Speakers

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Opening Keynote Address
Miles Roberts, Group Chief Executive,
DS Smith plc

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    Miles Roberts was appointed Group Chief Executive of DS Smith plc on 4 May 2010.

    At DS Smith, he has implemented a clear strategy to become a leading supplier of sustainable packaging solutions, with a purpose of redefining packaging for a changing world.

    Under his leadership, the Company has grown organically and through acquisition, delivering sustainable shareholder returns. Acquisitions include Otor, SCA Packaging, Duropack, Grupo Lantero and Interstate Resources – the Company’s first fibre-based US business. Most recently, DS Smith completed its acquisition of Europac, which expands its presence in Iberia and France.

    A FTSE 100 company, DS Smith is present in 37 countries and employs around 32,000 people. Using its combined expertise across Packaging, Recycling and Paper, DS Smith works with customers to deliver solutions that reduce complexity and deliver results throughout the supply chain.

    Miles Roberts was previously Chief Executive of McBride plc from July 2005 until April 2010, having originally joined as its Group Finance Director in January 2002. Prior to that, he was Finance Director of Costain. He is a non-executive director of Aggreko Plc.

    Born in Tynemouth, Miles attended Stanley Technical High in South Norwood before graduating from Bristol with a degree in Civil Engineering. He began his career as an engineer for Ove Arup.

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Launch of PABIAC Strategy
Martin Temple
Chair, HSE

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    Martin Temple is an experienced non-executive director, having served on the boards of a wide range of companies, public sector and charity organisations. After nearly 30 years in industry he was latterly a vice president in Avesta Sheffield AB, a major producer of stainless steel. He became Director General of EEF in 1999 and was the manufacturing organisation’s Chairman from 2008 until March 2016. He was Chairman of The 600 Group plc until 2011, and has also been the Chairman of the Council of European Employers for the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based industries. Martin also previously served as Chairman of the Design Council, and was on the council of the University of Warwick and served as Chairman of the advisory board of Warwick Business School.

    Martin led an independent triennial review of the Health and Safety Executive in 2014. He was previously also a board member of the Technology Catapult programme, and chaired a programme to clarify and streamline the nature of UK Government support to small businesses.

    Martin became Chair of HSE in May 2016. He is also currently a non-executive director of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.

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The Future of UK Manufacturing
Andrew Large
Director General, CPI

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    Andrew joined CPI as Director General on 1 September 2016.

    He brought a wealth of experience to CPI, having worked in the Commission in Brussels, in the Steel Industry and having run two major trade associations, the most recent being The British Poultry Council.

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The Future of UK Manufacturing
Seamus Nevin, Chief Economist,
Make UK

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    A Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Seamus has extensive public policy experience. Prior to joining Make UK (formally EEF), Seamus was Head of Policy Research at the Institute of Directors (IoD). Previously he worked in the policy unit of a party in the Northern Ireland Assembly, the public affairs division of a major UK third sector organisation, for a leading international think tank, and for an economic policy research institute operated jointly between the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Oxford.

    Seamus is a regular commentator across radio, print, online and television media.

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Plenary Session
Richard Stanton MBE
British Cave Diver

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    Richard (Rick) Stanton MBE is a British civilian cave diver who specializes in rescues through the Cave Rescue Organisation and the British Cave Rescue Council.

    Rick is from Coventry and was formerly a firefighter with the West Midlands Fire Service for 25 years prior to his retirement. Rick has been recognized as a leading cave diver, and in 2012 he was appointed to the Order of the British Empire. He has participated in numerous cave diving rescues and recoveries including the 2004 rescue of six British soldiers who were trapped for eight days in a flooded cave in Mexico.

    In 2018 he played a leading role in the Tham Luang youth soccer team cave rescue. Rick and diving partner John Volanthen were the first to make contact with the team and played a leading role in the successful rescue thereafter.

