Lorna is a chartered waste manager with 18 years’ experience helping private and public sector organisations deliver efficient, cost effective and sustainable waste and resource strategies through target and objective setting, options appraisal, feasibility studies and efficiency reviews, performance benchmarking, cost and performance modelling, and procurement support. Through the delivery of feasibility and options appraisal studies for over 50 local authorities and private sector organisations, Lorna has gained a sound understanding of the operation and relevance of different collection systems and the interface between strategy and procurement. Clients have included Birmingham City Council, Slough Borough Council, Kent County Council, North Somerset, West Sussex Waste Partnership, WRAP, ZWS, GLA, Defra, Veolia and Biffa.
Lorna has worked with numerous collection authorities (examples include East Cambridge DC, Chorley BC, Craven DC and the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership). This has included assessing the most appropriate and cost effective methods for delivering statutory and policy objectives. Lorna has worked with waste collection authorities to develop and present business cases for change and helped determine procurement and delivery strategies looking at quantitative and qualitative efficiencies and risk. Lorna has also worked with waste partnerships to consider the savings available from joint working (for example Oxfordshire Waste Partnership and City and South Cambridgeshire).
Lorna has provided training, briefing sessions and workshops for local authorities, elected members and stakeholder groups on waste topics. For example, Lorna worked with senior decision makers and elected members at Horsham DC to develop a waste strategy which is deliverable, TEEP compliant and makes the necessary savings. Lorna has the ability to clearly explain complex issues to both specialists and non-specialists. More recently she has been working closely with officers and elected members at Birmingham City Council to review options for delivery of their medium and long term waste services.