With thanks to Miriam Heale, Allen & York www.allen-york.com
APPOINTMENT OF THE MONTH
The World Resources Institute (WRI) has hired Liz Goodwin as senior fellow and director, food loss and waste. She will join WRI in September, and will be based in the UK.
Goodwin was previously CEO of the UK-based Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap).
Goodwin credits her stepfather with first making her aware of environmental issues. “He and his father were passionate about wildlife and environmental issues in general,” she says. “I was very lucky that I was able to find a job which matched my own personal interests.”
A chemist by background, Goodwin’s first job was at chemical company ICI, where she worked for a decade as an environmental adviser in various roles before joining Wrap in 2001. “I was the first director of materials programmes responsible for market development for recycled materials,” she recalls. When the CEO departed in 2007, Goodwin took the helm. “I found out about the great work that WRI does through Wrap's work on food waste and we worked together on the Food Loss and Waste Protocol,” she says.
In her new role, Goodwin will tackle the issue of food loss and waste at the global level. “I really want to drive the reduction...