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Ray Georgeson Resources Ltd

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About

Ray brings thirty years of experience and involvement in waste and resources to the challenges that face the industry today. From his first involvement as a volunteer waste paper collector for his local Friends of the Earth group through to managing his own professional services business today, Ray has displayed a passion for the environment and a desire to end our wasteful use of resources across many roles.

For many years Ray has operated at a senior executive and strategic level. He was Director of Policy and Evaluation for WRAP from 2001-2008, producing four business plans spanning a decade of delivery of increased recycling, improved public communications and waste minimisation that contributed to the rapid improvement in Britain’s recycling performance since 2001.

Before becoming Chief Executive of environmental charity Waste Watch from 1996-2001 Ray held a number of other project management posts in the recycling third sector, and in his early career he was a sales executive in the textile industry.

From the mid-1990s onwards Ray has had strategic involvement in the development of waste and recycling policy and implementation. He acted as an adviser to Defra (on the development of Waste Strategy 2000 and other policy developments), and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office (on the Waste not: want not review of waste policy). Ray was a founding director of WRAP and has served on a number of boards over the years, including being the first Chair of London Remade and CREATE UK and a director of the Environment Council, Community Recycling Network and London Waste Action.

Today, Ray has developed a portfolio of interests in the industry alongside his business RGR. These include non-executive directorships of LondonWaste Ltd, Resource Futures Ltd and REalliance CIC which he chaired from 2008-10. Ray is a regular chair and speaker at industry events and a media commentator, including a regular column for Resource magazine.

Ray was educated at the University of Lancaster, Cranfield University School of Management and the College of Europe. He is a Chartered Waste Manager, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was appointed MBE for services to sustainable waste management in the Millennium Year Honours List.

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