14th June 2016

WRAP today announces the appointment of Marcus Gover as its Chief Executive, taking effect from 1 July 2016.

Marcus, who is currently Operations Director at WRAP, replaces Liz Goodwin, who is stepping down on 30 June after 9 years as CEO.

Marcus Gover

Having joined WRAP in 2007, Marcus has been instrumental in helping with WRAP’s transition into a leading charity at the forefront of the circular economy.

Julie Hill, Chair, WRAP, said:

“After a full external process, the Board has appointed Marcus.  He has the combination of skills, experience and total commitment needed to lead WRAP as it expands its reach and influence.”

Marcus Gover, Director, WRAP, said:

“I’m absolutely delighted to be chosen to lead WRAP, an organisation with a history of success and a bright future. To create a world where resources are used sustainably requires action, and that is where WRAP’s focus will continue to be. I look forward to working with a great team, a new and ambitious board, and diverse range of partners and stakeholders across our work. I’m also honoured to be taking up the baton from Liz - a great CEO, whose insights and expertise has taken WRAP to new heights.”

Liz Goodwin, CEO, WRAP, said:

"I’m delighted that Marcus will be the next CEO of WRAP. We have worked together for many years and I know he is passionate about the issues WRAP works on as well as caring deeply about WRAP and its staff. I am confident he will lead WRAP through the next stage of its development and on to further success. WRAP is a great organisation and Marcus will be a great CEO."

Marcus has worked in the environment sector for over 25 years, in the UK and abroad. During this time, he has held a wide range of roles including managing a water engineering company, running an outsourced waste management operation and setting up an office in China. Prior to joining WRAP, he was the Commercial Director of a start-up renewable energy company.



1.    WRAP’s vision is a world where resources are used sustainably. It works in partnership with governments, businesses, trade bodies, local authorities, communities and individuals looking for practical advice to improve resource efficiency that delivers both economic and environmental benefits.

2.    Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable resource-efficient economy through:

a.    re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products,

b.    re-thinking how we use and consume products, and

c.    re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling.

3.    First established in 2000, WRAP is a registered charity.  WRAP works with UK governments and other funders to help deliver their policies on waste prevention and resource efficiency.  WRAP is a registered Charity No 1159512 and registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No 4125764. Registered office at Second Floor, Blenheim Court, 19 George Street, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 5BH.

For further information contact:

Paul Saville| Corporate PR Manager | WRAP

Direct 01295 819638

Mobile 07540 515602
Email | @WRAP_UK





Paul Saville

PR Manager
01295 819638