AORA welcomes Peter Olah as National Executive Officer
In a recent interview with Waste Management Review, Peter said “While I’m entering my new role at AORA in a challenging time for not just the organics industry, but the recycling industry at large, I’m excited to face those challenges head on and support the organics industry as it advances,” Peter says.
Drawing on this leadership experience, Peter intends to help us deliver the objectives laid out in the 2019-2022 National Strategy.
“The strategy’s mission statement is to work with stakeholders to facilitate the conditions through which surplus organic material can be sustainably and cost-effectively recycled.” Peter says.
“Furthermore, we intent to promote the beneficial use of compost, soil conditioners and mulches in primary industries.”
In addition to the overall mission, Peter says AORA have three key objectives, including strengthening AORA as the peak body for the organics recycling industry and championing a pathway to optimise closed loop organics recycling. Additionally, he says, AORA intends to establish and participate in knowledge hubs for recycled organics research, development, extension and communication.
“I will use my experience in stakeholder management and knowledge of political processes to ensure our member’s voices are heard and continue the advocacy and industry support role of AORA,” he says.
“As the central body for organics in Australia, I also intend to ensure the sustainable growth of the association.”
To achieve this, Peter says he will take time to speak with members about their concerns and ensure those concerns are further discussed with the AORA board.
One of AORA’s next steps, he says, is collaborating with members to establish standards and best practice certifications programs.
“AORA’s members are leaders in the organics space, and drawing on their expertise, I hope to use my position to identify, communicate and celebrate best practice strategies, technologies, performance and products,” he says.
“By working together, AORA can help create an environment where the work of individuals and organisations in the organics industry leads the way to a more sustainable Australian future.”
We are excited to welcome Peter to AORA and will ensure that all members have the chance to meet with him over the coming weeks.
Peter can be contacted on 0434 711 077 or firstname.lastname@example.org