WRAP operations director Marcus Gover is stepping up to become chief executive of the charity when Liz Goodwin leaves at the end of the month.
Gover joined WRAP in 2007, and has played a major role in its transition to a leading charity advocating the circular economy (CE).
He said he was “absolutely delighted” to have now been chosen to lead the charity.
“To create a world where resources are used sustainably requires action, and that is where WRAP’s focus will continue to be. I look forward to working with a great team, a new and ambitious board, and diverse range of partners and stakeholders across our work.
“I’m also honoured to be taking up the baton from Liz – a great chief executive, whose insights and expertise has taken WRAP to new heights.”
WRAP chair Julie Hill said Gover had the combination of skills, experience and commitment to lead the charity “as it expands its reach and influence”.
Goodwin said: “We have worked together for many years, and I know Marcus is passionate about the issues WRAP works on as well as caring deeply about WRAP and its staff.
“I am confident he will lead WRAP through the next stage of its development and on to further success. WRAP is a great organisation and Marcus will be a great chief executive.”
Before joining the charity, Gover worked in the environment sector in the UK and abroad. This included managing a water engineering company, running an outsourced waste management operation and setting up an office in China.