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Sarah Edwards

Head of New York Office

Sarah is a PRINCE2® practitioner with extensive experience within the waste industry and a track record of leading and delivering projects for the public and private sector in the UK and Africa.

Her skills lie in understanding client requirements and developing the right solution in challenging environments resulting in service improvements and budget reductions.  Sarah is able to utilise her broad operational experience from the collection and disposal sectors to deliver complex programmes and projects which involve a wide range of stakeholders, competing priorities and commercial drivers.

 

Recent Experience

Sarah recently project managed the delivery of a kerbside food waste collection service for the London Borough of Harrow, which resulted in in participation rates of over 60%.

Previously she worked in South Africa for one of the country’s largest waste management firms, EnviroServ.  As technical specialist she was responsible for developing the company’s anaerobic digestion business from business development through project feasibility to project delivery.

 

Career History

Sarah has gain her experience working for Mace Ltd (a global project and construction management company) and Veolia Environmental Services (a leading waste management company) along with individual local authorities on a consultancy basis.

Sarah has worked on a range of waste infrastructure projects for the public and private sector.  She provided technical support to Essex County Council during the planning stage for the development of five waste transfer stations.  Whilst working for Veolia she project managed a range of infrastructure projects including in-vessel composting facilities, materials recycling facilities and household waste recycling centres.

Alongside this, she has the led two major waste and environmental services outsourcing projects using competitive dialogue, for Peterborough City Council in 2011 and for Watford Borough Council in 2013.  These projects delivered annual savings of £3m and £1m respectively.

Sarah has operation experience of rolling out kerbside recycling services in the London Boroughs of Harrow and Bromley, managing the street cleansing contract in Bromley on behalf of Veolia and overseeing the management and performance of household waste recycling centres in East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

Sarah has an MSc in Waste Management and BSc in Environmental Science.

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