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Dr Adam Read has been External Affairs Director at SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK for almost 5 years after a successful career in academia, local government and consultancy. For the last 4 years he has co-led the company’s work with UK Government through the development of the new Resources & Waste Strategy and associated consultations, and acting as lead author on the SUEZ evidence submissions. He has worked on resource efficiency and circular economy projects for more than 20 years, as a consultant, client, contractor and community engagement specialist, and is now helping Governments to normalise these activities.

Adam sits on numerous industry technical working groups, is a regular speaker and facilitator, a technical report author and a frequent blogger and social media enthusiast. He is a Fellow of the CIWM, the RSA and the Royal Geographical Society and is the CIWM ‘s 105th President, with his theme for the year ‘green skills’ and the transition to a circular economy. He has presented evidence to the Environment Audit Committee on green skills and has provided consultation responses to Government on their Net Zero Strategy and agenda for climate change in education. He is a mentor, coach, tutor and guest lecturer committed to inspiring tomorrow’s workforce to join the green skills revolution as environmental superheroes.

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