Dr Adam Read
Adam has been external affairs director at SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK for almost 4 years after a successful career in academia, local government and consultancy, dating back some 25 years. He is also a trustee of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, the leading professional body for waste and resource managers in the UK, and its current president.
For the last two years he has been leading SUEZ’s work with the UK Government on the development of the new English Resources & Waste Strategy and associated consultations on extended producer responsibility, deposit return systems and consistent collections, acting as lead author on all of the SUEZ evidence submissions.
Adam has also worked with numerous local authorities on modelling, mapping and assessing policy reforms and likely impacts on materials flows, composition and service provision, and with major brands on packaging innovation and materials substitution opportunities. Adam is also a regular conference speaker, author, blogger, webinar chair and social media enthusiast.
Adrian is 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, planning, plant commissioning, environmental audits and training, drawing on experience gained on a wide range of energy and waste engineering projects.
KRR originally started as Vogel Waste Industry Services Limited (WIS), but now trades as WISenvironmental. This company offers environmental technology and management consultant services. KRR ProStream was spun out from these early beginnings. KRR (UK) Ltd, which trades as KRR ProStream, offers industrial boiler cleaning to the Energy sector.
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.