Dr Tony Wilkins has joined NewsMediaWorks as the executive director for environment. He will be responsible for representing and advising the news media industry on product stewardship and environmental issues, responsibilities and commitments.
Wilkins joins NewsMediaWorks from News Corp, where he has been head of environment since 1990. He is also chair of the NewsMediaWorks Environment Advisory Group, which was established in 2012 to continue the work of the Publishers National Environment Bureau.
According to NewsMediaWorks CEO Peter Miller, “Australia’s newspaper recycling rate is 77%, positioning us as one of the world’s leaders in print media recycling.”
On Wilkins’s appointment, Miller said: “His expertise and experience leading our industry’s approach to the environment have been gained at a time when sustainability has moved to the fore of business responsibility, so Tony is the ideal person for this role and we welcome him warmly.”