Rachel Waugh is a Senior Consultant at Oakdene Hollins with environmental consultancy experience built on a background of research into CO2 abatement options for industry.  She holds an Engineering PhD degree from the University of Cambridge in options for achieving a 50% reduction in steel industry CO2 emissions by 2050.  As a result, she has developed research skills particularly in the areas of energy and material efficiency for engineering materials.  Rachel is currently managing Oakdene Hollins contribution to the ECOBULK project which is investigating circular economy aspects of composite materials. The project is funded under Horizon2020.  Rachel led the European Remanufacturing Network project (www.remanufacturing.eu) and provides technical support to the business-led Conseil Européen de Remanufacture (European Remanufacturing Council). 

Andy Clifton is the Sustainability Manager for Engineering & Design at Rolls-Royce. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2005 as the Design for Environment Capability Owner after completing a research PhD at the Materials and Engineering Research Institute at Sheffield Hallam University. His primary role at Rolls-Royce is to lead the development of the company's engineering and design capabilities so that sustainability forms an integral part of all decision-making processes across all businesses and functions. He chairs various industry and collaborative working groups on the topic of sustainable design, which are leading the definition of new standards for best practice and sustainable business performance for the aerospace sector. 

Joanna Fox is a Solicitor in the Environment and Safety team in London and a member of Ashurst's Built Environment Practice.  She advises clients in the waste, oil and gas, real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious environment and safety matters. Joanna has also provided regulatory advice and legal opinions in matters such as GMO foods, the Medium Combustion Plants Directive, environmental and decommissioning liabilities, the circular economy and on end of waste submissions.

Joanna has worked with a number of clients in the waste industry, including on a number of energy from waste facilities. This work often includes environmental due diligence and advising clients on the allocation of environmental risk. In addition to this work, Joanna is an active member of UKELA's Waste Working Party and has helped to organise events, such as The Recycling Association's Annual Conference.

Dr David Greenfield set up SOENECS, an independent environmental research and innovation practice in 2014 following 15 years in leadership roles in local and regional government. SOENECS provides strategic advice and support to the public and private sectors on circular economy, waste & resource management, innovative solutions, chairing and facilitation and partnership delivery.   

In the last two years David has co-created and is managing: • The Department for Transport (DfT) funded research project “Pothole Spotter” – using existing assets (RCVs’) to prevent potholes using big data capture • “Tech-Takeback” – a partnership between SOENECS, Freegle, EraseMydata working with Brighton & Hove City Council to data-erase old IT and give it a second life • “The Hove Trinity Trust” - a revolving fund for investment in energy efficiency and community access in churches in Hove • “Brighton & Hove Eco Dinner Club” – an action-based networking club   

David has written chapters for the following publications and is in the process of writing a book called Infrastructure in a Circular Economy to be published by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) in 2019: • Chapter 8 – Construction and Demolition waste for the Chief Scientific Officers Annual report – From Waste to Resources 2017 • Chapter 3 – The Political Narrative for the RIBA Reuse Atlas by Duncan Baker-Brown   

David is the London “Circular Economy Club” co-organiser, non-executive Director of CIWM enterprises, Trustee and Director of Freegle, Chair of the ICE Resource Management Panel, Government Adviser to DEFRA and MHCLG and advisor and past chair to the National Waste Network Chairs (WNC).    He is a Chartered Waste Manager, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and a Chartered Environmentalist. 

Dr Waleed Montasser is a Chartered Waste Manager and Chartered Environmentalist with 20 years in environmental, wastes and resources management as well as the circular economy. Dr Montasser is the director of IREEMS Ltd UK, with clients in the UK and internationally Nigeria, about wastes management and resource efficiency. Dr Montasser was involved in projects and studies with various wastes and environmental organisations in the UK such as DEFRA, WRAP and internationally with UNIDO, HP and abroad such as UNIDO, ITC and Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA). For example, Dr Montasser was part of an EU Mission to Chile. The Mission aimed to share EU best practices in municipal waste management with key stakeholders.  This included meeting with stakeholders and delivering a public workshop discussing the future of wastes management in Chile. 

