VPK Packaging appoints Jeremy Anderson as new Managing Director to drive growth in UK and Ireland

UK – Belgium-based packaging supplier, VPK Packaging has appointed ex-DS Smith director, Jeremy Anderson as its new Managing Director for UK & Ireland, as the business pushes ahead with the next stage of its growth strategy.

Jeremy joins VPK from DS Smith where he enjoyed a successful career in various senior management positions, including as Sector Director with responsibility for five business units across 21 locations, and latterly for the past 18 months as Programme Director.

Reporting to Wim Messiaen, Head of the Corrugated Packaging Division at VPK Group, Jeremy will be responsible for the seven VPK sites across the UK & Ireland.

His extensive experience and knowledge of the corrugated and paper packaging sector will be key to his leadership as the business continues to focus on delivering the sustainable corrugated products customers demand.

“I am delighted to have joined the business and look forward to continuing to build the success of VPK and lead the team into our next phase of growth,” said Jeremy.

Wim Messiaen, added: “We are pleased to have appointed Jeremy to this key role and are excited to work with him as he builds on the good foundations already in place in the UK & Ireland.”

WasteAid appoints circular economy and waste management lead

Meanwhile, UK-based non-governmental organization, WasteAid has appointed Rebecca Colley-Jones to be its first circular economy and waste management lead.

In the newly created role, Colley-Jones will be a member of WasteAid’s senior management team and will oversee all technical aspects of WasteAid’s work. She will also play a key role in external engagement.

Colley-Jones has had a career in the waste and resources sector spanning almost 25 years, starting her career as an environmental engineer.

She was latterly employed by the Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) working towards delivering the system transformation of the polyolefin industry from a linear to a circular economy.

Colley-Jones is a Fellow of CIWM and has held positions working internationally both at University of Northampton and Bangor University and Africa developing innovative and sustainable solutions for a wide variety of solid waste management (SWM) and circular economy (CE) issues.

WasteAid chief executive, Ceris Turner-Bailes said: “Following an extensive search, we are delighted to welcome Rebecca Colley-Jones to WasteAid.

“Rebecca joins us at a hugely exciting time for the organization as we have enjoyed extensive growth over the last few years.

“With her deep knowledge of the circular economy space and waste management, we know that Rebecca will make a massive contribution to the next phase of WasteAid’s development.”

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