Phillip Piddington was appointed Managing Director of Viridor in September 2016. He first joined the company as Chief Operating Officer of the newly established energy division in 2014. Prior to this, he was Director of Biomass for RWE Innogy GmbH, the renewables firm within the RWE Group, and a member of the Board of RWE Innogy UK.
Phil has gained more than 30 years of management experience in the energy business, among others as MD of BP Energy Ltd and Head of Cogen Asset Management for RWE Npower in the UK.
In addition to his Viridor responsibilities he is Chairman of the Environmental Services Association and a member of the UK Resources Council.
Paul joined the Viridor Board in 2014 and is responsible for sales and marketing, business development; Local Authority contracts and fuel supply; major bids and bid management; planning and permitting; and Viridor Resource Management (VRM) – the specialist unit that is responsible for trading all the inputs and output for Viridor’s recycling facilities.
Prior to joining Viridor, Paul was the Vice President for Local & Devolved Government within BT plc’s Global Services Division and was responsible for all of BT’s business with Britain’s local authorities and with the devolved governments in Scotland and Wales. Before that Paul was the Commercial Director for BT’s Global Services Division, Director of Corporate Finance for the BT Group and spent four years working in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Corporate Finance division in London.
Paul is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Coopers & Lybrand in 1995, after graduating from the University of York with a 2:1 in Biology.
Elliot Rees was appointed as Finance Director in May 2016 having previously joined Viridor in 2013 as Financial Controller.
Before joining Viridor, Elliot spent 17 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, working with clients across a wide range of sectors. During this time he primarily worked within the Assurance division of the Wales and West business unit of the UK practice, he also spent 2 years in Auckland, New Zealand.
Elliot is a fully qualified member of ICAEW (ACA) having qualified after graduating from the University of Bristol with a 1:1 in Mathematics.