The Paintback scheme is operated by Paintback Ltd (PBL). Paintback is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a board of directors, with an independent chair. All surplus funds are to be used for the company’s objectives and cannot be distributed to its members.

Paintback's objectives are to:

  • Implement the Paintback scheme by receiving the funds raised from the waste levy and contracting with local governments and waste service providers for the collection and safe disposal of unwanted paint and packaging;
  • Promote education, awareness and information activities for Paintback;
  • Monitor, audit and report on the development of the scheme; and  
  • Administer a substantial program of research into new end-of-life uses for waste paint.

Paintback's constitution establishes a board of directors who are highly skilled and experienced to be responsible for the oversight and proper management of the organisation, including an independent chairman. It is operated by a management team and Chief Executive, accountable to the Paintback Board.

As a company limited by guarantee, the company must comply with the Corporation’s Act 2010. It is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission. The levy has been authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Paintback Limited Board of Directors

  • Jim Liaskos

    Independent Chair 
    Experience: Directorships, Corporate & Industry Association Leadership
    Qualifications: BEng, MBA, FWCLP, FAICD

    “Our board is determined to ensure Paintback remains an exemplar of best practice in Product Stewardship, and continually exceed our stakeholder’s expectations.”

  • Murray Scott

    Independent Director, Chair of R&D Committee 
    Experience: Directorships, Adjunct Professorships, R & D, Commercialisation
    Qualifications: BEng, MSc, FTSE, FAICD, FAIM, FIEAust, CPEng, EngExec

    “It is exciting to be developing a portfolio of new technologies to help achieve the best possible paint product stewardship outcomes for Australia.”

  • Patrick Jones

    Company/Position: DuluxGroup, Chief Operating Officer
    Qualifications: BBus(Hons), CPA

    “We saw an opportunity to do something proactive and work with our peers to take responsibility for an industry problem, rather than rely on the government regulation.”

  • Richard Meagher


    Company/Position: The Sherwin-Williams Company, Region President & General Manager, Consumer Brands Group, Asia & ANZ 
    Qualifications: Bcom, MAppFin

    “As we roll out our collection points, communities are engaging and responding very positively to a free and easy way to dispose of unwanted paint.”


  • Rod Walton

    Company/Position: Haymes Paint, Chief Executive Officer

    “This has been a genuine collaboration and we have had support from all levels of government from the start.”

  • Tim Welsh

    Company/Position:PPG Industries, Vice President Australia and New Zealand
    Qualifications: BManTech, GAICD

    “We are strongly aligned with building a world class scheme that invests in research and development to sustainably repurpose the unwanted paint.”

  • Karen Gomez

    Chief Executive
    Company/Position: Paintback
    Qualifications: BA(Comm) Hons, MBA

    “It is the opportunity to undertake lifecycle thinking with the supply chain and support the community’s commitment to recycling, turning paint’s colourful past into a brighter future.”