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Key executive appointments

06th October 2014

Viridor is pleased to confirm the appointment of two new executive directors, filling strategic positions in the organisation.

Paul Ringham joins Viridor as Commercial Director and Phillip Piddington joins as Chief Operating Officer – Energy. Both are new positions reflecting Viridor’s ambitious growth strategy and its current £1.5 billion investment programme in recycling and energy recovery infrastructure to serve local authority and business customers across the UK.

Paul Ringham joins Viridor from BT where he was most recently Vice President for Local and Devolved Government within BT’s Global Services. A qualified chartered accountant, Paul has an impressive commercial track record in the technology and financial services sectors.


Phillip Piddington will join Viridor from RWE where he is Director of Biomass RWE Innogy and MD of RWE Innogy Cogen and is responsible for the international biomass business of RWE with plants and offices in Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain and the USA. He has a degree in Applied Chemistry and a MBA, with a record of high achievement within the energy, chemical and managed services industries. Phillip is also the current Chairman of Cogen Europe.

Viridor Chief Executive Ian McAulay said;

“I’m pleased to welcome new colleagues of such high calibre and we all look forward to working with them. Paul and Phillips’ expertise and experience will provide valuable additions to the Viridor team in these key areas for our ambitious business.”

Paul Ringham said;

“I am excited to be joining Viridor at this time. Following its recent investment programme I believe Viridor is ideally placed to take the advantage of the new opportunities that are developing in our market place. This will lead to even greener and more efficient services for customers, whilst also benefitting our colleagues and our stakeholders.”

Phillip Piddington added;

“I’m delighted to be joining Viridor. The Energy Division provides an advantaged growth platform in the alternative energy sector, providing a source of long-term, decentralised, base-load and largely renewable energy. This will help increase our nation’s security of supply, providing competitively priced heat and power whilst lowering overall UK emissions.”

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