The head of the UK’s scrap metals association, Susie Burrage, has been appointed to chair the Bureau of International Recycling’s Ambassadors Committee.
Burrage, of Recycled Products, was given the honour at BIR’s recent convention in Dubai by president Tom Bird. She replaces Salam Al Shariff who has resigned.
Burrage is the fourth generation of her family in the recycling business and founded her own company in 2001. Among several representative roles, she is the president of the British Metals Recycling Association and president of the European metal trade and recycling branch of EuRIC.
Bird says: ‘Susie will be an excellent leader for the BIR ambassadors and will structure their important contributions for the benefit of our world organisation. I would also like to thank Salam Al Sharif for his many years of dedicated service.’
Two new ambassadors have also been appointed. Leopoldo Clemente is the founder and ceo of LCD Group (Italy), having created his first company LCD Trading in 2014. As an ambassador, he will be responsible for Italy and Africa. Ibrahim Aboura is md at Aboura Metals,which is a family business in Dubai. He will cover the Middle East.
Speaking of her new role, Burrage says: ‘I am humbled that the current BIR ambassadors have agreed to continue under my leadership and I am delighted Ibrahim Aboura and Leopoldo Clemente have subsequently agreed to join the committee.
‘We will continue to promote BIR at various conferences and seminars in our respective regions and raise awareness regarding recycling and its benefits and the circular economy globally.’