 

Closing Address
Richard Coward
CPI President

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    Graduating from Loughborough University in 1982 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Management Studies Richard after an initial period in the chemical plant construction industry has always been employed in manufacturing, initially in the manufacture of Lithographic plates with Coates Brothers. This started a career connected to the print and packaging industry, initially with Chapman Envelopes and then with Field Group (now MPS) in the Carton industry. After 13 years with Field Group initially in Operations, where he constructed the Nottingham factory, and subsequently as Managing Director of the Thatcham Plant, The Belelux operation and finally Field Bradford, Richard spent a number of years as an Interim manager working in a broad range of  packaging Companies. In 2008 he joined Rigid Group Ltd. as the Group MD, a role which he has held for the past 11 years during which time he more that  doubled the size of the company. During this period Richard became the chair of the CPI corrugated sector and represented the CPI at FEFCO. Last year he was appointed as President of the CPI and also remains the President of CITPA. Richard is presently handing over his role as MD of Rigid Group and will retire from full time work in the near future although he is keen to keep involved with this dynamic and demanding industry!

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Julia Turner
Executive Director
Wood Recyclers Association

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    Julia Turner joined the WRA as Executive Director in October 2016. She has a wealth of experience working alongside the recycling sector, having joined from WRAP, the Waste and Resources Action Programme, where she worked for 12 years.

    Her roles at WRAP were varied but latterly she was focused on obtaining significant alternative funding and developing European partnerships in her roles as Senior Business Development Manager and Head of New Programmes. Previously she had specialised in energy from waste and wood as a Sector Advisor and Market Development Manager for the recycling industry. Prior to that Julia worked in the tyre and fleet industry industry as a Head of Marketing.

    Since joining the WRA, she has been working with key waste wood industry stakeholders on two major industry-wide initiatives: Working with the Environment Agency on the collaborative development of waste wood specific guidance on Fire Prevention Plans; and Waste Wood Classification, which is about ensuring that waste wood is properly classified at the front end of recycling and is then processed for the appropriate end uses. This work is also focused on identifying the real scale of hazardous waste wood in the UK.

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Paul Freeman
Director
Freeman Enterprise Ltd

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    Paul Freeman started Freeman Enterprise Ltd in August 2018 to deliver leadership coaching through Buffin Leadership International, recruitment services through Axess Page Overton and practical teaching as a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Birmingham & Wolverhampton. His passion is to equip organisations and businesses for the future, whether that be inspiring the next generation or by growing current employees to fulfil their potential through learning and practicing vital life skills, becoming true leaders of the future.

    He started his working life in operations within the speciality chemicals industry before entering the Paper Industry in 1990. There he worked to progress operations with improvements to organisation, output, efficiency, health, safety and environmental performance for a period of 27 years, the last 10 as Operations Director of Smurfit Kappa SSK. He gained a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, a masters degree at Aston University and then later a diploma in Engineering Management. Health and Safety has been at the forefront of every venture that he has embarked upon.

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Terry Stears
Risk Director
Portals Overton

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    Terry Stears is the Risk Director for Portals De La Rue with the remit to delivery improved business risk across a wide portfolio including Health, Safety and security. He played an integral role in helping the demerger from De La Rue in 2018, whilst at the same time driving through World leading certifications and improvement across security and safety Including the successful transition to ISO45001.

    He started work in the Armed services with qualifications in Engineering, Business, Safety and the Environment and in the last 25 years has since worked across multiple sectors for blue chip companies including Pfizer, Wyeth, Boots and St Gobain looking after Operations, Engineering, Business transformation, PMO and HSE and now offers consultancy services across these areas.

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Rachel Suff
Senior Policy Advisor
CIPD

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    Rachel leads on the CIPD’s public policy work for employment relations and health and well-being, and is a policy and research professional with over 20 years’ experience in the employment and HR arena. She has recently led a range of policy and research studies about health and wellbeing at work, including the CIPD’s annual Health and well-being at work survey report and represents the CIPD on key Government and external advisory groups, such as the Work and Health Unit Employer Engagement Forum.  Rachel is a qualified HR practitioner and researcher with an MSc in Human Resource Management from Portsmouth University and a post-graduate diploma in social research methods from Sussex University; her prior roles include working as a senior policy adviser at Acas.

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Dr Sarah Hattam
Concilio Health

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    Dr Sarah Hattam is an experienced GP and founder of the workplace wellbeing consultancy, Concilio Health (www.conciliohealth.com).  She is passionate about helping organisations adopt an evidence-based and joined up approach to wellbeing. Her approach incorporates aspects of physical and mental as well as work and non-work related factors.  She has worked with clients across many different sectors helping them to develop novel strategies which improve both the performance and engagement of their people.

