Vice President Europe , Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation
Roy Vercoulen is the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute's Vice President and Head of European Operations. Prior to joining the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in 2012, Roy established the C2C ExpoLAB Foundation, leading a team of specialty advisors enabling clients to accelerate innovations through implementing the vision...
Former Chief Executive and Chairman of Marks & Spencer, Sir Stuart Rose is recognised as one of the leading lights in British Retail. He is now Chairman of the internet grocery retailer Ocado along with a number of other non-executive roles.
Beginning his career as a management trainee at...
Founder-Director, The Product-Life Institute Geneva
Alumni of ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (architecture), in Zurich, Founder-director of The Product-Life Institute Geneva, since 1983. Defined the Circular Economy as a conclusion of my 1976 report to the European Commission on “The potential to substitute manpower for energy”. Proposed selling goods as services in the...
Secretary of State
Eric Pickles was appointed Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in May 2010. He is the Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar. Eric was Leader of Bradford City Council from 1988 to 1990. He held a number of positions while in opposition, including Shadow Secretary of State for...
Liz Goodwin is a chemist by background. She started her career in the chemical industry.
She became CEO at WRAP in 2007. Since taking over as CEO, the profile of WRAP and the issues of waste and recycling have increased significantly through wide media coverage.
The organisation is...
Founder and Closed Loop Executive Officer, Worn Again
Cyndi Rhoades is the founder of Worn Again. Cyndi led the company from its early days in upcycling to its current closed loop technology and systems development phase, working with brands such as, Virgin Atlantic, Eurostar, Royal Mail, Virgin Balloon Flights, Marks & Spencer and McDonald’s on a series of...
Andrew Bird is LARAC's Chair, having previously worked as their policy Support Officer and Vice Chair.
Andrew has over 25 years experience in Waste Management, and is a Chartered Waste Manager. He has an in-depth knowledge of waste disposal, waste and recycling collection services and material reprocessing, and street...
Sustainability Manager, Marks and Spencer
Connor Hill graduated with a MA in Environmental Sustainability in 2010/11 and completed his year as Vice President of the Sports Union. During this final year he successfully gained a placement at M&S within the Plan A team, where he organised stakeholder engagements sessions and carried out international benchmarking. Following...
A Councillor for the Leytonstone Ward in Waltham Forest for the past 12 years, Clyde has a deep understanding of the workings of local and National Government. He understands how policies are developed and shaped, to deliver for local residents and communities. Ambitious and energetic, Clyde has enviable networks and...
David Palmer-Jones was Chief Executive Officer of SITA Scandinavia from 2003 to 2006 before taking up the position of Operations Director for the Industrial and Commercial Division back in the UK. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SITA UK in September 2008. Since rejoining SITA UK, David has transformed...
Head of Waste Strategy
Dr Andy Rees has 33 years experience of working in the environmental field; he has spent the last 17 years in the area of waste strategy. Andy is Head of Waste Strategy at the Welsh Government and is responsible for waste strategy policy and delivery. He is a Chartered Environmentalist...
Director, Zero Waste Scotland
Iain Gulland is Director of Zero Waste Scotland, which works on behalf of the Scottish Government to deliver its zero waste and resource efficiency policy goals.
Appointed in 2010 to oversee Zero Waste Scotland’s creation, Iain has since led the organisation in the delivery of a programme of work...
Director of Food, Fareshare
Mark Varney is Director of Food at FareShare and is responsible for the organisation's food industry partnerships. FareShare is a unique charity fighting hunger and its underlying causes by redistributing surplus food to more than 1 300 local charities across the UK. By ensuring good food is not wasted, FareShare...
Co-Director of Design , RSA
Sophie Thomas is the founding director of thomas.matthews, the award winning UK pioneers in sustainable communication design established in 1998. She has been working in the fields of communication, sustainable design and material process for over 15 years working with global businesses and UK government organisations to define the role...
Deputy Director, Department for BIS
Dr Stuart Edwards is a Deputy Director at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. His role covers industrial strategy and sector sponsorship for Materials, Engineering, Chemicals and Oil and Gas. He has recently also taken on responsibility for BIS action in response to the House of Lords Science and...