The chief executive of waste electronics recycler Sims Recycling Solutions has been elected as deputy president of the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA).
Graham Davy, who has worked in the recycling sector for more than 20 years, will take over as president of the association next year when incumbent Michael Oppenheimer steps down.
Davy said: “Taking on this role at the BMRA is a great opportunity to build on the efforts of my peers – past and present – to put the metals and electronics recycling industry’s case forward to government.
“We want to ensure the right policy and regulatory framework is in place to help the industry deal with the estimated 13 to 15 million tonnes of metals recycled in the UK every year.”
BMRA director general Ian Hetherington said: “Graham brings invaluable knowledge and experience to the role, especially his exposure to European and global issues facing the recycling sector.
“His experience in the practical aspects of managing a diverse array of recycling assets – including using new technology to recover as much material as possible from end-of-life products – will assist us in our continuing dialogue with government and other stakeholders.”