Hot 100 2019 – Full list

Find out who are this year’s Legends of Waste in Resource’s Hot 100, the list of the top influencers in the resources and waste industry for 2019


Dan Botterill (NEW)
CEO,Ditto Sustainability
"An inspirational view on what sustainability means and should be in the future."
Botterill is the founder and CEO of AI company Ditto Sustainability and holds more than 15 years of experience working with a organisations across the public and private sector providing sustainability advice and guidance.


Neil Grundon (NEW)
Deputy Chairman, Grundon Waste Management
"Driven to succeed."
Grundon is Deputy Chairman at Grundon Waste Management.



Hannah Dick (NEW)
Principal Consultant, Anthesis Group
"A reliable and trustworthy individual."
Having been with Anthesis for four years, Hannah became a Principal Consultant in 2018, and is part of the company's Waste, Resource and Sustainability leadership team.



Rick Hindley (81)
Executive Director, Alupro
"An expert in the sector, Rick works tirelessly to promote aluminium recycling."
Hindley joined ALupro in 2007 and has over 20 years of experience in the packaging recycling industry.


David Garrett (RE-ENTRY)
Sustainable Communities Manager, Garden Organic
"David shares his passion for composting at every opportunity."
David manages Garden Organic's national waste volunteer programmes including the Master Composter Programme.


Jane Bevis (62)
Chair, On-Pack Recycling Label
"OPRL is going from strength to strength under Jane's leadership."
Chair of OPRL since 2009, Bevis has extended the reach of the recycling labelling system.



Jim Perkins (RE-ENTRY)
Principal Consultant, J.I.C & Associates
"His contribution to the waste industry is extraordinary – an inspiration."
Perkins has been delivering financial and operational efficiencies for the public sector for over 25 years, leading and enabling authorities to grow within the waste and resource industry. More recently, he has championed the need to review and drive improved and increased training and skill sets within the industry with CIWM colleagues.



Lee Marshall (44)
"Provides amazing information for LAs and represents their views in many arenas."
Marshall is the CEO of LARAC, which represents local authority views in waste and recycling issues.
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Antony Buchan (RE-ENTRY)
Head of Programme, Resource London, LWARB
"For supporting London boroughs when budgets are being squeezed."
Buchan leads the Resource London programme, supporting London waste authorities to deliver significant savings and improve performance. He is a waste management professional with more than 17 years' experience in local, regional and national government and the commercial sector. A member of the negotiating team that created LWARB, Antony has been working for LWARB since its establishment.

Resource article(s):
Resource London: what's being done to make the capital gain ground on recycling?
London-wide behaviour change campaign to act as roadmap for European food waste action
New Recycle for London campaign targets lack of bin space


Joe Papineschi (82)
Director, Eunomia Research & Consulting
"Influential figure at the cutting edge of environmental policy in Europe."
Papineschi leads Eunomia's work on public procurement of waste services and efficiency reviews for local authorities.



Nigel Harvey (77)
Chief Executive, Recolight
"He has pushed very hard to tackle online non-compliance and Defra has listened."
Harvey has been the CEO of Recolight since 2009 and has over 25 years' experience in the product compliance industry.

Resource article(s):
Lamp recycling rate up as UK reaches 'peak lamp WEEE'


James Lee (RE-ENTRY)
Managing director, Cromwell Polythene
"Unrelenting passion for doing the right thing for the environment."
Lee is Managing Director at Cromwell Polythene, a company that produces plastic bags and sacks, aiming for the lowest ecological impact.



Steve Burton (RE-ENTRY)
Director, Andusia
"Steve really makes a difference to the recovered fuels sector."
Having established Andusia in 2012 with fellow Director, Stewart Brackenbury, Burton has overseen growth which has seen the company go on to become the UK’s largest independent exporter of RDF. Andusia won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2016 and collected its millionth tonne of RDF waste in 2018.


Waste Minimisation Team (75)
West London Waste Authority (WLWA)
"They set the standard for waste prevention programmes in urban areas."
WLWA's Waste Minimisation Team demonstrates quick and easy things individuals, groups and organisations can do to reduce waste to West London's residents. 


Ben Harding (RE-ENTRY)
Corporate Development Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
"Ability to convert new ideas into ability."
Joining in 2011, Harding is responsible at SUEZ for all aspects of private sector business development, with his most recent focu being on the manufacturing, retail and food and beverage sectors.



