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Media release
20 JAN 2020

Exchange for Change announces Danielle Smalley as new CEO

Exchange for Change (EFC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Danielle Smalley as its new CEO, effective from Monday 13th January 2020.

EFC Chair Tracy McLeod Howe said Danielle was chosen after an extensive and extremely competitive selection process.

“Danielle is an outstanding choice, bringing a wealth of experience building and leading high performing teams in the public sector, and  working in senior stakeholder engagement, media, issues and project management roles,” she said.

Previously Ms Smalley was the Chief Operating Officer with the Greater Sydney Commission and has also held senior roles with Sydney Metro and Manidis Roberts.

“This appointment marks an exciting new chapter for EFC, and the Board is looking forward to working with Danielle to ensure EFC continues to deliver on its remit to realise a sustainable future without waste,” Ms Howe said.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Smalley said she was excited to be taking on the role.

“I am honoured and excited to have been selected to lead this wonderful organisation.

“Building further on our success is a challenge I accept with confidence, determination and fierce ambition for the organisation. I am passionately committed to placing our suppliers, partners and the community at the absolute centre of everything we do,” Ms Smalley said.

Ms Smalley takes over the position from Janelle Neath, who acted in the role from June 2019.

Exchange for Change is the scheme coordinator for Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme in NSW and the ACT Container Deposit Scheme, the largest litter reduction initiatives in each respective state and territory.


Learn more: view Danielle Smalley’s LinkedIn profile here.