Miles Lochhead – Board Chair Miles has spent 27+ years as a practitioner in the environmental management industry concentrating on resource recovery and the pursuit of sustainable ‘waste’ solutions for over 27 of those years. In 2015 Miles formed a consultancy, zeRRRo, specialising in waste minimisation, resource recovery, food production social enterprise and renewable energy solutions. He is also a Director of the Zero Waste Network of Australia (ZWNA). Miles enjoys growing things (particularly food to reduce ‘food miles’), and making useful ‘stuff’ out of other people’s redundant ‘stuff’.  He has a passion for ‘resource’ conservation (he hates waste).

Terry O’Donnell – Treasurer Terry is an accountant of 20 years with extensive experience in not for profit sector, holding various middle and senior management roles with responsibilities over finance, office and property administration. Terry holds a postgraduate diploma in governance, is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia and is the company secretary for a global environmental charity. Terry is committed to environmental activism and sees his involvement with The Bower as a practical way he can contribute to social and environmental sustainability of the Sydney community.

Margy Vary Margy brings to The Bower 11 years’ experience helping to run businesses in Australia, with a focus on developing the business plan and vision and building and growing a loyal customer base from a start-up situation. Her work at Guardian Australia provides us with a sound knowledge of local media, a deeper understanding of creating financial sustainable businesses with a purpose driven agenda, a connection with a network of sustainability organisations and an understanding of digital fundraising for a cause-related organisation.

Michael Saroff Michael has a Masters in Design Computing(Sydney Uni) and is currently teaching Digital Media Technologies at TAFE and Canberra University. His background is in technical production management in entertainment and live theatre production. He also has been a volunteer with The Bower Repair Café and now works as a contract educator/repairer on weekends. He has a keen interest in saving viable resources from landfill.

Marcelle Psaila Marcelle has 17 year’s experience in the waste and resource recovery sector with extensive experience working with the Local Government Sector.  With a background in Environmental Management with a Master’s Degree, Marcelle brings a broad understanding of government policy, regulatory arrangements, behaviour change and technical understanding to the issue of waste. As a Senior Project Officer for the NSW Environment Protection Authority, Marcelle leads on developing resources and programs, as well as providing capacity building, support and advice to local councils and regional waste groups across NSW. Marcelle is passionate about avoiding and reducing waste and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from within the sector to help drive change and find new opportunities to grow reuse and repair thoughout the community.

Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of board meetings generally will be published within 1 week of the approval of the minutes (at following board meeting). Board meeting minutes can also be viewed or copied at the Bower by appointment (please email the General Manager (see our Contact page) to make an appointment to view meeting minutes or other Co-operative records).

4 April 201817 February 2018

18 November 2017, 15 November 201718 October 2017, 20 September 2017, 26 July 2017, 28 June 2017, 31 May 201719 April 201722 February 201714 December 2016, 16 November 2016, 19 October 2016, 13 September 2016, 24 August 2016, 13 July 2016

18 May 201620 April 2016,  23 March 201624 February 2016, 17 February 201616 December 201518 November 2015, 21 October 2015, 23 September 2015, 15 July 2015

17 June 2015, 20 May, 2015, 11 March 201511 February 201528 Janury 201519 November 201428 October 201415 October 2014, 17 September 2014, 16 July 2014

18 June 201414 May 2014, 19 March 20145 February 20149 December 20135 November 201316 October 2013, 9 October 2013, 11 September 201313 August 201316 July 2013, 

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