Dr Liz Goodwin OBE

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Dr Liz Goodwin OBE, Former Chief Executive, WRAP

Liz Goodwin is a chemist by background. After an early career at ICI she began to move towards the environmental sector at Zeneca and subsequently Syngenta.
Realising the vital role that care for the environment was likely to have in the future she joined, at its inception in 2001, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) as its first Director of Manufacturing and subsequently added the role of Director of Construction.
In 2007 Liz took on the role of CEO at WRAP which position she held until June 2016.
During her period at WRAP, UK recycling rates increased from 9% to 43% and food waste was reduced by 21% in 4 years.
During the period of her leadership at WRAP ground-breaking collaborative agreements and schemes such as the Courtauld Initiative, Halving Waste to Landfill by the construction sector and Love Food Hate Waste campaigns were born and flourished.
Liz joined the World Resources Institute (WRI) earlier in 2016 as its first Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste. WRI is a Washington DC based charity whose mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect the Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
She is also a Champion of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 whose aim is to halve food waste around the globe by 2030. Her role at WRI is to spearhead and drive the various initiatives that are required around the world to achieve this goal.
Liz is also a Trustee of the Building Research Establishment where she is chair of the Research Committee.
In 2015 Liz was awarded and OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the Business Resource Efficiency and the Environment.

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  • The EIC Annual Conference is an opportunity for cross party political leaders, industry clients and environmental experts to come together, learn and network.

    Mark Watts

    Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

  • With the growing value of the environmental sector it is very important to nurture and grow the green economy. This event is an important initiative in making this happen.

    Julia Groves

    Julia Groves, CEO, Trillion Fund

  • "The EIC has a strong position as the voice of the industry and the conference will be an ideal opportunity to engage with experts in environmental services and policy makers."

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    Peter Atchison, Managing Director, PAGeotechnical

  • "We attend the conference to ensure our level of intelligence on the environmental industry is current and relevant across a wide set of dimensions; Brexit, market growth drivers, financing structures, regulatory policy and business sentiment."

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    Dan Williams

    Dan Williams, Deputy Account Manager, Johnson Matthey

  • "Post-Brexit’s impact on the UK environment sector is one of this year’s core topics.  The sector needs a coherent strategy to manage its impact.  The conference is an invaluable forum for all delegates, including us, to share our collective expertise on innovations, challenges and opportunities on this important issue."

    Michael Rudd

    Michael Rudd, Co-head of International Energy Management , Bird + Bird

  • "This year is likely to be particularly valuable as the EIC will have a pivotal role in relation to ensuring that Environmental issues are given their due importance in the post – BREXIT world we are entering."

    Paul Gosling

    Paul Gosling, Independent Consultant, Former Managing Director - Allen + York

  • "I'm delighted to be speaking at the EIC Conference this year. It's a great opportunity for people to network, to discuss issues of interest to the sector and share experiences."

    Liz Goodwin

    Liz Goodwin, Former Chief Executive, WRAP