Antony Buchan – Head of Programme (Resource London)

Antony leads the Resource London programme, supporting London waste authorities to deliver significant savings and improve performance. He is a waste management professional with 17+ years’ experience in local, regional and national government and the commercial sector. A member of the negotiating team that created LWARB, Antony has been working for LWARB since its establishment.

T: 020 7960 3678
E: antony.buchan

Beverley Simonson – Local Authority Support Manager

Beverley currently provides local authority support within the Resource London programme; working closely with London’s waste authorities and other stakeholders to support them in increasing the performance of recycling. Beverley also helped to manage LWARB’s Efficiencies Programme, which identified efficiencies for London boroughs in their waste management services. Beverley is a Chartered Waste Manager with over 15 years in the industry working in and with local authority waste teams. Previously she worked for WRAP as a Recycling and Collections Technical Adviser, providing support for English local authorities with a particular focus on London. Beverley has also held roles at Dacorum Borough Council and the London Borough of Ealing. She is currently the Chair of the London and Southern Counties CIWM Centre Council.

T: 020 7960 3679

Cathy Cook – Local Authority Support Manager

Cathy also provides local authority support within the Resource London programme, working with a range of London’s waste authorities and other stakeholders to support them in improving recycling rates across the capital. Cathy has over 20 years experience in Local Government, 9 of those within the waste sector, working both strategically and operationally. Most recently, Cathy held the post of Senior Recycling Officer at Rochford District Council in Essex and introduced a new recycling scheme – one of the first to include alternate weekly collections – which resulted in it becoming the top Recycling Authority in the UK.

T: 020 7960 3685

Ali Moore – Communications & Behaviour Change Manager

Ali manages the communications and behaviour change aspects of the team’s work. This includes providing support and consultancy to boroughs as well as leading the relaunch of Recycle for London and the creation of London-specific campaigns for Love Food Hate Waste and Love Your Clothes. With over 23 years’ experience of brand development, marketing and communications across the corporate, commercial and public sectors, she has previously worked for organisations as diverse as Reuters, Lloyds Bank, The Post Office, Transport for London, a range of small locally-based charities and WRAP.

T: 020 7960 3677

Violetta Lynch – Communications & Campaign Officer

Violetta works in the Resource London programme, supporting on communications and behaviour change and with a particular focus on digital. Prior to this, Violetta worked as a Project Manager on the Women in Transport programme at Transport for London, a diversity initiative with the aim of increasing the representation of women in the transport industry. Her experience is centred around communications and project management, with previous roles at Network Rail and Virgin Trains.

T: 020 7960 3667

James McGowan – Campaign Manager, London Love Food Hate Waste

James is overseeing the planning and delivery of a targeted Love Food Hate Waste campaign that will be delivered across London. The campaign will run through to March 2020 and have tailored campaign activity that will target student, young professionals and families using both online and offline channels. Prior to joining the Resource London team, James spent the past eight years working as a marketing and communications professional for agencies as well as in-house for a number of SME brands. In 2015, he completed an MSc (Distinction) in the Environment and Sustainability at Birkbeck, University of London and dedicated his thesis to exploring the relationship between online food shopping and consumer shopping habits to determine whether shopping online can help prevent household food waste.


T: 020 7960 3676