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Mark Ryan
Group Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Logson Group

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    Mark Ryan is Head of Health Safety & Environment for the Logson Group encompassing Boxes and Packaging, Board24, Cases24, Jardin, Boxshop & Cardboard Box Company. He  is currently supporting the group as they implement their Make It Safe Vision & Strategy.  Workplace Transport is a key focus area for Logson’s & Mark has co-ordinated improvement projects across all sites within the Group.

    Mark qualified from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Safety, Health and Environmental Management in 2006 and has since developed his career at Caterpillar, Severn Trent, Unipart and Boots Alliance. He is a new member of the PABIAC Corrugated Industry Delivery Committee and is looking forward to working with the team on the implementation of the 2019-2023 PABIAC Strategy.

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Andy Binns
Traffic Officer
Highways England

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    Andrew Binns works for Highways England as an On Road Traffic Officer. 

    Prior to Highways England, he clocked up nineteen years driving Class 1 vehicles and working in a Transport Office environments for Companies such as Wincanton and Norfolk-Line.

    Part of his responsibility as a Traffic Officer is to be a Regional Freight Representative. He works closely with colleagues within Highways England and also with Stakeholder Partners like Police, DVSA, HSE, HMRC, Immigration and companies within the freight sector. It is their aim to reduce serious incident and fatality on the Strategic Roads Network involving Freight carrying vehicles by 20% by the year 2020.

    Prior to becoming a Traffic Officer he was employed by Wincanton Logistics, firstly as a Class1 Driver, then progressing on to the Transport Office as a Transport Supervisor. 

    Due to the work he did within Wincanton and the work he does now, he is well placed to understand the pressures drivers and transport offices are under to achieve deliveries on time. As a Traffic Officer, Andy does his best to keep motorways free flowing, however, with Health and Safety taking an ever more keen eye, we all have to take the Safest options available to resolve issues on the Strategic Road Network

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Daniel Johnson
Head of Product Services, Institute of
Business Ethics

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    Dan has recently taken on increased responsibilities as the Head of Product Services at the IBE, after re-joining the organisation in October 2017 as Head of Project Services.

    As the Head of Product Services, Dan is responsible for the oversight, development and promotion of IBE products, including Publications, Training and Apps. He fulfils this role by working closely with the team and project leads. Dan is also a trained project manager and trainer, and represents the IBE with various public speaking engagements, facilitated training sessions and webinars.

    Dan also supports the IBE’s engagement with its subscriber base by acting as Secretary to several networking groups, including those in Defence & Aerospace, Utilities and Higher Education.

    Prior to re-joining the IBE on a full-time basis, Dan was seconded to BAE Systems for 6 months where he acted as the Business Conduct Manager. In this role, Dan led the activities for the update of the global Code of Conduct, and authored guidance on the role for an international network of ethics ambassadors.

    Before this, Dan was employed in the CR team at Pentland Brands, responsible for data management and risk mapping Human Rights and Modern Slavery in the supply chain.

    Dan holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Social Responsibility from the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Nottingham.

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David Nicholson
Group HR Director,
James Cropper PLC

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    David is Group HR Director of James Cropper plc with more than 25 years’ experience in HR and Communications roles. He joined James Cropper as HR Manager in 2009, was appointed Head of HR in 2013, and became an Executive Team member the following year. David was appointed Group HR Director in 2016.

    David has significant experience in all areas of HR, especially performance management, learning and development, organisational development, employee relations and communications.

    He has played a key role in growing the James Cropper business in terms of turnover, profit, and number of people employed both in south Cumbria and overseas. David has driven a whole series of positive changes at the Burneside site covering areas such as reward and recognition, employee engagement, employee relations, recruitment and communications.

    He also chairs the annual pay talks for the UK paper industry, and is a founder member of the North West Employee Engagement Group (NWEEG).

