Mike started his career in the sustainable resources industry in 1992 with Pacific Waste Management, gaining over 20 years’ experience in Executive and Board level roles.

Mike joined ResourceCo in 1999, working as a Business Development Manager, General Manager and a Member of the Management Board for 13 years. Over this time, Mike was influential in growing the business from $8M in 1998 to over $60M in 2010. He also increased staffing levels from 40 to over 100 direct and indirect employees.

In 2010, he founded Mike Haywood’s Sustainable Resources Solutions. As the Principal Consultant, Mike played an instrumental role in providing critical counsel for private and governmental organisations in the waste and recycling industries.

As a practitioner in all the waste management disciplines, Mike has a thorough and proven working knowledge of the current sector. His deep understanding of its nuances, legislative policies, opportunities, and challenges mean he is recognised as a visionary and expert in waste management strategy, direction and implementation.