David was appointed in 2007 as the Director of Contract Services for GMWDA. This role encompasses managing the Authority’s operational assets, strategy development, health and safety and communication and engagement activities. David also has the role of Project Director for the Authority’s £3.8 billion recycling and waste management contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited. This role encompasses managing the interface between VLGM and the constituent collection authorities to ensure the contract is operated in accordance with the specification and budget. Strategic development of the contract to meet future legislative requirements is a key element of this role.
David has over 18 years of experience within the waste management sector, having commenced his career with British Waterways before moving onto Greater Manchester Waste Limited (GMWL) as the Environmental Services Manager. This included responsibility for management of environment, quality and health and safety across 42 operational sites.
David has achieved a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and a M.Sc. in Pollution and Environmental Control. David is a Member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, serving on the Institution’s Scientific and Technical Committee as well as the North West Centre Council.