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New Business Development Director

January 1, 2012

Viridor is pleased to confirm that Howard Ellard has been appointed to the Board of Viridor Limited as Business Development Director with effect from 1 January 2012.


He will lead Viridor’s business development team in line with the company’s strategic ambitions, especially in the winning of large contracts, the development of waste treatment infrastructure and overseeing future acquisitions.


The appointment reflects the continued growth of Viridor within the demanding sectors of recycling, renewable energy and waste and resource management.


Howard has been part of Viridor’s development and technical department since 1995, where his duties have included the successful completion and integration of a number of new business acquisitions and the delivery of planning consents, environmental permits and contract requirements for recycling and waste treatment facilities.  He has over twenty years’ experience within the waste and recycling sector.


Viridor’s current Development and Technical Director, Barrie Hurley, will step down from the Viridor Board as of 31 December 2011. .  Barrie has been effecting a handover of duties and responsibilities over recent months, a period during which Viridor was confirmed as preferred bidder for the South London Waste Partnership and Glasgow projects, secured planning consent for the Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre and completed two acquisitions.


This represents a fitting finale to Barrie’s highly successful fifteen years in this position with the company; other notable highlights include winning the Greater Manchester Waste PFI contract.  He will continue to work for Viridor on a part-time basis and will remain a Director of Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Ltd.


Colin Drummond, Viridor Chief Executive said: “This appointment to the Viridor Board is in line with our strategic ambitions for further organic and acquisitional growth.


“Our company continues its transformation into a progressive and innovative recycling and resource management business, and Howard will assist greatly with this in his new board role. We wish him every success.


“I would also like to thank Barrie personally and on behalf of the company for his immense contribution to Viridor’s success over the past fifteen years.  He has won respect and made many friends throughout our company and the industry, and we are delighted that he will continue to play an important role for Viridor going forward.”


Commenting on his appointment, Howard Ellard said: “I am delighted to accept this new position and am determined to help Viridor and its customers meet our ambitious joint objectives in the recycling and recovery sector.”


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