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Professor Bill Sampson
Head of School of Materials
University of Manchester

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    Bill Sampson is Professor of Materials Modelling and Head of the School of Materials at the University of Manchester, one of the largest university materials activities in the Western world. Bill graduated from UMIST in 1989 with a BSc in Paper Science; he remained in that department to study for his PhD, which provided theory describing the evolving structure and flow resistance of fibrous materials in filtration pro-cesses. On award of his PhD in 1992, he immediately joined the Faculty as a Lecturer, becoming Senior Lecturer in 2004 and Professor in 2013.

    Bill’s research involves the application of scientific methods to the modelling and characterization of heterogeneous materials, with emphasis on their structure and its influence on properties. Bill has worked extensively on the properties of paper, nonwoven textiles, composites and fibrous filtration. More recently, he has worked on modelling the structure of electrospun polymer fibre networks, microfibrillated cellulosic networks for use in composite materials, silver nanowire networks for transparent displays and in the development of statistical theoretical frameworks for the self-assembly of aggregating colloidal systems.

    Bill is a Trustee, Director and member of the Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Society, and was Programme Chair for the four-yearly Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Symposia in 2005, 2009 and 2013. He has spent periods of study leave at the University of Toronto (1994/5) and at the Forest Research Institute of New Zealand & University of Auckland (1997/8). He is a member of PAPTAC, TAPPI and Appita and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

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Janet Marshall
HR Manager
Arjowiggins

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    HR Manager and HR Consultant with more than 25 years’ experience in HR and Learning & Development roles. Following an HR career in retail with Marks & Spencer PLC, Janet has operated in the Public sector and the Steel Industry before joining Rexam as HR Director in 1999. In 2001 when the Company transferred to Arjowiggins she decided to split her operational role to that of HR Manager and HR Consultant.

    Janet has experience of working as part of a team delivering all aspects of an HR remit as well as working as Director of a Training Group and acting as an HR consultant providing HR and Development Advice and Guidance across all sectors. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development she has acted as an Internal and External Verifier for their Professional Qualifications as well as an appointment as a CIPD Branch Chair in Kent.

    Although an HR professional, her real passion lies in the development of individuals in organisations ensuring appropriate career paths are realised to add value to a business and demonstrate a return on investment.

    She has been the Chair of the National Steering Committee for the Papermaking Apprenticeship since 2014. The Committee successfully achieved accreditation for the Papermaking Apprenticeship in November 2015 and strives to achieve engagement of Companies in the Industry to development of Apprenticeships in the Industry.

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Dr Adam Read
External Affairs Director
SUEZ

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    Dr Adam Read has been External Affairs Director at SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK for almost 2 years where he has been leading the company’s work with the CIWM, ESA and other leading UK trade bodies, and think tanks, including the Aldersgate Group, Broadway Initiative and the Society for the Environment. Adam is currently supporting the ESA in developing a resource sector deal with BEIS and led the SUEZ team supporting DEFRA as they prepared their not so new Resources & Waste Strategy. Adam has supported a number of leading brands in assessing the sustainability of their packaging, and as a consultant for almost 15 years was involved in the development of joint waste partnerships, kerbside collection service design, modelling and evaluation, and in recycling infrastructure procurement. He sits on numerous technical working groups, is a regular speaker and facilitator, a technical report and article author, and a frequent blogger and social media enthusiast. He has been in the sector for almost 25 years specialising in municipal waste management strategy, recycling services, contracts and consultation.

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Phil Conran
Chair, Defra Advisory Committee
on Packaging

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    Phil Conran is a Director of 360 Environmental, a consultancy that specialises in providing support on waste legislation and regulation. Prior to 360, he worked for Biffa for 18 years with responsibility for recycling and compliance development with particular emphasis on producer responsibility. He previously served on the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) and was responsible for the development of the National Packaging Waste Database. Since 2014, he has chaired the ACP.

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Kevin Vyse
Director
OPRL

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    Kevin Vyse has worked in the packaging industry for over 30 years, starting his career as a post graduate at Metal Box. From there he went on to work for many brands and retailers such as Tesco and M&S where he was until March this year. He has also had periods where he was a director of a market research agency and a pioneering business doing Virtual Reality modelling for retail sector in the UK. In the last 6 years, as well as being a well establish Packaging Technologist, he has become an ambassador for the circular economy, working with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation,  Defra and Prince Charles’s Sustainability Unit. As a director of the On Pack Recycling Label company he represents the whole industry and is working to make recycling labelling of packaging mandatory. In short, there is not much he has not been involved with when it comes to packaging and sustainability. He would admit to packaging being a vocation rather than a job but does also like to spend time out on the water in a sailing boat or a kayak.

