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Lee Marshall to head CIWM Policy & External Affairs

Northampton, United Kingdom, 07 September 2021:  The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has appointed LARAC CEO, Lee Marshall, as its new Policy & External Affairs Director.

Lee has over 25 years’ experience in the UK waste and recycling sector, holding several senior roles in both the public and private sector. He joins CIWM from LARAC where he spent 7 years transforming the organisation as its Chief Executive Officer. Lee has brought his resource management and local authority expertise to two Government advisory panels on packaging and waste electrical equipment, has a Master’s degree in Public Administration, is a Fellow of CIWM and Non-Executive Director of OPRL Ltd.

Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Poulter, Lee will be responsible for the strategic development, management and delivery of CIWM’s policy, technical and knowledge capability. As part of the leadership and management teams, he will play a key role in influencing governments and key decision makers at local, national and international levels. He will also provide support to a range of key stakeholders including members, employees, Centre Councils, the Board of Trustees and the Presidential Team.

“Lee is hugely respected across the entire resource and waste management sector and his appointment will further bolster what is already an outstanding CIWM leadership team,” commented Sarah Poulter. “CIWM is committed to a world beyond waste and Lee will play a vital role in ensuring we continue to support our members in leading the development of more resource efficient and circular economies.”

Lee Marshall also commented, saying: “This is an amazing opportunity to join an organisation which is firmly positioned at the forefront of the battle against resource scarcity and climate change. I look forward to leading CIWM’s policy and technical capability and helping to harness its creative and innovative thinking to bring about meaningful change.”

Lee will be leaving his current position and taking up his new role from 1st December 2021.


Notes to editors:

  1. CIWM: CIWM is the leading professional body for the resource and waste management sector representing around 5,700 individuals in the UK, Ireland and overseas. Established in 1898, CIWM is a non-profit making organisation, dedicated to the promotion of professional competence amongst waste managers. CIWM seeks to raise standards for those working in and with the sector by producing best practice guidance, developing educational and training initiatives, and providing information on key waste-related issues. More information can be found at

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