International expert joins Ricardo to lead Waste Technical Services

International expert joins Ricardo to lead Waste Technical Services
12 January 2021

International expert joins Ricardo to lead Waste Technical Services

A multi-award-winning international consultant with experience around the world in the public and private sectors has been appointed head of Waste Technical Services at global energy and environment consultancy Ricardo.

Victoria Bond, who holds a BSc in geography and a MRes in recycling technology, has led multi-disciplinary teams across the globe before returning to the UK where she set up her own consultancy, securing work with international clients.

Ms Bond said: “I am so pleased to be back in the UK waste services space, with a great team who have such a breadth of technical expertise, many of whom I have worked with previously. I look forward to meeting with clients, old and new, and to continuing to deliver high quality projects.”

She previously spent a short time at AEA, which was taken over by Ricardo in 2012, before heading to  Australia to Hyder Consulting (now Arcadis) where she became business director Western Australia.

She later moved to Dubai to join WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff as head of waste management before coming back to the UK.

Over the years she has received a number of awards, including the JC Dawes Award and the James Sumner Award, both from the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, as well as being nominated as a Future Leader by Consult Australia.

Her consultancy has carried out work for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia and Ms Bond, who started her career 17 years ago as a recycling and education officer for Merthyr Tydfil Council, has been responsible for winning and delivering projects.

Jon Gibbard, business unit director for sustainable infrastructure & operations, said: “We are delighted that Victoria is joining our expert team. Her track record is extremely impressive and she has the experience and knowledge to bring an extra depth to the services we offer and the leadership experience to build on the excellent successes of the team over the past few years.”

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