OFRA Council Members

Dr Greg Lavery, General Secretary

An Engineer by training, with a Doctorate in sustainable buildings, Dr Lavery is a Director of Rype Office (office furniture remanufacturing) and Nezo Interiors (net zero carbon office interior design).

Dr Lavery built Australia’s largest solar photovoltaic retailing business, Origin Solar, and has assisted some of the world’s leading organisations to create innovative sustainable business models, including Masdar City, Interface, Shell and ClimateWorks Australia.

Dr Lavery is a regular speaker at conferences and is guest lecturer at Imperial College London, Judge Business School, and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Contact Dr Lavery at contact@ofrauk.org

Mr Martin Thorburn, Council Member

Mr Thorburn brings over 30 years of experience in the office furniture sector as the Director of Barkham Office Furniture (furniture refurbishment and remanufacturing).

Mr Richard Ryll, Council Member

Mr Ryll enjoyed extensive experience in the office clearance sector before starting Clear Environment (office clearance) 10 years ago and subsequently leading Recycled Business Furniture (furniture reuse and refurbishment).


We welcome enquiries from the media, policy-makers and those who share our interest in improving the sustainability and cost-effectiveness of the office furniture sector. Our General Secretary can be contacted at contact@ofrauk.org.