WEEE compliance scheme Repic has announced the retirement of chief executive Dr Philip Morton.
Dr Morton (pictured left) has held the position of CEO since the company’s founding in April 2004. He will retire at the end of the year, but is being retained by Repic for all non-UK activities for organisations such as the WEEE Forum and WEEE Europe.
He will be succeeded by Mark Burrows-Smith, who joins the company on October 3. He brings a wealth of leadership experience in the recycling and waste management sectors, with roles including chief operating officer at Viridor and chief executive at Greenstar.
Repic said Mr Burrows-Smith’s knowledge and standing in the industry, together with his network into both national and local government, would ensure the company continues to be a major, progressive force in the WEEE industry.
Repic chairman Abs Bokhari said: “Phil’s retirement represents the culmination of over 12 years of service and leadership to Repic and the industry. We want to thank Philip formally for his tremendous dedication, contribution and achievements for Repic and for his pivotal input into shaping the WEEE compliance environment in the UK.
“The board has had the time to conduct a full and proper process to manage this important transition and is confident that Mark’s wealth of experience and leadership qualities will see him ideally placed to sustain, build and capitalise on the significant progress made over the years.”
Dr Morton concluded: “Repic is a special company with many dedicated people. I have been CEO for over 12 years and I believe this is the right time for a new leader to take over. In making this decision, it has been important to me that the changeover is a smooth transition and continuity of service remains.”