Appointments roundup (13/05/21)

With news on: Comply Direct appoints MD; NWH Group announces key appointments; Carbon8 Systems appoints chief commercial officer; WCRS appoints sales director; Almond for Greyparrot; WGG expands board; and, Willshee’s appoints finance director.

Comply Direct appoints managing director

Compliance specialist Comply Direct has promoted Sarah Foster to managing director.

(L-R) HR and operations director Jessica Aldersley, Gareth Roberts, Sarah Foster

She will replace Gareth Roberts, who is now stepping into the position of executive chairman.

Ms Foster was previously commercial director for the company and has worked with them since 2014.

Mr Roberts said: “I am delighted Sarah is replacing me as managing director of Comply Direct. Having now worked alongside her for many years, I am confident that Sarah’s leadership and professionalism will ensure she will be a success in the role. It is certainly an exciting time for Comply Direct and for Sarah with a lot happening in our sector.”

NWH Group announces new appointments

The NWH Group has announced several key appointments which it says “brings together a strong and cohesive team”.

Nicola Williams has joined the Scottish waste management company as group sales and marketing director, alongside by Dougie Neil as head of sales, Jamie Campbell as head of account management, and Kat Mutch as marketing and brand manager.

(L-R) Dougie Neill, Nicola Williams, Jamie Campbell, Kathryn Mutch

Mark Williams, CEO at NWH Group, said: “We’re really proud to be able to nurture and grow such talented people at NWH Group, from our exceptional drivers and people at the sharp end of customer delivery, through to our office-based team, we have built a huge talent pool full of knowledge and experience, and this will undoubtedly support our business as we continue to expand throughout the country.”

Carbon8 Systems appoints chief commercial officer

Carbon8 Systems has appointed Maarten van Roon as its chief commercial officer.

In his new role, Mr van Roon will be responsible for the delivery of Carbon8 Systems’ growth strategy across business development, sales and marketing functions.

Maarten van Roon has 16 years’ experience in leadership roles

He joins the company after 16 years at the Shell Group.

Mr van Roon commented: “It’s exciting to be joining Carbon8 Systems, at a time when governments and industry are needing innovative carbon capture technologies to help deliver their Net Zero ambitions. Carbon8 Systems’ CCU solution delivers at three levels: sustainability performance, economic incentive and environmental benefit. This combination is quite unique and will drive our future growth.”

Carbon8 Systems is the company behind a carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) solution used to treat industrial wastes.

WCRS appoints sales director

Waste Cost Reduction Services (WCRS) has “continued its expansion” by appointing a new sales director, Roland Archer.

Mr Archer joins the waste solutions firm with over 15 years’ experience with several “major players” in the waste and resources sector.

Mr Archer has 15 years’ experience in the recycling and waste management industry

The company said the appointment of Mr Archer reflects “a fresh direction for the company, with some imminent and exciting announcements on the horizon”.

Mr Archer commented: “I am delighted to take up this new role and I am looking forward to implementing new strategies across both the corporate and SME markets to deliver profitable growth for our business”.

Greyparrot appoints Steve Almond as Head of Partnerships

Waste technology company GreyParrot has appointed Steve Almond as head of partnerships.

Steve Almond, Greyparrot’s new head of partnerships

As head of partnerships Mr Almond will lead the company’s sales and customer success function.

He is an “expert and thought leader in recycling systems specialising in MRF process flow & design consultancy,” according to GreyParrot.

He is also a Chartered Waste Manager as qualified by the CIWM.

Mr Almond said: “Having visited hundreds of MRFs and seen the challenges first hand, I am excited to be joining Greyparrot who are using their unique expertise in computer vision AI specifically for the waste sector. I look forward to working with the talented team to introduce this innovation to customers who can benefit from more data driven decisions and further automation”.

WGG expands board of group level directors

WGG announced an expanded board of group level directors

Waste logistics firm William Gilder Group (WGG) has announced an expanded board of group level directors.

Nicky Jamieson becomes the HR director, as Mark Fowles becomes business development director and Matt Rouse begins as operations director. All three have been from promoted from within the business.

William Gilder, as group managing director stated: “As the business continues to evolve and grow, it’s important that the structures and processes are in place to support it.

“Nicky was appointed group HR director earlier this year, and I’m pleased to inform you that both Matthew Rouse and Mark Fowles have also been appointed as group directors from 1 May 2021.”

Willshee’s appoints finance director

Burton upon Trent-based waste and recycling firm Willshee’s has appointed John D’Aubney as its finance director.

John D’Aubney joins Willshee’s as its finance director

With over 30 years experience, Mr D’Aubney has worked across B2B and B2C international markets, and joins from Staffordshire-based Leavesley group.

Earlier in his career, he worked in a number of finance and system development roles. Mr D’Aubney said he is “delighted” to have joined Willshee’s at “such an exciting time”.

He continued: “Adoption of strict environmental standards, and the accountability, traceability and corporate social responsibility for waste management are all increasingly being demanded as part of best practice in industry, the public sector and SMEs, and are a compulsory part of listed reporting requirements.”


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