The Exec

Our Exec members are all serving local authority recycling professionals and represent, WCA and Unitary authorities.

They attend 4 Exec meetings a year on your behalf and other industry meetings which they report back on, for members’ benefit.

The Exec is made up of the following officers:

  • 9 Exec members are elected from the equivalent of the former English Government Office regions
  • 3 Exec members are elected from the Devolved Administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  • 6 Exec members are elected on a national basis
  • 2 Exec members are co-opted by the Exec

National Representatives

Andrew Bird - LARAC Chair

LARAC Chair/Conference Team
Job title: Head of Recycling and Fleet Services
Authority: Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council
Telephone: 01782 742 510

Mandy Pile

National Rep
Job title: Waste Services Manager
Authority: Dover District Council
Telephone: 01304 872 242

Durk Reyner - Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair and Policy Officer
Job title: Head of Environment
Authority: Welwyn Hatfield District Council
Telephone: 01707 357 160

Mark Foxall

Policy Officer
Job title: Technical Support and Projects Manager
Authority: Shropshire Council
Telephone: 01743 255 936

Maria Warner

National Rep - on maternity leave
Job title: Recycling Team Leader
Authority: Oxford City Council
Telephone: 01865 252 953

Ashley Wild

National Rep
Job title: Waste and Recycling Officer
Authority: Hart District and Basingstoke & Deane Borough Councils
Telephone: 01252 774485

Regional Representatives

Hilary Garlick

Eastern Representative/Policy Officer
Job title: Service Development Manager
Authority: Suffolk County Council
Telephone: 01473 264 048

Dave Thomas

East Midlands Representative/Policy Officer/Conference Team
Job title: Recycling Officer
Authority: Rushcliffe Borough Council
Telephone: 01159 148 396

Dimitra Rappou

London Representative
Job title: Waste Prevention Manager
Authority: North London Waste Authority
Telephone: 0208 4895 366

Victoria Burrell

North East Representative and Policy Officer
Job title: Waste Strategy Team Manager
Authority: Durham County Council
Telephone: 03000 266099

Carole Taylor - Vice Chair

Vice Chair/North West Representative/Conference Team
Job title: Waste and Recycling Co-ordinator
Authority: Pendle Borough Council
Telephone: 01282 661 747

Pending Election

Northern Ireland Representative
Job title: Pending Election
Authority: Pending Election
Telephone: 01982 382 650

Stratton MacDonald

Scotland Representative
Job title: Service Co-ordinator - Waste Strategy & Technical Support
Authority: South Ayrshire Council
Telephone: 01292 616605

Amy Bridgford

South East Representative
Job title: Recycling and Waste Operations and Projects Manager
Authority: Aylesbury Vale District Council
Telephone: 01296585983

Tim Rawlings

South West Representative
Job title: Waste Campaigns Officer
Authority: Bath & North East Somerset Council
Telephone: 01225 395 205

Paul Quayle

Wales Representative
Job title: Waste Education and Awareness Officer
Authority: Monmouthshire Council
Telephone: 01633 644 192

Daniel Roberts

West Midlands Representative
Job title: Waste Management Officer
Authority: South Staffordshire Council
Telephone: 01902 696 240

John Coates - Treasurer

Yorkshire and Humber Representative/Treasurer
Job title: Head of Waste Services
Authority: North Lincolnshire Council
Telephone: 01724 297 901

Co-optees Appointed by Exec

Douglas Gardiner

LARAC Recycling Champion 2017
Job title: Team Leader, Recycling Services
Authority: East Ayrshire Council

Edward Raj Yendluri

LARAC Recycling Champion 2016
Job title: Contracts and Project Manager
Authority: Westminster City Council
Telephone: 020 7641 7963

Kelly Upson

Job title: Senior Contract Monitoring Officer
Authority: Swale Borough Council
Telephone: 01795 417073

Paldeep Bhatti

Job title: Manager
Authority: Kent Resource Partnership
Telephone: 01732 227 128

Support Services

Lee Marshall

Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 01982 382 650

Jennifer Perry

Support Services Officer
Telephone: 01982 382 650

Dianne Hewgill

Policy Support Officer
Telephone: 01785 854984