Arlette originally qualified as an Environmentalist and has two Post Graduate Diplomas in Occupational Safety & Health and Environmental Management & Assessment. Arlette is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health. She has been advising and supporting organisations to ensure people remain safe and well at work but also protecting the environment for future generations. Her approach has been to benefit people not just inside the world of work, but also wider outside of work with a focus on environmental sustainability.
Arlette is experienced in both the private and public sector, is Non-Executive Director for IEMA, Chair of the IEMA Professional Standards Committee, Chair of the IEMA Fellows Nomination Committee, a member of the IOSH Performance and Development Committee and past Chair of the IOSH Broadcasting and Telecommunications Committee Specialist Group. She is well placed to advise on the effectiveness of development and performance of sustainability agenda across many sectors and organisations to ensure organisations are accountable not only to their employees but also wider stakeholders and shareholders in delivering positive business change.
Alex Giles, PIEMA
Team Leader in Air Quality Policy
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Alex heads up a team within DEFRA's Air Quality and Industrial Emissions division. She co-leads industrial emissions policy and is responsible for industrial reporting and the small-medium side of industrial emissions. Her work contributes to delivering the Government’s Clean Air Strategy and 25 Year Environment Plan. She is also part of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion network.
Prior to joining the civil service, Alex worked in the sustainable procurement consultancy Action Sustainability, specialising in measurement and management of sustainability performance. She helped clients to integrate sustainability into project delivery in the construction and infrastructure sectors. Alex also ran the Sustainability Tool and delivered training through the award-winning Supply Chain Sustainability School.
Alex started her career in the Sustainability Team at the University of Greenwich, where she ran their ISO14001 accredited Environmental Management System. She has a Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development from Forum for the Future and Middlesex University.
Outside of work, Alex is a keen touring cyclist, practices yoga, maintains an allotment and is currently doing a home renovation project.
Simon Cordingley, BSc (jnt hons) FIEMA CEnv MCIWM
Compass Professional Development
Simon is an environmental professional with more than 30 years' experience as a sustainability practitioner, consultant and trainer.
He is a committed student of sustainability and has enjoyed pioneering roles across the profession. He has been active in a diversity of fields, sectors and disciplines both in the UK and internationally. These include management systems, waste & resource management, international standardization, life cycle thinking, footprinting, sustainable procurement and environmental remediation, amongst others. He is currently immersed in biodiversity enhancement, ecotourism, eco-education and bee farming.
Simon has a passion for helping people develop their professional capabilities and for enhancing the standing of our profession. He is a former Chairman of the Institute and currently serves as the Institute's Chief Assessor for MIEMA/CEnv.
Dr Waleed Montasser is a Chartered Waste Manager and Chartered Environmentalist with 20 years in environmental, wastes and resources management as well as the circular economy. Dr Montasser is a Director of Circular Learning and owner / founder of IREEMS Ltd UK, with clients in the UK and internationally.
He has been involved in projects and studies with various wastes and environmental organisations in the UK such as DEFRA, WRAP and internationally with UNIDO, HP and abroad such as UNIDO, ITC, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), Bee’ah and Tadweer. A key contributor and delegate of the EU Mission to Chile. The Mission aimed to share EU best practices in municipal waste management with key stakeholders. This included meeting with stakeholders and delivering a public workshop discussing the future of wastes management in Chile.
Dr Montasser was also the coordinator of a Circular Economy Working Group at RESURBE Project (2014-2018). RESURBE project is supported by the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability and aims to help facilitate knowledge to government and universities on the resilience of cities. Waleed was also part of E-Waste Extended Producer responsibility working group in Nigeria with stakeholders such as HP, DELL, UNIDO and NESREA. The group aims to enhance the e-waste management in Nigeria. Waleed is currently working on consultancy tasks in several locations on wastes management and resource efficiency.
He is a published thought leader in peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Wastes Management, Resources, Conservation and Recycling) and has been a keynote speaker and panellist in national and international conferences.
An academic; Waleed has a BSc. in Food Science and Technology, MSc. Environmental Pollution Science and PhD in Waste Management.
Stacey Ann Medar, BSc (Hons), MSc Merit, CEnv, FIEMA
Stacey Ann is a sustainability professional with over fourteen years’ experience working in Sustainability, ESG and Environmental Management. She is experienced in both private and public sector organisations having worked across various industries, including automotive, real estate, architecture, higher education and marketing and advertising offering both in-house and consultancy specialist advice and services.
Currently a Fellow of IEMA and a Chartered Environmentalist with the Society for the Environment. She also holds both undergraduate and post- graduate degrees in Environmental Studies with Business and Environment, Politics and Globalization, a NEBOSH General Certificate in Health and Safety and a certificate in Sustainable Supply Chain Management from the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership. Her focus is on drawing from both her academic background and professional experience to provide specialist advice and support to organisations she works with.
Stacey Ann is driven by her passion to understand the continually evolving relationship between an organisation’s social and environmental responsibilities and the wider social drivers influencing how organisations need to respond for collective and meaningful social impact.
Helen is an associate sustainability trainer, delivering IEMA and NEBOSH certified courses for certified training partners. She has led central environmental and sustainability teams at Transport for London, the London Borough of Sutton and the Engineering Employers’ Federation. She draws on her experience of developing effective strategy and plans, system improvements, mechanisms for reporting performance and running behavioral change campaigns. She was the first recipient of the BRE Director’s Award and has had various sustainability writing published. Helen has been an assessor for IEMA since 1999 and now covers Practitioner, Full and Fellow levels. She is also an IEMA mentor.
Neil works with the Environment Agency (EA) in a technical leadership role within industrial regulation. He specialises in the Energy Sector including energy from waste and Gas Refining & Transmission. He currently leads on the development of new staff within their East Anglia Area team along with assessment of national regulatory standards.
Neil sits on the EAs Definition of Waste panel which considers whether material can be excluded from waste controls and become part of the wider circular economy. Before the EA he worked in the Oil & Gas and Chemical industries and implemented one of the first ISO14001 certified management systems at a UK FTSE 100 company.
Nicholas Hunter, BSc (Hons), MSc, FIEMA, FRGS, CEnv
Nick is an infrastructure sustainability expert and is passionate about responsible business practices. He is currently Sustainability Director for SYSTRA, a global engineering company. He has worked in the profession for over 12 years with roles at Atkins and the Environment Agency (UK) and is excited by the challenges and opportunities that the transition to a net-zero, circular economy will bring. He has been a Fellow of IEMA since December 2019 and feels that there is an increasing importance to professional sustainability standards as the demand for these skills grows.
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