Appointment briefs (17/11/2022)

With news on: Enfinium names chief operating officer; BIR Ambassadors Committee appoint new chair; Rebecca Colley-Jones appointed to WasteAid’s senior management team; and Fleetclear appoints business development manager

Enfinium names chief operating officer

Energy from waste specialist enfinium has appointed Dr Jane Atkinson MBE as chief operating officer.

Dr Jane Atkinson MBE will oversee the Ferrybridge 1 and 2 EfW projects (picture: Bilfinger)

Dr Atkinson joints from civil engineering firm Bilfinger, where she worked as engineering and automation executive director. She was named the most influential woman in engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2019.

The role includes leading enfinium’s health safety and environmental management, plus the operational assets at Ferrybridge 1 and 2, Parc Adfer and Kemsley.

Based at Ferrybridge, she will report directly to Mike Maudsley, chief executive officer.

Dr Atkinson said: “I am thrilled to be joining enfinium at an important time in its growth strategy. Ferrybridge 1 and 2, Parc Adfer and Kemsley are some of the most modern and operationally efficient facilities in the UK with a truly committed and dedicated workforce. I am excited to join the team, manage and enhance the facilities’ growth plans.”

BIR Ambassadors Committee appoints new chair

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has named Susie Burrage of Recycled Products Ltd as the BIR Ambassadors Committee’s chair.

The BIR said that Ms Burrage is the fourth generation of her family in the recycling business and founded her company, Recycled Products, in 2001.

Susie Burrage, new chair of the BIR’s Ambassadors Committee (picture: BIR)

Ms Burrage is also the president of the British Metals Recycling Association, as well as president of the European metal trade and recycling branch of EuRIC, of which she has been a board member since 2016.

The BIR added that two new ambassadors have also been appointed by president Tom Bird, these being Leopoldo Clemente, CEO of Italian firm LCD Group, and Ibrahim Aboura, managing director at Aboura Metals based in Dubai. As BIR ambassadors, Mr Clemente will be responsible for Italy and Africa, while Mr Aboura will cover the Middle East.

Speaking of her new role, Ms Burrage says: “Following the resignation of Mr Salam Al Shariff, BIR President Tom Bird graciously appointed me chair of the BIR Ambassadors Committee during the latest BIR Convention in Dubai, a position I am very honoured to hold.”

Rebecca Colley-Jones appointed to WasteAid’s senior management team

NGO WasteAid said last week (7 November) that it has welcomed Rebecca Colley-Jones as its newly appointed circular economy and waste management lead.

WasteAid, which supports waste management expertise in the developing world, explained that Ms Colley-Jones will oversee all technical aspect of the organisation’s work and play a key role in external engagement.

Rebecca Colley-Jones

Ms Colley-Jones’s career in the waste and resources sector spans over almost 25 years having started as an environmental engineer, WasteAid continued. It added that she was latterly employed by Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform, is a fellow of Chartered Institute of Wastes Management and has worked on a number of projects for WRAP.

Ms Colley-Jones commented: “Having followed WasteAid’s development with interest since it started, I’m absolutely thrilled to join this growing and impactful organisation.

“Having seen first-hand what waste management looks like in lower and middle impact countries, I firmly believe that the work that WasteAid are doing is critical in transitioning to a global circular economy.”

Fleetclear appoints business development manager

Fleetclear has appointed Corinne Davies as business development manager.

Corinne Davies has been appointed as Fleetclear’s business development manager

The fleet technology and software solutions company said that Ms Davies has extensive experience in sales and business development from a wide range of sectors.

These include waste management, property management and the construction industry, which is said to be the key area of focus.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Davies said: “I am excited about joining the Fleetclear team. The culture of the company is professional and corporate but also very friendly and chilled, which is in tune with my own work ethos.”

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