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Matt Androsiuk
Safety Consultant
Pilz Automation Technology

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    Matt is a TÜV Certified Machinery Safety Expert with an electrical engineering background and over 15 years of experience in industrial automation.  He is now a senior Safety Consultant and Trainer with Pilz – a leading supplier of machinery safety products, consultancy, engineering and training.  Matt has been involved in projects across a wide variety of industries and applications and is well versed in the issues companies face and need to consider when procuring machinery from outside of the UK.

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Krassi Kazashka
Technical Director
FEFCO

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    Krassimira Kazashka is the Technical Director of FEFCO. In this role she is responsible for the technical activities and projects within the association. In addition, she is responsible for regulatory issues related to environment and product safety directly affecting the corrugated industry and represents the federation in front of the EU institutions.

    Krassimira holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering, a European MSc in Environmental Protection and an MBA. Prior to joining FEFCO in 2014, she worked in industry, local government and the European Commission. Krassimira has broad experience in environmental protection, health & safety management and EU policies.

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Adam Hardgrave
Head of Food Contact Materials
Food Standards Agency

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    Adam has since January 2019 held the role of Head of the FAFCM Branch at the FSA, managing a branch with 3 distinct policy teams, Food Additives, Flavourings and Enzymes and Food Contact Materials. Prior to this Adam held the post of Acting Head of Foodborne Disease Control and has held a range of policy and scientific roles in the FSA since it was established in April 2000 covering Novel Foods, Microbiological Safety and Foodborne Disease. Adam began his career in food safety at the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (MAFF) providing Secretariat to the Advisory Committee of Novel Foods and Processes.  Adam holds a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences and is a member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

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Tim Chandler
Senior Scientific Officer – Food Contact Materials, Food Standards Agency

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    Tim currently works as a Senior Scientific Officer in the policy area of food contact materials at the Food Standards Agency in London. Tim joined the team in September 2017 as functional manager to the food contact material policy area. He joined the Food Standards Agency in 2010, having held previous roles within foodborne disease control policy and chemical risk assessment. His academic qualifications include a BSc (hons) in Biochemistry with Medical Biosciences and an MSc in Environmental Technology. He is also a member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

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Dr Carolyn Yeoman
Highley Yeoman Limited
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    Carolyn is an Organisational Psychologist with significant experience in the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Culture Development field.

    Carolyn has successfully run her own business for over 20 years, including some time living and working in Australia. She recently spent 2 years at HSE working closely with the Work-Related Stress policy team. Carolyn has a proven international track record in numerous industry sectors including construction, oil and gas, food, utilities, packaging and retail.

    Carolyn co-authored a book about Employee Assistance Programmes with Professor Sir Cary Cooper and is an experienced conference speaker with a number of papers and publications to her name.

    Carolyn is highly skilled and practised in benchmarking and designing organisational Wellbeing and Safety Culture interventions that enhance employee engagement and business performance. Her aim is always to help to create sustainable change within organisations, enabling them to continuously improve their Health, Safety and Wellbeing culture.

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Bud Hudspith
National H&S Advisor
Unite the Union

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    Bud Hudspith, Health and Safety Adviser for the trade union Unite at a national level.

    Unite is the largest union in the UK, with about 1.4 million members in the private and public sectors. It is the product of a merger between Amicus and TGWU, and now includes the building workers union, UCATT.

    Bud has been dealing with trade union health and safety issues for nearly 40 years. He represents Unite at various levels and provides information, advice and guidance to Unite Officials and Safety Representatives. This involves visiting workplaces and representing members in discussions with employers, as well as sitting on various committees.

