Jonathan Short steps down as RA Chair
The trade association for the reprocessing and recycling industries and their supply chain, the Resource Association (RA), has announced that Jonathan Short (pictured, right) has stepped down from his role as Chairman and Board member.
The founder and Deputy Chairman of ECOPlastics Recycling Limited (the new name of ECO Plastics, following its acquisition by investment company AURELIUS) stepped down from his role at the RA earlier today (9 January), to ‘focus on his existing business interests’.
Short commented: “As the UK’s reprocessing sector goes from strength to strength, it is important that it has an effective, focussed and proactive voice to provide the leadership it needs. In the short time since it was founded, the Resource Association has proven its ability to do just that.”
He added: “It is in the best interests of the association and its members that it has at its helm a Chairman who can make the necessary commitment to this influential organisation.”
RA Chief Executive Ray Georgeson commented: “In his time as Chairman, Jonathan has helped build the Resource Association into a strong and credible voice for the reprocessing and recycling industry. On behalf of the board and the members, I would like to thank Jonathan for the time, hard work and support he has given to the association since it was founded over three years ago. We are naturally disappointed to see him go, but are in no doubt that he will play an important role in the association’s future as it goes from strength-to-strength.”
Fellow Board member Peter Clayson, Business Development Manager of DS Smith, will serve as acting Chairman until the RA’s next Annual General Meeting in May.
Clayson stated: “I wish to thank Jonathan for his service as Chairman and Board member for the association and wish him well in his future endeavours. I am grateful for the support of colleagues as I take up the role of acting Chairman and look forward to supporting Ray Georgeson and the team during this important period for UK and EU recycling policy developments.”