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.
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 increase 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 16 years in the resources 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 also held roles at the London Borough of Ealing and Dacorum Borough Council. In 2015 she was elected the first woman to chair the London and Southern Counties CIWM Centre Council.
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.
Gemma Scott – Local Authority Support Manager – Flats
Gemma manages the Resource London activity to improve recycling performance in London’s purpose built flats. Gemma works closely with London’s waste authorities and other stakeholders including housing providers and planners to support them in looking at the most cost effective interventions for improving performance in existing flats as well as proposed new flatted developments. Gemma has worked for LWARB since 2009 and during her time managed LWARB’s previous Efficiencies Programme, which identified efficiencies for London boroughs in their waste management services.
Gemma is a Chartered Waste Manager with over 15 years in the industry working in and with local authority waste teams and the private sector. Previously she worked as the Recycling Manager at the London Borough of Richmond, as Senior Recycling Officer at London Borough of Camden and for Veolia Environmental Services in business development and contract management.
Sarah Craddock – Project Development Manager – Commercial Recycling
Sarah joined Resource London in 2018 focusing on commercial recycling within the capital. Sarah works alongside Local Authorities, Business Improvement Districts and waste consolidation schemes to increase commercial recycling across London. Sarah has recently worked at Veolia as Commercial Waste Project Manager, dedicated to their contract with Westminster City Council. Here Sarah had a key focus on reducing contamination and increasing recycling, but also worked with BIDs and developed waste improvement plans for key accounts. Prior to this Sarah was The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Waste and Innovation Strategy Manager – delivering their UK waste strategy and targets across 2,000 locations.
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.
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
Hannah Carter – Communications and Campaigns Officer (Love Your Clothes)
Hannah works specifically on the Love Your Clothes Young London activity which is part of the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP). Love Your Clothes Young London aims to divert clothing and textile waste from landfill by changing the behaviour of 16-24 year old Londoners. Hannah has been studying sustainable fashion and social media for the past two years. Prior to this she worked in communications for 15 years in London and Shanghai, both agency and in-house across a diverse range of consumer and healthcare clients.
T: 07732 681817
Olivia Shaw – Campaign Support Officer
Olivia joined the The London Waste and Recycling Board in 2018, supporting across the ECAP behavioural change campaign Love Not Landfill. Before joining the business Olivia graduated from the University of Brighton where she studied Fashion Communication with Business Studies. During her third year, and in particular her final major project, Olivia found her passion for sustainability and waste. She developed Shop Shaw – a project dedicated to creating discussions, providing solutions and overall promoting sustainability. In addition to her website she also produced a sustainable guide to Brighton.