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Scipher is powering the circular economy

Our vision

Australia is one of the largest producers of e-waste per person in the world, and unfortunately, a significant amount of the value of this waste stream is sent to landfill.

E-waste is a complex waste stream containing hazardous and dangerous items, and also high-value recyclable raw materials, that if extracted effectively can be reintroduced to the local economic cycle for reuse.

Scipher is one of the largest e-waste recycling and materials processing companies in Australia. We specialise in maximising the recovery of precious metals and materials from electronic items recognised as ‘e-waste’ under federal legislation, as well as a broader scope of devices, items and equipment.

Our vision is to be the leading e-waste and ITAD service provider in Australia. We work in partnership with suppliers and offtakers, waste management and logistics service providers, local councils and B2B clients, and other stakeholders including regulators, communities and social enterprise.

Our technology

Our solution to the ever-growing e-waste challenge is built around the technology, processes and people employed at our recycling facilities. Our industry-leading machinery and experienced operators achieve high-quality outcomes delivered transparently and cost-effectively.

Hardware

We utilise some of the world’s most advanced and powerful recycling machinery, sourced from top-tier local and international suppliers.

We establish long-term working relationships with our equipment suppliers and their agents, who are always on stand-by and are available to access real-time performance data to address any production or maintenance issues we may encounter.

We take a risk-averse approach to technology selection and ensure we install and commission only commercially tested and reliable equipment on our current and future processing lines.

A key piece of equipment in one of our Melbourne plant’s recycling lines is the Blubox, a complex recycling unit manufactured in Switzerland. The Blubox operates as a closed system under negative pressure, enabling the capture of all hazardous dust and vapours as e-waste is separated and recovered through the system.

Software

As part of the recycling service, all customers are provided with a detailed materials report produced by our waste tracking and reporting system, Sciphertech.

Scipher’s reporting abilities provide our customers with valuable ESG-centric data. Our Sciphertech reporting tool is based on transparency and accuracy and can be integrated into our clients MIS and CRM applications.

Why Scipher?

  • We are passionate about our business and are driven to achieve successful recycling solutions for our clients.
  • Our processes are undertaken entirely on-shore and we aim to provide local off-takers with our product.
  • We have implemented the industries leading waste tracking and performance reporting, and are able to provide details of carbon abatement and other measures of alignment to our clients sustainability goals.
  • We achieve high rates of landfill diversion, and all processing and reporting is undertaken under rigorous verification.
  • Our processing technology dry & mechanical and environmentally safe, with limited or no use of heat (pyrolysis), chemicals, additives or water.

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Our people

Senior Leadership

Chris Sayers

Founder and Executive Director

Chris was formally MD at Naissance Capital, based in Prague (Czech Republic), and a retained partner to one of Europe’s largest e-waste compliance schemes.

Chris was also the CFO of a Swiss-based technology company that developed innovative waste management processing technology.

Prior to establishing Scipher Technologies and Naissance Capital, Chris worked for 15 years in the professional services arena for KPMG and EY Corporate Finance in Australia, the UK and the Czech Republic, and at Senior Finance Executive levels at Barclays and Aon Re in the UK.

Andrew Ford

CFO & General Manager, Corporate Services

Andrew brings to the organisation significant experience in all facets of the finance function including corporate development, business divestments and change programs.

Previously, Andrew has held senior finance roles at Cleanaway, BlueScope and most recently with Infrabuild. Andrew also worked in Auditing at Deloitte Australia for 10 years in Auditing and Finance. In his current role, Andrew will play an important role in providing financial insights into business performance and growth opportunities.

Craig Nisbet

General Manager, Compliance & Risk Management

Craig is responsible for Compliance and Risk across the Scipher and TGR Group, ensuring the organisations adherence to relevant laws, regulations and standards.

For the past 20 years, Craig has led Compliance and Risk functions across multiple sectors and business models including in the waste industry with demonstrated success in driving transformational change, aligning businesses with regulatory requirements, practical mitigation of risk, improving performance and strengthening organisational culture.

Jarrod Thorndyke

General Manager, Recycling VIC

With the current role of overseeing the Recycling division in Victoria, Jarrod has a significant role in contributing to Scipher’s e-waste targets.

