Press Release - 27th July 2015

Richard Gray

Richard Gray who has been with CSWDC for eight and a half years, will retire from the position of Managing Director at the end of September and take up the role of Non Executive Chairman. Richard succeeds Geoff Honeywell, who retires from the board of directors after 23 years service.

Before joining the company Richard spent 32 years in the chemical industry, initially with ICI and then Courtaulds plc. He currently serves on the board of the Environmental Services Association, holding the position of Treasurer.

Richard is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.

Karl Starkey

Richard will be replaced as Managing Director of CSWDC by Karl Starkey, who joins from FCC Environment where he is currently General Manager of the Energy from Waste facility at North Hykeham in Lincolnshire. Previously Karl was General Manager of FCC's Eastcroft EfW facility in Nottingham.

Karl's early career was with the Royal Navy and prior to coming into the waste industry he spent 15 years in operational roles in gas turbine power generation.

He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Energy Institute.

Notes for Editors

CSWDC is an independent business owned by Coventry City Council (66%), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (33%) and Warwickshire County Council (1%). It is a single site business, situated to the south of Coventry city centre.

The principal business activity is recovery of energy from waste, but it also operates a Household Waste Recycling and Reuse Centre (HWRRC) at the same location. It is a £25M turnover business and the energy recovery plant has a capacity of 270,000Te per annum.

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