Dr Adam Read
Adam is a member of Suez UK’s Management Team with responsibility for external affairs, internal and external communications and sustainability. He has been with Suez for 6 years after a successful career in academia, local government and environmental consultancy spanning over 30 years, focusing mainly on the expansion of recycling services, behaviours, campaigns and treatment technologies. His PhD focussed on UK waste policy failures and lessons learned whilst he has had numerous academic and trade publications on a diverse range of issues from waste prevention and the circular economy, to behaviour change, policy implementation, recycling contamination and technology failures. He is a respected academic and industry thought leader known for challenging the status quo
For the last six years he has led the company's work with UK Government on the development of the new Resources & Waste Strategy and associated consultations around EPR, DRS, Plastic Tax and consistent collections, hosting numerous workshops, webinars and conferences on behalf of CIWM and other industry bodies to discuss the policy proposals and develop consensus and feedback to the relevant Government departments. He has also been working closely with numerous leading brands assessing the impact of policy reforms on their businesses and looking at new and innovative packaging design, harvesting options and new business models, all part of the move towards a more circular materials economy.
Adam is currently the chair of the ESA (the sector trade body) Resource Strategy & Policy working group, where the sector's critical thinking about potential policy impacts happen. He is a former CIWM president and during his tenure he championed the green skills demands of a sector transitioning to a circular economy, leading to him sitting on the UK Government's Green Jobs Delivery Group on behalf of the resources & waste sector. Adam sits on numerous industry technical working groups, including CIWM’s Policy & Innovation Forum, BITC’s circular economy think tank and the Circular Economy Task Force (managed by the Green Alliance) and enjoys nothing more than mentoring the resource managers of the future. He is a CIWM Trustee, member of CIWM's Policy & Innovation Forum and was recently voted the 7th most influential person in the Resource Hot 100 and one of the 10 most important people in the UK Environment Sector.
Adam has been involved in EfW and ATT projects for over 20 years, from outline design, procurement and technology appraisals to site performance monitoring and community engagement.
Founder and director of Tolvik, a leading provider of market and commercial due diligence services in the UK waste sector. Adrian started his career in the waste industry 20 years ago at Cory, where he led the team which took the Riverside EfW plant to financial close.In 2012-13 Adrian was managing director at the UK Government owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) with responsibility for waste and bioenergy investments.
In recent years, Adrian has advised investors on a number of high profile transactions in European waste markets.
Dr Ella Stengler
Ella is managing director of CEWEP (the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants) since July 2003. CEWEP is the European umbrella association of the operators of energy-from-waste plants and has offices in Germany and Brussels.
Before that she was the managing director of the German EfW association ITAD and previously she headed AGS, a public-private partnership organisation dealing with hazardous waste and waste shipments. She studied law in Germany and France.
Ella is dealing with European policy and legislation on waste, environment, energy, sustainability, pollution prevention, sustainable finance etc. Current priorities are the European Green Deal, particularly the Circular Economy and its Implementation, European Energy Policies including the Renewable Energy Directive, the EU’s Climate Law and long-term greenhouse gas reduction vision for 2050, and the Interface between waste and chemicals legislation.
Roberto is the founder and technical director of KRR ProStream. He has worked as a chief commissioning engineer for Hitachi Zosen Inova, in Switzerland and as a senior process engineer in the waste treatment department of SKM Enviros in the UK.
Roberto holds a BSc (Hons) (Eng) MechEDAT from the University of Warwick and is a recognised member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management and the International Solid Waste Association.
Over the years Roberto has become an undisputed expert in the fields of project management, boiler fouling, plant commissioning, environmental audits and training, drawing on experience gained on a wide range of energy and waste engineering projects.
KRR originally started as a subdivision of Vogel Waste Industry Services Limited (WIS), but was spun off as an independent company in 2006. It now trades as KRR ProStream and offers industrial boiler cleaning to the Energy sector.
WIS now trades as Enpro Swiss and offers technical shutdown, retrofit and technical consultancy to UK EfW operators. Roberto remains a director of Enpro-Swiss.
Paul is managing director of MVV Environment Limited, part of MVV Umwelt GmbH of Germany, concentrating on energy-from-waste combined heat and power (EfW CHP) and other resource recovery solutions for the UK PFI and commercial waste markets. He also serves as a director on MVV’s three UK operating project companies, as well as its energy trading company.
Paul’s experience spans large and small-scale fossil fuel and renewable energy generation, including energy from waste, with more than 25 years in the industry. He is responsible for business development for MVV in the UK, and led the bidding, contract negotiations and successful planning consent application for the 265,000t/yr EfW CHP project for the South West Devon Waste Partnership Residual Waste Contract and the 200,000 tpa EfW CHP project for the Dundee and Angus Residual Waste Contract. He is also involved in running the 190,000 tpa waste wood biomass project at Ridham Dock, Kent. Paul’s previous experience includes developing a 240,000t/yr EfW facility at Hull and several other large EfW facilities.
Paul is a chartered civil engineer with an MBA.
With 15+ years of experience in the waste and recycling sector, Steve is director and founder of Andusia, the UK’s largest independent exporter of RDF. Established in 2012, Steve saw an opportunity in the developing market of RDF export, diverting waste from UK landfill whilst generating heat and power for Energy from Waste (EfW) plants across Northern Europe and Scandinavia.
Following the company’s launch over nine years ago, Steve has managed the evolution of Andusia into other waste types and markets, using their expertise in the RDF field to begin export of SRF and hazardous and clinical waste, whilst also heavily supporting the development of the UK EfW market.
Prior to Andusia, Steve worked for Cleanaway, Veolia, Reconomy and Greenstar in a number of commercial and financial roles and has been in the sector for 26 years.