Our People

Mark Cordle
Senior Consultant
I support clients to understand and assess waste collection and management/treatment approaches and their impacts, and how to kick the whole materials system into a more circular shape. Otherwise, I sing, most often whilst taking care of two small daughters.

Mark has broad experience across the energy and waste sectors, providing data-based modelling impacts for policy and service changes, waste management and materials, costs and carbon impacts.

Mark uses his analysis to support strategy development and policy implementation decisions. He also has experience in community energy project development, local authority operations, private sector business planning and national and European policy formation.

Mark brings a creative and structured approach to modelling, understanding the key dynamics at play in each challenge and the system impacts of change. He has experience developing options appraisals, techno-economic analyses, financial feasibility studies, and cost benefit analyses.

He quickly understands the contextual and political dimensions to decisions, and brings this into strategic advice and recommendations. Mark is PRINCE2® Foundation qualified project manager with strong communication skills and experience in stakeholder engagement.


Recent Experience

Mark has recently modelled modernisations to deposit return systems across US states including Connecticut, and presented at a UK conference on the potential impacts of a deposit refund system on Material Recycling Facilities (MRF’s).  Recent work on behalf of the Greater London Authority has included tracking the carbon performance of London’s waste management for their Emissions Performance Standard.

Mark was also part of our team who reviewed targets within the various waste-related European Directives for the European Commission, refining and extending the European Reference Model on Municipal Waste Management to allow scenarios to be easily compared, and to integrate potential packaging targets.

Mark has supported a number of local authorities with their waste collection and disposal services, including recently:

  • Supporting a high-level commissioning options review for LB Hounslow, assisting the authority establish the most suitable procurement route for their waste collection services;
  • Supporting a private sector client in a bid to provide waste collection services to a Waste Partnership with waste flow modelling across a partnership area;
  • A strategic review of waste disposal arrangements for a public sector client in the context of a partnership structure;

Mark has also been involved in Eunomia’s recent policy work on litter, including a review and gap analysis of legislation relating to marine litter for the European Commission, to help identify measures to tackle marine litter; and a study of the impacts of changes to litter enforcement legislation in Scotland for the Scottish Government.

At a local level, Mark has managed a project conducting a feasibility study to support the development of an innovative energy facility in Bristol.


Career History

Mark has a cross-disciplinary background incorporating sustainability consultancy, mathematics training, community energy and democracy consultancy.  Mark was a founder director of Bristol Energy Cooperative and won a Nesta/ODI Open Data Challenge prize for “Community Energy Manager”, an innovative business idea applying open data to support communities develop energy efficiency data and projects in their neighbourhoods.

Mark has a Double 1st in Mathematics from Queens College, Cambridge, and has a Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development from Forum for the Future and Middlesex University.