Wayne Hubbard – Chief Executive Officer
Wayne is the Chief Executive Officer of the London Waste and Recycling Board, where he oversees the day to day running of the organisation. He has been heavily involved in LWARB since its establishment and has substantial local government and waste industry experience. Prior to LWARB, Wayne worked as Head of Waste Policy at the Greater London Authority and has also held roles at the London Borough of Haringey and East Sussex County Council. Wayne has over 20 years’ experience in the waste industry.
Adam Leibowitz – Governance and Secretariat
Adam is the Board’s Governance and Secretariat Officer. He has worked for the London Waste and Recycling Board since its establishment, and assisted in putting in place its governance procedures and administrative systems. Prior to this, he worked in similar roles for the Greater London Authority, including the Planning and Environment teams where he helped to administer the production of the Mayor of London’s planning and environmental strategies. Adam was the group co-ordinator for the GLA team which organised the 2008 GLA elections.
Eddie Confoy- Head of Finance and Operations
Eddie is the Head of Finance and overseas the day to day financial accounting, reporting, planning, and operations of the business. Additionally he has responsibility for developing and implementing the company’s internal controls environment and long-term funding strategy. Prior to LWARB Eddie has had a long and distinguished career in Finance and Project Management, having worked across manufacturing, telecoms, and the retail sectors, before spending the last 20 years in tier 1 global Financial Services institutions. Eddie brings with him a corporate and commercial perspective aimed at developing LWARB’s operational impact and efficiency.
Isabella Nasak Kima – Corporate Communications Officer
Isabella leads communications and promotion of the work and achievements of LWARB and its programmes, in order to build the organisation’s brand and reputation with a wide range of stakeholders. She brings a diverse range of skills and experiences inspiring audiences, creating partnerships and growing organisations’ impact and reach through corporate communications.
Natalia Agathou – Business Advice Manager, Advance London
Natalia joined the team in January 2017 as Business Advice Manager of the Advance London team. She has previously worked for 8 years as an environmental advisor specialised in sustainable businesses and responsible sourcing in emerging economies. She has assisted businesses in developing sustainability strategies and resource efficient business plans.she has designed waste collection and delivery plans for municipalities and has analysed and restructured internal processes for organizations and businesses in the retail, packaging, banking, textiles, recycling and sanitary sector. She has managed and implemented programmes for international clients like Philips, IFCO Systems S.A., Textile Enterprises, IBM, the World Bank, the EU, the UNDP, Water.org and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Jean Billant – Senior Business Advisor
Jean joined Advance London as a Senior Business Advisor, delivering circular economy focused business support and advice to SMEs within London to help them scale-up existing circular economy operations or transition to more circular business operating models.
Prior to this, he has been advising SMEs and manufacturing enterprises to design market-ready solutions around waste to energy, decentralised energy production and bio-based materials. His sound knowledge on technical related issues combined with business and financial skills such as access to finance, business modeling, market mapping and analysis give him a unique perspective on the development of innovative and low carbon business solutions.
Jean studied Business and Sustainable Development in Kedge Business School and specialised in circular economy and sustainable development. He worked on development projects in South America, South East Asia and Africa.
Emma McKenna – Business Advisor, Advance London
Emma is a Business Advisor on the Advance London team supporting businesses scale up their circular economy activities or transition to more circular ways of working. Prior to joining, Emma was a project officer on the future cities programme in Peterborough where Emma led on the Empowerment and Smart Business strands of the programme delivering projects to drive innovation; smarter ways of working; and the transition to a Circular City. Emma has experience working with businesses from various sectors and managed the development and launch of Peterborough’s own B2B resource sharing platform.
Sarah Beaton – Project Coordinator, Advance London
Sarah joined the Advance London team in March 2018 as Project Coordinator. Prior to this, Sarah worked at Cancer Research UK first in in the funding department issuing and auditing research grants and later as a Project Coordinator for the Stratified Medicine Programme. Most recently, Sarah was Operations Manager at a London-based SME implementing strategies and processes for growth.
Andrea Crump – Circular Economy Policy and Projects Officer
Andrea is the Circular Economy Policy and Projects Officer in the Circular London team. Her role aims to catalyse circular economy activity across London through influencing policy and developing projects to deliver the London Circular Economy Route Map.
Andrea has over 10 years experience in leading public sector action on sustainability and was previously head of the sustainability team at the London Borough of Sutton, delivering a wide range of sustainability programmes, including sustainable energy and resource efficiency. Andrea is a Chartered Environmentalist and a member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences.
Philip Guthrie – Collaboration Hub Project Officer
Philip is Circular London’s Collaboration Hub Project Officer. He joined LWARB in 2017 with a view to promoting collaboration within the circular economy across London. The role looks to bring actors across key business and industry sectors together with government, community and academia to explore ways to transition London to a circular economy. Before joining LWARB Philip worked for Arup for over ten years where he developed extensive knowledge of the built environment sector, skills in facilitation and design exploration. Philip is a Chartered Environmentalist and an Accredited Mediator.
