About the NZ Association of Metal Recyclers

The NZ Association of Metal Recyclers is the national association for metals recycling. Our varied membership ranges from individual metal recyclers through to large-scale processors and end-users of recycled metals. The majority of our members deal primarily or exclusively in metals.

The functions of the Association are to:

  • work with government and local bodies on policies affecting metal recycling
  • promote co-operation and networking between our members to help solve common problems within the industry
  • inform and educate the public about metals recycling
  • promote the interests of the metal recycling industry


Meet the Team

We're led by a volunteer Board - all have experience in the metals recycling industry.


Suzanne Billsborough

Suzanne is currently the Christchurch Branch Manager of Metalman Ltd, which has five branches in NZ. She took up this position in February 2020. Originally from the UK, Suzanne has always held administrative/management roles and has been employed in the metal recycling industry since 1997.

Glen Jacobs
Vice President

Glen is the Operations Manager for Macaulay Metals, New Zealand's biggest privately-owned metal recycler. He is trade qualified in the engineering industry, having worked for various firms and has owned his own business. He has worked in the metal recycling industry since 2009 and is passionate about new technologies in the industry as well as educating people about recycling in New Zealand.

Spencer Trillo
Executive Officer

Spencer is the Manager for Trillo Metals Limited which has two branches in the South Island. A third generation metal recycler, Spencer began working for his grandfather while studying at university. While at Canterbury University, Spencer was President of the Maori Students Association, he sat on the Academic Board, the University of Canterbury Students Association board, and the boards for the Colleges of Arts, Engineering and Education. He also served on the Te Mana Akonga board (The National Maori Students Association). Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Language, he shifted to full time employment with his father and has enjoyed the challenges of growing their exports and customer relationships. Spencer looks forward to bringing his experience to the AMR membership.

Jon Holmes

Jon is a Partner in KPMG's Wellington office. He has considerable experience in providing accounting services and advice to privately-owned businesses. His focus is on helping businesses meet their financial, strategic and governance goals. Thanks to his relationship with the Association and having several clients within the industry, Jon is passionate about the business of metals recycling.

Korina Kirk

Korina has been working in the New Zealand metals recycling industry since 1989. She is a Director of Metalcorp NZ Ltd, which operates two yards in the South Island. Since 2012, she has served as a member of the Trade Committee of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) based in Washington, DC. She is a past President of the Association, serving in that role from 2011-2018.

Kelvin Healy

Kelvin is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Alert Engineering Co Ltd, who are the Southern Hemisphere's leading manufacturer and supplier of recycling machinery to the scrap and waste industry.

Joseph Gibson

Joseph is currently the General Manager of Sims Pacific Metals based in Auckland. He's been working in the metals recycling industry since 1979 and has been employed by Sims since 1993, when he managed the installation of the company's Christchurch shredder. From 2003-2018, he worked in various roles for Sims in Australia. Joseph joined the Board in 2019 after being elected for a two-year term.

Lyn Mayes
External appointee to the Board

Lyn is the lead consultant at Mad World, a consultancy in sustainable business practices. Lyn is a member of the Institute of Directors and is Chair of the Auckland Conservation Board which is a statutory Board appointed by the Minister for Conservation. Lyn competes competitively around the world for New Zealand at Olympic Weightlifting and holds NZ masters’ records in the sport. She is also Vice President Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand.