David Beadle is retiring as managing director of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) at the end of the year.
Beadle (pictured left with Suez chief executive David Palmer-Jones), who joined the NLWA in 2009, said the conclusion of the Planning Inspectorate’s examination of the authority’s application for a new energy recovery facility was an appropriate time to go.
“Deciding to retire has been a difficult decision for me, with so much interesting activity going on, but one that I have been considering for some time. I joined the NLWA to focus on partnership working and north London’s residual waste strategy.
”I’m leaving the authority in a good place to meet future waste management needs, with a strong and dedicated team of officers who will take it forward.”
Clyde Loakes, NLWA chair, said: “Since his arrival at the NLWA some seven years ago, [Beadle] has achieved an enormous amount – not only in helping to shape the nature of the replacement future waste infrastructure we shall need, but in helping to prioritise, develop and deliver an innovative and energetic programme of waste minimisation interventions and activities not matched anywhere else in local government.
“The authority is now a far more focused and effective organisation as a consequence of the managerial leadership David has provided, and I wish him all the very best for the future.”
Beadle also established closer partnership working with the authority’s seven boroughs through the establishment of north London’s Inter Authority Agreement, which was agreed in May and introduces a new way of apportioning the authority’s costs among the boroughs.