Enda Kiernan (NEW)
President, CIWM
"Stellar representative for our industry."
Kiernan is Head of Waste Enforcement at Cork County Council having worked in the local authority sector since 1997. He became Junior Vice President of CIWM in 2016 and began his term as President in October 2018.

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Tony Breton (53)
Market Developer, Source Separation Europe, Novamont
"A true organics recycling guru. You can see composting is a real passion."
Tony is Market Developer for biochemical company Novamont and board member for the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association.



Caroline Lucas MP (54)
Green MP, Brighton Pavilion
"She is such an important leading figure on waste and the environment."
The UK's first Green Party MP and former Leader, Caroline campaigns and writes on green economics, localisation and trade justice.



Ian Wakelin (79)
CEO, Biffa
"The forever leader in waste management."
Ian oversaw Biffa's move onto the stock market and recent expansion both domestically and abroad before stepping down in 2018.

Resource article(s):
Biffa plans to raise £270m towards expansion with stock flotation


Trevor Nicoll (27)
Head of Shared Waste Service, Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Council
"Doing great things for local authority recycling and waste."
Nicoll continues to drive the strategic direction of waste and resource management in his work in Cambridgeshire. In addition, he is Senior Vice President and Trustee of CIWM, becoming President in Autumn 2019, to continue leading changes within the Institution and the wider waste management sector.


Simone Aplin (RE-ENTRY)
Techincal Director, Anthesis Group
"Dedicated to the waste sector and its improvement."
Aplin has more than 20 years' experience of working in the waste and resources sector and is currently Technical Director at Anthesis, where she has been in post since June 2018.


Master Composters (73)
Volunteer Network, Garden Organic
"A truly inspiring volunteer programme."
Master Composters are community volunteers raising awareness of the benefits of composting in their local communities.

Resource article(s):
The volunteers teaching Britain how to make the perfect compost


Claudia Amos (RE-ENTRY)
Techincal Director, Anthesis Group
"Claudia has been a source of good advice on the waste market for years!"
With over twenty years of experience across the waste hierarchy and resource efficiency agenda, Claudia leads the waste and biomass processing and bioeconomy practices at Anthesis.



Beverley Simonson (70)
Local Authority Support Manager, Resource London
"A true ambassador for London."
At Resource London, Simonson has been working closely with London's local authorities to increase their recycling performance for the past four years.



Jonathan Wragg (RE-ENTRY)
Sales Director, MGB Plastics
"Works tirelessly for the industry."
Wragg is Sales Director at MGB Straight, a lead manufacturer of waste and recycling containers.



Samantha Moir (67)
Revolve Manager, Zero Waste Scotland
"A force of nature working for a better world."
Moir developed and has managed Revolve, Scotland's national reuse quality standard, over the last five years. The standard continues to drive up standards across the community reuse sector in Scotland. 



Jacob Hayler (61)
Executive Director, ESA
"Passionate about holding the government to account."
Hayler joined ESA from the City in 2005 as an economist and has spent most of his time since then focused on helping to develop market-focused policies that combine environmental and economic sustainability.



Hot 100
Eric Randall (49)
Director, Bryson Recycling
"A true advocate for quality recycling in Northern Ireland."
Randall has led Bryson Recycling for the last 25 years, in which time it has grown from a Cash for Cans scheme to being the largest social enterprise recycler in the UK, delivering recycling services across Northern Ireland, Donegal and Wales. Bryson now collects recycling from over 60 per cent of homes in Northern Ireland.

Resource article(s):
Bryson Recycling celebrates 25 years cleaning up Northern Ireland's waste


Ross Burns (RE-ENTRY)
Marketing Manager, Zero Waste Scotland
"A hard worker committed to protecting the environment."
Burns has contributed to many of the high profile communications projects to come out of Scotland in recent years, including branding Revolve, Scotland's national reuse quality standard, anf establishing the Love Food Hate Waste and Recycle for Scotland campaigns in Scotland.



Estelle Brachlianoff (52)
Senior Executive Vice-President, UK & Ireland, Veolia
"Fantastic dedication to the industry over many years."
Estelle leads Veolia's combined water, waste and energy business in the UK.


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