A group of leading figures inside the waste sector and beyond has been set up to consider the future development of the UK’s biggest trade show, RWM in partnership with CIWM, and its relationship with the industry.
The Ambassador Programme is chaired by CIWM president Steve Lee who will lead a panel to discuss key waste and resource efficiency issues and provide insight and advice on RWM.
The first meeting included a keynote speech from environmentalist Sir Jonathon Porritt.
RWM is giving the ambassadors a fund of £15,000 to be used for the development of initiatives to support the sector.
Lee said: “This is a unique group that will help to shape the direction of the industry and ensure that RWM reflects and meets the current and future needs of our dynamic and fast-changing sector.”
Sarah Porter, divisional director for environment events at i2i, which organises RWM, said: “This is our opportunity to give something back to an industry that is growing rapidly, generating substantial environmental impact and which is vital to the UK’s economy. We’re proud to be facilitating this group and excited to see where the funds will be invested.”
The ambassadors are:
- Andy Doran - Novelis
- Barry Dennis - Esa
- Charlie Law - Bam Construct
- Chris Dow - Closed Loop Recycling
- Chris Oldfield - Untha
- Craig Anderson - Furniture Reuse Network
- Dominic Hogg - Eunomia
- Gareth Tancred - Bifm
- Gev Eduljee - SITA UK
- John Twitchen - Copper Consultancy
- Jonathan Davies - SKM Enviros
- Jonathan Straight - Straight plc
- Julie Emery-Priest - P&L Software
- Lee Marshall - Larac
- Liz Goodwin - WRAP
- Louis Lindenberg - Unilever UK
- Margaret Bates - Northampton University
- Ray Georgeson - Resource Association
- Richard Taylor - Dennis Eagle
- Sarah Wakefield - Co-op Estates
- Sophie Thomas – RSA
- Steve Lee – CIWM