    Within Unite, this includes the Graphical, Paper and Media and IT sector (which covers the paper related industries, and all Unite manufacturing sectors, as well as Energy and Utilities, Finance and Higher Education. He represents Unite on various European health and safety matters including offshore safety; silica dust; and printing and paper machine safety; leads for Unite on REACH, Corporate Manslaughter and Directors H&S Duties; and has a particular interest in alternatives to behavioural safety and in all aspects of health and safety in relation to Respirable Crystalline Silica.

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Dan Shears
Safety & Environment Director
GMB National Health

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    Dan Shears is the National Health, Safety and Environment Director for the GMB Trade Union. GMB is a general trade union with more than 625,000 members working across the UK economy. In this role he covers industries from the Nuclear Sector to Construction sites, and workplaces from chemical plants to casinos.

    Dan joined GMB in January 2008, working as National HS&E Officer, with responsibility for policy development, provision of advice, support and guidance to lay members, and for negotiation with employers such as British Gas, National Grid, McVities, G4S and Asda.

    He was a member of the Review Panel into the Health and Safety Executive’s Fee for Intervention Scheme in 2014.

    In October 2015, Dan was promoted to become Director of GMB’s National HS&E Department, where in addition to duties listed above, he is responsible for stakeholder engagement, and the provision of advice to the GMB Senior Management Team.

    He has been a trade union activist for almost two decades and a Safety Representative since 2000. His particular interests are human factors; gas safety; worker involvement in health and safety management; and the development of drug and alcohol policies.

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Sarah Booth
Research Manager
Clockwork Research

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    Sarah Booth is Research Manager at Clockwork Research, where she assists operators in the implementation of Fatigue Risk Management Systems, and/or the principles of Fatigue Risk Management. Sarah undertakes this work across safety critical industries – including in aviation, maritime, rail and road, and in different regulatory environments. This implementation often includes the undertaking of science- and evidence-based analyses of fatigue within the operation. This may include the collection and analysis of objective and subjective data, through surveys, focus groups, analyses of rosters to inform FRM, or as part of scientific safety cases. In addition, Sarah uses evidence-based approaches to investigate the role of fatigue in incident and accident investigation, and train safety professionals to undertake systematic approaches to identify where fatigue has played a role. Sarah also supports Regulators, through provision of training and guidance relating to Fatigue Risk Management. Sarah obtained an honours degree in Physiological Sciences at the University of Oxford, and a Masters Degree in Space Physiology and Health at King’s College London.

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Paul Grady
Specialist Mechanical Inspector
HSE

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    Paul is currently responsible for the technical lead on selection and application of all types of machinery and pressure systems, physical guarding, interlocking devices, presence sensing and trip devices; together with advice on safe intervention with machinery. Previously Paul managed the Mechanical Engineering team for Midlands, South of England and Wales. The scope included providing technical direction and advice to incident investigations to a diverse range of general manufacturing, construction and fairground applications.

    Paul was the main author of HSE guidance to the Paper Industry, INDG 392 (Recover Paper Safely) and WEB07 (Rewinding Paper Safely). Additionally Paul authored the latest revision of HSE guidance GS4 (Safety in Pressure Testing) and PM73 (Safety at Autoclaves).

    Paul previously worked at Bridgewater Paper Company as a maintenance Engineer.

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Andy Godbold
Head of Health, Safety and Environment, DS Smith Packaging North Europe

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    Andy Godbold is Head of Health Safety & Environment for DS Smith Packaging North Europe.

    He is an experienced international HSE manager who evaluates improvement opportunities to create an effective long-term strategy which delivers results. Andy is a leader who has helped deliver significant and sustained improving results throughout his career in multi-site, multi-national manufacturing businesses.

    He is a member of the International Standards Organisation (ISO) WG5 and PABIAC strategic committee.

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Julie Dracup
Senior Advisor
Environment Agency

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    Julie Dracup has worked at the Environment Agency since 2002, predominantly in water resources. As a water resource specialist, Julie has worked across all aspects of water resource management including abstraction and impoundment licensing, drought management, water company planning and the development of abstraction licensing strategies. Now working as a senior advisor in the national water resources team, her current work is focussed on improving the way we manage water. Julie is leading the work to move the regulation of abstraction and impoundment licensing to the Environmental Permitting Regulations regime.

