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The management team at SITA UK

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David Palmer-Jones

Chief Executive Officer

David Palmer-Jones became Chief Executive Officer in October 2008. Prior to rejoining SITA UK in 2006, where he began his career, David spent 12 years working in Europe for both SITA Sweden and SITA France. David has over 20 years’ experience working in the recycling and waste management industry.

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Christophe Chapron

Chief Finance Officer

Christophe Chapron joined the SITA UK management team in February 2007. Christophe joined the Suez Group (now GDF SUEZ) in 1998 and has experience in both the water and waste sectors. Prior to joining the Group, Christophe held positions at Faurecia and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

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John Scanlon

Chief Operating Officer – Processing

John Scanlon became Chief Operating Officer of the Processing division in November 2009 and was previously Chief Operating Officer of the Material Sourcing division. Prior to this appointment, he was Business Development Director and has served on the SITA UK management team since 2003. John has over 20 years’ experience working in the recycling and waste management industry.

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Dr Gev Eduljee

External Affairs Director

Gev Eduljee became External Affairs Director in January 2009. Prior to this appointment, he was Technical Director and has served on the SITA UK management team since 2001. Gev is also a member of the Government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP).

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Graham Mayes

Chief Operating Officer – Material Sourcing

Graham Mayes joined the SITA UK management team in October 2003. Having joined SITA UK in 1993, Graham held the position of Public Sector Commercial Director until November 2009 when he was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Material Sourcing.

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Kevan Sproul

Human Resources Director

Kevan Sproul joined the SITA UK management team in November 2002 as Human Resources Director, following a number of years working within the hospitality and service industry. Kevan’s areas of expertise include employee relations and organisational change.

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Stuart Hayward-Higham

Technical Director

Stuart Hayward-Higham joined the SITA UK management team in March 2009. Stuart joined SITA UK in 1997 after 10 years in environmental consultancy and has extensive knowledge of new and emerging technologies.

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Naomi Jones

Head of Communications

Naomi has worked on a range of high profile brands, specialising in brand positioning and corporate communications. Naomi joined SITA UK as Head of Communications in April 2009.

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Mark Thompson

Head of Legal

Mark qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and worked in private practice as a commercial lawyer for three years. Mark joined SITA UK in 2002 and was appointed Head of Legal in 2008.
Owen Maybank

Owen Maybank

Head of Customer Insight

Owen joined the SITA UK management team in July 2011. Having spent a number of years working in the logistics, financial services and waste management sectors, Owen has extensive experience in understanding and analysing markets and customer requirements.

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