Wayne Hubbard – Chief Executive Officer
Wayne is the Chief Operating 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.
T: 020 7960 3684
James Lanman – Head of Finance
James is Head of Finance at the London Waste and Recycling Board, where he is responsible for managing the fund’s finances as well as working on project development, including analysis of financial models. Prior to joining LWARB he worked in financial due diligence at PWC, after training as a Chartered Accountant in their audit practice.
T: 020 7960 3681
Adam Leibowitz – Secretariat and Governance
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.
T: 020 7960 3680
Nicola Bradley – Administration Officer
Nicola is the Administration Officer at the London Waste and Recycling Board and joined in October 2016. She provides administrative support to LWARB and its programmes. Nicola studied Geography at Newcastle University and since then has worked in a variety of sectors. In previous roles she has set up internal recycling schemes and influenced company environmental policies.
T: 020 7960 3683
Stuart Ferguson – Head of Investment
Stuart joined the team in May 2016 as Head of Investment and is an experienced financier. He has previously worked as Head of Fund Investment at Big Issue Invest, a leading social investor, working with scalable, high growth businesses seeking to deliver financial and social returns. Prior to this role, Stuart worked for Lloyds Banking Group for 15 years in a variety of transactional and relationship management roles. Stuart brings significant experience of working with businesses across the investment lifecycle and has held a number of Board positions.
T: 020 7960 3668
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.
T: 020 7960 3682
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.
T: 020 7960 3652
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.
T: 020 7960 3651
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.
T: 020 7960 3649
Andri Constandinou – Business Advisor, Advance London
Andri Constandinou joined the Advance London team in April 2018 as a Business Advisor, with the main objective to support businesses through their transition to a more circular business model.
She previously worked for the London Fire Brigade in the Sustainable Development team supporting the organisation managing their environmental impacts and implementing sustainability principles in the structure of the organisation. Previously, Andri worked in the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence in York, where she conducted research on sustainable industrial manufacturing and how to measure the impacts of improvement, developing a commercial holistic metrics toolkit. She also worked on the development of bio-based solvents and working with businesses for their commercialisation and applications.
T: 020 7960 3653
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.
T: 020 7960 3650
Clare Ollerenshaw – Circular Economy Manager
Clare is the Circular Economy Manager and leads the Circular London team. Circular London focusses on embedding circular economy in London policies and creating the opportunity to collaborate and demonstrate circular economy in the capital. Clare led on the development of London’s circular economy route map that identifies 100 actions that will accelerate the transition to a circular economy in London. Previously, Clare worked for WRAP as a project manager on a EU Life + funded project, helping companies to transition from a traditional linear to a more circular business model. Clare is a member of the Association of Project Managers and has over 10 years’ project management experience.
T: 020 7960 3686
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.
T: 020 7960 3655
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.
T: 020 7960 3656
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.
T: 020 7960 3678
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.
T: 020 7960 3679
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.
T: 020 7960 3685
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.
T: 020 7960 3657
Ali Moore – Communications & Behaviour Change Manager
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.
T: 020 7960 3677
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.
T: 020 7960 3667