Lina joined Tyre Stewardship Australia Ltd as Chief Executive Officer, in January 2019. Lina has more than 20 years’ experience in resource recovery and environmental innovation, bringing together projects and partners to deliver business and environmental improvements that also increase and enhance reputation.
Lina started her career at Visy Recycling which spanned 14 years and included roles in Marketing and Sales. Later joining Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company, Lina worked within the energy performance sector. At TIC Group, Lina was the General Manager of Marketing and Head of Sales, she was instrumental in delivering circular economy benefits through TIC’s Mattress Recycling, Reverse Logistics and Solvup businesses.
With a Bachelor of Business and a Master’s in Business (Marketing), Lina currently sits on the Advanced Manufacturing Board, a role appointed by the Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment.
Accreditation and Compliance Manager, Julie Went
Julie is the Accreditation and Compliance Manager at TSA. Julie has particular expertise in environmental assessment, resource recovery, management systems, planning and approvals, sustainability reporting and environmental risk and compliance, gained through various roles with government and global engineering consulting firms.
In her most recent role prior to TSA, Julie was Strategy Lead Organics for Sustainability Victoria where she led delivery of the Victorian Organics Resource Recovery Strategy. Additionally, Julie brings valuable insight of the TSA Audit and Compliance Program through a previous role with TSA supporting the audit and compliance function of the Scheme.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) from RMIT University. In addition, Julie holds a Certificate IV in Project Management and is a trained Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems).
Finance and Administration Manager, Marissa Johnston
Marissa is the Finance and Administration Manager at TSA. Marissa has 18 years experience in accounting and office managerial roles.
Prior to starting at TSA, Marissa was the Financial Controller for four years at Adams Food Group; an external sales management company for one of Australia’s largest recognised integrated supermarket chains.
Before taking on the FC role, Marissa lived and travelled abroad. During this time, she was employed as the EA to the Finance Bursar at Balliol College, an academic College in the heart of Oxford, UK.
Market Development Manager, Liam O'Keefe
Liam is the Market Development Manager at TSA. Liam is a recognised industry leader having spent almost 15 years working across the waste and recycling, energy, education and business sectors.
He has worked extensively in local and state government, is a Churchill Fellow, lectures at RMIT University and has managed his own business for over 8 years developing innovative sustainably oriented business initiatives in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Marketing and Communications Manager, Meagan Hill
Meagan is the Marketing and Communications Manager at TSA. Meagan has 8 years’ marketing experience in the resource recovery industry across several waste streams including tyres, commercial and industrial, and construction and demolition streams.
She has worked in industrial marketing arena for over 17 years, incorporating sustainable initiatives into strategic development and has a keen interest in resource recovery and construction markets.
Meagan has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Swinburne University and a Post Graduate Degree in Commerce (Marketing) from Curtin University.
Accreditation and Compliance Auditor, Gary Body
Gary is the Accreditation and Compliance Auditor at TSA. He has over 20 years’ experience in HSE management, advisory and coordination of HSE processes and programs within heavy industry, for large and small businesses and project sites. Gary has also lead audit teams, maintained HSE systems per accreditation standards AS/NZ 4801, AS/NZ 14001, ISO 9001, and to Office of the Federal Safety Commission (OFSC) construction requirements.
In his most recent role, Gary was working as a HSE consultant where he conducted internal audits, management system upgrades and preparing the business for re-accreditation within a variety of sectors including civil and building construction, manufacturing, transport, and waste and recycling.
Gary has a Graduate Diploma in HSE management systems (RMIT), and as RABQSA Lead Auditor, in risk management, WorkCover injury management and emergency management.
Support and Customer Relationship Officer, Ian Chen
Ian is the Support and Customer Relationship Officer at TSA. He has an Engineering Honours Degree from RMIT University .
Prior to starting at TSA, Ian interned at one of the leading global providers of first-class drilling solutions and services company, M.H. Wirth.
More recently, Ian completed another internship at an electronics company which provides automation products and solutions with high performance and reliability system services.