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Spence Seaman
Senior Advisor; Paper, Pulp & Textiles, Environment Agency

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    An Agriculturalist by training and a member of the Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management, most of Spence’s career has been spent in the field of environmental regulation with the EA and its predecessors. Spence has spent some 29 years regulating industrial sectors, ranging from board manufacturers to Paper and Pulp, Textiles and Food & Drink sectors. More recently he worked within the Head Office function advising on their regulatory activities for the 2 sectors he has responsibility for and acting as UK Lead at Technical working groups for both the Pulp & Paper BREF and current Textile BREF review.

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Peter Buckley
Senior Fire Advisor – FPPs, Environment Agency

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    Peter retired from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) in May 2018 after 30 years’ service. He carried out all the roles up to and including Group Manager. His last role was Group Manager responsible for Fire Protection, Fire Engineering, Fire Investigation, Fire Safety Regulation, Technical Fire Safety, Petroleum and Explosives Regulation for GMFRS.

    He managed incidents at operational and tactical level and advised at strategic level. Other skills included hazardous materials and environmental protection officer (HMEPO), hazardous materials, fire investigation officer (FIO) and fire safety officer (FSO).

    He joined the EA in May 2018 as Senior Fire Advisor (Fire Prevention Plans) to support industry and permitting officers in assessing FPP as part of the permitting process. He has been working with industry and trade bodies supporting them in developing with their FPP sector specific guidance to help their members in making successful applications.

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Angela Coleshill
Competitiveness Director, Food and Drink Federation

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    Angela has worked for the Food and Drink Federation since 2002, prior to joining she worked in a number of leadership roles in the commercial world including Group Four Securitas, Pergammon Press and Greggs. As Competitiveness Director with FDF her roles as a member of the senior Management team leads on the policy area of Competitiveness and Growth covering Industrial Strategy, Exports, Trade, Employment, Innovation and Skills. Angela is a non-exec board member of both the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink and the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority.

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Jane Bevis
Chair
OPRL Ltd

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    Jane is Chair of OPRL Ltd, the not-for-profit celebrating 10 years of giving recycling advice through its award-winning recycling labels for consumer packaging.  Over 350 businesses and charities across all parts of the packaging supply chain, brands and retailers, are in membership, representing hundreds of brands.  She helped establish the company in 2009 and leads OPRL’s expansion plans, moving consumer recognition to 3 in 4 people and developing new ways to engage consumers.

    Jane is also on the Remuneration Committee of St Anne’s College, Oxford and is Chair of Governors at Saint Gabriel’s College, Camberwell.

    Previously Jane held senior roles at the British Retail Consortium and the Association of British Insurers, where she founded sector climate change initiatives. She started her career as an agricultural scientist and later policy and finance lead at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and HM Treasury.

    Jane has an MA in Agricultural and Forest Sciences from Oxford University.

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Isabelle Maddock
Finance Director
James Cropper PLC

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    As Group Finance Director Isabelle is responsible for the financial strategy that enables the continued profitable development of James Cropper PLC, turnover circa £100m. James Cropper is a 6th generation family business and an innovative manufacturing group which comprises of three separate divisions each driven by fibre technologies: The Paper division is renowned globally for its luxury packaging and specialist papers; The Colourform division manufactures recyclable, compostable coloured moulded packaging inserts, The Technical Fibre Products division manufactures advanced nonwovens that are used extensively as part of composite structures in a variety of applications across aerospace, defence, energy, construction and automotive sectors.

    Isabelle believes that strong financial management, robust governance and effective stakeholder management is essential for the long term success of the business. Over the years the company has made considerable investments in R&D, equipment and people which has allowed the Company to build expertise and capability and to expand the Group.

    Isabelle is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants with over 25 years of experience in finance across a variety of sectors including manufacturing, software, retail, facilities management and publishing.  Isabelle joined James Cropper PLC in 2006 and joined the board, as Group Finance Director, in 2014.

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Julian Freeman
Group Sales and Marketing Director
Rigid Containers Ltd

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    Julian Freeman is Group Sales & Marketing Director for integrated corrugated packaging converter Rigid Containers, part of the leading paper and packaging supplier VPK Packaging.

