Introducing the Management Team
Non-Executive Chairman – Colin Buchan was appointed our Non-Executive Chairman in March 2011. Colin was chairman of Standard Life Investments Limited, a director of RBS plc and a director of Standard Life plc and is a director of Black Rock World Mining Trust plc. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Scotland. Until his retirement in 2001, Mr. Buchan was a member of the group management board of UBS AG as well as head of equities of UBS Warburg. He is also the former chairman of UBS Securities Canada Inc.
Chief Executive Officer – Cris Stephenson Cris joined the business in Sept 2015 and his background is logistics. After attending Durham University studying Philosophy he started work as a HGV 1 driver and after joining TNT worked his way up to divisional Managing Director. Having now worked across all aspects of the supply chain with multi-national companies such as the TNT Group, HDNL and Pall-Ex he also worked within the manufacturing sector with SME’s such as CPL and Autosparks. At the same time pursuing a motorcycle racing passion riding at European Championship level.
Chief Financial Officer – Jon Parsons joined Environcom in 2011 as the new CFO from DHL Supply Chain where he was Finance Director for the Marks and Spencer division. Jon has a BA Honours degree in Economics from Coventry University and has gained formal CIMA qualifications. He has ten years industry experience in a number of accounting and commercial roles in Logistics and supply chain. He has enjoyed working on contracts on behalf of a number of retail and non-retail customers developing and supporting changes to supply chain.
Non-Executive Board Member – Dr Vivek Tandon is an experienced international entrepreneur with an extensive background in building technology start-up companies. During his career Vivek co-founded a number of technology companies and has held several senior executive management positions including, Founder and CEO perPETual Global Technologies Ltd , Founder and Partner Aloe Private Equity, Managing Director (UK) of Viventures (a USD$700m Venture Capital Fund), CIENA, Kymata, British Telecommunications PLC and Motorola.
Operations Director – Carl Sylvester
Carl has been the Operations Director since Dec 2018 after joining Environcom as the Group Transport Manager in 2015. He has been successful in progressing from Transport Manager to General Manager and is currently overseeing all operational aspects within the company as Operations Director for both sites. Carl brings to Environcom over 20 years of experience working within transport and logistics management.
Engineering Director – Bill Crosby After a successful career spanning 40 years in Engineering, Transport and Logistics, Bill joined Environcom in 2012 as Group Transport Manager. In November 2012 he took responsibility for Recycling Operations at our Grantham site and in March 2013 was appointed General Manager of the Grantham site and responsible for Recycling, Engineering, Reuse and Transport. In November 2015 he was appointed Group Recycling Manager becoming responsible for Recycling, Operations and Engineering at all sites. In 2016 Bill was appointed Engineering Director with Responsibility for Group Health and Safety, Maintenance and Procurement of all machinery and plant, Engineering Projects and Engineering teams at both sites.
Business Development Manager – Alison Mitchell Alison joined Environcom in 2013 and has held positions relating to Customer Service, Relationship Management & Business Development. Her focus has always been on ensuring Customers receive first-class service. Previous posts included Business Development & Marketing Manager at Overton Recycling and Head of Commercial Services for The Heart of England Tourist Board. Alison’s career has been focused on driving growth, skills and sustainability for businesses and managing public/private sector partnerships. These skills have proved useful in building sustainable and supportive relationships with major retailers, corporates, local authorities and Small Medium Enterprises.
Commercial Manager – Richard Shaw Richard Joined Environcom in November 2014 as Commercial Manager. Prior to joining Environcom, Richard had 30 years with the SIMS Group (and a SIMS acquired business). Varying roles comprising operational responsibilities running fragmentiser operations, export facilities and Group Commercial Manager role. Involved with e-waste Directive work from the introduction of the legislation. Current role and responsibilities comprise the supplying of the Environcom processing sites with the basic e-waste grades, negotiation of relevant contracts – and the Group sales of all recyclates.