John Woodruff is a Principal Consultant in Waste Operations at Ricardo Energy & Environment. John joined in January 2017 having previously been Head of Waste Services at the London Borough of Bromley, a unitary authority where he was responsible for the design, procurement and management of the council’s waste and related service contracts. John has 30 years experience in the waste industry, initially as a contractor working to local authorities, and then working at Bromley for the last 16 years, ensuring he has extensive local authority waste management experience from all aspects of the supply chain. John has extensive direct experience of waste collection, management, disposal and recycling, both as a contractor and a Client Manager and is well versed in service development, operational efficiencies and the roll-out of new services and methodologies. John was Chair of the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers, a position which enabled him to lobby, influence and gain an understanding of the direction and drivers for change emanating from both local and central government. Recent initiatives include membership of the DEFRA/WRAP Harmonisation and Consistency Working Group, the EU Circular Economy Package stakeholder group and the Extended Producer Responsibility stakeholder group.