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Zero Waste Scotland appoints new board members

As the 13th annual Scottish Resources Conference, hosted by Zero Waste Scotland and the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM), starts today (Tuesday 28th of October) in Glasgow, Zero Waste Scotland has announced the appointment of three new board members.

29 Oct 14

Phil Matthews, John Watt and Petra Biberbach will join Chair Vic Emery to become the  Board for the newly independent company, following its separation from WRAP in July of this year.

Zero Waste Scotland supports the delivery of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan and other low carbon policy priorities.  

Phil Matthews has a background in sustainable development, including working for the Sustainable Development Commission and is currently the Chair of Transform Scotland.  

John Watt is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a self-employed business consultant. He has expertise in working on major infrastructure projects with Andersen, Grant Thornton and Deloitte, as well as current experience of low carbon and renewable projects.  John is currently Non-Executive Director of the EDI Group as well as a co-opted member of the Finance Committee of Scottish Cycling. 

Petra Biberbach is Chief Executive of PAS and is on the board of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. 

Vic Emery, Chair, Zero Waste Scotland:

“I’m delighted that Phil Matthews, John Watt and Petra Biberbach will be joining me on the Zero Waste Scotland board.  Zero Waste Scotland has a fantastic track record for delivery, and each one of these new board members brings their own unique experience and perspective to the role to help enhance that reputation.  I’m sure they will be an asset to the development of the organisation.

“I’m looking forward to working with the board to continue driving progress and delivering the Scottish Government’s ambitious targets.”

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland said:

“Earlier this year it was my pleasure to announce that Vic Emery would take on the role of Zero Waste Scotland’s first Chair.  I can now announce that we’ve made three great appointments to join him in forming our board, and I’m confident that their range of experience and skills will prove invaluable to us going forward.”

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