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Dominic Hogg to leave Eunomia

Dominic Hogg, Founder and Chairman of Eunomia Research and Consulting, has decided after 20 years to step back from leading the business.

Dr Hogg will remain actively involved over the next year to ensure a smooth transition of knowledge and ideas, as the company continues to grow.

Dominic Hogg, founder and Chairman of Eunomia After initially starting the business from his own home, Eunomia now has offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Brussels, Athens, New York and Auckland, employing over 100 people.

In the process, the consultancy has developed into a recognised leader in environmental policy development, advising the European Commission’s development of the Circular Economy Package and supporting the and supporting the development of the EU’s first-ever Plastics Strategy and its Single-Use Plastics Directive.

Under Dr Hogg’s stewardship, Eunomia has worked closely with local and regional governments in the UK and internationally, moving beyond its initial focus on waste policy and practice, to address a wider-range of environmental challenges, including reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality, tackling biodiversity loss and pollution.

The consultancy also works with a broad portfolio of clients, ranging from large corporate brands such as Coca-Cola and ALDI to global NGOs such as WWF and Greenpeace.

Reflecting on the decision, Dr Hogg said: “I’m really proud of what we have achieved over the last twenty years. We set out to be at the cutting edge of ways to address environmental challenges.

“There seems to be an immutable law of environmental problems in that they almost always turn out to be worse than originally thought. What was considered radical thinking in the past looks inadequate today, and so there is still a huge amount more to be done.

“Eunomia remains true to the values it was originally founded upon and I know that I’m handing it on to people who are as passionate about that as I am. In the coming months I will be helping to ensure a smooth handover of my responsibilities, and of existing projects and clients. Then I’m looking forward to spending more time supporting my wife in her work, as well as spending time on those issues I care most passionately about.”

Joe Papineschi, who joined Dr Hogg as Director of Eunomia in 2002, will take over the reins as Chairman, alongside Mike Brown, who will continue as the consultancy’s Managing Director.

In a joint statement on behalf of Eunomia, Papineschi and Brown said: “We’d like to thank Dom for his incredible work at Eunomia over nearly two decades. His remarkable impact and influence extend far beyond the UK to government policy in dozens of countries and to the strategies of some of the world’s biggest corporations, and it has been a privilege to work alongside him.

“Dom leaves us in great shape, and we are really confident about the future of the company. Despite the current economic challenges, the company is in its strongest ever financial position and we are pleased to say that we have recently appointed 17 new staff who will be joining the company over the coming months.

“We have a fantastic team of consultants with a deep well of knowledge and expertise who will allow us to remain at the cutting edge of addressing the environmental challenges facing the world, while holding true to Eunomia’s values now and into the future.”