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Adam Read

Adam Read

Director of External Affairs, President of CIWM, SUEZ
Dr Adam Read has been External Affairs Director at SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK for almost 4 years after a successful career in academia, local government and consultancy, dating back some 25 years. For the last 2 years he has been leading SUEZ’s work with the UK Government on the development of the new English Resources & Waste Strategy and associated consultations on extended producer responsibility, deposit return systems and consistent collections, acting as lead author on all of the SUEZ evidence submissions. He has also worked with numerous local authorities on modelling, mapping and assessing policy reforms and likely impacts on materials flows, composition and service provision. Adam is a Fellow of CIWM, the RSA, IOM3 and the Royal Geographical Society and is a Trustee of CIWM. He is a regular speaker, author, blogger and social media enthusiast. Adam is the CIWM’s 105th President and his presidential year will focus on the skills and competencies needed to meet the netzerocarbon agenda.