Mike Ritchie

Mike is a leader and strategic thinker in the recycling, waste and related carbon sector. With over 25 years’ experience in the recycling industry, he works with all levels of government and business, to drive economically sensible waste reform.

As Director of MRA he works in the areas of business case development, consent approvals and licences, carbon planning, infrastructure investment, technology assessment, advocacy and government relations. With a team of 16 specialists MRA provides comprehensive advice on waste and recycling to all sectors of the Australian economy.

Mike has served as Vice President of the Waste Management Association of Australia, NSW President, Chair of the Carbon Committee and is currently Chairman of the Advanced Waste Treatment division. He is a past Director of Environment Business Australia and has been a Sessional Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court for the last 4 years.

His senior management experience in the waste and recycling sectors includes General Manager SITA, General Manager WSN Environmental Solutions and State Manager VISY. He was Director of Environment for a local council and senior adviser to the Lord Mayor of Brisbane.

Mike was a Commissioner on the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Council on waste governance, has conducted reviews and projects on waste, recycling, infrastructure and policy, for all State governments and many councils.

Mike is regarded by many as one of Australia’s thought leaders on waste, recycling and the environment.

He has a MBA from Sydney University, a Masters of Science from Oxford and a First Class Honours in Science from Griffith University.