Former Director of Environmental Quality at Defra, Dr Colin Church is the new CEO of The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), and will be taking over from Steve Lee in the Autumn.
Dr Church has extensive experience in strategic environmental policy-making and in his most recent role at Defra was responsible for government policy on issues including climate change adaptation, air quality, industrial pollution prevention, local environment quality, resource efficiency and waste, and sustainable procurement.
He also managed the Government’s support for waste infrastructure development, led for Defra on climate change mitigation, and was also a non-executive director of WRAP, the waste reduction and resource efficiency body.
Dr Church said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of CIWM Chief Executive, and I look forward to building on Steve Lee’s success in positioning the Institution as an informed and influential professional body.”
The BCC has welcomed the appointment and looks forward to working with Dr Church when he takes up his post