Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance scheme Repic has announced that its original chief executive Philip Morton (pictured above) will retire, after more than 12 years in the position.
He will be succeeded by Viridor’s former chief operating officer Mark Burrows-Smith on 3 October, but there will be a handover period until the end of the year.
After Morton (above) has officially left at the end of 2016, he will be retained by Repic for all non-UK activities for organisations such as the WEEE Forum and WEEE Europe.
MRW understands that Morton, who has been chief executive since the compliance scheme was launched in April 2004, is planning to set up a consultancy in 2017.
He said: “Repic is a special company with many dedicated people. I have been chief executive for over 12 years and I believe this is the right time for a new leader to take over.
“In making this decision, it has been important to me that the changeover is a smooth transition and continuity of service remains.”
Chairman Abs Bokhari said: “We want to thank Philip formally for his tremendous dedication, contribution and achievements for Repic and for his pivotal input into shaping the WEEE compliance environment in the UK.
“The board has had the time to conduct a full and proper process to manage this important transition, and is confident that Mark’s wealth of experience and leadership qualities will see him ideally placed to sustain, build and capitalise on the significant progress made over the years.”
Burrows-Smith (below) joins from Republic of Ireland waste management firm Greenstar, where he was chief executive since July 2015.
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