SUEZ forms new Group Executive Committee

David Palmer-Jones has been promoted to SUEZ Group Senior Executive VP for Northern Europe, as part of the company’s ‘Shaping SUEZ 2030’ restructuring plan.

David Palmer-Jones
David Palmer-Jones

Palmer-Jones, who has served as CEO of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK since September 2008, will now be responsible for SUEZ’s recycling and recovery business activities across Northern Europe, including the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Serbia and the Czech Republic. He will also be responsible for hazardous waste activities for all of Europe.

John Scanlon, who has been Chief Operations Officer for SUEZ in the UK for the past four years, will now take on the role of CEO of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.

John Scanlon
John Scanlon

The ‘Shaping SUEZ 2030’ plan aims to achieve savings of €1 billion (£850 million) by 2023 by improving operational profitability and to boost investments in innovation and digitisation. As part of the plan, Palmer-Jones will join nine other industry leaders to form SUEZ’s new Group Executive Committee, which will be effective from 1 January 2020. The Group’s members are:

  • Jean-Marc Boursier: Senior Executive VP Group, CEO of SUEZ in France and Group Chief Operating Officer
  • Julian Waldron: Senior Executive VP Group in charge of Finance
  • Christophe Cros: Senior Executive VP Group in charge of the North America Region and President of the global BU Water Technologies & Solutions (WTS)
  • Ana Giros: Senior Executive VP Group in charge of the APAC (Asia, Australia and India) and AMECA (Africa, Middle East, Central Asia) Regions and Industrial Key accounts
  • Angel Simon: Senior Executive VP Group in charge of the Southern Europe Region (Spain, Italy/Slovenia, Greece) and Latin America
  • David Palmer-Jones: Senior Executive VP for Northern Europe
  • Diane Galbe: Senior Executive VP Group in charge of global Business Unite Smart and Environmental Solutions
  • Jacques Audibert: Secretary General
  • Isabelle Calvez: Group Chief Human Resources, including the Health and Safety Division
  • Tiphaine Hecketsweiler: Group Chief Engagement and Communications Officer

Commenting on the new appointments, Bertrand Camus, SUEZ CEO, said: “I am convinced that this new Executive Committee will embody our values: passion for the environment, respect, customer-first and team spirit, to transform and develop our Group together. I am confident in the ability of the Group’s 90,000 employees to hold aloft the Suez banner around the world and make it the world leader in environmental services in the coming decade.”