Presidential Team

Professor David C Wilson MBE - President

David has a first degree in Chemistry from Oxford; followed by a doctorate sponsored by the old Harwell Laboratory (Atomic Energy Research Establishment).

He then joined the commercial consultancy arm of Harwell, inter alia running a hazardous waste research unit for the Department of the Environment (DOE). After 5 years, he won a contract in Hong Kong for 18 months to develop a computerised decision support system which the government used to plan their modern municipal solid waste facilities. Shortly after returning to England, David joined Environmental Resources Limited (ERL) now ERM. He led ERM's international waste management practice for 20 years.

For the last 10 years, David has worked as an independent consultant. Advising Defra until March 2013 on their Waste and Resources Evidence Programme. David has authored many high profile international reports.

Since 2000, David has been a Visiting Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Imperial College London. He is a Chartered Chemist, a Chartered Waste Manager.

He was recruited in 1984 as a founding member of ISWA's first Working Group, on Hazardous Wastes (WGHW), and also of the Editorial Board for ISWA's peer-reviewed journal Waste Management & Research; and continues to serve on both.

Enda Kiernan - Senior Vice President

Mr Enda Kiernan, FCIWM

Enda is a Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, a Chartered Waste Manager, becoming a Fellow of the Institution in January 2011. He is the current chair of the Rep of Ireland Centre. He is also a General Councillor and a Trustee of CIWM and was a Non-Executive Director of CIWM Enterprises from 2012 – 2015.

Enda has worked in the Local Authority service since 1997, specialising in Waste Management and in Waste Operations in particular. His experience includes waste licence applications for landfill facilities, waste licence implementation on landfill and civic amenity facilities, environmental management systems, project management of the design, construction and operation of civic amenity facilities, landfill. He has been involved in preparation of tender documentation and tender evaluation of waste related infrastructure. Other areas of expertise relate to the permitting of waste facilities, waste enforcement, street cleansing and infrastructure development, CA Site Construction Programme and implementation of the WEEE Directive in Ireland. He was Project Manager for the introduction of Pay By Weight and the Kerbside collection of Dry Recyclables in South Cork. This involved the distribution of 80000-wheeled bins, the purchase of new collection vehicles, public communications and the upgrading of existing bin lifter stock.

He has previously advised LARAC, WRAP, DEFRA & CIWM in consultations in connection on Pay As You Throw charging systems. He was involved in an operational sub - committee established by the Irish Dept. of the Environment in 2004 on the implementation of the WEEE Directive and again in 2015/2016 on the implementation of Pay By Weight.

Elected as Junior Vice President of the Institution in 2016, he is currently the Head of Waste Enforcement at Cork County Council.

Trevor Nicoll - Junior Vice President

Trevor is a senior officer in a large local authority having recently been appointed as Head of Shared Waste Services for Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils.  Prior to this, he was Head of Recycling, Waste and Fleet Services at Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council in North Staffordshire.  Trevor has extensive experience of issues affecting waste services in local authorities, including insourcing recycling collections from the contractor, procuring waste treatment contracts and collection vehicles, operating trade waste services and delivering efficiencies during highly austere times for local authorities.  He was previously Chair of the Staffordshire Waste Officers Group.

Like many professionals working in the resource and waste sector, Trevor’s career started in another profession.  After graduating from Newcastle upon Tyne University, Trevor worked in surveying, undertaking much international travel as a hydrographic surveyor in the oil and gas industry.  Transferring his skills to the waste sector, he joined a waste management consultancy in 2005 and quickly gained industry knowledge through a variety of different projects.

Trevor is passionate about the education of professionals working in the resource and waste industry.  He is currently the Chair of CIWM’s Education and Training Committee and is a Director and Trustee of WAMITAB (Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board).

Since becoming a Chartered Member in 2009, Trevor has actively contributed to the work of CIWM, through the roles mentioned above, and by being on the Midlands Centre Council, organising an annual conference with LARAC (Local Authority Recycling and Advisory Committtee) in the Midlands region for the last 5 years. In addition, he has encouraged numerous non-corporate CIWM members to apply for Chartered and Fellow membership grades.

Trevor is a Fellow and Trustee of CIWM with his Presidential Year being 2019-2020.  

Professor Margaret Bates - Immediate Past President

Margaret has worked her way from lecturer to Professor at the University of Northampton and is presently the Chair of the Institution's Scientific & Technical Committee.

Over many years as a lecturer, researcher and presenter at conferences she has developed an expertise in landfill, energy from waste, resource efficiency and more recently WEEE.

Among her achievements, Margaret has advised two African governments (Kenya and Nigeria) on the development of policy relating to wastes management and has delivered training on developing effective policy and regulation for several more (through the United Nations University).

Her work has featured on BBC Panorama, in the Guardian newspaper, Radio 4 You and YoursRadio 4 World at One, The Sun, News of the World, Mail, Mail on Sunday as well as on local radio, television and newspapers.