Dr Colin Church

Dr Colin Church Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Dr Colin Church is the Chief Executive of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, the global network for the materials cycle. He is Chair of the Circular Economy Task Force, a business led group convened by Green Alliance that aims to lead policy discussions with ambitious business thinking, He is a Trustee of CHEM Trust and a Board Member of the Society for the Environment and of the Materials Processing Institute. Colin is also a member of various industry-academia advisory bodies. He is a Fellow of IOM3, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Resource and Waste Manager and in 2021-2 chaired the independent review of the role of incineration in the waste hierarchy in Scotland.

Previously, Colin was the CEO of CIWM, the professional body for resources and waste management. Before that, he spent 21 years in the UK Civil Service working in a range of areas including climate change, the theory and practice of regulation, and environmental protection including resource and waste management. He was also a non-executive director of WRAP, the waste reduction and resource efficiency body and the Carbon Trust, the carbon reduction body.

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