Gemma Barratt is replacing outgoing recycling chief Andrew Perkins at paper mill Aylesford Newsprint.
Barratt, who joined the company in 2006, will be promoted from her current position as recycling operations manager.
She will lead the company’s area manager team and her existing operations team, as well as oversee key infrastructure developments.
Barratt said: “I will have an excellent team both out in the field and at the mill whose combined efforts will be focused on supporting our suppliers and partners, both existing and new, building relationships to secure the continuous supply of good quality material and ensuring Aylesford’s enduring reputation for service excellence is maintained.
“Because I’ve been with Aylesford for the last five years and have worked closely not only with current head of recycling, Andrew Perkins, but the entire recycling team, we’re all aligned in how the department works and how it will move forward.”
Prior to joining the company Barratt held positions at Guildford Borough Council’s recycling department and Surrey Waste Management, now Sita Surrey.
Perkins announced in September he would be leaving the company after 17 years for a position at Smurfit Kappa Recycling.
Aylesford Newsprint manufactures 100% recycled newsprint and is one of the UK’s leading reprocessors of recovered paper.