Appointments round-up (09/07/21)

With news on: DS Smith announces managing director Andy Berrisford; Carlton Forest appoints Renewables managing director; and, Joe Kenny joins Olleco as chief executive


DS Smith announces managing director Andy Berrisford

Andy Berrisford has joined sustainable packaging manufacturer DS Smith as its UK managing director for recycling.

Mr Berrisford has 13 years experience in the packaging sector

Joining DS Smith after 13 years with global packaging company Amcor, Mr Berrisford has extensive experience in the packaging industry.

Based at DS Smith’s recycling head office in Caerphilly, Mr Berrisford will bring his “wide-ranging experience and expertise” to the company’s recycling and waste management services, supporting its account management teams.

Mr Berrisford said: “I’m delighted to join DS Smith as UK managing director for recycling as I’ve followed and admired the company’s work over several years. Having previously worked in the packaging market, I understand the importance of reducing the environmental impact of packaging and have experienced the swift acceleration of e-commerce globally throughout the Covid pandemic. Through becoming a part of DS Smith’s recycling division, I’ll get to work closely with our customers and be at the very heart of the circular economy and our closed loop offering.’’

Rogier Gerritsen, managing director of DS Smith’s recycling division added: “I am excited to have Andy onboard at such a crucial time. Our customers are facing new recycling challenges brought about by changes in consumer shopping habits and attitudes towards sustainable packaging as a result of Covid. Andy will really help us focus on improving collection infrastructures so that we can recycle more by collecting the best quality materials.”

Mr Berrisford succeeds John Melia who has a new role with the DS Smith recycling division as its strategy development and innovation director.


Carlton Forest appoints Renewables managing director

Solid waste engineers, the Carlton Forest Group, has appointed a managing director to lead its Renewables division.

Mr Robson said he is “thrilled” in the new role

Scott Robson joins Carlton Forest Renewables after moving from his position as group finance director with the Carlton Forest Group.

Mr Robson commented: “I am thrilled to be getting more hands on with one of the most exciting projects our group has ever had – developing our first commercial scale pyrolysis plant. This is a crucial step in our strategy to be supplying the UK market with ‘green oil’ generated from our end-of-life-tyre pyrolysis plants.”

“COVID 19 has made the execution of any project incredibly difficult, though I am really pleased at how the team has come together and dealt with those challenges, and we are on track to commence operations in October.”

Carlton Forest Renewables is currently undertaking the construction of an end-of-life tyre recovery project, which is due to be operational in October this year.


Joe Kenny joins Olleco as chief executive

Food processors ABP Food Group is “pleased” to announce the appointment of Joe Kenny as chief executive of its Renewables Division, Olleco.

Mr Kenny has 25 years experience in the industry

Olleco collects food waste and used cooking oil from the food service and manufacturing sectors for processing into bio-diesel, biogas and fertiliser.

Mr Kenny has over 25 years’ experience in the global agri-ingredients sector, having held senior positions at ADM, Olam and EDFman.

Based in Cambridgeshire, Mr Kenny will report to group chief exeutive at Olleco, Frank Stephenson.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr Stephenson said: “I am pleased to welcome Joe to ABP. He brings extensive global experience to the role and this will be instrumental in helping shape the future strategy and growth of Olleco.”

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