Dr Marcus Gover

Chief Executive Officer

Marcus has worked in the environment sector for over 25 years and has been Chief Executive Officer of WRAP since 2016.  

WRAP is an independent charity working in the UK and internationally to tackle the climate emergency by changing the way we use and re-use natural resources. It specialises in the sustainability of food, plastics and clothing. 

A scientist by background, Marcus is a passionate believer in the need for cross sector collaboration to create total systems change; from policymaker and business leader actions, to inspiring and involving individuals.

He is pioneering the creation of a global circular economy, ensuring WRAP’s expertise in evidence-led programmes is shared across country and sector boundaries to generate maximum positive impact.  

Prior to WRAP, Marcus worked across environmental programmes in the UK and abroad for organisations including a start-up renewable energy company and an international technical services business.

He has a degree and PhD in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London as well as an Executive MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Trustee of the Chartered institution of Wastes Management.  

Outside of work he is Chair of the Ridgeway Education Trust in Didcot.