Appointment round-up 15/07/16

Howard Boyd chosen as preferred candidate for Environment Agency Chair

Appointment round-up 15/07/16
Emma Howard Boyd
Emma Howard Boyd has been selected as the government’s preferred candidate to take up the post of Chairman of the Environment Agency (EA).

In one of her last acts before being appointed as Justice Secretary this week, former Environment Secretary Liz Truss announced the selection of Howard Boyd, currently Acting Chairman of the EA following the retirement of Sir Philip Dilley in January.

Howard Boyd was first appointed to the board of the EA in 2009 and was made Deputy Chairman in 2015. She has spent her 25-year career working in financial services, initially in corporate finance, and then in fund management, specialising in sustainable investment and corporate governance.

She currently serves on various boards and advisory committees including the Aldersgate Group, the Executive Board of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project and the Carbon Trust Advisory Panel. Howard Boyd has also served as a director of Triodos Renewables PLC, Chair of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, and as a member of the Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance, set up by the government to make proposals on enhancing the UK environmental industries, technologies and markets.

Ricardo welcomes four new waste management recruits

Ricardo Energy & Environment has announced the recruitment of four new members to its Resource Efficiency and Waste Management division with four more recruits expected in September.

(l-r) Ramy Salemdeeb, Nicholas Head, Sam Beaumont, Jade-Ashlee Cox

Dr Nicholas Head has joined the company as a waste management consultant specialising in waste operations and circular economy modelling. He has been involved in infrastructure waste strategy and options analysis since he joined the company in June.

Chartered Waste Manager Dr Jade-Ashlee Cox started at the company in July and has been consulting on technology-related issues. She will join a team focused on providing waste management and recycling strategies for local authorities and businesses.

Sam Beaumont, previously a project manager with environmental services company Urbaser, will start his new appointment in August. He will take up the role of Senior Waste Management Operations Consultant and will help Ricardo’s private-sector bid support team to expand into grounds maintenance, fleets and street cleansing.

Completing the new appointments, Ramy Salemdeeb is a resource efficiency and waste management consultant who founded the sustainability initiative ‘Zero Waste MENA’, a regional initiative to promote sustainable practices in the Middle East and North Africa. He will join the company upon completion of his PhD in September and aid Ricardo’s expansion of its international waste strategy portfolio.

Commenting on the appointments, Adam Read, Practice Director of Resource Efficiency and Waste Management at Ricardo Energy & Environment, said: “These four new recruits are a reflection of the good year we had last year, and the expectations we have for this financial year. Our support to private-sector waste management companies and local authorities on waste flow modelling, carbon analysis, options appraisals and procurement has gone from strength to strength and each of these new colleagues brings added capability, experience and expertise.”


Two new recruits for UK’s largest WEEE producer compliance scheme

Waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme REPIC has recruited two new members of staff to join its team.

Vikki Law and Ben Froggatt
Ben Froggatt joined the REPIC finance team in May as Accounts Assistant, having returned from a 12-month contract in Australia with education specialists Kaplan. Prior to his time abroad Froggatt worked at Champion in Manchester, where he focused largely on sub-contractor accounts.

Vikki Law, joining REPIC as Compliance and Quality Manager, has a background in waste management and has worked in both technical and customer management roles for over 20 years. Law’s new role will largely involve a focus on legal compliance and business continuity.

Commenting on her appointment, Law said: “It’s a great opportunity to work with an organisation that matches the experience I’ve gained from over 20 years in this industry. I’m very keen to help spread the recycling message and encourage even more people to recycle their WEEE.”

Dr Philip Morton, CEO of REPIC, said: “Appointing Vikki and Ben illustrates our commitment to continuously improving our business. Their experience and knowledge will further strengthen our team”.