Director – Recycling
James completed his degree at Curtin University with honours after successfully completing his final year project, ‘Waste Management Practises & Procedures in Western Australia and Effects on the Construction Industry: Seeking Practicable Alternatives to Landfill Disposal.’
James is the Technical Director of the company and has extensive knowledge and experience in WA’s waste management practises, procedures, infrastructure and waste streams.
Director – Asset Management
Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia, majoring in Investment Finance, Money & Banking and also completed a minor in Australian Business Law.
Michael is a passionate and enthusiastic advocate for sustainability and the environment with interests in sustainable food and housing.
Alex joined Total Green in early 2018 as a Quality Manager and is responsible for managing compliance of the company’s management systems and accreditations. Alex plays a key role in our leadership team drawing on a diverse range of skills and knowledge from his experience working in France for Snecma (an aerospace engineering company) and BiC after he finished his Masters in Quality Management of Projects in Paris.
Due to his environmentally conscious parents, he likes spending time in nature and has a passion for protecting our planet. Alex loves scuba diving, travelling, surfing and spending time with family.
Farooq Alam Khan
Manager of Asset Management
In 2015 Farooq joined the TGR as a part-time recycling worker. Fast forward 4 years and he’s now an Asset Management Manager leading the whole AM team.
Prior to settling in Australia, Farooq owned his own computer business in Pakistan for seven years. Then he decided to relocate his family to Australia and complete his Masters of Computer Science in Perth ECU.
The father of three loves all the things technology does Muay Thai boxing 2-3 days/week and believes reusing and recycling computers is crucial for next generations to strive.
Sharka started with TGR in September 2018 to help us with our website, sales, marketing and overall communications.
She’s originally from a beautiful city of Prague but moved to Australia nearly nine years ago to fulfil her dream of living near the ocean. It’s only fitting she was soon after becoming an Aussie, nicknamed a Shark.
Her extensive agency background – both from Europe & Perth, gives her a wide range of skills which she now utilises towards helping to combat the environmental issues here in WA. “Focusing on e-waste makes me feel excited and really purposeful. Given my agency background, I’ve been using technology to its fullest and it feels great being able to influence others to do the right thing and dispose of their electronics properly.”
Sharka is also a fitness instructor and a yoga teacher and in her spare you find her camping, beaching it, mixing essential oils or yoging and meditating.
Customer Service and Booking Manager
Niresh has been with TGR for a year and a half and knows our collection process in and out. Literarily. From unloading and batching of physical items, quoting new enquiries, to booking jobs and ensuring our collections are done in a timely and efficient manner. He studied Bachelors of Business Administration – Banking and Insurance in his country of origin Nepal. He’s a fast learner and also helps to update our charity partner’s website.
Niresh is concerned about our planet and is pleased to be able to ease the pressure on our earth and the effect of global warming by working in a company with such a green purpose.
When he’s not at work he devotes his time to family and friends.
Manager of E-commerce
David graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Economics). While studying he co-founded and managed the PCs for Refugees club, repairing and donating computers to refugees on weekends. After graduating, that led directly to the founding of Hybrid Hardware – our sister e-commerce company.
Four and a half years ago David began working full time to refurbish electronics and helping solve the e-waste problem.
In his spare time he enjoys gardening, reading, exercising, playing chess, UFC and worm farming.
Davi completed a degree in Electronic Engineering and Diploma of Business Management. He’s of Portuguese and German heritage and moved to sunny Australia more than three years ago.
As many of our staff, he started as a Dismantling technician in the e-waste facility but swiftly moved up into his current position. He enjoys giving electronics such as laptops and PCs another chance in life by testing and refurbishing them while improving our processes along the way.
Davi loves our WA beaches and hosting tea parties for family and friends.
Technician, Enterprise Technology
Justin joined us 6 years ago as a recycler helping to dismantle e-waste. After 2 years of pulling electronics apart, he’s moved to Asset Management to help recover some of the technology for reuse.
As a technician, he spends his days testing and grading various equipment from laptops, PCs to servers. Justin enjoys the positive atmosphere at TGR and good laughs with the team when finding treasures such as 30 kg hard drives.
When he’s not at work testing apparatus, Justin likes to play action and racing games on his fully functional PC.
Technician, Mobile Technology
Hayden comes from beautiful Napier in New Zealand where he used to run his own computer shop for ten years. Hayden likes to re-purpose things but also enjoys a fast-paced work environment where he has the ability to both disassembled and reassembled computers and laptops.
Outside work, Hayden likes the gym, rollerblading and overseas travel.
Marcus is a true blue Australian who’s been with TGR for over 2 years. He comes from a security background and has a Diploma of Work Health and Safety. As a part of the team in Asset Management, Marcus is in charge of testing PCs and laptops, unravelling faults and preparing electronics for their next journey in life.
In his spare time, he likes to enjoy the great Aussie outdoors – activities such as cycling, fishing, swimming and playing golf or tennis.
Syed has moved to Australia from Pakistan to study at the Curtin University. He has earned a Degree in Accounting and Finance while working initially part-time as a Testing Technician. Syed enjoys learning as part of his job and over the four years has become our number one mobile phone guru. With new technology emerging every day, Syed feels he should move his major towards software engineering as accountants will be soon replaced.
It’s no surprise he enjoys playing games but what may surprise you is that Syed is also an avid perfume collector.