Dr Adam Read, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK
Dr Adam Read
Chief External Affairs and Sustainability Officer
Suez Recycling & Recovery UK

Dr Adam Read has been External Affairs Director at SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK for the last 6 years after a successful career in academia, local government and consultancy. He is now also responsible for the communications team and the sustainability expert group within the business, supporting on customer engagement, political lobbying and media coverage. For the last 5 years he has co-lead the company’s work with UK Government through the development of the new Resources & Waste Strategy and associated consultations, and acted as lead author on numerous SUEZ evidence submissions. He has worked on energy recovery projects for more than 20 years, as a consultant, client, contractor and community engagement specialist, and developing planning guidance for Welsh Government. Adam sits on numerous industry technical working groups, is a regular speaker and facilitator, a technical report author and a frequent blogger and social media enthusiast. He is a Fellow of the CIWM, the RSA and the Royal Geographical Society and was the CIWM ‘s 105th President when he championed ‘green skills needed in a circular economy’. He chairs the CIWM Skills Working Group and sits on the Government’s Green Jobs Delivery Group on behalf of the waste & resource sector, mapping the sector’s transition to Net Zero and identifying the critical skills needed to underpin the sector’s transition.