Appointment briefs (28/04/2022)

With news on: OPRL appoints two non-executive directors; Saxlund announces executive roles in the UK; Alupro appoints Martin Hyde; and, new appointments for National Infrastructure Commission.


OPRL appoints two non-executive directors

Peter Maddox, the former director of WRAP

The On Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) has appointed former WRAP director Peter Maddox and James Piper, the former chief executive of Ecosurety as non-executive board members.

OPRL Limited, which operates a voluntary recycling labelling scheme, is preparing for the move to mandatory labelling in 2026 and looking at how it can support its members in preparing for wider reforms.

The pair will contribute to “strategic planning” as the government reveals its packaging reform plans.

Jane Bevis, executive chair at OPRL said: “With the addition of James and Peter to the Board we’re now in an excellent position to build our strategy to transition into the mandatory labelling regime.The experience and expertise of both will stand us in very good stead.”

Saxlund announces executive roles in the UK

European environmental technology group Saxlund has announced the promotion of Karen Moore and Matt Drew to senior executive roles.

Ms Moore has been promoted to chief operating officer of Saxlund’s UK operations and will report to Saxlund’s the UK CEO Matt Drew. Mr Drew also takes on responsibility for business development sector focus across Europe, for materials handling and bioenergy.

Karen Moore has been promoted to chief operating officer of Saxlund’s UK operations

Stefan Wallerman, the Stockholm-based group CEO, explained: “These important roles are part of our strategy to further develop the group and its constituent country offices in Sweden, UK, and Germany, with emphasis on centres of excellence to facilitate delivery for customers wherever they are in Europe. Matt’s new role has a central role in business development across the group for several sectors and works closely with me and the executive team.”

Ms Moore has got a wide experience of working in a range of financial and management roles across industrial companies, following a career that started in accountancy firms.

Alupro appoints Martin Hyde

Alupro has announced the appointment of Martin Hyde as sustainability and public affairs manager.

Joining the company from producer compliance scheme Comply Direct Ltd, Hyde has significant experience in sustainability, legislation, and environmental policy.
An expert in the circular economy, Mr Hyde has an intricate understanding of policy changes such as extended producer responsibility, deposit return schemes and the UK Plastic Tax.

Martin Hyde, Alupro’s new sustainability and public affairs manager

In his new role, Mr Hyde will work closely with executive director Tom Giddings to lead Alupro’s government engagement programme. He will also be responsible for providing technical advice across a breadth of sustainability challenges, alongside consulting with members and partners throughout the aluminium value chain on new recycling initiatives.

Mr Hyde said: “I’m excited to join the Alupro team at such an important time for the aluminium packaging recycling industry. With responses to the government’s EPR consultation published in March, and feedback on the recent deposit return scheme and consistency in household and business recycling collections consultations expected over the coming months, 2022 will be a year of change and progress.”

New appointments for National Infrastructure Commission

The Chancellor has announced the appointment of three experts to the National Infrastructure Commission.

One of the appointees is Jim Hall, who will provide environment expertise as a commissioner.

The Commission carries out in-depth studies into the UK’s major infrastructure needs – covering transport, energy, water, flood protection, waste, and digital infrastructure – and makes recommendations to the government.

The appointment takes effect from 1 May 2022 until April 2027.

Professor Hall has been appointed to strengthen the Commission’s expertise on the relationship between infrastructure and the environment.

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