Consultancy and research firm Resource Futures has announced Sam Reeve will replace Jane Stephenson as chief executive in April.
Reeve is currently the firm’s operations director. Stephenson will make way to become business development director.
The changes were described as being part of a “long-planned move”.
Appointments have also been made to the board, with Phil Cumming – who runs the Koru Sustainability consultancy – becoming a non-executive director.
Andy Doran, a senior manager at Novelis Europe, is standing down from the board in March after the end of his four-year term.
Reeve said: “This is an exciting time for Resource Futures as we work to increase resource efficiency in the UK and beyond.
”Our holistic approach to resource efficiency, incorporating data analysis and innovative behaviour change programmes, is well aligned with the future requirements outlined in the EU’s circular economy package last week.”
Stephenson said: “I remain very much involved with the company and my new role will be even more focused on developing new business and strategic alliances as we respond to the changing demands of current and future clients and the opportunities within the circular economy.”
Chairman Phillip Ward said: “All of us at Resource Futures are extremely grateful for what Jane has done in leading the company since its formation in 2006 and for the way in which she has instigated and managed the company’s succession planning.”