"The plan has me getting around all the states and as many locations and teams as practical over the first few months."
Introducing a new employee to an organisation is a daily event across the world but how do you ‘onboard’ the boss during a lockdown?
It is possible but, as new Cleanaway CEO and Managing Director Mark Schubert is discovering, it requires a flexible and creative approach.
Even before he started in in his new role on 30 August, Mark was getting to know the Cleanaway business virtually.
This is no easy feat given Australia’s leading waste management company has more than 250 sites across the waste value chain from collections through resource recovery to treatment and disposal, in every state plus the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.
Although he will not see all locations in the short term, this site tour is all about helping Mark see and hear how our 6,500-plus people are working with our prized assets and infrastructure and fleet to help create a circular economy as part of our mission to make a sustainable future possible.
“My plan is to spend a lot of time listening, learning and seeing how Cleanaway works,” he says.
He has been dropping into Cleanaway sites around the country from his home office in Sydney, where he is bunkered down because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Mark has crisscrossed the nation so far with an itinerary that has included our:
Liquid and Technical Service (LTS) operations in every state
Industrial & Waste Services (IWS) team servicing our customer QAL in QLD, our IWS Kwinana site in WA, and the team aqua cutting on the Westgate Tunnel Project, in Victoria
Perth Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
Inkerman Landfill and Wingfield Resource Recovery Centre (RRC), in SA
Victorian Commingled Resource Recovery (VCRR) network, Melbourne Regional Landfill (MRL), Brooklyn RRC, and the Dandenong South East Organics Facility (SEOF)
Cleanaway Daniels at Silverwater
Erskine Park Transfer Station and Landfill, Hillsdale depot, and Eastern Creek Container Deposit Scheme, in Sydney
Hemmant Recycling and RRC, New Chum Landfill in Ipswich, Logan depot, in QLD
Hydrocarbons sites in Perth, SA and Melbourne and our three Hydrocarbons refineries.
And that is just to name a few!! 😊
Managers at each location have been taking him on virtual tours, holding their phones up to provide sound and vision while providing commentary and answering questions, as ‘spotters’ ensure the tours are conducted safely.
Mark regrets he has been unable to be there physically and, when covid restrictions lift, is looking forward to getting out and spending time with our teams.
“The plan has me getting around all the states and as many locations and teams as practical over the first few months. As restrictions ease, I will switch back to face to face,” he says.
“Cleanaway has an exciting future and I’m excited to be joining the Cleanaway team.”
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