The search has begun for a new Wrap (Waste & Resources Action Programme) chief executive after Dr Liz Goodwin announced that she will be stepping down at the end of June.
After leading the organisation for nearly nine years, Goodwin leaves the organisation in a good position with the confirmation of funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs expected in the next few weeks and a recent increase in funding from the Welsh government.
Goodwin originally joined Wrap in 2001 and last year received an OBE for her services to business resource efficiency and the environment. She oversaw the transition of the organisation to charity status two years ago.
Writing about her departure on Twitter Goodwin said: “Hard decision to step down as @WRAP_UK CEO. Fantastic organisation, great staff, making real difference. So proud of all we've done together.
“But I will continue to push the agenda – it's too important to stop. We must leave a legacy for our children & loved ones @WRAP_UK.”
Wrap chair Julie Hill, said: “I would like to thank Liz for everything that she has done for Wrap since joining in 2001 and since taking over as chief executive in 2007.
“Under Liz's leadership, Wrap has delivered real and substantial change in the UK. It is now highly regarded both in the UK and internationally.
“To many people, Wrap and Liz are synonymous and she will be greatly missed. I know that Liz will continue to make a difference and Wrap looks forward to working with her in future.”
Wrap has now begun the search for Goodwin's replacement. A spokeswoman told PRW: “The board will carry out a recruitment process to appoint a new chief executive.”