Jeremy Jacobs has been formally appointed as Managing Director of Association for Organics Recycling (AFOR). His appointment was confirmed at the Association's AGM held yesterday Wednesday 10 December 2008.
AFOR's Chairman, Peter Mills, stated that he was pleased to confirm Jeremy's appointment and paid tribute to his contribution to the Association and biological treatments sector generally. He said 'Jeremy has worked with immense enthusiasm and dedication to represent the interest of the Associations member's. I am delighted that Jeremy has accepted the role of Managing Director and I look forward to working with him in promoting the achievements of our membership'.
Jeremy has been with the association for the last two years and has fulfilled the role of Chief Executive for the last nine months whilst Dr Jane Gilbert was on maternity leave. Jane has recently announced her departure from the association after fourteen years of dedicated service promoting the UK's biowaste management sector.
Jeremy is delighted with the appointment and anticipates a busy year in 2009, commencing with the Association's Annual Conference, Exhibition and Awards Dinner on 27 January. He said, 'The biowaste management sector will undergo further, fundamental change as greater emphasis is being placed on the treatment of biowastes using in-vessel composting and anaerobic digestion. AFOR will continue to work on behalf of its members, in pursuit of fair and proportionate regulation and effective drivers for the sustainable development of the UK's biowaste sector.'