With experience in the food and beverage industry, Jarrod holds significant experience in achieving compliance and risk management outcomes.

His leadership has developed over the last 15 years as a Production Director, and will have direct contact with internal and external stakeholders supporting our recycling objectives.

Evan Cocks

General Manager, Recycling WA

Evan leads the E-waste Recycling division in Western Australia to support the delivery of national recycling outcomes.

He has facilitated the growth of the site through supportive industry partnerships and leadership. Evan’s previous experience involved management of a national portfolio within the recycling industry.

Ray Webb

General Manager, Asset Recovery

Ray has a broad background encompassing business development and financial management, including past experience at Commonwealth Bank and BankWest. He has also held roles internationally at PWC, and worked locally in the auctioneering sector in WA.

Ray is responsible for the management & growth for the Asset Recovery business service offering in WA, as well as working with customers and the wider business across all e-waste streams.

Business Development Managers

Nicole Sheldon-Collins

Business Development Manager, Recycling VIC

Nicole has extensive experience in the waste industry with roles across sales, administration and account management spanning over a 10 year period.

She has managed major public and private sector accounts while working for Toxfree and Cleanaway and has a comprehensive understanding of waste regulations and compliance.

With her strong background in the recycling industry, Nicole is passionate about delivering circular economy outcomes for her clients.

Ian Parkes

Business Development Manager, Recycling NSW

Ian has over thirty years’ experience managing hazardous chemical waste programs for NSW of EPA, Universities, Security organisations & Local Government. He was also the Contract Manager for the rollout of over 100 Community Recycling Centres within NSW.

He has managed numerous hazardous household chemical Events since 2001. Many of these events were held in conjunction with E-Waste drop-off events.
Within Scipher, Ian specialises in managing council accounts through providing direct support for waste logistics and community events.

Jeremey Hale

Client Partnerships Manager, Recycling VIC

Jeremey has experience across numerous industries, with a focus on sustainability and the circular economy.

In his previous roles he has been working directly with business and Local Government to improve waste and carbon outcomes through product stewardship and decarbonisation initiatives.

Bringing a strong skillset in sales and operations Jeremey has a keen focus and desire to provide circular solutions for Scipher’s clients. 

Board of Directors

Michael Morley

Executive Chair

Michael is an executive leader and non-executive director with a wide range of operational and strategic experience globally in mining and metals, and business development.

Amongst other roles, Michael previously led the Metals Processing division of Nyrstar based in Zurich (Switzerland) where he was responsible for operations employing around 3,000 people across the globe. Michael is also a qualified lawyer with significant experience in corporate/mergers and acquisitions across a range of industries.

Michael is currently Chair of Developing East Arnhem Limited and Energy Renaissance and is a Non-Executive Director at Infrabuild.

Duncan Van De Merwe

Non-Executive Director

Duncan was the founder and MD of Tellus Holdings Ltd, where he took the waste management business from concept to >$400m market cap.

Duncan is the founder of VanDyson Investments family office and the VanDyson Marine Fund, and also sits on the Board of Blue Carbon Pty Ltd.

Duncan’s previous experience included Senior Project Finance roles at the Bank of Scotland and Noble Group in the UK.

Patrick Verlaine

Non-Executive Director

Patrick is an Investment Director at the Australian Business Growth Fund (ABGF).

Patrick has led multiple investments and chaired numerous SME boards during his career, and has extensive experience across industries including building products, manufacturing, mining technology and consumer goods.

Chris Sayers

Executive Director

Chris was formally MD at Naissance Capital, based in Prague (Czech Republic), and a retained partner to one of Europe’s largest e-waste compliance schemes.

Chris was also the CFO of a Swiss-based technology company that developed innovative waste management processing technology.

Prior to establishing Scipher Technologies and Naissance Capital, Chris worked for 15 years in the professional services arena for KPMG and EY Corporate Finance in Australia, the UK and the Czech Republic, and at Senior Finance Executive levels at Barclays and Aon Re in the UK.

Careers

We are always seeking talented, skilled and enthusiastic people to join our team.

Scipher offers a variety of opportunities at corporate, facility-based operational and project development levels.

At Scipher we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. We offer a diverse and challenging environment with great learning and career opportunities for people who share our values.

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