Re.Group is an Australian development and management company focused on providing high quality services for the recovery and recycling of resources from waste.
Our vision is to create a wasteless society; where all resources that become waste are reused and are not disposed. We seek to realise this vision by developing, owning, operating, funding, and improving infrastructure that enables this – facilities that target 100% diversion away from landfill into positive re-use, recycling and recovery operations.
Our team has experience across the waste, recycling, energy and financial sectors. We have over 30 years’ experience in commissioning and operations.
Proven track record developing processing plants in Australia and internationally. Strategy development and understanding critical success factors. Ability and willingness to co-invest and fund projects and business growth through the support of existing shareholders.
In-house design and engineering focusing on the recycling and resource recovery industry. Experience, intellectual property and know-how. Delivery over 45 turnkey projects. Partnerships with internationally leading technology partners.
Leaders in Australian advanced resource recovery for over a decade. Experience across waste and recycling, renewable resources and energy sectors. Lean and efficient local operating teams. Proven ability to create meaningful employment for disadvantaged people.
Market development for new products. Product enhancement and continuous improvement. Navigation of regulatory and approval processes. Drivers of new legislation for the benefit of Australian recycling.
David is an industry veteran with over 18 years’ experience in the waste recycling industry in Australia, the UK and Asia. He was integrally involved in the development of the UR-3R Process, along with the overall development and financing of the Eastern Creek UR-3R Facility in Sydney – the largest AWT facility in the Southern hemisphere. Subsequently, he led Global Renewables' successful bid and implementation of the US$4B Lancashire Waste PFI Contract, with a processing capacity of up to 600,000tpa of waste and recycling. In 2009, David became an owner, director and CEO of Global Renewables (owner and operator of the Eastern Creek UR-3R Facility). In 2013, he co-founded Re.Group.
David has a background in mechanical engineering and holds a B.Eng, an MBA and a graduate diploma in finance. In addition to leading Re.Group, David is the nonexecutive Chairman of Global Renewables and sits on the boards of the Australian Council of Recycling and Sustainable Business Australia.
The Hon Robert Hill AC
Robert was a member of the Australian Senate from 1981 to 2006, representing South Australia. Robert was elected Leader of the Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 1990 to 1996 when, on the election of the Howard Government, he became Leader of the Government in the Senate from March 1996 until his resignation in January 2006. He was Minister for the Environment 1996-1998, Minister for the Environment and Heritage 1998-2002 and Minister for Defence 2001-2006. Since leaving politics, Robert has acted as Ambassador to the United Nations and as Chairman of the Australian Carbon Trust (later Low Carbon Australia Ltd.). He is currently an Adjunct Professor in Sustainability at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and Chairman of the CRC for Low Carbon Living at UNSW. He was appointed Chancellor of the University of Adelaide in 2010.
Robert was educated at the University of Adelaide and the London School of Economics, where he gained a Masters degree in law. Robert is a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Neil Broekhuizen has over 24 years of experience in private equity investing across a wide range of businesses in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In 2003 he co-founded Ironbridge and has grown into a leading Australasian private equity manager with a strong focus on waste management. He was involved in developing Envirowaste into New Zealand’s second largest full service waste management and recycling business and, in 2010 successfully invested in and helped treble the size of Global Renewables alongside David Singh. Neil has sat on the board and investment committee of Ironbridge since inception.
Neil has a BSc Honours degree in electical engineering from Imperial College, London and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Neil is also currently a non-executive director of ASX-listed Monash IVF Group Limited and Bravura Solutions Limited
Dr Dan Chesson
Dan has over 16 years’ experience in investment banking, capital markets and development activities. He has been involved in more than $5 billion of transactions across a range of industries including energy, resources, renewable energy, property, agriculture and general industrials. In 2013, he co-founded Re.Group and sits on the Board of the Global Renewables Group and the RDT Group.
Dan's focus is on the commercial aspects of the Group and its projects, including funding, legal and corporate affairs.
He holds a BSc (Psych), a certificate in Executive Leadership (Cornell), an MBA and a Doctor of Business Administration. In both 2012 and 2013, Dan was ranked one of the top 10 investment bankers by the East Coles Survey (Australian based).
Operations and Engineering Director
Stuart has been involved in the Recycling Industry for over 20 years working on projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. During this time, Stuart has held numerous positions within the Industry, including management positions covering; site engineering, plant maintenance, operations, production, and senior project management.
In 2004, Stuart founded RDT, which has now delivered over 40 turn key projects to the waste and Recycling Industry. Additionally, RDT now operates the Mackay and Canberra MRF's and collects and processes agricultural plastics around Australia. Stuart's "hands on" approach to all of the projects and operations undertaken by RDT, provide clients with a high level of personalised service, building long term relationships.
Stuart holds a B. Eng in Civil Engineering and is currently completing his MBA and is an active member in Waste and Recycling Industry groups throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Business Development Manager
Garth has more than a decade’s experience working in the Australian waste industry, including as a journalist and long-time editor of Inside Waste. Prior to joining Re.Group, he enjoyed four years with Hyder Consulting, as the national business leader for the waste and resource management team. He has worked with all levels of government and the private sector, including managing delivery of Waste and Recycling in Australia 2011, the first time Australia's waste data was assessed and reported using a consistent national approach.
Garth understands the complexities of the Australian waste system, and the challenges of achieving government objectives in the most cost effective manner. His primary responsibility at Re.Group is understanding the needs of our clients, and managing the interface between client needs and the delivery of bespoke resource recovery solutions.
As well as a passion for sustainable waste management, Garth has post graduate qualifications in environmental science, journalism and finance, and is an active participant in various industry forums and working groups.