Tim joined Viridor in 2019 to drive innovative circular economy projects taking end of life wastes and finding new ways to turn them into usable products. Tim also works with the national and devolved governments and regulators to help ensure the regulatory environment drives increased local investment into the circular economy. Prior to joining Viridor Tim was the CEO of the Association for Decentralised Energy, where he worked with Government, regulators, devolved administrations and EU institutions to enable more energy users to directly benefit from in the transition to a low carbon economy). As part of this role, Tim oversaw two mergers with other trade associations and repositioned the organisation away from a technology focus to an outcome based approach to energy. Tim has a BSc and PhD in Ecology, and his study of fungi decomposing wood as a central part of the global carbon cycle spiked his interest and career in climate change and the environment. In his free time Tim enjoys cycling and generally getting in the great outdoors!