    With over 25 years experience in the packaging industry, Julian has worked at a variety of leading companies including Chesapeake Pharmaceutical Packaging, Mondi and Boxes and Packaging in strategic sales and general management roles.

    During his time at Rigid, Julian has helped steer Rigid through a period of dramatic evolution, including acquisition and expansion of the Rigid Group across the UK and Ireland. This includes setting up a successful site in Wellington, Somerset and a strategic investment in Limerick, Ireland.

    Julian has a keen interest in the correct representation of the packaging industry to the wider public and the part that corrugated packaging has in enabling a sustainable future.

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George Craig
EHSS Manager
Portals Overton

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    George Craig is the Environmental, Health Safety and Security Manager for Portals De La Rue with the remit to delivery improved business risk across Environment, Health, Safety and Security. He has been with the organisation for 7 years and has played a role key in building the management systems to ensure compliance with ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 along with day to day management of EHSS within the business.

    He started work in the Royal Navy as a Nuclear Submariner then Cornwall County Fire Service. He has 15 years’ experience as an EHS professional, with a background in Manufacturing. George’s key aim is to share knowledge across industry to help protect people and the environment.

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Steve Freeman
Director of Environmental and Energy Affairs, CPI

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    Steve is employed as Director of Environmental & Energy Affairs. He is also Managing Director of the subsidiary company TMC that manages the sector Climate Change Agreement and provides technical support for EU ETS to all UK paper mills.

    Steve started voluntary work at an early age taking part in canal restoration projects. He then volunteered and later worked for, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers working with groups of long-term unemployed people in Manchester and Liverpool doing practical conservation work, as well as leading working holidays in the UK and around Europe.

    He joined the environmental charity Groundwork in Merseyside to work on a wide variety of landscape restoration and forestry projects in the urban fringe.  Over the following years Steve worked his way up to become Regional Programmes Manager, managing a multi-million pound portfolio of programmes funded by a wide variety of sponsors.

    He took a role with industry-funded trade body Alupro, to support projects to develop the recycling of aluminium packaging throughout northern UK, working with traditional collectors, community groups and local authorities.

    Prior to joining CPI, Steve was employed by Exeter City Council to develop and manage an in-house integrated recycling programme, including kerbside collections for all households in the city with sorting carried out at the City Council owned MRF.

    Steve is a Member of the Institute of Waste Management, a Chartered Environmentalist, and he holds a Degree and an MBA in Environmental Biology and Landscape Design.

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Paul McKinney
Senior Manager, Technology Programmes, The Carbon Trust

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    Paul is an experienced programme and project manager, with over 20 years’ experience in the low carbon arena. He currently leads the £9m Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator on behalf of BEIS which is stimulating the development and demonstration of innovative technologies in UK industry. Paul is an expert in energy efficient products and led the technical and market research programme for the Energy Technology List for last five years, advising UK Government on the criteria for the 60 technologies supported by the scheme.

    Paul previously managed the creation of the Carbon Trust’s extensive library of energy efficiency and carbon reduction publications and advice. His work has ranged from best practice advice to energy efficiency policy, with organisations ranging from SMEs to energy intensive industry and Governments.

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Ulrika Wising
Head of Solar and Battery Storage, Macquarie Principal Finance

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    Ulrika is head of solar and battery storage at Macquarie Bank, where she is leading the banks initiative in behind the meter battery storage and solar investments. Ulrika is responsible for deal origination, creation, structuring, investment underwriting, execution and asset management.

    Prior to joining Macquarie, Ulrika was leading the department focused on energy efficiency across Europe for DNV GL, providing both government and industry with advisory services with regards to energy efficiency, energy cost reductions, renewable energy, new energy technologies and decarbonisation.

    As an energy expert, she has been involved in different industrial client project, helping the clients reduce their carbon footprint, improve their energy efficiency, change their energy culture or develop strategic plans for the future.

    Ulrika has a PhD in Chemical engineering specialized in Energy Efficiency in industry and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.

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Challenges Ahead
Andrew Large
Director General, CPI

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    Andrew joined CPI as Director General on 1 September 2016.

    He brought a wealth of experience to CPI, having worked in the Commission in Brussels, in the Steel Industry and having run two major trade associations, the most recent being The British Poultry Council.

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