First director for WRAP Scotland appointed

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) has appointed its first Director for Scotland.  This appointment builds on the support WRAP has provided to the Scottish Government for the last 5 years in delivering the National Waste Plan for Scotland. The creation of this new position is a positive statement by WRAP in response to the Scottish Government’s commitment to waste minimisation and recycling in Scotland.

8 Jan 08

Frank Mulgrew is an experienced strategic manager.  He has come from the position of Consultant Director of the Programme Delivery Support Unit, Northern Ireland; a unit co-sponsored by the Department of the Environment and the Strategic Investment Board.  Prior to that he held key roles with the Shropshire Partnership was Director of Environment and Consumer Protection, Dundee City Council and before that worked for a number of years in the private sector.

Dr Liz Goodwin WRAP Chief Executive commented:

I'm delighted to announce that Frank Mulgrew has joined us as WRAP’s new Director for Scotland, with effect from Monday 7th January.  Frank has held senior positions in both the public and private sectors and brings a wealth of experience to the role.  He will be establishing a dedicated WRAP office in Scotland, which will be funded by the Scottish Government.

Frank Mulgrew’s appointment is considered essential in addressing the needs of a growing Scottish audience across the business community, within the Local Authorities and Scottish Parliament.  He will be joining WRAP’s Executive Team reporting directly to the Chief Executive.

Frank will be responsible for delivering WRAP’s first Business Plan for Scotland.   An early priority will be to set up and run the WRAP Scottish office.

Frank Mulgrew commented:

"It is a great privilege to be appointed WRAP's Director for Scotland. 

At a time of unprecedented change, WRAP has underlined its commitment to Scotland by making this appointment.  I look forward to working with the Scottish Government and other stakeholders to implement the National Waste Plan and to contributing to the wider climate change agenda."

Notes For Editors

  • WRAP works in partnership to encourage and enable businesses and consumers to be more efficient in their use of materials and recycle more things more often. This helps to minimise landfill, reduce carbon emissions and improve our environment.
  • Established as a not-for-profit company in 2000, WRAP is backed by government funding from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Working in seven key areas (Construction, Retail, Manufacturing, Organics, Business Growth, Behavioural Change, and Local Authority Support), WRAP’s work focuses on market development and support to drive forward recycling and materials resource efficiency within these sectors, as well as wider communications and awareness activities.
  • More information on all of WRAP's programmes can be found on
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