The Exec

LARAC Exec members are all serving local authority recycling professionals and represent all types of authorities.  

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

Leading the LARAC Team








Carole Taylor, Chair         Durk Reyner, Vice-Chair        Cathy Cook Vice-Chair

National Representatives

Andrew Bird

National Rep and Policy Team member
Job title: Head of Recycling and Fleet Services
Authority: Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council
Telephone: 01782 742 510

Gareth Rollings

Job title: Commissioning and Infrastructure Manager
Authority: West Sussex County Council
Telephone: 03302 224161

Durk Reyner - Vice-Chair

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

Cathy Cook

Vice Chair
Job title: Local Authority Support Manager
Authority: London Waste and Recycling Board
Telephone: 07732 681846

Maria Warner

National Rep and Policy Team member
Job title: Waste and Recycling Services Manager
Authority: Oxford Direct Services
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
Job title: Senior Support Officer, Waste Services
Authority: Suffolk County Council
Telephone: 01473 264 048

Eloise Attwood

East Midlands Representative
Job title: Service Development and Commercial Waste Manager
Authority: West Northamptonshire Council
Telephone: 01327 322320

Cindy Gardener

London Representative
Job title: Head of Waste and Recycling
Authority: London Borough of Hounslow
Telephone: 0208 583 6436

Victoria Burrell

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

Carole Taylor - Chair of LARAC

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

Awaiting Election

Northern Ireland Representative

Stephen Gilfillan

Scotland Representative
Job title: Waste Strategy Support Officer
Authority: West Lothian Council
Telephone: 07799347032

Ian Upstone

South East Representative
Job title: Waste Resource Manager
Authority: Cherwell District Council
Telephone: 01295 221 920

Elizabeth Turner

South West Representative
Job title: Recycling Officer
Authority: Teignbridge District Council
Telephone: 01626 215842

Paul Quayle

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

Anthony Morris

West Midlands Representative
Job title: Recycling/Climate Change Officer
Authority: Cannock Chase District Council
Telephone: 01543 456812

James Ward

Yorkshire and the Humber Rep
Job title: Waste Contracts and Strategy Officer
Authority: Kingston-upon-Hull City Council
Telephone: 01482 612778

Co-optees Appointed by Exec

Edward Raj Yendluri

Job title: Waste and Recycling Manager
Authority: Westminster City Council
Telephone: 07811240840

Support Services

Lee Marshall

Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 01982 382 650

Jennifer Perry

Support Services Officer
Telephone: 01982 382 650