Anna is a Partner at gunnercooke and has been practicing environmental law for over 10 years. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she was an environmental consultant for 5 years advising on environmental permitting, hydrogeological risk assessments and EIAs, after completing her PhD in landfill engineering.

Anna has been a member of CIWM for over 20 years, having joined when she was a student. She became a Fellow seven years ago and is vice chair of the CIWM Regulatory Special Interest Group, as well as centre chair for the East Anglian Centre Council. 

Among Anna’s many CIWM hats, she is also Professional Development Network co-ordinator for the East Anglian region. 

She is also Co-Convenor for the UK Environmental Law Association's Waste Working Party.

Dan Cooke, FCIWM, is an experienced environmental and communications professional. His current responsibilities include overseeing the delivery of the Tamar Valley AONB’s Five-Year Management Plan with its themes including Environmental Quality & Climate Change, Place and Landscape Character, Planning and Development, Partnership, and Governance.

Dan’s career in the waste and resources sector spans 30 years, including roles in the local authority, environmental charity and private sectors. This includes 21 years within the Pennon Group, including most recently as Group Head of Sustainability and previously as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Director of External Affairs at Viridor. 

He’s also proud to have worked as a bin man, sewers and drains operative, and street sweeper for district and parish councils in his early career.

Dan is the current Chair of CIWM’s Trustees Board, and of WAMITAB, and is past Chair of CIWM Communications Committee. He is a serving trustee of Viridor Credits Environmental Company Ltd and of the Carymoor Environmental Trust.

Tim is currently the Chief Executive of the arc21 local authority partnership in Northern Ireland, a role he has held since 2019.

Prior to that, he headed up waste management at Belfast City Council for over two decades. Tim is currently on the Board of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and CIWM as a Trustee. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow with Queen’s University Belfast looking at the Circular Economy, a member of the DEFRA Advisory Committee on Packaging (UK) and sits on the Department for Economy Circular Economy Coalition (NI).

He has several professional and academic qualifications and regularly returns home from walks with more than a handful of rubbish.  

Adam is External Affairs Director at SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd, responsible for government engagement, consultation responses and general stakeholder management. He also spends a lot of his time on technical working groups and committees on behalf of the ESA, FEAD, ISWA and of course the CIWM.

Adam has been in the waste & resources sector for over 20 years, first as a local authority recycling officer with the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, and then as an academic and lecturer at Kingston University. 

He then spent 17 years in consultancy, with ERM, Hyder (now Arcadis) and AEA (now Ricardo) developing teams of waste and resource management specialists and delivering major support programmes on behalf of key organisations including WRAP, DEFRA and ZWS. Adam has specialised in recycling service design, consultation and procurement, working with many of the sector’s most innovative authorities and led major waste infrastructure procurement projects for a mix of facilities from MBT and AD to EfW.

Adam has been active internationally for much of his career, developing national, regional and city waste strategies in many places – including Russia, Mali, India, Australia – and has been a member of ISWA since 1995.

Adam is a Chartered Waste Manager, a Fellow of the CIWM since 2007 and a Director and Trustee of WAMITAB. He has been an active CIWM member for almost 20 years, latterly as a Trustee.