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New Scottish Chief Executive to lead UK’s largest Waste Electrical Producer Compliance Scheme

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REPIC, the UK’s leading waste electrical producer compliance scheme, is pleased to announce a significant leadership transition as it welcomes its first Scottish Chief Executive.

After nearly two decades of dedicated service, REPIC’s current Chief Executive, Louise Grantham, has decided to leave the position; having played a pivotal role in shaping the development of REPIC. Perth-based, Graeme Milne, REPIC’s current Strategic Business Development Director will take up the role from 1st April 2024.

Established 20 years ago, REPIC maintains a strong market position as a trusted leader in Scotland’s waste management landscape. As a leading waste electrical electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme, REPIC leads the way on the delivery of a circular economy, supporting its members, in complying with their legal obligations for the recycling of waste electricals and electronic equipment (WEEE), packaging and batteries.

Waste electrical producer compliance scheme has established roots in Scotland

REPIC has forged strong partnerships with numerous Scottish businesses across the waste management and logistics sector, highlighting its commitment to fostering collaboration with the local industry. It has also built and established long-standing relationships with over 20 key local Scottish authorities, in addition to social enterprises and charities, becoming a trusted partner in the collection, treatment and reuse of waste electricals from Household Waste Recycling centres (HWRCs) ranging from the Shetland and Orkney Isles to the South of Scotland.

Graeme Milne, REPIC’s new Chief Executive, commented: “I am honoured and excited to be the first Scottish Chief Executive to step into this role. Louise has been an incredible mentor, and I am fortunate to lead a hugely talented and committed team that will continue to help realise our goal to lead and shape producer responsibility.”

New Chief Executive from waste electrical producer compliance scheme given industry support

Brian Harkins, Binn Group, commented: “Binn Group warmly welcomes Graeme’s appointment as Chief Executive of REPIC. He’s a local Perthshire boy and a well-respected figure across the Scottish and UK waste sector and brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. We wish him all the very best with his new position and look forward to working closely with Graeme as he takes REPIC forward through the next stages of the WEEE regulations and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Reforms.”

Brings a wealth of experience in waste electrical recycling sector

Graeme brings a wealth of experience in the waste sector to the role. Prior to joining REPIC, he worked as a Business Consultant across the waste sector, as Managing Director at Katalyst Business Consulting. His career also includes an impressive 12 year tenure in various commercial roles at the waste management company Viridor.  He lives in Perth with his wife and two grown-up children and actively supports several community organisations in the area.

REPIC Chairman, Abs Bokhari, Chairman of Hoover Limited, added: “I would like to welcome Graeme Milne as the incoming Chief Executive; Graeme has been an integral part of the REPIC team, serving on the REPIC board as the Strategic Business Development Director for nearly four years. With over 20 years in the waste management sector, his extensive experience, deep understanding of the WEEE industry, and proven track record of driving results makes him the ideal leader to steer REPIC on its next phase, building on Louise’s legacy.”

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