Adam Read, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK
Adam Read
Chief Sustainability Officer
SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

Dr Adam Read has been at SUEZ for the last 6 years responsible for External Affairs, and since January 2023 he was appointed as Chief Sustainability Officer responsible for all internal and external communications, social value and carbon reporting as well as his external affairs portfolio fo work. He has been in the sector for almost 30 years as a consultant, local government officer and academic. He is Chair of the ESA Resources & Waste Strategy Working Group, and a Trustee of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management for whom he was their 105th President. For the last 4 years he has been facilitating much of SUEZ’s work with the UK Government on the development of the new English Resources & Waste Strategy and associated consultations on extended producer responsibility, deposit return systems and consistent collections, whilst acting as lead author on many of the SUEZ evidence submissions and thought leadership reports. He has also worked with numerous local authorities on modelling, mapping and assessing policy reforms and likely impacts on materials flows, composition and service provision. He is a regular speaker, author, blogger and social media enthusiast, who loves chairing webinars.