The Collective Action Group

The Collective Action Group (CAG) is a team of leading industry representatives from across the supply chain and government who oversee the strategic delivery of the 2025 National Packaging Targets.


Made up of a team of third-party experts representing the packaging value chain, the CAG oversees the design of a systemic model for how Australia can transition to an advanced sustainable packaging ecosystem. Led by an independent Chair skilled in the facilitation of industry directed change models and co-regulatory programs, the CAG is comprised of some of the most well-respected members of Australian industry. 


Members of the CAG include: 

  • Fiona Baxter, General Manager Sustainability, Asaleo Personal Care
  • Gareth Bennell, Executive Manager - Corporate Responsibility, ALDI Stores (Australia) a Limited Partnership
  • Justin Frank, Chief Customer Officer, SUEZ Australia & New Zealand
  • Kylie Hughes, Director, Waste Policy and Legislation, Department of Environment and Heritage Protections
  • Terence Jeyaretnam, Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, EY
  • Paul Klymenko, CEO, Planet Ark Environmental Foundation 
  • Richard Macchiesi, General Manager Insights and Innovation, Visy Industries
  • Jeff Maguire, Group Head of CDS Implementation and Packaging Sustainability, Coca-Cola Amatil
  • Matthew Ryan, Assistant Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Waste Action Plan and Modernisation Branch
  • Pete Shmigel, CEO, Australian Council of Recycling 
  • Lok-Man Shu, Group Environment Manager, David Jones and Country Road Group 
  • Andrew Smith, Executive General Manager Sustainability, PACT Group
  • Margaret Stuart, Head of Corporate and External Relations, Nestlé Oceania
  • Secretariat: Dr Helen Lewis and Brooke Donnelly
  • Collective Action Group Meeting Chair: Phil Preston


Find out more about the role of the Collective Action Group here.