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Chris Jonas Appointed Director of Business Development

09th September 2015

Viridor confirms that Chris Jonas has been appointed Director of Business Development.  In his new role, Mr. Jonas will be responsible for research and analysis, strategic planning, M&A projects, and public sector development across the company’s core recycling and resources and distributed energy divisions.

Mr. Jonas, who joined Viridor in 2003, will assume responsibility for business research interests focused on increasing energy generation and improving recyclate quality, and will Chair the company’s newly-formed Technology and Innovation Steering Group.

Paul Ringham, Commercial Director of Viridor said:

“We’re delighted to appoint Chris to this new role. With an impressive track record as Head of Strategic Development at Viridor and over eighteen years of experience in the sector, Chris was the outstanding candidate for this senior leadership role. We’re confident that Chris can contribute strongly to driving the company forward.”

Mr. Jonas has served in a number of senior roles for the Company including as Head of Strategic Development since 2010. During this time Mr. Jonas successfully secured a number of major public-private partnerships for the company and led a series of strategic M&A projects. He continues to represent the business on a series of UK national and regional policy and stakeholder forums.

Mr. Jonas also served as Viridor’s Regional Manager for the South West, responsible for the development, profitability, safety and operations of the South West collection fleet and associated transfer station infrastructure.

He is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Wastes Management, a Chartered Member of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and has a BA (Hons) in Economics.

For further information please contact:

pressoffice@pennon-group.co.uk