The not for profit organisation Waste Action Forum WAF has appointed Nigel Pritchard as its first chief executive.
WAF aims to strengthen the relationship between industry the public sector and government to improve sustainable recycling performance and waste minimisation. In order to do this the new role of chief executive was created to support the steering group which represents both industry and the public sector.
Nigel was the original founding chairman of WAF and served in this role for four years. He has spent most of his career working in the packaging sector and has previously worked in various roles at Rexam Plc and Ardagh Glass Group Plc.
Nigel and a number of other highly experienced industrial board level practitioners have recently formed Gelian Associates, an executive management services business. He will continue full time with Gelian Associates along with his new role at the Waste Action Forum.
Andy Doran, chairman of WAF and national manager of Novelis Recycling, said: "The steering group is keen to see WAF expand its activities to help drive the UK recycling performance. We believe this new appointment will help us to do this."
Nigel said: "It is a huge honour to be asked to fill this role and I hope that with my help the WAF can expand its activities even further."
The next Waste Action Forum event will take place at Ardsley House Hotel, Barnsley, on 7 and 8 July.