Louise Grantham takes the helm as new CEO of REPIC
Louise has been REPIC’s Finance Director since 2005 and has been a driving force in building the business into the UK’s largest household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme.
As Finance Director, Louise was responsible for REPIC’s corporate and financial governance, and acted as policy lead on battery, packaging and WEEE producer responsibility legislation. Louise has liaised extensively with REPIC’s producer members and organisations across the sector in both the UK and Europe.
Louise takes on the baton from Mark Burrows-Smith in March 2020, when he takes up a new position as Group Chief Executive for the UK’s largest textile recycling business, Textile Recycling International Ltd.
Abs Bokhari, Chairman and General Counsel of Hoover Ltd and Chair of the REPIC Board, commented, “The Board is delighted to welcome Louise as our Chief Executive. With the WEEE Regulations being consulted upon this year, and extended producer responsibility under review, she is the ideal person to lead the business through this important period.
“Louise is a key influencer on WEEE policy, in particular, and has worked tirelessly to represent our producer members’ needs. I have every confidence that REPIC and its members will continue to thrive under her leadership. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Mark for his leadership of REPIC over the last three years and wish him well in his new role.”
Louise Grantham added, “I am extremely proud of the business we have built and I am very fortunate to have a great team around me. We are committed to providing excellent services to our producer members, while maintaining and building on the positive relationships we have across the sector. This is a great industry to work in. We face interesting and exciting times and I look forward to the year ahead.”