Defra’s environmental quality head to give keynote At RtF

04 June 2018

Defra’s head of environmental quality policy, Shaun Gallagher, is set to give a keynote address to delegates at this year’s Resourcing the Future (RtF) Conference.

Shaun will be speaking on day 1 of the conference, which this year has a theme of “zero avoidable waste by 2050: a UK vision”.

Shaun stepped into the role of director of environmental quality, coming from director of access to justice within the Ministry of Justice, following the departure of CIWM’s CEO, Dr Colin Church, from the post.

The news comes after marine plastics expert, Professor Richard Thompson OBE, was confirmed as keynote speaker for day 2.

As part of its strong stakeholder engagement programme with the resources and waste sector over the past few months, a number of confirmed Defra speakers are taking part in the conference programme, including: Tom Murray, Head of Materials and Waste Evidence, in the “smarter targets” session; Paul Bradley, Team Leader for Extended Producer Responsibility and Packaging Reform, in the EPR breakout session and Deputy Director for Waste & Recycling and Chris Preston, who is chairing the Zero avoidable plastic waste by 2042 session.

RtF 18

RtF 18 comes at a critical time for the sector and provides an unprecedented opportunity to discuss and shape future policy.

Against the backdrop of the Defra 25 year Environment Plan and the forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, RTF 2018 will provide the ideal forum for resource and waste management professionals, policy experts, academics and government representatives to debate and shape a new policy framework that supports the delivery of the “zero avoidable waste” vision.

Throughout the conference highly interactive sessions will provide ample opportunity for debate, with day one’s practitioner-focused breakout workshops specifically focusing on areas of challenge or change.

#RtF18 will take place 13-14 June in London.

For more on what you can expect at this year’s conference click here.

To view the full programme and to book your place, click here.

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