Ian McAulay appointed new chief executive of Viridor


Viridor have appointed a new chief executive who will join the company on 9 September.

Ian McAulay will replace Colin Drummond who is retiring, but will remain on the board of Viridor owner Pennon Group as non-executive chairman of Viridor.


Pennon Group chairman Ken Harvey welcomed Ian McAuley to his new role as Viridor chief executive and executive director of Pennon Group.

He said: I am delighted to welcome Ian to Pennon Group. He brings with his extensive experience of developing and delivering large scale, capital intensive infrastructure projects in both regulated and unregulated businesses and management of major complex organisations, which I believe will prove invaluable to the company.”

Ian McAulay is currently chief of global strategy and corporate development with MWH Global in the US. His responsibilities include company strategic planning and execution, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and operational management of MWH’s ResourceNet business in India.

Previously, he was managing director, capital programmes, at United Utilities.

Colin Drummond said: “I am delighted with Ian’s appointment to lead Viridor on the next stage of its growth and to continue the development of its strategy.

“Viridor has secured an enviable pipeline of public private partnerships and a £1.5 billion investment programme building green infrastructure to maximise recycling and energy generation from waste. The knowledge and experience Ian brings to the business, together with the talent and skills we already have within the company, will confirm Viridor’s position as one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies.”