Search is on for new Chairman to lead WRAP into "new era"

24th June 2014

The search is underway for a new Chairman to guide WRAP through its next stage of development. Current WRAP Chairman Peter Stone is retiring this year after serving for two terms since his appointment in 2008.

Peter Stone said today:

"During my six years as Chairman, I've been delighted by WRAP's progress under Liz Goodwin’s leadership. We are now well-known for our work, not only in the public sector and the business sectors with which we work but also by members of the public throughout the UK. We also have a growing international reputation, in particular for our work on food waste.

We have successfully negotiated a succession of Government reviews of our role and funding. Also, at the instigation of Government, we have absorbed the work of many smaller and specialist service-providers previously active in our sector. Internally, we have refreshed our Board with new appointments and recruited many able specialists to join our staff. I feel that WRAP has emerged stronger, is highly respected by funders and partners alike, and has now become an acknowledged global leader in the vitally important work to tackle food waste.

Recently, we have announced plans for WRAP to become a charity. This will assist us to unlock new sources of funding and take our work forward despite recent reductions in the financial support from Government. This is clearly the beginning of a period of transition for WRAP and it will be a good time for my successor to join and then help guide the organisation onwards.

WRAP is a high-achieving organisation with stretching ambitions, and an enviable range of partnerships in Government, business and broader society. It has been a privilege to work with such a talented Board and highly motivated staff as it developed from an organisation creating recycling markets to a globally respected player at the heart of circular economy thinking. I wish WRAP well and, when I step down at the Annual General Meeting in the Autumn. I will enjoy watching its progress in future years."

WRAP Chief Executive Liz Goodwin said:

“I am personally very grateful for the wise counsel and skilled leadership which Peter has brought to WRAP. His successor will be joining an ambitious organisation with an enviable track record, a powerful international network, highly skilled staff and committed to delivering sustainable use of resources.”

The search is being led by Gatenby Sanderson.

For more information on the process to select a new WRAP Chair, please visit:

WRAP’s vision is a world where resources are used sustainably. It works in partnership to help businesses, individuals and communities improve resource efficiency.

Established as a not-for-profit company in 2000, WRAP is backed by UK government funding.

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