My portfolio

Our world and its resources are precious

As well as running my business, I have a portfolio of interests in the waste, recycling and energy fields.

REAlliance CIC

I am the Chair of the Board of REAlliance CIC, which is a partnership of the four principal English networks for community waste organisations – the Community Recycling Network, the Furniture Re-use Network, the Community Composting Network and the London Community Recycling Network.  REAlliance is managing a major programme of development support for the third sector and acting as an advocate for the sector to Government and the industry.

LondonWaste Ltd

I am a Non-Executive Director of LondonWaste Ltd, which is a top ten UK waste and resources management company.  Until 2009 it was a joint venture between SITA UK and the North London Waste Authority and since December 2009 has been wholly owned by NLWA.  I am one of three non-executives nominated by the Authority.  The company provides recycling, composting and energy recovery facilities for the NLWA and others, primarily from the Edmonton EcoPark in North London.

Independent Sustainability Board for Yorkshire and Humber 

I was appointed to this Board by Yorkshire Forward and Local Government Yorkshire and Humber in 2010.  The ISB has this primary role:

‘to champion the principles of sustainable development, advise on how regional structures, strategies and priorities can support sustainable economic growth, and provide constructive challenge on these issues where appropriate’                                                               

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)

I have been a Chartered Waste Manager (MCIWM) for over ten years, and I actively support my professional institution.  I am a co-opted committee member of the NE Centre Council.  Our industry benefits from a strong and vibrant professional body and it is increasingly drawing new members from across the waste reduction, reuse and recycling worlds.  If you are thinking of getting around to joining CIWM, I would encourage you to think no more, and get on with it. has more details.

Resource Futures

I am a non-executive director of Resource Futures Ltd, an employee-owned consultancy specialising in sustainable resource use across the waste, energy and water sectors.  I work as an associate for the company on projects and have had a long association with the business.


I am an individual member of Green Alliance and a Fellow of the RSA
Ray Georgeson Resources Ltd is a corporate member of the Resource Recovery Forum and the Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG)