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Michael Robertson | “Adelaide Cemeteries moving with community expectations in the environment and bringing European standards of filtration to cremations in Australia”

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Michael Robertson is the Chief Operations Officer at Adelaide Cemeteries.

As Chief Operating Officer for South Australia’s largest cemetery operator, Michael is leading the charge when it comes to environmental initiatives and green credentials.

Being the first cemetery operator in Australia to achieve the internationally recognised ISO 14001 Environmental Accreditation, Adelaide Cemeteries are continuing to lead with the implementation of new European Standard Full Filtration cremator units. With the construction of the new $23M Multi-Function Community Precinct underway, learn about the initiatives and steps Adelaide Cemeteries are taking to continue to be world-leading cemetery operators.

Michael Robertson Web 640pxMichael commenced his career in the cemetery industry in 2008. Having held previous roles as Facilities Manager, and Assets & Infrastructure Manager, Michael has a wealth of operational management experience.

Over the last 13 years, Michael has built and developed a strong team across customer experience, horticultural, asset maintenance, burial / cremation operations & chapel / lounge departments. Michael has provided a fresh approach to the cemetery industry in South Australia with successful results in National Award Winning WHS projects and operational efficiencies in site management.

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Michael has overseen projects such as two mausoleum expansions, education centres, police refurbishments and supported accommodation projects.

Michael serves on the Executive Committee of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of South Australia (CCASA) and was a member on the Standards Australia Review Committee.

Michaels holds an MBA with qualifications in Engineering and a trade background in Plumbing & Gas fitting.

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