WRAP appoints Jim Oatridge as Trustee

24th June 2016

WRAP today announces a further addition to its Board of Trustees with the appointment of Jim Oatridge OBE.

Jim holds several non-executive roles including Chair of Trustee Board at Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and is a former Group Director at FTSE 100 Company, Severn Trent PLC.    

During his career, Oatridge has held several positions in the environment sector, such as Non-Executive Director at the Environmental Industries Commission, and   Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee at Forum for the Future.

He received an OBE in 2003 for services to the UK and Global Water Industries, and was awarded Member of the Order of Outstanding Contributors to Sustainable Development by WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development).

The arrival of Jim Oatridge further complements WRAP’s Board of Trustees, following the recruitment of Robert Longley-Cook, Baroness Anne Jenkin, Sue Corbett, Sophie Thomas, and Dr Marc Stephens.

It also follows the announcement that Marcus Gover is to replace Liz Goodwin as WRAP CEO from 1st July.

Julie Hill, Chair, WRAP, said:

“I warmly welcome Jim to our Board of Trustees, and know his strategic thinking coupled with his experience of sustainability issues, will be a huge benefit.

“The WRAP Board of Trustees has a diverse mix of skills, knowledge and experience, which will serve us well as we move into the next phase of our work.”                                                                                      

Dr Liz Goodwin, Chief Executive, WRAP, said:

“I’m delighted Jim is joining the WRAP Board of Trustees. His background and experience will be a great asset to the Board.

“As I step down from my role as WRAP CEO, it’s good to see the appointment of new Trustees with a great mix of skills and expertise who will help guide WRAP’s future development.”

Jim Oatridge, said:

 “I am delighted to join WRAP, an organisation that has a great track record of effective action and one I have long admired.

“Having worked on a variety of projects relating to sustainable development, I look forward to helping WRAP with its goals to create a more sustainable resource efficient economy.”


About WRAP

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 Paul.Saville@wrap.org.uk


Paul Saville

PR Manager
01295 819638