Resource Association Elects Jonathan Short As New Chairman

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The Resource Association has announced that Jonathan Short, founder and deputy chairman of ECO Plastics was elected as the new chairman of the Association at its Annual general meeting, held last Friday (24th April) in Birmingham.

Founding chairman Andy Doran of Novelis Europe stepped down after three years in the role, but has remained a member of the Board.

Two new Board members were also elected at the AGM: managing director of Closed Loop Recycling Chris Dow, and DS Smith business development manager Peter Clayson.

Retiring from the Board were Simon Weston, managing director of Smurfit Kappa Recycling and Simon Walker, head of RCP sales at UPM Shotton.

Jonathan Short – “Having been involved as one of the early members three years ago and seeing the organisation flourish under Andy Doran’s leadership, I look forward to carrying on his good work and supporting Ray Georgeson and the team in continuing to offer leadership for the reprocessing and recycling sectors and the wide supply chain interests that support our mission”

Newly elected chairman Jonathan Short said: “I am delighted to gain the support of my Association colleagues in taking up the Chairmanship of the Resource Association.  Having been involved as one of the early members three years ago and seeing the organisation flourish under Andy Doran’s leadership, I look forward to carrying on his good work and supporting Ray Georgeson and the team in continuing to offer leadership for the reprocessing and recycling sectors and the wide supply chain interests that support our mission. I’d also like to welcome new Board members Chris Dow and Peter Clayson and thank Simon Walker for his service over the past year and look forward to his continued involvement.”

Retiring chairman Andy Doran said: “It has been a great honour to lead and help develop the Association and I have enjoyed my time as Chair tremendously, working with a very active Board and membership, Ray and the growing team.  I felt it was a good time to step down and hand on the baton for good governance reasons as well as other work demands upon my time, but I remain fully supportive and looking forward to continuing my active support as a Board member. I wish Jonathan every success in the post.”

“I’d also like to add particular thanks to Simon Weston of Smurfit Kappa who has stepped down this year. His three years of service, including the time involved in the development of the Association pre-launch has been exemplary and he will be deeply missed, but I look forward to his continued support as a valued member.”

 

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