The Hills Group has appointed Ed Dodd as Group director for waste & resource management.
Ed will be responsible for managing and overseeing the waste management and treatment activities within Hills Waste Solutions and Hills Municipal Collections together with The Hills Group’s involvement in Northacre Renewable Energy’s waste to energy project in Westbury, Wiltshire.
Ed began his career in waste management in 1996 focusing on the technical and scientific aspects of the industry and then gradually moved into engineering, contract, project and general management. In 2003 he embarked on a two year project working for the British Antarctic Survey based in Antarctica supporting Antarctic research.
In 2006 Ed joined Hills as waste facilities manager and became a divisional director of Hills Waste Solutions in 2012. He has been responsible for the delivery of the construction and commissioning of the Northacre mechanical biological treatment plant in Westbury and more latterly developing the Northacre Renewable Energy facility.
Ed said: “It is an exciting time in the sector with many significant developments and transformations. Hills is in a phase of unprecedented growth which brings huge opportunities and challenges and I am looking forward to implementing and leading the change for the next generation.”
Congratulating Ed on his appointment, Mike Hill, chief executive of The Hills Group said: “We could soon be coming to the end of a long period of planning uncertainty for our waste activities and I look forward to working with Ed during what will hopefully be an exciting period of growth and consolidation.”
A Fellow of the Geological Society, Ed holds a degree in Environmental Geoscience and an MSc in Applied Environmental Geology. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.