UK environmental technology and services trade association appoints new Executive Director

Posted: Tuesday 15th October 2013

The UK’s environmental technologies and services sector trade association – the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) – has appointed Matthew Farrow as its new Executive Director to provide greater strategic direction, bolster lobbying efforts, and drive the industry’s representation with Government, regulators and the wider policy making community.

Before joining EIC, Matthew was Director of Policy at the waste management industry’s trade association, the Environmental Services Association (ESA), where he had direct responsibility for the development of ESA’s policy positions, and led on communicating these to Ministers, senior civil servants, MPs and the media. Prior to this, Matthew worked at the CBI for almost twenty years in a wide-variety of policy roles, most notably as Head of Energy and Environment, and Head of Transport and Planning.

Commenting, EIC’s Chairman and ACE Chief Executive, Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, said:

“We are delighted to have Matthew join the team. He brings with him a wealth of experience from which to provide renewed strategic direction and drive to EIC’s operations. Since acquiring the company in November last year, EIC’s parent company, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering, has invested in EIC to ensure it has the tools and resources it needs to continue as the leading voice representing the UK’s environmental technologies and services sector – Matthew is a key component of this investment.”

Matthew added:

“The environmental technologies and services sector, which is worth £1 billion to the UK’s economy and employs over one million people, provides huge opportunities for further job creation and economic growth – both domestically and abroad through huge export opportunities.

“I’m excited to be part of an expanding EIC team, and to working closely with our members to ensure we are offering a service that meets their needs, exceeds their expectations, and grows this vitally important sector of the economy.”

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