Our Team



Jeff is the the Director of the Total Environment Centre which has run over 100 successful campaigns; and the Boomerang Alliance, leading its team and strategy. Jeff has been an environmental campaigner for over 35 years working with the community and environment groups on a wide range of issues including protection of rainforests, endangered species, wetlands and coastal landscapes. He has also been active on pushing for new laws to stop pollution, land clearing, combating climate change, the regeneration of urban rivers, safeguarding city parks from development, and has been involved in the circular economy pressing for maximum recycling and waste avoidance. He has an economics and politics degree - two disciplines he says are crucial to understanding and obtaining sustainable change as we confront the environmental challenges created by the economy, consumption and pollution.  



Dave West is the Founder and National Policy Director of the Boomerang Alliance and is one of the most experienced waste campaigners in the world. Dave has been involved in extensive environmental investigation operations including tyre waste over the Vietnam / Chinese border to prove the extent of Australian recyclers involvement in illegal smuggling, and the exposure of fraudulent share offerings from the public company Carbon Polymers. Dave has also been instrumental in the Container Deposit schemes in NSW and QLD and is currently striving for the future adoption of schemes by all States and Territories. In a career spanning 25 years in the environment sector, Dave has worked for virtually every major environment group in Australia across a range of campaign sectors including toxic, nuclear energy, waste and corporate sustainability. Dave's experience is complimented by degrees in Economics, Valuation and Natural Resource Management along with a Masters in Business. 
Toby Hutcheon originally from the UK has over 30 years experience primarily within the NGO sector and is the current QLD Boomerang Alliance Manager who has campaigned for the last 18 months to get a CDS announcement. His previous experience includes time as a Greenpeace campaigner domestically and internationally (Australia & Moscow) and subsequently became Australia’s first Actions Coordinator, initiating the “Green” Sydney Olympics. Toby has also worked for the NSW Government (Western Sydney Waste Board) on waste to resource issues and ran a consultancy advising business for government and communities on zero waste initiatives. Toby was also the Executive Director of the Queensland Conservation Council from 2004-2014. Toby’s qualifications include education, marketing and journalism and believes that “we can all make a difference”.











Rachel Dujardin is the Program and Mobilisation Manager of the Boomerang Alliance. She has a Masters in Environmental Economics and over 8 years experience in the field of Environmental ProtectionHer past experience includes Senior Campaigner for Greenpeace France, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, the Safe Food Foundation, and Ethical Consumers Australia provided her with a broad range of skill set in the fields of strategy development, project management, communications, mobilisation and networking. She is passionate about preserving our oceans and is dedicated to eliminating plastic pollution from the environment." 




Lisa is our Community Campaigner, responsible for connecting the community with the campaign and helping them take action towards zero waste and greater resource efficiency. She has been working for the Boomerang Alliance since 2010, focusing mainly on the Cash for Containers campaign. Her background is in Education for Sustainability and when she is not working at the Total Environment Centre you can find her helping schools set up Worm Tubs for their organic waste, teaching composting skills at Kariong Eco Garden or teaching Wise about Waste lessons at Central Coast schools.



Andy Gray is a recent graduate from the University of Wollongong (UOW) with a double degree in Law and Commerce, majoring in Management. His role within BA is to review legislation and regulations effectiveness to reduce the impacts of plastic on the marine environment and assist the National Policy Director in the creation of public information. In addition to his current role he represents the Surfrider Foundation Australia and has a passion for surfing, the ocean and protecting the marine environment for future generations. Andy has been heavily involved in engaging younger generations with environmental stewardship, raising awareness of the environmental pressures of plastic pollution and advocating positive change through personal behaviours. Andy's experience in the field involves establishing the Surfrider Foundation UOW Club & Society, introducing Boomerang Bags to UOW students and Project Coordinating the Total Environment Centre's Ocean Action Pod. 




Alli Taylor is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Marine Biology and Applied Chemistry. Her role as an intern with BA is research focused in support of the BA science panel, as well as coordinating groups of volunteers to undertake microplastic surveys around Australia. Alli has been involved in numerous environmental activism projects such as beach cleanup events and environmental screenings at Griffith University and plans to pursue a career investigating the effects of plastic on marine organisms and their environment, with post-graduate studies to commence next year.