International growth spurs hunt for new Head of Resources & Waste Services

4 November 2019

Resource Futures announces reorganisation of the management team in response to increased demand for its services across the globe and in the UK.

The move sees David Lerpiniere take up the position of Head of Global Resources and Waste Policy, leaving his former post vacant. The business is now recruiting a new Head of Resources and Waste Services to lead its waste evidence and service optimisation service team.

Lerpiniere will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of policies, services and infrastructure to achieve sustainable material resource management and mitigate the negative impacts of poor waste management with a focus on low and middle-income countries, where the needs and challenges are most acute.

Recent Resource Futures projects include working with the Basel Secretariat to tackle marine litter in Ghana and Bangladesh, the World Bank in Liberia and South Africa, and the Norwegian Development Agency. Many communities around the world lack access to safe waste management, while historically only 0.3% of total Official Development Aid (ODA) is spent annually addressing the problem.

“Improving resources and waste management in all communities around the world will require a huge effort. There is a real need for people with skills covering a wider range of areas – from technology to behaviour change, governance and finance – to tackle what is a systemic issue,” commented David Lerpiniere, Head of Global Resources and Waste Policy at Resource Futures.

“I am really pleased that Resource Futures is helping to address this skills gap, working with local partners, sharing knowledge and testing new ways to improve resources and waste management systems.”

UK demand has been spurred by developments in the Resources and Waste Strategy as well as increased local authority focus on optimising their waste services. 

“This is an exciting time for the business. As a B Corp and responsible business, we continually strive to support more sustainable resource use and we’re delighted to be able to increase our ability to support countries and their communities where the need is greatest,” said Sam Reeve, CEO at Resource Futures. “Meanwhile in the UK, we will continue our focus on enabling world leading waste management practice and the continued transition to a circular economy.”

Candidates for the Head of Resources and Waste Services with proven experience, excellent commercial focus on supporting national and local Government, commercial organisations and the third sector in aligning their services with the Resources and Waste Strategy are requested to apply directly via its website.