Liz Goodwin Announced As LWARB Chair

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced his intention to appoint a leading figure in the waste and recycling sector, Dr Liz Goodwin OBE, as the new chair the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB).

Dr Goodwin delivered ambitious plans to cut food waste and promote sustainability as CEO of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), where she worked closely with national government, businesses and local authorities.

She went on to work at a global level when she became the first Senior Fellow and Director of Food Loss and Waste at the World Resources Institute.

The Mayor has set out ambition goals for London which Dr Goodwin will help deliver, including getting the capital back on track to reaching a 65 per cent recycling rate by 2030, creating jobs in reuse, repair, remanufacturing and materials innovation to support London’s transition to the circular economy, and helping London become a zero-carbon city by 2050.

“Dr Goodwin offers extensive knowledge of the sector and as we prepare to launch our environment strategy, I am confident she will show great leadership of LWARB at this crucial time.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Wasting less and recycling more is a crucial part of efforts to make London a cleaner, greener city. Strong, effective leadership and expertise in this area will be a key part of our efforts going forward so I’m really pleased to nominate Dr Goodwin as the new chair of LWARB.

“Dr Goodwin offers extensive knowledge of the sector and as we prepare to launch our environment strategy, I am confident she will show great leadership of LWARB at this crucial time.”

LWARB’s Chief Operating Officer, Wayne Hubbard, said: “I am delighted Dr Goodwin has been nominated to chair LWARB. To have such an experienced industry figure at the helm for what promises to be a challenging but exciting time for London’s development will be hugely positive for the organisation.”

The nomination follows an open recruitment process to find a candidate who can support the Mayor in delivering his ambitions to reinvigorate recycling and accelerate London’s transition to a circular economy.

The role, which was previously held by Richard Tracey AM, will also involve directing LWARB’s plans in across green finance and climate change mitigation.

The appointment is subject to a confirmation hearing by the London Assembly.

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) works in conjunction with the

London currently has a municipal recycling rate of 52%, which includes household and commercial waste.


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