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..
Chantelle Nicholson is the multi-award winning chef owner of Tredwells, in the West End’s Seven Dials. As one of the UK’s leading female names in the hospitality industry, Chantelle’s impressive ascent on the culinary career ladder and achievements to date, set her apart as a remarkable talent and a source of inspiration to hospitality professionals across the UK.
Claire Holland is the Deputy Leader of Lambeth Council and has been the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Transport, Environment & Clean Air since 2018. Prior to that, Claire held the position of Deputy Cabinet Member for Children & Schools, with primary responsibility for schools in Lambeth and has been a councillor for Oval ward since 2014.
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 Krupa Sheth
Krupa is a Councillor in the London Borough of Brent. Since May 2018, Krupa has been the Cabinet Member for Environment, working hard on initiatives such as recycling, biodiversity and the Climate Emergency. Krupa also sits on the West London Waste Alliance Board and London Council’s Transport and Environment Committee.
Joe leads the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Network, which brings together leading businesses, cities, universities, and emerging innovators to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy. Joe has a financial background, working previously at PayPal and Ernst & Young.
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.