Jessica Brodrick – Business Development Officer
Jessica joined the London Waste and Recycling Board in 2016 as a Business Development Officer in the investment team. Before joining the Board, Jessica worked as a Project Manager in the Business Development Team at Veolia, tendering for local authority municipal contracts. Prior to this, she worked at Lincolnshire County Council for five years supporting several multi-million pound procurement projects, including the procurement of the county’s Energy from Waste facility.
Nicola Bradley – Community and Office Manager
Nicky is Community and Office Manager of LWARB’s Circular London Accelerator – a community of start-ups in London with circular principles at their core.
Antony Buchan – Head of Programme (Resource London)
Antony is Head of the Resource London programme, supporting London waste authorities to deliver significant savings and improve performance. He is a waste management professional with 17+ years’ experience in local, regional and national government and the commercial sector. A member of the negotiating team that created LWARB, Antony has been working for LWARB since its establishment.
Sarah Craddock – Project Development Manager – Commercial Recycling
Sarah joined Resource London in 2018 focusing on commercial recycling within the capital. Sarah works alongside Local Authorities, Business Improvement Districts and waste consolidation schemes to increase commercial recycling across London. Sarah has recently worked at Veolia as Commercial Waste Project Manager, dedicated to their contract with Westminster City Council. Here Sarah had a key focus on reducing contamination and increasing recycling, but also worked with BIDs and developed waste improvement plans for key accounts. Prior to this Sarah was The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Waste and Innovation Strategy Manager – delivering their UK waste strategy and targets across 2,000 locations.
Hannah Carter – Communications and Campaigns Officer (#LoveNotLandfill)
Hannah works specifically on the Love Your Clothes Young London activity which is part of the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP). Love Your Clothes Young London aims to divert clothing and textile waste from landfill by changing the behaviour of 16-24 year old Londoners. Hannah has been studying sustainable fashion and social media for the past two years. Prior to this she worked in communications for 15 years in London and Shanghai, both agency and in-house across a diverse range of consumer and healthcare clients.
Beverley Simonson – Local Authority Support Manager
Beverley currently provides local authority support within the Resource London programme; working closely with London’s waste authorities and other stakeholders to increase the performance of recycling. Beverley also helped to manage LWARB’s Efficiencies Programme, which identified efficiencies for London boroughs in their waste management services. Beverley is a Chartered Waste Manager with over 16 years in the resources industry, working in and with local authority waste teams. Previously she worked for WRAP as a Recycling and Collections Technical Adviser, providing support for English local authorities with a particular focus on London. Beverley also held roles at the London Borough of Ealing and Dacorum Borough Council. In 2015 she was elected the first woman to chair the London and Southern Counties CIWM Centre Council.
Cathy Cook – Local Authority Support Manager
Cathy also provides local authority support within the Resource London programme, working with a range of London’s waste authorities and other stakeholders to support them in improving recycling rates across the capital. Cathy has over 20 years experience in Local Government, nine of those within the waste sector, working both strategically and operationally. Most recently, Cathy held the post of Senior Recycling Officer at Rochford District Council in Essex and introduced a new recycling scheme – one of the first to include alternate weekly collections – which resulted in it becoming the top Recycling Authority in the UK.
Gemma Scott – Local Authority Support Manager – Flats
Gemma manages the Resource London activity to improve recycling performance in London’s purpose built flats. Gemma works closely with London’s waste authorities and other stakeholders including housing providers and planners to support them in looking at the most cost effective interventions for improving performance in existing flats as well as proposed new flatted developments. Gemma has worked for LWARB since 2009 and during her time managed LWARB’s previous Efficiencies Programme, which identified efficiencies for London boroughs in their waste management services.
Gemma is a Chartered Waste Manager with over 15 years in the industry working in and with local authority waste teams and the private sector. Previously she worked as the Recycling Manager at the London Borough of Richmond, as Senior Recycling Officer at London Borough of Camden and for Veolia Environmental Services in business development and contract management.
Ali Moore – Head of Communications
Ali works in the Resource London programme, managing the communications and behaviour change aspects of the team’s work. This includes providing support and consultancy to boroughs as well as leading on the Recycle for London programme and the London-specific campaigns for Love Food Hate Waste and Love Your Clothes. With over 23 years’ experience of brand development, marketing and communications across the corporate, commercial and public sectors, she has previously worked for organisations as diverse as Reuters, Lloyds Bank, The Post Office, Transport for London, a range of small locally-based charities and WRAP.
Violetta Lynch – Communications & Campaigns Officer
Violetta works in the Resource London programme, supporting on communications and behaviour change and with a particular focus on digital. Prior to this, Violetta worked as a Project Manager on the Women in Transport programme at Transport for London, a diversity initiative with the aim of increasing the representation of women in the transport industry. Her experience is centered around communications and project management, with previous roles at Network Rail and Virgin Trains.
Olivia Shaw – Campaign Support Officer (#LoveNotLandfill)
Olivia joined the The London Waste and Recycling Board in 2018, supporting across the ECAP behavioural change campaign Love Not Landfill. Before joining the business Olivia graduated from the University of Brighton where she studied Fashion Communication with Business Studies. During her third year, and in particular her final major project, Olivia found her passion for sustainability and waste. She developed Shop Shaw – a project dedicated to creating discussions, providing solutions and overall promoting sustainability. In addition to her website she also produced a sustainable guide to Brighton.