One of the most respected advocates for the UK waste management industry, Gev Eduljee, is stepping down from his senior post at Suez and is being succeeded by Adam Read of Ricardo Energy & Environment.
Eduljee has been director of external affairs since 2008, having joined the company as environment and technical director in 2001.
Read, himself a prominent voice within the sector, is currently practice director for waste management and resource efficiency at the consultancy.
David Palmer-Jones, Suez chief executive, said: “We look forward to welcoming Adam to Suez in September and I am sure he will prove to be a very strong addition to our leadership team.
“Although we will continue to benefit from Gev’s presence and experience during the next few months, I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his efforts in the past 16 years.
”Gev is a well-respected and immensely knowledgeable stalwart of our industry, and has been an excellent ambassador both for the sector and Suez. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”
Eduljee said: “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to represent Suez and to work alongside colleagues in other waste management companies, trade associations, committees and advisory boards, to ensure that the true worth of our sector is appreciated and nurtured by the Government.”
Read said: “Suez has been one of the leading waste management companies during the 20 years or so I have worked in the sector, and I am keen to get involved with all aspects of the business come September.
“I think the sector is changing, and at a speed faster than ever before, so I look forward to helping steer Suez through these changes, supporting the company’s clients and helping to shape the sector as much as possible.”