The new president of CIWM, Derek Greedy, says the key issues for his year in office are health and safety, international co-operation, and planning and localism.
Greedy, who takes over from Barry Dennis, has worked in the waste and resources management industry for more than 30 years.
He has previously worked for Warwickshire County Council as principal waste management advisor, as well as at Cambridgeshire County Council, where he was responsible for regulating hazardous waste movements and site licensing.
Greedy has also worked for companies in the private sector and as a consultant.
At his inauguration ceremony in London, Greedy said the key issues for his presidential year were health and safety, international co-operation, and planning and localism.
CIWM deputy chief executive Chris Murphy said: “Derek will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the presidential role, and will be a fitting ambassador as the institution looks to strengthen its profile and use its body of knowledge to encourage greater sharing of best practice and expertise.”