16 July 2020 by James Langley

REPIC appoints two to leadership team

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme REPIC has announced the appointment of two senior executives to its leadership team.

Graeme Milne joins the Bury-based compliance scheme from Katalyst Business Consulting as strategic business development director next month.

Graeme Milne joins REPIC as strategic business development director, while Mark Frakes is the scheme’s new finance director

Mark Frakes joined the scheme as finance director in June from manufacturer of personal survival equipment Survitec Group, where he provided consultancy services.

Louise Grantham, chief executive of REPIC, said: “With Graeme’s extensive management experience within the waste management sector and Mark’s strong commercial acumen these two key appointments will, I’m sure, prove to be a huge asset to REPIC as we continue to contribute to the future development of producer responsibility legislation and deliver excellence in our compliance services to all our members.”

Ms Grantham became the new chief executive of REPIC in March, replacing the outgoing Mark Burrows-Smith (see letsrecycle.com story).

REPIC says that as key members of the REPIC Board the appointments of Mr Milne and Mr Frakes will have an essential role in delivering the scheme’s approved strategic plans, as well as supporting scheme members on future legislative developments and their impact on their businesses.


Mr Milne has spent 17 years in the waste and recycling sector across a broad spectrum of WEEE activity.

He founded Katalyst Business Consulting in March 2016 after eight years as a member of the Viridor senior executive. There he led the commercial team with direct responsibility for sales, strategic planning and customer service.

Prior to joining Viridor he held executive positions with WEEE specialists Shore Recycling.


Mr Frakes has more than 15 years of experience from practice, manufacturing and consulting in several highly regulated industries.

During his career, Mr Frakes has worked for a number of blue-chip companies in the UK and overseas, including AstraZeneca, Sanofi and Pilkington Glass.

He has previously been acting CFO for Brammer UK Ltd, part of the Rubix Group and head of finance for Sanofi’s Holmes Chapel site.


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