Waleed is also the coordinator of Circular Economy Working Group at RESURBE Project (2014-2018). RESURBE project is supported by the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability and aims to help facilitate knowledge to government and universities on the resilience of cities. Waleed was also part of E-Waste Extended Producer responsibility working group for Nigeria with stakeholders such as HP, DELL, UNIDO and NESREA. The group aims to enhance the e-waste management in Nigeria. Waleed is currently working on consultancy tasks in several locations on wastes management and resource efficiency.   Waleed published in various national and international conferences as well as per-reviewed journals (e.g. Wastes Management, Resources, Conservation and Recycling).  Waleed has a BSc. in Food Science and Technology, MSc. Environmental Pollution Science and PhD in Waste Management.  

Trevor Nicoll is the Head of Waste Resources for the Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service a strategic partnership between Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.  Prior to this, he was Head of Recycling, Waste and Fleet Services at Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council in North Staffordshire.  Trevor has extensive experience of issues affecting waste services in local authorities, including insourcing recycling collections from the contractor, procuring waste treatment contracts and collection vehicles, operating trade waste services and delivering efficiencies during highly austere times for local authorities.  Trevor has introduced integrated in-cab technology, back office and web-services for his last two authorities.   

Like many professionals working in the resource and waste sector, Trevor’s career started in another profession.  After graduating from Newcastle upon Tyne University, Trevor worked in surveying, undertaking much international travel as a hydrographic surveyor in the oil and gas industry.  Transferring his skills to the waste sector, he joined a waste management consultancy in 2005 and quickly gained industry knowledge through a variety of different projects.   Trevor is a Trustee of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and a Member of the Executive Committee, helping to steer the Institution forward as it adjusts to a changing global and local environment. He is committed to developing the role of the CIWM in an ever-shifting waste & resource space. Trevor will be the President of the CIWM from November 2019.

Dr Adam Read is Director of External Affairs at Suez, where for the last 18 months he has been responsible for government engagement and corporate strategy, plus closer working with CIWM, ESA and other leading trade bodies in the UK and internationally. Adam has been in the waste & resources sector for over 20 years as a local authority officer, academic and consultant, including 9 years at Ricardo where he managed 50 technical consultants covering all aspects of waste management policy, operations and resource efficiency including a specialised due diligence team focused on new technology support for potential investors. 

Adam during the last year at Suez has been at the heart of many of the sector’s biggest debates, including global discussions about carbon pricing, concerns about international markets for recyclate, and the sustainable development of the UK’s waste infrastructure landscape. However, the bulk of his time this last year has focused on the development of the DEFRA Resources & Waste Strategy and associated revolution in extended producer responsibility, culminating in him co-authoring Suez’s resources & waste manifesto, which has covered major issues including extended producer responsibility, the EC Circular Economy Package targets, and reform of recycling collections and local targets. He has hosted in excess of 25 value chain workshops to explore elements of an ideal new policy framework, working with major brands like Coca Cola, Iceland and Co Op and with a large number of local authorities and other key stakeholders. In recent months he has also co-developed a guide outlining the principles behind a gold standard EPR scheme, and has led SUEZ sponsored think pieces on DRS (on the go focused) and municipal contracting best practice. He is a Fellow of the CIWM, and will become President of the Chartered Institution  in October 2020. 

Fleur Ruckley is a resources management and circular economy professional for Wood.  She has over 20 years' experience in the field of waste and environmental management, particularly regarding operations, compliance and reporting in organisations.  Fleur has managed complex waste and resource efficiency projects, delivered health, safety and environmental audits and training, high-level organisational strategies and policies, regulatory reviews and market engagement for new business models.  She has specialisms in circular economy business models, environmental policy implementation, behaviour change and special waste management.