Hot 100 2020 – Full list
Discover who has found the recipe for success in the waste and resources sector this year in Resource’s Hot 100, the list of the top influencers in the industry for 2020
Business Development Manager, Serco
"Keen to pass on her knowledge and get her message heard"
Former Environment Secretary, Defra
"Clued up on environmental issues"
Chair, Wood Recyclers Association
"Passionate and committed to delivering the best advice"
Hill has worked in the UK’s organics and alternative fuels sectors for more than 15 years and has a particular expertise in the development of alternative fuels for the waste wood, RDF and SRF markets.
Director, Beasley Associates
"Years of experience in leading research and running projects"
Beasley runs a consultancy working mainly with local government across the UK, on a range of issues including waste partnership development.
Chief Executive, Reuse Network
"Introduces innovative ideas that have significant impact to people's lives"
Craig has been Chief Executive of the Reuse Network since January 2010, overseeing its transition from the Furniture Re-use Network.
Specialist Technical Advisor, Eunomia Research and Consulting UK
"Diligent and well-connected"
Emma has been at Eunomia since 2009 and has well over 25 years of experience within the waste management sector.
"Great representative for the plastics recycling sector"
Foster has more than 20 years of experience in the waste sector, joining RECOUP in 2006 as a Director before becoming CEO in 2011.
Technical Director, Anthesis Group
"A leading light in the sustainability of textiles"
Harris is a Technical Director at Anthesis Group who brings a wealth of experience in resource efficiency, sustainable supply chains, clothing durability and the built environment sector.
"Very knowledgeable rising star in local authority waste circles"
Roberts is Vice Chair or LARAC and Waste Management Officer at South Staffordshire District Council.
Chef, writer and campaigner
"Hugely influential in promoting sustainable living"
Fearnley-Whittingstall has been active in campaigning against single-use plastic and plastic pollution, presenting War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita with Anita Rani.
Principal Consultant, Eunomia Research and Consulting
"Holding the government to account through investigative research"
Jones leads Eunomia's work on commercial waste and environmental legislation and has been with the company since 2011.
Director, Anthesis Group
"Passionate expert in the field and great at making things happen"
Hitchen is the lead for the Waste and Resources Sustainability UK team within Anthesis.
Director, 360 Environmental
"A great ambassador for both the public and private sector"
As well as directing 360's compliance services, Conran is Chairman of the government's Advisory Committee on Packaging.
Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste, World Resources Institute
"A voice of reason in the environmental field and beyond"
Former WRAP CEO, Goodwin is now the World Resources Insititure's first Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste. She also serves as Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB).
Executive Director, Alupro
"Expert knowledge and superb leadership at Alupro"
Hindley joined Alupro in 2007 and has over 20 years of experience in the packaging recycling industry.
"The ultimate professional with an enormous passion for what he does"
Milne founded Katalyst Business Consulting Limited in 2016 and has over 15 years of successful commercial business experience in the waste and recycling sector.
Co-founders, The Restart Project
"Leading the repair revolution"
Gunter and Vallauri co-founded London based social enterprise The Restart Project, which is taking on the consumer electronics industry at a grassroots level. They initiate community fixing events where volunteers help others mend and maintain their appliances and devices in order to reduce waste and consumption.
"Invaluable work to ensure the local authority voice is heard"
Marshall is the CEO of LARAC, which represents local authority views in waste and recycling issues..
"A true game changer for the company"
Brachlianoff leads Veolia's combined water, waste and energy business in the UK and has been Veolia Group's COO since 2018.
"Keeping WRAP at the forefront of the resources conversation"
Maddox has been at WRAP since 2007, becoming Director in 2016.
Market Developer, Source Separation Europe, Novamont
"A proven expert in organics recycling"
Tony is Market Developer for biochemical company Novamont and board member for the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association.
CEO, Textile Recycling International Limited
"A great ambassador who thinks outside the box"
Burrows-Smith was CEO of WEEE compliance scheme REPIC between 2016 and 2020 having previously spent eight years with Viridor. He is now CEO at Textile Recycling International Limited.
Director, Eunomia Research and Consulting
"A creative force in effecting change"
Papineschi leads Eunomia's work on public procurement of waste services and efficiency reviews for local authorities..
Chair of Directors, Freegle
"Quietly runs Freegle with humour, compassion and dedication"
Hibbert is Chair of Directors at Freegle, which aims to encourage reuse by providing a platform for people to exchange unwanted items.
Regional Director Wales, Ricardo Energy and Environment
"A figurehead in Wales for all things waste and sustainability"
Mayne is responsible for project direction and management, business development and technical delivery across a range of resource efficiency areas for Ricardo Energy and Environment. He has developed a range of procurement template documents for WRAP and Zero Waste Scotland and developed good practice guidance for procurement of waste management services for the Further Education and Higher Education sector in Scotland.
Environmental Services Contract Manager, South London Waste Partnership
"Dedicated, intelligent and innovative approach to protecting the planet"
Epstein has worked in local authority waste for over 17 years and is Chair of the Association of London Cleansing Officers (ALCO).
Executive Director, On-Pack Recycling Label
"Marvelous no-nonsense approach with real passion and compassion"
Previously Professor of Sustainable Waste Management at the University of Northampton, Bates was appointed Executive Director of the On-Pack Recycling Label in 2020.
Director, INTELISOS LTD
"A powerhouse of persuasive thinking dedicated to a world beyond waste"
Technical Director, Anthesis Group
"Dedicated to making waste traceable"
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.
Head of Sales, Bluesky UK Ltd
"Infectious enthusiasm for sustainable packaging"
Wragg has been at Bluesky since November 2019 where he specialises in environmentally friendly packaging solutions.