Richard KirkmanChief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Since joining the Group via Dalkia as an environmental engineer in 1994, Richard has helped position Veolia at the
forefront of technology and innovation and delivered the infrastructure to enable its expansion within the resource
management sector.

After setting up Dalkia’s research activity in the Nordics in the late 1990s, he has held a number of senior Veolia
commercial, operational and technical positions including Technical Director and Head of Technology. Since 2015
he has held the role of Chief Technical and Innovation Officer for the United Kingdom and Ireland and his extensive
remit within that role included Material & Energy Sales, Planning, Construction, Fleet and External Affairs, as well as
operating Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF) and recycling facilities.

Richard’s leadership style empowers employees to think creatively, deliver innovation and be passionate advocates for
improving access to, preserving and replenishing resources. His recent steerage of the COVID-19 Special Operations
Team within the UK exemplifies the essential nature of the work Veolia employees do, providing uninterrupted waste,
water and energy services in the midst of a global pandemic.

Richard’s focus in the Australian and New Zealand region will be to achieve Veolia’s Impact ANZ 2023 strategic
ambitions; pivoting the organisation to be a trusted partner for complex infrastructure solutions and influencing
policy as an authoritative voice on challenges our region faces across water, waste, and energy. Richard has a depth of
experience in this area, having been a founding member of The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(DEFRA) Council for Sustainable Business; a member of Board of the UK Plastics Pact; and as a Commissioner for the
Green Innovation Policy Commission.

Richard believes that delivering a sustainable future is about people, customers and teams working together
to be successful.

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