New appointment at CIWM
Dr Anna Willetts appointed to junior vice-president of Charted Institution of Wastes Management
DR Anna Willetts has been recruited to the position of CIWM junior vice-president, following the first ever members council which took place earlier this month. Ms Willetts (pictured) is currently senior associate at Clyde & Co and has been practicing environmental law for 10 years.
Prior to her current role, she was an environmental consultant for five years advising on environmental permitting, hydrogeological risk assessments and EIAs, after completing her PhD in landfill engineering.
Ms Willetts has been a member of CIWM for 20 years and she is currently new members’ network co-ordinator for the East Anglian region. She is also co-convenor for the UK Environmental Law Association’s Waste Working Party.
Ms Willetts will take up her full role as junior vice-president in November this year at the CIWM presidential election. Commenting on her recent appointment, she said: ‘I am delighted to have been chosen as the next junior vice-president of CIWM. I am passionate about the work of CIWM, having been a member of the institution for 20 years since my student days and a Fellow for 5 years.
‘I hope to be able to continue the good work of past, current and future presidents for the Institution. This year was a new process for election of the junior vice-president. The newly convened members' council was responsible for choosing the jvp rather than the board of trustees.’
Ms Willetts continued: ‘This was a fresh set of faces, some of whom I had not met before, so I felt that this was a new and different way of appointing the next jvp. I very much enjoyed presenting to them and am privileged and excited that they chose me for this role.’