Marshall hails ‘amazing opportunity’ at CIWM

Lee Marshall, the chief executive of the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC), is to become director of policy and external affairs at the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).

Lee Marshall LARAC
Lee Marshall has been chief executive officer of LARAC since 2014

Having served as LARAC’s chief executive for seven years, Mr Marshall, 50, will leave his current role and take up his new position at CIWM on 1 December 2021.

He will be responsible for the strategic development, management and delivery of CIWM’s policy, technical and knowledge capability.

The role was formerly held by Pat Jennings, who left at the end of June (see letsrecycle.com story).

In a statement, the CIWM said that, as part of the leadership and management teams, Mr Marshall would play a “key role” in influencing governments and key decision makers at local, national and international levels.

He will also provide support to a range of key stakeholders including members, employees, centre councils, the board of trustees and the presidential team.

This is an amazing opportunity to join an organisation which is firmly positioned at the forefront of the battle against resource scarcity and climate change
– Lee Marshall, LARAC chief executive

Mr Marshall said: “This is an amazing opportunity to join an organisation which is firmly positioned at the forefront of the battle against resource scarcity and climate change.

“I look forward to leading CIWM’s policy and technical capability and helping to harness its creative and innovative thinking to bring about meaningful change.”

25 years’ experience

Mr Marshall has more than 25 years’ experience in the UK waste sector, holding several senior roles in both the public and private sector, including positions with Stratford, Coventry and Woking councils. He also spent three years with waste management company Grundon as contract manager.

In his new role Mr Marshall will report to CIWM’s group chief executive officer, Sarah Poulter

In recent years, he has brought his resource management and local authority expertise to two government advisory panels on packaging and waste electrical equipment.

With a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of York, Mr Marshall is already a fellow of CIWM and non-executive director of OPRL Ltd, the not-for-profit recycling label organisation.

‘Hugely respected’

Founded in 1898 and representing around 5,700 individuals in the UK and overseas, CIWM is a professional membership body for people working in or with the waste management sector.

In his new role Mr Marshall will report to Sarah Poulter, the group chief executive officer. On Mr Marshall’s appointment, she said: “Lee is hugely respected across the entire resource and waste management sector and his appointment will further bolster what is already an outstanding CIWM leadership team.

“CIWM is committed to a world beyond waste and Lee will play a vital role in ensuring we continue to support our members in leading the development of more resource efficient and circular economies.”

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