CIWM announces two additions to policy and technical team

The Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM) has announced two new appointments to its policy and technical team.

Ray Parmenter has been appointed as Head of Policy and Technical and Richard Hudson joins as Technical Manager (Co-Lead) to work alongside CIWM’s existing Technical Manager, Tina Benfield.

Parmenter is a former Director of Regulatory Affairs at Veolia and most recently has been working for the Environment Agency on the national digital waste tracking project.

He will come into the new role with over 30 years of experience in the resources and waste sector, with a particular focus on special/hazardous waste, permitting, duty of care and legislation.

Hudson is a polymer specialist with over 30 years of experience in both virgin and secondary plastics and wider materials, including seven years at Valpak. His areas of expertise include packaging producer responsibility, plastics recycling processes and markets, MRFs and materials standards.

Commenting on the new appointments, CIWM Chief Executive Sarah Poulter said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Ray and Richard into CIWM’s Policy and Technical Team.

Their expertise will strengthen CIWM’s capability and breadth of knowledge in critical areas for our sector as new policy frameworks are finalised and implemented on packaging waste, collections, and the Plastics Tax, and as circular economy challenges including materials quality and the chemicals and waste interface move up the agenda.”