Dr Liz Goodwin OBE
Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board
Liz Goodwin is a chemist by background. After an early career at ICI she began to move towards the environmental sector at Zeneca and subsequently Syngenta.
Realising the vital role that care for the environment was likely to have in the future she joined, at its inception in 2001, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) as its first Director of Manufacturing and subsequently added the role of Director of Construction.
In 2007 Liz took on the role of CEO at WRAP which position she held until June 2016. During her period at WRAP, UK recycling rates increased from 9% to 43% and food waste was reduced by 21% in 4 years..
Cllr Bassam Mahfouz
Bassam has been a Labour Councillor for the Northolt West End ward in the London Borough of Ealing since 2005. As Cabinet member for Environment & Transport since 2010, he has overseen recycling continuously increase in the borough, reaching record highs, during which time Ealing trialled a Recycling Rewards programme for communities.
Barbara is an experienced commercial Board Director and Chair, with particular expertise in building and environmental technology, housing and hospitality sectors.
Barbara is also Non Executive Director at Sovereign Housing Association where she is Chair of Remuneration committee and Chair of Audit and Risk designate.
Cllr Guy Senior
Guy is the Cabinet Member for Finance in Wandsworth and has also held the ‘environment’ portfolio in the past. He is the longest serving member of Western Riverside Waste Authority, which disposes of the waste for 4 London boroughs so has a long interest in waste matters. He has recently become a keen home composter which, together with close attention to plastic recycling, has meant he has cut his household waste by half.
Cllr Ian Wingfield
Ian is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a Life Member of the Institute of Management Services.
Elected to Southwark Council in October 1989, Ian was Labour Whip to the Association of London Government 1990-2002, and a Member Local Government Association 1990-2004 and 2010-2016.
Melville Haggard has over 30 years’ experience as a project financier and adviser to industry and HM Government.
He was a member of the Advisory Group on the UK Government’s Green Investment Bank and is chairman of the investment committee of the London Waste and Recycling Board.
Cllr Nesil Caliskan
In May 2018, Cllr Nesil Caliskan was elected at the first female leader in Enfield Council’s history having served as a ward Councillor for Jubilee ward since 2015.
Nesil lives in Enfield and has been an active community campaigner for over sixteen years.
Shirley Rodrigues was appointed as Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy in October 2016. She is using her environmental expertise to work with Transport for London (TfL) to deliver the Mayor’s plans for tackling air pollution across London. This includes: expanding the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), new charges for the oldest and most polluting vehicles, and creating Low Emission Bus Zones.