New Managing Directors For Waste Authorities

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has announced Martin Capstick (pictured right) has been appointed to the role of Managing Director at NLWA.

Martin has worked at the Department for Transport for several years undertaking various senior level roles including High Speed Rail Director positions and is currently Regional Transport Strategies Director leading work on the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine.

Martin has been appointed by a panel of Members after an extensive recruitment campaign.

Cllr Loakes, Chair of NLWA said: “We are delighted to have found an exceptional candidate in Martin. He has extensive experience of working in a politically led environment and has overseen large and complex infrastructure programmes. He will be our second MD and I am confident he has the skills we need to take forward the next steps in our strategy.”

Martin added that: “I am delighted to take on this role. With a background leading a range of public sector projects and policy issues, it’s very motivating to be the Managing Director of the Authority, making a real difference to the quality of life of north Londoners and to the sustainable use of resources.

“I look forward to working with the Members and team at NLWA particularly to deliver the North London Heat and Power Project, to make further progress with residents on waste prevention and recycling, and to offer a great service to the public.”

Martin is expected to be in post in early December 2017.

Mickey Green Appointed Somerset Waste Partnership MD

Mickey Green (pictured right) has been appointed as the new managing director of Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) following a nationwide recruitment process.

At present Strategic Manager for Commissioning Development at Somerset County Council (SCC), Mickey will start work in early October.

He said: “This is a tremendous opportunity to build on SWP’s huge success so far. While our recycling rate of 52% is ahead of much of the UK, we are ambitious to go much further in enabling Somerset residents to reuse and recycle more and waste less.

“We have the opportunity to create a new generation of services that are practical, sustainable and great value for money.

“As well as developing new kerbside services taking extra materials for recycling and reducing rubbish collection frequency, SWP will soon be generating electricity from the increasingly small amount of waste that cannot be reused or recycled.

“We are extremely pleased to appoint Mickey Green, who offers an impressive combination of experience, skills and vision that will be essential for the task of transforming Somerset’s waste services in the coming years.”

“Equally as importantly, we need to work in more innovative ways with partners, communities and the public to address the fact that, on average, half of what people put in their rubbish bin in Somerset could already be recycled at the kerbside.”

In various SCC roles, Mickey has led the creation of Devon and Somerset’s Joint Trading Standards Service, the South West Heritage Trust and Somerset’s successful superfast broadband bid.

As a long-term contributor to SWP’s strategic management group, Mickey has played an active role in recent developments including the new energy-from-waste arrangements for Somerset’s rubbish.

Mickey previously worked at the Department for Communities and Local Government and qualified as a chartered accountant with leading professional services firm, KPMG.

He succeeds Steve Read, who departed at the end of May, after almost 10 years as SWP MD, to take up the post of Director of Energy, Waste and Environment at West Sussex County Council.

SWP is the executive arm of Somerset Waste Board (SWB), whose 12 member councillors are selected from the six Somerset councils that are the partner authorities.

SWB chairman Cllr Derek Yeomans said: “We were sorry to lose Steve but very happy that he secured an exciting new opportunity to make a mark in West Sussex.

“And we are extremely pleased to appoint Mickey Green, who offers an impressive combination of experience, skills and vision that will be essential for the task of transforming Somerset’s waste services in the coming years.”

With a £45 million a year budget and the services of contractors Kier and Viridor, SWP manages kerbside collections and recycling sites for Somerset’s 550,000 residents in 250,000 households.

Operating since October 2007, SWP today deals with more than 260,000 tonnes of recycling and waste each year.

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