Ecosurety has appointed Neil Pollard as chief operating officer – a new position within the company.
Pollard comes with extensive experience within both listed and private equity backed regulated companies where he held senior finance and operations roles.
He will oversee and manage the technical and procurement teams, focusing on the commercial activities and performance of the business and will report to Ecosurety CEO James Piper. Neil will also become a member of the Ecosurety board.
Commenting on the new appointment, James Piper says “Neil’s extensive experience in the operations and finance sector and his strong track-record for capacity-building and financial control will be a huge asset to Ecosurety."
"We’ve seen our ethos and business model really resonate with producers and retailers over the last few years and on this basis the company membership base has increased. Neil’s appointment marks a new phase for Ecosurety - we’re delighted to have him on board.”
Neil Pollard commented on his new role, saying: “I am delighted to have joined Ecosurety at an exciting time for both the company and the wider industry and I look forward to helping shape the next stage of growth."
"I believe we are well-positioned to continue offering best in class compliance whilst creating real impact for UK recycling and the wider environment.”
Ecosurety has over 1,000 members across the retail, food and drink sectors. As well as taking care of their recycling obligations, Ecosurety works with its members to identify programmes that drive forward innovation, education and improved infrastructure in the UK’s recycling sector, using a proportion of members’ PRN spend as a finance mechanism.
Not only does this approach enable the UK’s recycling capacity to grow, it increases transparency by reducing the UK’s reliance on foreign recycling export markets.
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