Toxfree's board of directors bring to Toxfree in excess of 150 years of both international and local business experience.

Robert McKinnon, Non-Executive Chairman

13 July 2010 - current
Robert McKinnon is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of Chartered Secretaries Australia. Robert has been a Managing Director of Fleetwood Corporation Limited and Austal Limited. He has a career spanning over 30 years in senior financial and general management positions. Other current directorships include Non-Executive Director of Bank of Western Australia Limited, Non-Executive Chairman of the Esperance Port Authority and Non-Executive Director of Programmed Maintenance Services Limited.

Steve Gostlow, Managing Director

2002 - current
Steve Gostlow joined Toxfree in April 2002 initially responsible for Toxfree’s North West Operations in Port Hedland in the capacity of North West Regional Manager.  At this time Steve was responsible for the development of Toxfree Pilbara Resource Recovery Centre located in Karratha and the development of Toxfree’s total waste management services to the resource sector in the Pilbara region.

In February 2004, Steve was appointed State Manager, Western Australia and in January 2005 Steve was appointed Managing Director.  Since this time Steve has overseen the development of Toxfree from the company’s initial two sites in Western Australia employing 20 people to Toxfree’s current operations incorporating over 57 business units across Australia employing in excess of 1100 people and generating revenues in excess of $400 million.  

Steve is a qualified Environmental Scientist with over 17 years’ experience in the waste management industry. He has a background in waste treatment, waste technologies and regulatory compliance. Previous to Toxfree Steve was employed by the Western Australian State Environmental Protection Agency within the waste management and compliance sections.

Michael Hu​mphris, Non-Executive Director

1998 - current
Michael Humphris is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years' experience in the areas of business advice, corporate recovery and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in business reconstructions, enhancing value for shareholders, divestments, mergers and acquisitions. Other current directorships include Non-Executive Chairman of Virax Holdings Ltd, Non-Executive Chairman of CNPR Ltd.

Richard Allen, Non-Executive Director
Richard Allen

2005 - current
Richard Allen is a Civil Engineer who has significant experience in management and leadership of public and private companies both nationally and internationally. Richard has operated businesses in the Middle East and Asia as well as Australia, with the bulk of his experience focused around upstream oil and gas exploration and development, environmental services and in more recent years the renewable energy sector. Other current directorships included Director of Renewable Heat & Power Limited and Plantation Energy Australia Pty Ltd.

Kathy Hirschfeld, Non-Executive Director
Katherine Hirschfeld

2013 - current
Kathy is a qualified chemical engineer, and is internationally experienced in non-executive and executive capacities. Kathy has senior executive experience derived from an international career with BP which encompassed leadership and executive roles in oil refining, logistics, exploration and production. Kathy has a strong track record of creating value in complex, global manufacturing businesses as well as safety, operations and risk management. Kathy was previously Managing Director of BP Refinery (Bulwer Island) Pty Ltd and a non-executive of InterOil Corporation, Broadspectrum Limited, ASC Pty Ltd, Snowy Hydro Limited, Refining New Zealand. Kathy is a Senator of the University of Queensland and a board member of UN Women Australian National committee.

David McArthur, Company Secretary
David McArthur

12 June 2000 - current
David McArthur is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in the corporate management of publicly listed companies. He has also been finance director and CFO for a number of public companies listed in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. He remains an executive director and company secretary for a number of listed entities. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and project development.

Established and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2000, Toxfree has experienced substantial growth during this time, achieved through acquisitions, new green-field developments and the organic growth of our existing businesses. Back in 2000, we employed 20 people, and operated from two locations in Kwinana and Port Hedland, today Toxfree employs over 1600 people and provides national services from over 80 locations Australia wide.   Read More
A new classroom safety campaign, targeting Australia’s most vulnerable pedestrians, is being rolled out nationally by Volvo Trucks and Toxfree, to help keep Aussie kids safe in their home towns.   Read More
Our vision is to be the leading Industrial Services and Waste Management Company with a true focus on; safety, reliability and sustainability.   Read More
Toxfree's executive team is charged with the strategic growth of our business, bringing experience in both private & public businesses, and environmental & waste management.   Read More
Toxfree's board of directors bring to Toxfree in excess of 150 years of both international and local business experience.   Read More
With in excess of 57 locations nationally, including operations established in all regional resource hubs across Australia, Toxfree are ideally positioned to provide services to our customers on both a local and national scale.   Read More
As a Values driven organisation we understand the importance of ensuring effective governance to protect the interests of our investors, the community and our team.   Read More
Our commitment and vigilance to a Harm Free culture has resulted in external recognition through a number of awards.   Read More
Toxfree’s behavioural based safety mantra is 'Harm Free'. It is engrained in the culture of the business and is focused on the principles of; exceeding customer expectations with no harm to people, no harm to the environment, and no harm to resources. These are the values that are built into every activity undertaken.   Read More