Two new WRAP non-executive directors are to take over from Tim Sweeney and Tony Elmer – responsible for shaping the Courtauld Commitment - who are both retiring later this year after 10 years’ service.
Sustainability experts Alan Knight and Alison Austin will attend their first board meeting at WRAP’s AGM in November.
Chairman Peter Stone said: “WRAP has ambitious plans. Alan and Alison’s unrivalled experience will help these plans evolve and provide insight, challenge and support to our work. They will have direct input into increasing resource efficiency in the UK to deliver economic and environmental benefits.”
Knight has almost 20 years’ experience of working with global and national organisations, advising them on sustainable development issues. Austin has 18 years’ environment and sustainability experience with food retailer Sainsbury’s and has provided independent sustainability consultancy to major FTSE 100 companies.
Sweeney and Elmer both joined the WRAP board in 2001. Stone said: “Tim and Tony have made outstanding contributions to Board discussions and the development of WRAP. Tim’s business acumen has helped ensure WRAP always delivered best value, and Tony’s extensive retail expertise helped shape important initiatives such as the Courtauld Commitment. I’m immensely grateful for their long service.”