Recognising colleagues who’ve gone above and beyond

Our People

January 12, 2018


Cleanaway’s annual Star Awards program began in 2015 and is designed to recognise the exceptional performance and contribution of our employees. Candidates are nominated by their colleagues while a review panel choses the eventual winners.

The 2017 Star Awards received over 350 nominations in 9 categories, namely Community Spirit, Continuous Improvement, Outstanding Driver, Exceptional Operator, Safety Hero, Customer Service Champion – External, Standout Salesperson, Service Champion – Internal and Team.

Here are some of our winners and nominees:

Kyle Warburton, Operations, New South Wales

Continuous Improvement 2017 Winner
Kyle was recognised for his ideas to increase diversion of biomass from landfill to compost at Cleanaway’s Homebush Liquids and Hazardous Waste Treatment facility. Kyle’s efforts resulted in substantial savings for the plant and increased capacity.

Simon Jenner, Innovation & Business Development Lead presenting Nikki Marshall with her award

Nikki Marshall, National Account Manager, Melbourne
Customer Service Champion – External 2017 Winner
Nikki was singled out by her colleagues for her leadership throughout the implementation of Cleanaway’s contract with Coles. She’s an inclusive team player who actively engaged with different areas of the business to deliver outcomes quickly, efficiently and with minimum fuss, utilising a “fierce but fair” approach.

From left to right, Brendan Hargreaves, L&HWS General Manager, Lance Hermon, L&HWS Driver and Branch Manager Scott Campbell

Lance Hermon, Driver, Liquids and Hazardous Waste Services, Rockhampton
Outstanding Driver 2017 Winner
Lance personifies our “Home Safe” value and was recognised for his exceptional skill, customer service, and commitment. He was also the deserving winner of the 2017 WRIQ “Exceptional Industry Safe and Professional Driver” award.

Michelle Conroy, Administration Officer, New South Wales
Service Champion Internal 2017 Winner
This award celebrates employees who have gone beyond the call of duty to support the team, by helping make Cleanaway a brilliant place to work. Michelle has done a great job in supporting the entire NSW Municipal team and is a deserving winner in this category.

Clete Elms, General Manager of Solid Waste Services with Cathryn Marum

Cathryn Marum, Health and Safety Business Partner, Vic/Tas
Safety Hero 2017 finalist

Cathryn was nominated for her integral contribution to the build and opening of our new Albury MRF. Her focus on contractor management ensured the safety of all team members involved and enabled on-time delivery of the project.

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