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: 

  • Andrew Smith, Executive General Manager Sustainability at Pact Group
  • Barry Cosier, Director, Sustainability at Australian Food and Grocery Council
  • Caitlin Ellis, Director of Plastics and Packaging Team DAWE
  • Fiona Baxter, General Manager Sustainability at Asaleo Care
  • Jane Cronin, Assistant Director, Plastics and Packaging Team, DAWE
  • Jeff Maguire, Group Head of CDS Implementation and Packaging Sustainability at Coca Cola Amatil
  • Kanish Nadarajah, Head Of Strategic, Sustainable and Responsible Sourcing Coles Group
  • Kylie Hughes, Director, Waste Policy and Legislation, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Brisbane
  • Lok-Man Shu, Group Environment Manager at David Jones & Country Road Group
  • Margaret Stuart, Head of Corporate & External Affairs Nestle Oceania
  • Matt Ryan, Assistant Secretary, Major Environment Reforms Group, Waste policy and Planning DAWE
  • Mike Ritchie, Managing Director of MRA Consulting Group
  • Paul Klymenko, CEO at Planet Ark Environmental Foundation
  • Phil Carbins, General Manager Business Development - Planning & Policy at SUEZ Australia & New Zealand
  • Richard Macchiesi, General Manager Innovation and Corporate Affairs at Visy Group
  • Sam Andersen, APCO Board Chair
  • Brooke Donnelly, CEO, APCO
  • Helen Lewis, Helen Lewis Research, CAG Assistant Secretary
  • Phil Preston, CAG Facilitator


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