Dr Adam Read has been External Affairs Director at SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK for almost 5 years after a successful career in academia, local government and consultancy. For the last 4 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 acting as lead author on the 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 is the CIWM ‘s 105th President, with his theme for the year ‘green skills’ and a transition to a circular economy.