Part of the Sustainability & Resource Awards, the ILOTY award aims to crown, by public opinion, who has most influenced the waste and resources industry in the last 12 months.
The award looks for those who have inspired others, led from the front and have made a real difference to the people and the environment around them.
Nominated by industry peers, the shortlisted will now go to an industry-wide vote to decide the winner.
Last year’s winner, Vehicle Weighing Solutions’ Julian Glasspole, commented on his win: “It’s recognition of a lot of hard work, and of the work that the teams in the company do.”
David Palmer-Jones is Chief Executive Officer of SITA UK and has over 20 years’ experience working in the recycling and waste management industry.
Julie Hill MBE
Julie is currently the Chair of WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme). Julie Hill was the Director (and now Associate of), Green Alliance, and has been a Board member of both the Eden Project and the Environment Agency for England and Wales.
Ray Georgeson MBE
Ray Georgeson is chief executive of the Resource Association. He has been involved in the environment sector since 1980 when he joined Friends of the Earth as a volunteer.
Sophie has been a senior figure in the world of sustainable design for almost 20 years, including being a Trustee of the Design Council. She became a Chartered Waste Manger – the first from a design background – in 2014 and has worked closely with the Institution as a frequent speaker and through projects such as the Great Recovery Project and the “Fablab”.
Dominic is the Founder and Chairman of Eunomia Research & Consulting. He has worked in the environmental field for over 25 years as a campaigner, researcher and consultant. He has been technical advisor to two House of Commons inquiries into waste management.
Lee is currently the Chief Executive Officer of LARAC and has a long and distinguished career in local government in a range of waste and resource management roles in both England and Wales, plus experience as a consultant and in the private sector (Grundon). He has worked in the sector for over 20 years, is a non-executive Director of OPRL and is a Fellow of CIWM.