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Steve Lee to step down as CIWM CEO

Steve Lee

Recruitment for successor will begin in the spring and successful candidate is expected to take up the post by the end of 2016   

STEVE Lee is to step down as chief executive officer of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) at the end of the year, the body has announced.

Mr Lee has been at the CIWM helm since September 2003, heading the operations of the organization which supports over 7,000 members from the UK’s resource and waste-management sectors.

‘Steve’s energy and vision has successfully steered the institution through an exciting period of change, during which resources and green growth issues have moved up the agenda and our industry has continued to drive sustainable waste management and the recycling of quality secondary materials back into the economy,’ said Malcolm Thorpe, chair of the CIWM executive committee. 

‘He has been instrumental in positioning CIWM at the heart of a modern waste and resource management industry and, most recently, managing substantial investment in the institution’s IT systems to ensure that it is fit for the future. We welcome the fact that CIWM will continue to benefit from his leadership during 2016 as we look to appoint his successor.’

Following the announcement of his stepping down, Mr Lee commented: ‘Over the past 18 months, we have invested heavily in a new customer relationship management system and online presence to improve CIWM’s offering to its members and the wider sector. 

‘We have also deployed significant resources to ensure that our skills and training support matches the industry’s changing needs…I look forward to seeing these projects through over the coming months and I am confident that my successor will build on this legacy, ensuring that CIWM continues to support, shape and influence the future of this sector.’

The recruitment process for the new CEO will begin in the spring, with the successful candidate expected to take up the post before the end of the year.

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