ANTHONY JOHNSTON,

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF UNITED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS) AND BACHELOR OF LAWS

Anthony has owned waste management companies since 1990 and has been the Managing Director of the URM Group following its incorporation in 1997. As the founder of the URM Group, Anthony has developed extensive experience in all aspects of resource recovery and recycling.

Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, Anthony maintains a direct role in contract negotiation and has been involved in implementing a variety of contracts with local government and multinational organisations such as the City of Sydney Council, Ardagh Glass, Firths Ports, Encirc Glass and Owens Illinois.

The URM Group presently employs over 700 staff globally and Anthony’s strong commitment to growth and innovation ensures the Group is well poised for future growth.

“In a fast-paced and evolving industry, my leadership team needs to pivot in any direction and with dexterity. We live by a code that keeps us mentally focused, honourable and physically prepared to face any challenge – whether it arises from high level business negotiations or being on the ground. We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty and will roll up our sleeves to represent the URM Group’s brand as a provider of exceptional service and best environmental practices. This is not just a company for us, the way we execute our services says a lot about who we are, it’s a quality of life that we live, breathe and enjoy.”

DAVE JOHNSTON

CEO OF UNITED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS DIPLOMA: ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS MARKETING & REAL ESTATE

Dave joined URM in 1997 and gained extensive experience in all facets of the business and helped Anthony build the company from the ground up. Two decades on and Dave is responsible for managing business design and development, contract performance and delivery, and identifying and delivering on growth opportunities in the commercial resource and recovery chain.

Some of Dave’s great achievements include overseeing successful tenders with several councils and implementing policy and partnering principles with local government. He was also behind the expansion of URM’s waste commercial services across Australia’s eastern seaboard.

“Our commitment to delivering quality and environmentally friendly services for our customers is part of a bigger picture to create a prosperous future for our children and our communities. From URM’s sponsorship of professional sporting teams such as the Manly Sea Eagles in the NRL to the local charities we support, you’ll see us in the thick of the action and getting into the spirit of our community. It’s a privilege to be in a position where I can leave a positive legacy for my children’s future and for the future of their children.”

MICHAEL HARRIS

COMPANY SECRETARY AND CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR UNITED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
HONOURS DEGREE IN LAW AND APPLIED FINANCE

Having first worked at Mallesons Stephen Jacques and Clayton Utz before entering private practice as a solicitor, Michael has now been engaged in corporate and commercial law, advisory and dispute resolution for almost 15 years, during that time working closely with URM and the environmental services industry.

As company secretary and chief legal counsel for URM, Michael has worked closely with Anthony and Dave Johnston for more than a decade; negotiating, brokering and implementing deals with public international companies and all manner of suppliers, service providers and authorities. In parallel with his duties to the URM group of companies, Michael maintains his own private commercial legal practice in the CBD, where his team (including Jackson and Andrej) provide daily support to the many and varied legal needs of the URM group.

“URM is both a local success story based on deep community connections, and an international powerhouse in the waste and recycling industry. Across the broad range of enterprise I am called upon to counsel in legal and corporate affairs, no relationship is more dynamic and rewarding than that of legal counsel and company secretary to URM and its international affiliates. Their constant drive for improvement, scale and efficiencies proves to deliver not only rewarding engagement for its many stakeholders, but serious and lasting community and environmental benefits for current and future generations of people both here and abroad.”