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Zero Waste Scotland welcomes new board members

Zero Waste Scotland has today announced the appointment of two new Non-Executive board members, bolstering its ambitions to establish a more circular economy in Scotland and beyond.

4 Mar 22

Seigo Robinson, former Head of the Centre for Remanufacturing & Reuse and current Circular Economy PhD student, and Amitoj Singh, Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, will join the board and, respectively, bring specific expertise in Environmental Sustainability and Portfolio Performance.

Seigo Robinson has a wealth of circular economy expertise with an impressive background in consulting - advising governments, multi-national firms and start-ups on circular economy strategy and operations. Seigo is sure to translate his expertise and solid knowledge of global circular economy best practice, gained through his PhD studies, into strategic interventions that enact change.

Amitoj Singh boasts over 17 years of experience in the energy industry, gained both in the UK and New Zealand. Amitoj holds an MBA, majoring in Project Management and has expert knowledge in programme governance, monitoring performance, and mitigating risk. Amitoj will clearly, also, be an invaluable addition to the board.

Seigo and Amitoj will join Zero Waste Scotland’s five existing board members, including; Interim Chair, Helen Wollaston, former CEO of WISE, Iain Gulland, Chief Executive for Zero Waste Scotland, Morag MacDonald, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Gerard O’Sullivan, former Director of Corporate Operations with Stirling Council, and Janet Swadling, Chief Executive at The Institute for Agriculture & Horticulture.

Now with a strong and diverse board of seven setting the strategic direction for Zero Waste Scotland, today’s news galvanises the organisation’s role in influencing and empowering action.

Helen Wollaston, Interim Chair at Zero Waste Scotland, said:

“It is a pleasure to welcome our new board members to Zero Waste Scotland. Their experience will bring a fresh perspective to our discussions, as we accelerate our progress towards a thriving circular economy in Scotland. We are fortunate to have onboarded such strong advocates of the circular economy. Additionally, I am confident that Seigo and Amitoj will embrace and commit to supporting the delivery of our equality, diversity & inclusion strategy, and will complement and enhance the current board.”

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Seigo and Amitoj to Zero Waste Scotland’s board. Individually, their pioneering work in promoting more sustainable ways of living has earned them widespread respect. Equally, their values align perfectly with our vision for a more circular global economy.

“The expertise they bring will enrich the important work we’re already delivering in Zero Waste Scotland, and I really look forward to working with the Board as we continue to deliver our ambitious corporate strategy, targeting over-consumption, moving to net-zero and creating a truly, circular economy!”

Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where the greatest impact on climate change can be found.

Using evidence and insight, the not-for-profit, environmental agency’s goal is to inform policy - motivating individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic, and social benefits of a circular economy.

Today’s exciting board announcement comes shortly after Scotland was host COP26, one of the most important climate conferences of our lifetime. Ahead of, and throughout, the event, Zero Waste Scotland engaged global leaders in identifying ways we can work together to tackle climate change – together and immediately.

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About Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest impact on climate change.

Using evidence and insight, our goal is to inform policy, and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic, and social benefits of a circular economy.

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