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Jill Riseley

Partner, Consulting - Climate and Sustainability, Public Sector

A highly accomplished sustainability Executive and Non-Executive Director with more than 20 years’ experience across public and corporate sectors with some of Australia’s most recognised brands. Considered one of Australia’s pioneering and preeminent climate, sustainability, circular economy and ESG leaders, Jill brings extensive expertise in the provision of advice at Board, CEO and Ministerial level, including highly regulated and crisis environments.

Jill joins Deloitte from the Victorian Government, most recently appointed as CEO of the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group to navigate a recycling crisis and oversee broad circular economy reforms to deliver better outcomes for communities and industry. Her experience covers significant commercial and sector initiatives including the largest waste collaborative tender ever undertaken in Victoria (30 metropolitan councils) and the $7 billion tender for a new waste to energy facility in Melbourne’s south east.

A passionate advocate of sustainability and responsible business, who keenly promotes mechanisms which create measurable value and strengthen intangible assets including reputation, brand, trust, and engagement. Her past experience includes Executive and leadership roles in the Victorian Government, Vicinity Centres, REA Group and Telstra.

Jill’s academic qualifications include a Masters in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge and Executive Business Qualifications from UNSW. She has extensive experience on Boards and Advisory Panels including the Harvard Business Review Advisory Board and was recognized by the Australian Government for her contribution to combating climate change. Jill has served on numerous government Boards and advisory panels including the Royal Botanic Gardens (Victoria), Heathcote Health, the NSW Sustainable Housing Advisory Committee and the Federal Government Working Group for Cyber Security and Safety. In June 2023, Jill was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant contribution to corporate sustainability and the not-for-profit sector.