Jane Stephenson takes up role as Chair from April 2019

12 February 2019

Founder and former CEO, Jane Stephenson will take up the role of Chair of Resource Futures, while David Lerpiniere joins the Executive Team as Head of Waste, Resources and Development, spearheading the organisation’s work with Local Authorities and development internationally.


Jane Stephenson, who leaves her position as Business Development Director, will guide Resource Futures’ future growth and development. She takes over the role of Chair from Phillip Ward, who will be standing down after seven years in post.

Dave Lerpiniere, who joined Resource Futures in 2017 and has over twenty years’ experience in waste and recycling, is known as a thought-leader on the links between municipal waste management and international development. He will sit on the Executive Team alongside Emma Burlow, Head of Circular Economy, Bethan Jones, Head of Engagement and Sam Reeve, CEO.

Sam Reeve, CEO at Resource Futures says: “We are continually looking to evolve as a business and the support we receive from our non-executive directors is a crucial part of that. We thank Phillip for his fantastic contribution to cementing Resource Futures’ place as a leading supplier of quality research across the resources and waste sector. We are delighted that Jane will step into the role of Chair helping us develop the business in the future while allowing us to continue to benefit from her wisdom and thirty years of experience.”

Jane Stephenson, incoming Chair at Resource Futures says: “Having been at the heart of the Resource Futures business since its inception it feels fitting to be able to continue my contribution as Chair of the board. We have been involved in so many influential projects over the years, this role allows me to step back operationally and build on the strategic achievements. As a B Corp business, we believe that business can be a positive force for good socially and environmentally and I look forward to working with our hugely passionate and capable executive team.”

Phillip Ward, outgoing Chair at Resource Futures says: “It has been a pleasure to see the business grow and thrive over the past seven years and incredible to see the variety and breadth of work that the team is undertaking. The combination of evidence, insight and engagement that is offered is a real benefit to clients. I’m confident with the continued guidance of Jane the Company will continue to grow and provide unique support to organisations tackling the resources and waste challenges of our time.”

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