Dale Gilson joined Tyre Stewardship Australia Ltd in January 2017. Prior to this, Dale held a number of CEO positions which included time at the Society of Automotive Engineers - Australasia, Motorcycling Australia, Speedway Australia and Four Wheel Drive Victoria.
Prior to making this transition, Dale worked in the family business for 13 years, which existed for over 50 years and 3 generations overseeing the sales, servicing and hiring of office equipment before being sold in 1999.
Dale has a completed Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Studies. Dale is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).
Accreditation and Compliance Manager, Jade Barnaby
Jade is the Accreditation and Compliance Manager at TSA. Jade has 10 years of waste and recycling industry experience, having worked collaboratively across industry, all levels of government and communities.
In her most recent role prior to TSA, Jade was the Product Stewardship Lead for Sustainability Victoria, where she managed and progressed the stewardship of several difficult waste products including paint, batteries, household chemicals, e-waste and tyres.
Jade holds a MA (Environment and Sustainability) from Monash University and a BSc (Agricultural Sciences) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Business Relationship Manager, Jan van de Graaff
Jan is the Business Relationship Manager at TSA. Jan is an environmental sustainability professional with more than 25 years' experience across the public and private sectors.
Jan brings in depth knowledge of product stewardship and resource recovery coupled with a strong understanding of the commercial imperatives. His previous roles have focused on public policy development, stakeholder engagement and implementing practical and pragmatic solutions which focused on enhanced triple bottom line outcomes.
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 16 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.
Compliance Officer, Julie Went
Julie is the Compliance Officer 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).
Support and Customer Relationship Officer, Ian Chen
Ian graduated from RMIT University with an Engineering Honours Degree.
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.