Christopher Rochfort is a qualified horticulturist and the co-founder and Chief Executive of The Centre for Organic Research and Enterprises (CORE). Previously, Christopher had worked in local government, owned a wholesale nursery and retail garden centre before establishing one of Australia’s first composting facilities dedicated to recycled organics. Christopher has also had a major involvement in the development of the resource recovery, horticulture and water industries in Australia and internationally. Since establishing CORE in 1996, Christopher has undertaken numerous projects and programs involving the collection/diversion, processing and marketing of recycled materials. Christopher has an extensive understanding of the aspects required to introduce successful recycling programs from kerbside to market. Chris is a committee member on multiple Australian Standards committees, is a member of the Australian Institute of Horticulture and is currently developing standards for biofiltration of stormwater and other surface run-off. Chris was invited as a panellist in 2014 to the United Nations Water Crisis forum held in New York and invited by the Nanjing Government to address the 2019 Tech Week Forum.