Veolia has appointed Gavin Graveson as executive vice president of UK & Ireland for Veolia, succeeding Estelle Brachlianoff who has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Veolia group based in Paris.
As Veolia’s chief operating officer, public and commercial in the UK, Gavin has been instrumental in building and developing municipal and commercial services, combined heat and power and recycling and treatment facilities, including the company’s thirteen major integrated waste and recycling infrastructure contracts.
Gavin Graveson, said: “As we face the challenges of preserving the environment and serving growing populations, communities need to be bolder and recognise the circular economy is the right model to deliver a sustainable future.
Gavin Graveson – “As we face the challenges of preserving the environment and serving growing populations, communities need to be bolder and recognise the circular economy is the right model to deliver a sustainable future…”
“We must take action and set out long-term goals and commitments to use our resources more efficiently to meet these ever increasing demands in a more sustainable way.
He adds: “Over the last six years the UK and Ireland business has been transformed under Estelle’s leadership in line with the group’s ‘Resourcing the World’ strategy. By integrating our water, waste and energy businesses, we have better positioned ourselves to tackle the key environmental issues of our time – climate change, resource scarcity and energy costs.
“It’s an exciting time; we are pioneers with the opportunity to champion real change and I very much look forward to advancing the major progress Veolia has made as a producer of resources, and a strategic partner in helping its customers solve the sustainability issues they face.”