Simon Weston
Director of Raw Materials
Simon joined CPI in 2015 with 20 years’ experience of working in the Paper Industry. He joined the senior management team of the Smurfit Kappa SSK paper mill in 1995 as Managing Director of the raw material procurement arm Midlands Paper Recycling, before moving to a similar role at the solid board box maker, Kappa Corby in 2000. In 2005 he was asked to lead the newly consolidated Smurfit Kappa Recycling, where he has worked until recently.Before joining the industry he worked in a variety of roles in the City of London, the Defence Industry and as a military officer. He holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Wolverhampton, and is a member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.Simon was appointed to Defra’s Advisory Committee for Packaging (ACP) in 2015 and more recently to chair Zero Waste Scotland’s flagship Circular Economy Investment Fund.