Registration from 8.45am
Dr. Waleed Montasser – University of Northampton – Event Chairman
Dr. Waleed Montasser is a full time researcher at the University of Northampton His current projects involves resource efficiency audits for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), zero waste and behavioural change and waste treatment technologies. Waleed is also involved in teaching within various modules for undergraduate and postgraduates’ courses and supervision of undergraduate dissertation projects. Waleed has over 10 years of national and international experience in waste and resource management as well as resource efficiency. He has worked with various UK’s UK’s Government departments and organisation, such as DEFRA, WRAP, and as well other environmental representative organisations. Waleed is a Chartered Waste Manager of Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), member of International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and affiliate member of Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA). Waleed is also a reviewer for various peer reviewed journals, such as Waste Management, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, and Waste Management and Research. In addition, Waleed was part of one of the evaluation teams for the Katerva Awards 2011 & 2013 for global sustainability recognition. Waleed was recently part of the UK working group on ISO14001 review (with IEMA), and on the EU draft methodology on Environmental Footprint of Products (EFP) with DEFRA. He is part of the ISWA Climate Change & Waste Management working group.
Ian Knight – Mars Chocolate – Global Site Sustainability Manager
Ian Knight works for MARS Chocolate. He is the Global Site Sustainability Manager working with 29 chocolate factories worldwide to transform their environmental impacts. MARS Inc. call this program “Sustainable in a Generation”, it commits MARS to a number of industry leading targets including the aim to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from its site operations by 2040. He is a Chemical Engineer and has worked in various Engineering leadership roles in MARS over a twenty year period.
Charlie Coakley – Dawn Meats – Group Environmental Sustainability Manager
Charlie Coakley is a qualified Environmental Scientist with over 15 years experience in the area of energy management. He has a wide remit within Dawn Meats and he has shown commitment and leadership across a number of areas such as energy efficiency, process innovation, biodiversity, water management, supply chain initiatives, shared learning and ISO14001. This commitment has resulted in Dawn Meats doubling their original improvement targets in their goal of sustainability and winning numerous awards including Green Apple, SEAI, IBEC, Bord Bia and 2degrees. Charlie has spoken at numerous events sharing his knowledge and unique approach to sustainability providing inspiration and leadership to others on their sustainability journey. He continues to work with Dawn Meats towards their goals of reducing water by 40%, energy consumption by 40% and their direct carbon footprint by 50%.
Inder Poonaji – Nestle SA – Head of Sustainability
Inder is currently the head of Head of Safety, Health and Environment Sustainability, Nestle UK & Ireland. He leads the company’s work in the area of Sustainability and Safety. He has worked internationally for several years specialising in food manufacturing both in field of Environment Sustainability and Global Change Management. He successfully implemented Safety and Environment ISO standards for over 100 factories worldwide. He is leading the blueprint for strategic sustainable, a holistic approach to sustainable manufacturing at their Nestlé Fawdon site. Achievement to date includes winning the FDF Gold Environment Awards for the work in Biodiversity. He is an active member of various Industry Lead bodies for the Food Industry and is the Chairman of the FDF Water group( which has produced the successful campaign “every drop counts”) and Environment Agency Food Industry Liaison Group. A Keen sportsman playing hockey, golf and football.
First Milk – Paul Flanagan – External Relations Director
Paul manages the reputation of the business through dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders including government, media, trade associations, employees and shareholders. He also leads the business on Sustainability which involves designing and delivering an integrated programme, and working with a range of like-minded partners along our supply chain to create tangible change.
Diageo – Conor Browne – Head of Capital Strategy Global Beer
Conor Browne is senior Leader in the beverage industry with over 20 years’ experience. He has operated both at a European and Global level across a range of leadership roles. In recent years he has lead key programs in the area of Energy Management, both at an Operational and Capital Investment level.
Has a strong track record in alignment and delivering leading edge business strategies in the areas of Engineering, Operational and Change management programmes.
Specialising in Project / Programme Management, Capital Engineering Investment Strategy and Management including Energy Management. He is also experience also in R&D Technology Development, Marketing Innovation and Brand Change.
2 Degrees Network – Simon Brown – Managing Director (Enterprise Services)
Simon joined the leadership team at 2degrees to help retailers and major brands engage their stakeholders (e.g. suppliers, customers or colleagues), reduce their environmental impacts and grow their business together. Formerly Simon was a partner at The Foundation, a strategic innovation consultancy, where he worked with M&S on the development, launch and implementation of Plan A. He has worked on many of the UK/World leading sustainable business initiatives with clients including Tesco, B&Q, Centrica, M&S, H&M, Philips, British Gas New Energy, Serco and Sony Europe. He is also a mean Karate practitioner.
Food & Drink Federation – David Bellamy – Environmental Policy Manager
David has worked at FDF on environment and sustainability issues for several years. After spending 15 years in the Federation’s Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Division, working both on environment and food safety issues, he joined the Sustainability Division when this was created in 2006. There he has been working on initiatives aimed at delivering improvements in resource efficiency as well as absolute reductions in food and packaging waste, transport and water as part of implementation of FDF’s Five- Fold Environmental Ambition launched in October 2007.
Kluber – Edward Janes – Marketing Manager
Edward Janes has worked with the food and beverage industry for most of his career in the lubrication industry. As well as leading the UK food & beverage team Edward represents Klüber Lubrication with the European Lubricating Grease Institute and the European Hygienic Design Group, working with these groups to develop improved industry standards. With an extensive experience of working across the food industry, Edward brings a philosophy of protecting consumer safety and building sustainable maintenance practices. Edward will be presenting on how sustainable maintenance can significantly contribute to production safety and increased production availability.
PPMA – Richard Little (Chairman)
Richard became a director in 2007 and is a long standing director of Jenton International. A manufacturer and distributor of equipment to the packaging, printing and converting industry. Richard is a founder member of the PPMA and a Director of the association since 2009, Chairman since 2013.
The PPMA is the UK’s trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to the UK market and represents over 400 member and associate companies. Its principle objective is to promote sales of machinery, both at home and abroad, through various projects and services of mutual benefit to both members and their customers by providing free technical and machinery information and advice.
The choice of packaging machinery for primary & secondary packaging can depend on various situations.These can include available budget, payback period, integration, associated running costs, machine technology and available floor space.
GS1 – John Hall – Programme Director – Sustainability & Traceability
With over 25 years’ experience in commercial and supply chain roles with major UK retailers, John is now involved in the areas of sustainability and traceability for GS1, the international not-for-profit association with Member Organisations in over 110 countries. He works with UK retailers and manufacturers to help them achieve their sustainability goals through the adoption of global open standards. He also sits on the GS1 Global Sustainability Task Force, working with the European Commission, The Sustainability Consortium and other key stakeholders around the development of global sustainability reporting standards.
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