Organisational structure

DWER provided services and functions to the KABC to support the implementation of the Litter Prevention Strategy for Western Australia 2015-2020 through the annual business plan.

In December 2018, the Minister appointed the members of the Keep Australia Beautiful Council for three-year terms.

Chairman Michael Aspinall – was appointed as chairman and as a person with special knowledge of litter and environmental matters. He was for a number of years a member and chair of the Municipal Waste Advisory Council, which is a standing committee of the WALGA. Michael has a deep understanding of community attitudes towards litter and is a strong advocate for the CDS to be implemented by the state government.

Deputy Chair Genette Keating – is president of the Consumers’ Association of WA. Genette has represented the interests of consumers on the KABC for many years. Genette is a keen environmental scientist and sustainability advocate with an extensive understanding of the concern and involvement of consumers in the numerous issues affecting our littering behaviour and its outcomes.

Member William Adams – represents WALGA – Regional. William is a councillor at the Shire of Harvey, and has represented the Association on the KABC on several occasions. William contributed to framing the current Litter Prevention Strategy, emphasising the need for partnerships and collaboration between local government and key stakeholders.

William also represents local government on the State Graffiti Taskforce, chairs the Shire of Harvey General Purposes Committee and is deputy chair of the Bush Fire Advisory Committee.

Member Don Burnett – represents WALGA – Metropolitan. Don is the chief executive officer at the Shire of Peppermint Grove. Prior to this he was chief executive officer at the cities of Subiaco and Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Town of Northam. He has also worked at the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley and the Shire (as it was then) of Wanneroo. Don spent seven years early in his career in the state public service, working in the Audit and Local Government departments.

Don has over 30 years in the local government sector in senior roles with extensive experience working in the regions and has an MBA from the University of Western Australia.

Member Lisa Fanciulli – represents the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural industries. Lisa has more than 30 years’ experience in the public sector in a wide range of strategic policy and service delivery roles, including as director, waste strategy with DWER and executive director, Major Transport Projects with the Department of Transport. Lisa has a degree in accounting and finance and post graduate qualifications in public policy.

Lisa is active in her local community as deputy chair of the Northbridge Common town team.

Member Howard Flinders – represents the Department of Education. Howard brings more than 25 years’ experience in education to the KABC, as well as 13 years teaching in the primary education sector and 14 years working with the Department of Education as a project manager/consultant in education for sustainability.

Howard has a long standing interest in waste management issues, including litter prevention, particularly as they relate to biodiversity conservation.

Member Jason Menzies – represents the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Jason holds a degree in Environmental Science and, since graduating in 1999, has spent the past 20 years blending environmental science with social science in a variety of roles in both the private and
government sectors.

More recently, Jason has spent the past seven years working for the Swan River Trust and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions as the community engagement manager for the Rivers and Estuaries Branch. In this role, Jason has overseen the successful development and delivery of the River Guardians program – a river-focused community education and behaviour change program.

Member Christine Parfitt – represents the Conservation Council WA Inc. Christine has a strong background in marine science and became concerned about plastic pollution while living in Indonesia, working in turtle conservation. Christine subsequently founded the charity Bottle for Botol that educates students in Indonesia on the issues of plastic waste, providing them with access to plastic-free drinking water. To date they have prevented over 13 million plastic cups from being used in schools. Christine also contributes to DWER’s work on single-use plastics and works with Plastic Free July to help millions of people choose to refuse single-use plastics.

Some positions were vacant.