Staniforth promoted to Head of Policy at Ecosurety
Compliance scheme Ecosurety’s Policy Manager, Robbie Staniforth, has been promoted to the newly created role of Head of Policy.
Staniforth will retain the responsibilities held by him in his Policy Manager role, including acting as a government and stakeholder liaison with a view to fostering a better collective understanding of extended producer responsibility (EPR). He will also remain a key contact for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as it prepares to consult on EPR regulations over the next five years.
The promotion represents Staniforth’s second promotion in a year, having become Policy Manager in January 2018 after previously working as Commercial Manager at Ecosurety.
Reporting to CEO James Piper, Staniforth will also join Ecosurety’s Operational Board, providing the company with in-depth policy and market insight.
Commenting on his new appointment, Robbie Staniforth said: “Following the release of the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy at the end of last year, the industry is confronted with a series of changes likely to affect everyone – from producer to local authority to reprocessor.
“This is a significant moment for the industry and Ecosurety and I look forward to continuing to work across the value chain and with government agencies as they seek to implement a raft of new regulations during this phase of exciting change in the sector.”