Recovery, also known as the Trust for the Destruction of Synthetic Refrigerants, occupies a unique position within industry, as our trustees represent the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, the motor trade automotive air conditioning sector, refrigerant wholesalers, chemical companies who manufacture and distribute refrigerants, together with the dairy industry and the retail grocer’s association, representing large "end users" of refrigerants.

Recovery is New Zealand's single product stewardship scheme for the safe disposal of refrigerants. It is a voluntary scheme that is accredited by the Ministry for the Environment under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

The announcement, made by Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage, declaring synthetic refrigerant gases a priority product under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, means a co-designed and regulated product stewardship scheme, along with specific product controls, will have to be established for the gases at their end-of-life.

What we are looking for in a Chairperson

We seek an experienced independent chairperson to lead the board through the transition from our current voluntary scheme, to a “co-designed and regulated product stewardship scheme”.

In particular, the Board is seeking applicants with experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Chairperson experience
  • Board or Senior Management
  • Governance
  • Government / Public sector
  • Organization Start Up
  • Charitable Trust
  • Finance
  • Environmental interests

Applications close 31/07/2021. If you are interested in applying or need more information, please contact Rod Tapp.


More details

Applicant location      NZ wide

Term                             3 years

Time commitment     2-3 days per month

Remuneration             Yes

Incumbent standing   No

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