Meet Our Board

Yvette Andrews

Yvette has been a supporter of Reverse Garbage since her university days, creating sets and costumes for student drama productions. Now she is more likely to be visiting to find items for school projects and home decorating.

Yvette loves the combination of sustainability, creativity and the fabulous sense of fun that is unique to Reverse Garbage.

Yvette is currently the Manager of Community Consultation at the City of Sydney and has been on various community boards and continues to bring these experiences to ensure that Reverse Garbage has a well governed, financially secure and inspiring future.


Fiona is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. Her work has been published in a range of newspapers, magazines and websites, including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Age, The Financial Review, The Chaser, Australian Doctor, New Matilda and Eureka Street as well as on cards for the Ink Group and t-shirts for Mambo. Her political cartoons regularly appear in the National Museum of Australia’s annual “Behind the Lines” exhibition and Scribe’s Best Australian Political Cartoon collections.

Fiona has recently become a sex education author, penning the book “The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made”, which is a modern update on the 1973 classic, “Where did I come from?”.


Scott is a local Marrickville resident who has been a Reverse Garbage supporter and member for many years. He is an active maker and DIY builder. Scott is the General Manager of a customer focused quantity surveying company. His combination of personal and professional skills and experience is an asset to the board.


In her nomination Deb noted that she brings significant experience to contribute to the board from her professional experience in Government, as a funding administrator and program manager; working on joint projects with NGOs in a wide range of sustainability sectors.

Deb also worked as high school teacher and subsequently as a project officer with Sydney Water working as part of their Waterwatch team with schools and the community.

Deb’s public sector management experience has also given her skills and knowledge in relation to WHS and as well as financial and business planning.


Amanda is an accountant and computer scientist by training and has worked for the same company for over 20 years, which is almost unheard of in this day and age. With a busy part-time paid role, raising a family and volunteering at the schools her children attend she still manages to find time for the Board of Reverse Garbage. Amanda has generational roots in the Marrickville area even though she was raised in Perth (with a detour via Chicago).


Jennifer is a seasoned communications and business marketing professional that has worked in the health, recycling and government sectors both in Australia and abroad. Currently Jennifer manages the Brand & Storytelling team at a large not for profit with a membership of two hundred thousand plus Australians. Jennifer combines her academic qualifications with her local knowledge and long-time connection to Reverse Garbage to bring valuable skills and expertise the Board.


Phil had a leading role in the establishment of Reverse Garbage serving on the Board for the first 12 years of the Co-op and has had continuing involvement in the Co-operative since that time. More recently Phil has been contributing as a volunteer supporting the revitalisation of the Reverse Garbage Education program.

Phil is an experienced Primary educator, university lecturer, woodworker and tinkerer who bring a deep understanding of children’s to his work on the Board. As a local person, a life time member and committed supporter of Reverse Garbage Phil brings experience and ideas for future growth to his role on the Board.


Vicky is the General Manager in a professional services Digital Marketing agency. He brings a wealth of experience from Australia and overseas to his role on the Board. His previous experience has been in planning, operations, business management and digital services.

Vicky applies entrepreneurial and digital savvy skills to help boost and explore new revenue models and growth strategies. He is passionate about improving the environment we live in and creating a sustainable and energy efficient model for the future generation.


Jacqui has long been a customer at Reverse Garbage and believes strongly in the ethos of reducing waste and environmental sustainability. Jacqui is an environmental scientist, currently working for an environmental NGO. She helped to found a campaign to make Newcastle go plastic bag free. Jacqui is extremely passionate about the environment. As well as her environment expertise, Jacqui brings skills in managing budgets, administrative systems and governance to the Board.