Adrian Hawkes is Director of Policy at the compliance scheme Valpak, where he is responsible for all aspects of policy development and liaison with relevant enforcement agencies, Governments, and wider stakeholder groups.
He has been involved with Valpak since 1996 and was instrumental in establishing the market based compliance system for packaging in the UK. More recently he has played a key role in the development and implementation of both the WEEE and battery producer responsibility regimes. He regularly participates in expert working groups to advise industry, municipalities and Governments on all aspects of producer responsibility and is a member of the UK Government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging.
Adrian graduated from Cambridge in mechanical engineering and previously to Valpak gained over 15 years industrial experience in a variety of leading manufacturing and consulting businesses.