John Gertsakis

Portrait of John Gertsakis

Director of Communications, Equilibrium

Sustainability Advisor

John is an experienced policy, communications and sustainability practitioner across diverse industries, sectors and portfolios. He operates at the highest levels with ministers, members of parliament, government officials and other industry associations.

As an honorary fellow of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), John understands the issues confronting the design industry. He served as executive director of Product Stewardship Australia representing global consumer electronics brands in the design of the Product Stewardship Act.

His work has covered appliances, electronics, furniture, flooring and textiles. Design management has often been at the centre of these engagements including greater attention to how we transition to a circular economy. His early work on cradle-to-cradle thinking represents a pioneering phase at RMIT’s Centre for Design.

John is also director of communications with Equilibrium consultants, senior policy adviser with the DIA, and an adjunct professor with the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.

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