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. 

From 1st January 2022 they will be led by the Chair's team below. 

Leading the LARAC Team










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

H&S Team/Policy Team
Job title: Head of Waste
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

Job title: Senior Advisor
Authority: ReLondon
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

H&S Lead/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 Rep/Conference Team
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 Rep/Policy Team/Conference Team
Job title: Waste Strategy Team Manager
Authority: Durham County Council
Telephone: 03000 266099

Carole Taylor - Chair of LARAC

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/Policy Team
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/ Policy Team
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

Vice-Chair/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

Wendy Fail

Outstanding Contribution to Recycling 2021
Job title: Senior Waste Management Officer
Authority: Northumberland County Council
Telephone: 07813 992 018

Support Services

John Coates

Interim Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 01982 382 650

Jennifer Perry

Executive Officer
Telephone: 01982 382 650