Steve Lee to remain as director general of Resources and Waste UK


Despite planning to step down as chief executive of CIWM in October, Steve Lee has been confirmed as remaining in post as director general of Resources and Waste UK (R&WUK).

This organisation is a partnership between CIWM and the Environmental Services Association and was formed in 2014 to give a single voice in the interests of championing the future of resources management.


With the current political, economic and technical environment, as well as the implications of the Brexit vote, all having an impact on the sector, both organisations recognise the need for a coordinated voice for the industry.

As director general, Steve Lee will work with senior managers, the boards and trustees of both CIWM and ESA, as well as with new CIWM chief executive Colin Church to champion the needs of the sector.

ESA chairman and R&WUK board member Peter Gerstrom said: “I am pleased that Steve has agreed to continue in his role at the head of R&WUK. It is essential that we develop the work that has already been achieved by ESA and CIWM through this body, and sustain the momentum gathered in championing the resource and waste management industry to government. With Steve remaining in the role, we can continue that work without interruption.”