GlobalPSC News – March 2023
New GlobalPSC Board Appointments
We are especially pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Mayuri Wijayasundara, Director of Anvarta, and David Hubbard, Founding Director of CINCH Transform, to the GlobalPSC Executive Committee.
Mayuri and David join other Board members Jade Barnaby, President and CEO Russ Martin and Vice President John Polhill, who were unanimous in making the appointments. We believe these two will actively contribute to the more encompassing view of stewardship that the GlobalPSC espouses, with integration of circular economy, product stewardship / extended producer responsibility (EPR) and broader sustainability objectives. Consistent with this broader perspective, Mayuri, David and Russ have been serving on the ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG) Advisory Board.
Mayuri is a leading expert in strategy and transformation specialising in enablers of transition towards a circular economy. She currently leads Anvarta, a management consulting practice that advocates circular economy and helps organisations with their transition. She is also engaged as Circular Economy Expert at UN Habitat.
David is the Founder of CINCH Transform, a consultancy which brings decades of Australian commercial financial management and international accounting experience, as well as shifting organisations into higher performers. His passion and skill is making what’s truly possible for an organisation and helping more people – from increased revenues, profits, cash surpluses, productivity through real shifts in results, key drivers, people, governance and aligning with purpose.
We appreciate their understanding of the GlobalPSC’s vision and look forward to their active involvement.
New GlobalPSC Member – Anvarta
We are pleased to welcome Anvarta as a new GlobalPSC member.
Anvarta is a forward-thinking strategic advisory and solutions provider specialising in solutions towards transition to a circular economy.
Anvarta focuses on enhancing industry, or business performance through change and transformation, offering a range services from concept creation and strategy formulation to solution development, support and change management.
Anvarta provides specialised expertise to transform products, markets, value chains, and business models into those aligned with the principles of a circular economy.
New GlobalPSC Member – Cinch Transform
CINCH Transform helps purpose-driven organisations achieve more efficient outcomes and maximise limited funding.
People, Purpose, Profit and Philanthropy are key to a sustainable organisation and, yes, not-for-profits need to be profitable to be sustainable.
CINCH Transform is a team of caring, committed, multidisciplinary experts across accounting, operations, systems, leadership performance, coaching, culture and change management.
Everything CINCH Transform does helps strengthen organisations supporting our most vulnerable by helping them make the best financial, operational and strategic decisions for their organisation so they can support more people in communities who need it most.
Annual General Meeting and Call for Office-holders and other Executive Committee Positions
Annual General Meeting
The Global Product Stewardship Council is holding its Annual General Meeting via webconference at 1030 Australian Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, 21 April 2023. Due to time zone differences, this equates to the following:
1030 on Friday, 21 April in Sydney and Melbourne
- 1630 on Thursday, 20 April in Sacramento
To access the meeting, paid-up members can email the GlobalPSC for login details.
While multiple representatives of member organisations are welcome to participate in the AGM, each organisation is entitled to one vote only.
Items to be addressed during the AGM include:
- President’s report on GlobalPSC activities during the last preceding financial year
- Member feedback / Q&A on GlobalPSC member services
- Financial statement
- Election of office-holders and other Executive Committee Positions
Call for Office-holders and other Executive Committee Positions
In accordance with the Rules of the Global Product Stewardship Council, nominations for office-holders and other Executive Committee positions are now open. Only paid-up full Council members may nominate a candidate, or be nominated as a candidate.
The term of office of all currently elected Council officers and Executive Committee members will expire at the conclusion of the AGM. Nominations are called for the following positions (current office-holders are listed), to be in effect for one year:
- President (Russ Martin)
- Vice-President (John Polhill)
- Treasurer (vacant)
- Secretary (Russ Martin)
The Executive Committee currently comprises the office-holders plus Jade Barnaby, Dr. Mayuri Wijayasundara and David Hubbard. All current office-holders and Executive Committee members have opted to run for re-election, as allowed under GlobalPSC Rules.
Nominations for office-holders and committee members must be made in writing, signed by 2 members of the GlobalPSC and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate. Candidates will be required to provide a recent high-resolution digital photograph and a statement of no more than 100 words in support of their candidature.
Nominations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18 April 2023.