30 July 2020 by Robyn White

People Briefs (30/07/20)

With news on: Jacqueline O’Donovan becoming a CIWM Fellow; Cawleys appointing Nigel Ingram as operations director; Powerhouse Energy Group plc appointing Allan Vlah as non-executive director; and, Reconomy promoting Lyndsey Denning to director of group HR


Jacqueline O’Donovan made CIWM Fellow

Managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O’Donovan, has been made a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).

Ms O’Donovan has been described as a been a ‘leading player in the sector’

CIWM said that Ms O’Donovan has “demonstrated her experience in operating at the highest levels within the industry.”

On the appointment of the role, Ms O’Donovan joins a group of 104 industry professionals who have achieved the Fellowship.

Jacqueline O’Donovan comments: “I’m delighted to have been appointed a Fellow of the CIWM. It is an honour to achieve this level of recognition within such an esteemed Institution and it stands as testament to the achievements of the whole O’Donovan team in working towards industry best practice.”

As a professional body for resource and waste professionals, CIWM represents over 5,500 individuals in the UK and overseas.


Nigel Ingram joins Cawleys

Waste management firm Cawleys has announced the appointment of Nigel Ingram as its new operations director, who joined the business on May 4.

Mr Ingram joined in May

The company said Mr Ingram will be responsible for developing and driving Cawley’s strategy to deliver tangible results within the waste processing and commodities division.

He’s previously held senior roles at both Suez and Veolia.

Commenting on the appointment, Phil Gudgeon, managing director, said: ” Having worked in the waste sector for more than 20 years, Nigel brings a wealth of experience to our business. He has demonstrated high standards of performance and achievement in all his previous roles. We are greatly looking forward to welcoming him to the team and the positive impact we are sure he will have on our operation.”


Powerhouse appoints non-executive director

Mr Vlah holds an MBA from the Saïd School of Business at Oxford University and is also a CFA charterholder.

Powerhouse Energy Group plc has announced the appointment of Allan Vlah as a non-executive director of the company with immediate effect.

Mr Vlah has twenty years’ experience in the investment industry and is a director in Aviva Investor’s infrastructure group, where he leads Avivia Investors’ Engery from waste equity strategy.

Before joining Aviva, Mr Vlah was vice president at the Macquarie European Infrastructure fund, with a focus on renewable energy.

Mr Vlah said: “It’s not every day in the infrastructure space you come across a company that has the potential to meaningfully change the world. The DMG technology sits at the nexus of converting a harmful waste product into an essential feedstock with industrial, transportation and power generation applications. I am more than excited for the opportunity to support Powerhouse realising this grand ambition.”

Cameron Davies, chairman of Powerhouse, said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to express how pleased we are to have Allan join as a non-executive director. His wide experience and specialist knowledge of the energy sector and infrastructure financing will be of immense benefit to the company.”


Lyndsey Denning promoted at Reconomy

Waste management services company Reconomy has promoted Lyndsey Denning, current head of HR, to director of group HR and appointed her to the operating board.

The company said they by promoting Ms Dennngs they are “strengthening of their executive management team”

Reconomy said that after joining in 2013 as HR & training manager, Ms Denning “developed and established the HR function and has been fundamental in the successful growth of the business over the subsequent years”.

Ms Denning has worked in HR for 14 years, spending 7 years working at a PLC in the leisure and hospitality industry as a Regional HR Manager prior to arriving at Reconomy. She is fully CIPD qualified with an MA in HR Management.

Reconomy CEO, Paul Cox, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Lyndsey to the board in her new role. She has been instrumental in developing and maintaining Reconomy’s culture through our recent years of significant growth.”

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