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Reconomy Group names Guy Wakeley as its new CEO

Guy Wakeley has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the the technology-led provider of services for the circular economy, Reconomy Group.

Wakeley, who took up the role on 1 January 2023, succeeds Paul Cox, who has transitioned to the role of Founder Director on the Group Board.

Wakeley is a veteran CEO with deep experience successfully delivering transformation and growth in the financial, business services, and housebuilding industries. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive of Services at IWG plc in Switzerland, where he was responsible for business strategy, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, and financial planning.

Prior to joining IWG, Wakeley served as Chief Executive of Equiniti Group plc from 2014 to 2021, where he oversaw significant growth in North America and led the group through its initial public offering and admission to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in October 2015.

From 2008 to 2013, he served as Chief Executive of Morrison Facilities Services, where he delivered strong organic growth through product development and technology enablement.

Wakeley started his career at Rolls-Royce Holdings plc and has held positions at General Electric, AES Corporation, Berkeley Group and the Amey group. He is also is a Non-Executive Director of HgCapital Trust plc.

In the role of CEO, Wakeley will continue to build Reconomy Group’s leading market positions globally in the recycle, comply and reuse segments of the sustainability sector. The Group will continue its successful strategy of focusing on innovation and bringing strategic technology, dynamic and accurate data and dedicated service propositions to even more customers.

Speaking about his new appointment, Wakeley said: “Reconomy Group’s sustainability solutions play a crucial role in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing our world. The Group’s strong relationships with blue-chip brands mean it is well-positioned to support businesses which are increasingly focused on their environmental impact and ESG objectives. I am thrilled to be leading such a talented and dedicated team, and I believe that together, we can capitalise on the significant opportunity to help customers grow, sustainably.”

Bob Ellis, Chairman of Reconomy Group, added: “Guy’s experience delivering top line growth and sustainability strategies for global businesses makes him well-suited to lead Reconomy Group. Following a thorough search, the Board of Directors is confident that Guy is the right person to lead the Group in the next phase of its growth. With him at the helm, Reconomy Group will further strengthen its market lead and continue to contribute to a truly sustainable world.”

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