Brussels — Peter Kurth, FEAD President for more than three years, announced the appointment of Mr David Palmer-Jones as the new FEAD president on 17 June, 2014. Peter Kurth will continue his work as one of two vice-presidents. „We welcome David’s experience and leadership to the FEAD community,“ said the outgoing president. „In his new role as FEAD president, he will be responsible for implementing the new FEAD Strategy for 2014 to 2020 and leading FEAD´s engagement with the European institutions”.
FEAD looks back to important achievements during the time of Peter Kurth as its president: “Today over 80 percent of the national environmental legislation is shaped by the EU. The importance of FEAD grew over the last years, as a competent partner in all waste related matters. We have successfully engaged ourselves in the comprehensive revision of the European waste policy and the readjustment of the European funding policy. In the revision of the public procurement legislation, we have also ensured that the market is kept open for private waste management companies.”
„I am honoured to have been asked to take this role, and excited about the possibilities that lie in our future,“ said David Palmer-Jones. „The challenge facing Europe’s industries today is how to achieve sustainable growth in a resource-efficient and environmentally sound way. The key to doing this is to make the European economy more ‚circular‘, so that waste is reduced and what remains is re-used or recycled into new products, or used to generate energy. I am very much looking forward to this challenge.“
David Palmer-Jones has experience in leading and transforming the way his company views the management of waste for its customers moving towards a resource efficiency and recycling led approach. David Palmer-Jones was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SITA UK in September 2008. Prior to re-joining SITA UK in 2006, David Palmer-Jones spent 12 years working in Europe for both SITA Sweden and SITA France. He is also presently the Chairman of the Environmental Services Association, the UK member of FEAD, with responsibility for representing the UK´s resource management industry.
Source: FEAD (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services)