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Amy Slack
Senior Consultant
At work, I manage projects in everything from addressing the issue of marine and riverine plastics to HWRC network reviews and facility design. Like a lot of my colleagues I spend my spare time riding bikes- as well as performing in an ukulele band.

Amy is an experienced,  PRINCE2® practitioner project manager with technical expertise in site design and permitting, and unique practical experience of marine litter issues in the developing world.

Her project management experience ranges from waste collection service round planning and route optimisation projects to market analyses for companies seeking to enter the UK market. She is highly proficient in managing challenging project schedules, liaising with clients, coordinating technical project teams and ensuring high quality project outputs.

Recent Experience

Amy has excellent practical understanding of waste operations built up from her previous role within local authorities waste management teams and implementation support whist at Eunomia. Leading on a large number of Eunomia’s infrastructure design projects, Amy has delivered waste depot design options, most recently for Bristol Waste, and has also undertaken alternative depot site searches and assessments for authorities including Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council and Walsall MBC.

She leads the Eunomia’s Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) work, most recently reviewing the HWRC network and policies for Scottish Borders Council and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. Amy also plays a more technical role on many projects, with considerable experience in Eunomia’s environmental permitting work for both public and private sector clients. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the consenting process and liaising with regulators. She has also developed a number of business case models and implementation plans for waste infrastructure development, undertaking site searches and conducting consenting due diligence.

In 2017, Amy took a five month sabbatical to lead a marine litter project for a marine conservation NGO in the Philippines. Through this, Amy has developed first hand experience of the causes of marine litter and the ways in which it can be reduced. She designed and delivered monitoring and evaluation methodologies, managed volunteers in beach clean data collection, and led on implementing a number of grass roots projects designed to address the marine litter issue. Her work included engagement with other organisations, local governments, and general public. This has given Amy unique knowledge of the nature of waste management in emerging markets and the nature of the issues faced. She has a particular interest in how to engage informal waste sectors in tackling the issues of marine litter. Amy is now managing a number of Eunomia’s projects related to marine plastic, including developing ‘clean up plans’ for several rivers identified as making major contributions to the issue of marine plastics and developing a ‘wedges model’ for plastic pollution to quantify the impact of possible national-level.

Amy managed a large and complex round planning and route optimisation project for South Lakeland District Council to support the roll out of their new recycling waste collection service. This included coordinating large amounts of data and supporting the council in developing a roll out strategy and implementation plan. In addition, she has managed a number of Eunomia’s recent collection options appraisals including for Newcastle-under-Lyme and Carlisle City Council.

For private sector clients, Amy has  delivered work for Aster Property to identify efficiencies in waste management across the company. She has also managed and played a key part of the delivery team for Eunomia’s recent work for Shanks to identify potential SRF markets and has managed market analysis and strategy development for an Italian company looking to enter the UK waste industry.

Career History

Before joining Eunomia in 2012, Amy worked for Waverley Borough Council as a Management Trainee as part of the National Graduate Development Programme, where she managed the roll out of new waste containers as part of the council’s new service. She also managed the council’s procurement for its bailiff services, undertook a service efficiency review of the council’s planning department and managed Waverley’s apprenticeship programme.

Amy has also worked for the Council of the Isles of Scilly as part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team, managing a variety of projects including conservation, education and sustainable development.