A qualified Mechanical Engineer, Ian Crummack has over 25 years’ experience in Energy from Waste and thermal power generation markets on a national and international basis, with worldwide technology experience. He has worked across Europe, managing projects to fruition from development, through the planning, consultation and tender stages, and then into construction and operation. Ian has significant experience with associated contractual matters and taking financial and management responsibility for energy business units. Ian is the founder and managing director of Cobalt Energy Limited, which is now over 10 years old, which offers Engineering Resources, Project Construction Services and Plant Operational Management.”
Environmental Services Association
Jacob Hayler is the Executive Director at the Environmental Services Association – the UK’s trade association for managers of waste and secondary resources.
Jacob joined ESA from the City in 2005 as an Economist focused on helping to develop market-focused policies that combine environmental and economic sustainability. At various points during his time at ESA, Jacob retained responsibility for policy relating to finance, tax, carbon management, contracts and energy from waste.
In January 2015 Jacob was appointed ESA’s Executive Director and he now retains responsibility for the day to day running of the Association. Jacob has represented the industry on multiple government advisory bodies and committees and is the UK’s representative on various pan-European waste and recycling industry bodies.
Principal Policy Adviser
Adam has 20 years’ experience of climate policy. His experience of working on CCS goes back more than 10 years. He has previously worked in the private sector, including as Chief Advisor on Energy and Climate Change policy for a large multinational company, and has extensive experience of advising governments and other policy and regulatory bodies. He now works at Bellona, a Norwegian NGO, working on climate change, with an emphasis on policies supporting decarbonising industry.
Dr Adam Read
External Affairs Director
Suez Recycling & Recovery UK; President CIWM
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.
Technical Development Director
Suez Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd; speaker and session chair
Currently responsible for a range of strategy and commercial development activities for SUEZ UK, delivering solutions to meet the business and customer needs, including leading the Expert Practitioner consultancy service. Stuart undertakes commercial deals, policy and strategy work with experience in waste as a resource, energy and bio-fuel manufacture, sorting, extraction and value enhancement for waste mix resources, customer solutions, research and development, innovation and industrialisation.
He is directly involved in works covering carbon, biodiversity and natural capital, and having over 30 years’ experience in the industry has amassed wide technical and commercial skills and experience in the systems of waste and resource management, markets, strategy, technologies and the environment.
Stuart is a member of the following organisations:
- Waste management representative for the DEFRA advisory committee on packaging
- Director of Recoup, a charity involved in plastic recycling
- Chair of the ESA Biotreatment committee
- Chair of the ESA CCUS group
- Chair of the North East England Climate Coalition (NEECCo)
- UK representative of the SUEZ International R&D and Innovation groups
- The Renewable Energy Association Renewable transport fuels group
- The Renewable Energy Association Bio-energy group
- Technical expert for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK across numerous fields
- The advisory committee for the ONS national materials datahub project.