Vaughan Levitzke PSM, Chief Executive

GREEN INDUSTRIES SA (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

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Vaughan Levitzke has played a leading role in sustainability in South Australia for decades. He heads Green Industries South Australia (GISA), which was established in 2017, transitioning from its previous incarnation as Zero Waste SA. Vaughan was appointed inaugural Chief Executive and ex-officio board member.

GISA delivers strategic policy that enables better resource management and waste reduction through market interventions. These create incentives for infrastructure investment, commercialisation of innovation, market development, and improvements to recycling and waste services and systems.

GISA facilitates and enables changes that save businesses and governments money while building social and economic capacity and activity. It is responsible for facilitating South Australia's green industries sector, and developing the circular economy.

Vaughan is an Advisory Board member of the United Nations Centre for Regional Development International Partnership, the Minister's representative on the Board of Keeping South Australia Beautiful (KESAB), and the former inaugural Board Director of Waste Aid, a charity focussed on waste services to disadvantaged communities.

Prior to his role at GISA, Vaughan established, and led another ground-breaking organisation, Zero Waste SA. He also spent a decade with the South Australian Environment Protection Authority, focussing on regulation in the waste sector, litter, container deposit legislation, eco-efficiency and industry sustainability.

At Powering the change, Vaughan will speak on the key areas and linkages that need to be developed further to enable a transition to a circular economy.