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WRAP launches search for new head

WRAP is seeking a replacement for Peter Stone when he steps down as chairman after serving two terms in office since 2008.

Peter Stone

Stone, left, praised WRAP’s board and staff, saying they had helped it develop from an organisation creating recycling markets to “a globally respected player at the heart of circular economy thinking”.

WRAP is becoming a charity and Stone said this made it a good time for a successor to help guide the organisation forward.

“During my six years as chairman, I’ve been delighted by WRAP’s progress under [chief executive] Liz Goodwin’s leadership,” he said. “We are now well-known for our work, not only in the public sector and the business sectors with which we work but also by members of the public throughout the UK.

“We have successfully negotiated a succession of Government reviews of our role and funding. I feel that WRAP has emerged stronger, is highly respected by funders and partners alike, and has now become an acknowledged global leader in the vitally important work to tackle food waste.”

Goodwin said: “I am personally very grateful for the wise counsel and skilled leadership which Peter has brought to WRAP. His successor will be joining an ambitious organisation with an enviable track record, a powerful international network, highly skilled staff and committed to delivering sustainable use of resources.”

The search is being led by Gatenby Sanderson and there is more information at www.wrap-appointments.org.uk.

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