United Kingdom – After 15 years with the UK’s Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), including nine as its ceo, Dr Liz Goodwin steps down on June 30 and will be succeeded as the organisation’s chief executive by Marcus Gover who joined its ranks in 2007 and has been its operations director until now. Prior to his time with WRAP, Gover was the commercial director of a start-up renewable energy company.
WRAP looks to forge partnerships and orchestrate initiatives with the aim of improving resource efficiency, working alongside governments, businesses and communities. The organisation’s chair Julie Hill says of Gover: ‘He has the combination of skills, experience and total commitment needed to lead WRAP as it expands its reach and influence.’ Gover himself adds: ‘To create a world where resources are used sustainably requires action, and that is where WRAP’s focus will continue to be.’
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Goodwin will join the World Resources Institute (WRI) in September as director of food loss and waste, in which role she will ‘advance efforts to encourage countries and companies to measure and monitor food loss and waste, engage the public and private sectors to implement solutions, and further build partnerships for action’. Worldwide, the WRI contends, one-third of all produced food is never eaten.
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