Chrissy joined Eunomia in March 2020 as a Senior Consultant and has been working in environmental consultancy since 2004, with a particular focus on waste operations and waste partnerships. Chrissy is an experienced project manager, is skilled at designing and building large complex models in Excel and has a background in waste operations and waste policy. Prior to working in waste and resources consultancy Chrissy worked in local government managing a 25 year PFI waste disposal contract.
Chrissy project managed and provided technical advice for a recent project commissioned by the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) which is independent association of businesses, local governments and civil society organisations in Serbia. The study assessed the current waste management system in Serbia and modelled the impact of an EPR and DRS system which will meet future targets. The assessment included cost-effectiveness, environmental and social impacts of upgrading of upgrading the current system for packaging waste.
Chrissy led on a hazardous waste collections study for a piece of work recently commissioned by Defra who were looking to take further steps to act upon Government strategy for hazardous waste as set out in the Resources and Waste Strategy for England and the Environment Act. Defra’s objective was twofold, firstly to improve environmental outcomes, and secondly to increase security of capacity for the treatment and disposal of hazardous waste.
Chrissy project managed and provided technical advice for a piece of work commissioned by WRAP to draw together all relevant data, information, knowledge, and insight in one report on glass quality and glass markets for the benefit of policy makers and service providers as they consider how to meet the EU CEP commitments respecting the collection of glass for recycling.
After completing a MSc in Sustainable Waste Management, Christine started her career as a contracts officer at East Sussex County Council for their 25-year PFI waste disposal contract. She was then seconded to the Regional Centres of Excellence to help councils deliver the governments efficiency agenda.
Chrissy went on to work in waste consultancy where she focused on leading transformation projects to deliver shared services, resource efficiencies and significant cost savings to public sector organisations. Chrissy is experienced in providing service health checks for waste collection services, benchmarking waste services on cost, environmental performance and customer satisfaction and implementing service improvements to areas identified as under-performing. Her transformation work includes implementation of improvements such as route optimisation, renegotiating collection contracts, making changes to end market arrangements, joint procurement of commodities, delivering joint contracts and partnership working arrangements.
- 1997 – 2001: University of Brighton, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, 2:1
- 2003-2005: MEng Sustainable Waste Management
- OGC Managing Successful Programmes
- PRINCE2 Practitioner