provided for members in regional areas.



Vice Chair



Cecilia Wu, SUEZ

Claire Mahendradatta, MRA Consulting Group



Shady Goodarzi, AECOM

Darcy O’Brien, EnviroCom



Matthew Allan, Rawtec




Julian Howard, SMEC

Gerianne Robles, Sustainability Victoria

Roger Britto, Golder