Louise Grantham to stand down as REPIC chief

WEEE compliance scheme REPIC has announced that its chief executive, Louise Grantham, will stand down at the end of March, after nearly two decades at the company. 

Ms Grantham will be replaced by Graeme Milne, who is a director at the company.

Louise Grantham, chief executive of REPIC

REPIC was established 20 years ago and the company outlined that Ms Grantham “has played a pivotal role in the development of the organisation and in shaping the direction of UK producer responsibility legislation”.

As well as working closely with REPIC’s producer members and the producer trade associations forming the Joint Trade Associations (JTA), Ms Grantham has “dedicated significant time and effort to nurturing collaborations across the sector, addressing the challenges and opportunities within battery, electrical and packaging waste management in the UK and Europe”.

She has also headlined many industry events and has been “instrumental in driving sustainable partnerships and strong working relationships that benefit both REPIC, its producer scheme members and the wider sector”.

I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished

  • Louise Grantham


Louise Grantham, chief executive of REPIC, commented: “It has been an honour and privilege to work with the fantastic REPIC team and our producer members in establishing this great organisation and to be a part of a sector that is making a real difference.

“It has been extremely rewarding to work with colleagues from across a wide range of organisations to develop the battery, packaging and WEEE producer responsibility systems we have in place today. I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together and look forward to seeing how this develops further as the sector continues to play its part in establishing a circular economy. I am confident that now is the right time for me to pass on the torch and I have full confidence in the capable hands of Graeme and the wider team in continuing to build on the success of REPIC.”

Ms Grantham became chief executive in February 2020, replacing Mark Burrows-Smith (see letsrecycle.com story).


REPIC’s chairman, Abs Bokhari, who is also chairman of Hoover Limited, added: “Personally and on behalf of the Board of REPIC, I would like to extend our gratitude to Louise for her exceptional leadership, vision, and unwavering commitment to the success of REPIC over the last 19 years – She has played a crucial role in fostering growth, driving innovation, and championing excellence.

Graeme Milne will be taking over as chief executive

“As we bid farewell to Louise, I would like to extend my welcome to Graeme Milne as the incoming Chief Executive; Graeme has been an integral part of the REPIC team, serving on the REPIC board as the Strategic Business Development Director for nearly four years. With over 21 years in the waste management sector, his extensive experience, deep understanding of the WEEE industry, and proven track record of driving results makes him the ideal leader to steer REPIC on its next phase, building on Louise’s legacy.”

Graeme Milne, REPIC director, added: “I am honoured and excited to step into this new role. Louise has been an incredible mentor, and I am fortunate to lead a hugely talented and committed team that will continue to help realise our goal to lead and shape producer responsibility.”

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