Environmental consultancy LRS has appointed Paul Levett as non-executive chairman and says his experience will help it achieve its strategic growth plan.
LRS plans to expand its geographical reach to outside London and the south-east and gain clients that own brands as well as those in retail. It also plans to strengthen and grow its existing customer base in producer responsibility, sustainable procurement and the waste and recycling sector.
Levett has 25 years’ experience in the waste management industry, and was most recently deputy chief executive of Veolia’s waste business in the UK. He brings international experience of the fast moving consumer goods manufacturing and retail sectors as a former president of CHEP’s logistics and supply chain businesses in Asia, Australia, Africa, Latin America and Canada.
Levett has just spent two years as a member of the Confederation of British Industry’s London Region Council and is a former board member of the Environmental Services Association. He is also a non-executive director and adviser to a number of businesses in the waste sector.
Levett joins executive directors Dee Moloney and Debbie Hitchen, and non-executive directors Derek Stephenson and Peter Johnson.
Stephenson said: “Paul is joining us at an exciting time. LRS has come a long way in the past two years, and has clearly demonstrated that there is a role for focused service providers in the sustainable resource management sector.
“Paul’s engagement as chairman is part of our strategic growth plan which will continue our development in the UK and beyond.”
Levett said: “The market is changing rapidly and, as was demonstrated at the recent LRS Network Meeting, there are lots of opportunities to support businesses, particularly retailers and brands, which are striving to be leaders, and to encourage their supply chains to lead in sustainability.”