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Meet the Team

We’re exceptionally proud of our team of skilled professionals, each one helping us to lead the way in recycling food waste for good.

Management

Management Team

Philip Simpson

Commercial Director

Management Team

Philip Simpson

Commercial Director

Philip heads ReFood and SARIA’s petfood divisions in the UK and controls the Group’s supply chain and procurement activities. ReFood operates state-of-the-art Anaerobic Digestion plants at Doncaster, Widnes and London.

Prior to joining SARIA (formerly PDM Group) in 2002, Philip was responsible for the supply chain management of Europe’s largest biomass power plant operators; sourcing over 750,000 tonnes of agricultural and food residues for renewable power generation. He has over 20 years experience in the renewable power sector, developing innovative applications for turning food-industry residues into renewable energy and bio-fuels.

Philip has a wealth of management experience in the UK and overseas and graduated in Business and Finance and holds an MBA from the Open University.

Management Team

Richard Poskitt

Commercial Manager

Management Team

Richard Poskitt

Commercial Manager

Richard started his career with the SARIA (formerly PDM Group in the UK) in a Process planning and Quality Control role before transferring to the commercial team in 2008. His current role involves the national management of raw material supplies to SARIA’s rendering, petfood ingredient manufacturing and food waste processing plants.

Richard has been a key figure in the development of ReFood’s customer base, working closely with key local, regional and national suppliers to optimise the efficiency of the Doncaster plant supply chain.

Following on from the success of the Doncaster plant, Richard and his team further developed the customer base for the Widnes and London ReFood plants.

In addition to controlling the supply of raw material to the ReFood plants and managing the wide range of key customers, Richard also has responsibility for developing the agricultural markets for the organic fertilisers produced by the AD process.

Management Team

Amy Clark

Accounts & Administration Manager

Management Team

Amy Clark

Accounts & Administration Manager

Amy joined ReFood in 2011 as Accounts and Administration Manager after a successful career in Accounting Practice and the Manufacturing sector.

As a key member of the management team responsible for the development of the first ReFood plant in the UK, Amy has been closely involved in establishing management control systems and procedures for Doncaster and the new plants under development. Amy is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Management Team

Laura Moffatt

Service Delivery Manager

Management Team

Laura Moffatt

Service Delivery Manager

Laura has a broad range of experience in commercial and sales roles in business-to-business markets and joined ReFood as a Sales & Logistics Executive in 2011, looking after new and existing customer accounts across the Yorkshire Region. She has since progressed to become the Manager of the Service Delivery Centre.

As well as setting up and managing the Service Delivery department to ensure the best customer service to all of ReFood's clients, Laura works alongside depot managers to monitor individual teams and maintain the highest standard. Laura takes full responsibility for the flow of data between ReFood's commercial / supply chain and account teams and is also closely involved in the development of the ReFood brand through local marketing and trade events across the region.

Management Team

Mark Baker

Anaerobic Digestion Site Manager

Management Team

Mark Baker

Anaerobic Digestion Site Manager

As a Chartered Waste Manager and consummate environmentalist, Mark is responsible for commissioning and current day to day management of ReFood’s Anaerobic Digestion facility in Doncaster.

Mark has spent 12 years in the organic waste management sector after nearly 10 years working as a conservation and environmental manager and has an excellent operational understanding that is needed to run most types of organic waste management facilities

He also has an excellent technical understanding in permitting and technical compliance. He has managed and provided bespoke consultancy services for commercial composting and anaerobic digestion operations and worked for the Regional Market Development Agency and community sector, generating a solid foundation in many areas of organic waste management.

Doncaster

Doncaster Team

Maria L'Ala

Regional Sales Manager

Doncaster Team

Maria L'Ala

Regional Sales Manager

Maria joined the Doncaster team in February 2015 as a Sales and Logistics Executive, looking after customers in the North and East Yorkshire region.

With many years’ experience in the B2B sector in Business Development management roles, Maria looks after existing customers across the region as well as developing new business opportunities.

Widnes

Widnes Team

John Stanger

Operations Site Manager

Widnes Team

John Stanger

Operations Site Manager

John was appointed as the Doncaster Operations Site Supervisor in June 2013 and was soon promoted to fill the Widnes Site Manager post in October in the same year.

Having qualified in Environmental Analysis and worked in the water and resource management industry since 2009, John has an excellent understanding of industrial and biological processes and data interpretation.

He has previously spent time assessing and evaluating waste management facilities in order to offer streamlining options which provided solutions to improve operations and enhance regulatory compliance.

Widnes Team

Trudi Derbyshire

Regional Sales Manager

Widnes Team

Trudi Derbyshire

Regional Sales Manager

Trudi joined ReFood in October 2013 working at the Widnes plant as a Sales and Logistics Executive covering Cheshire and the Wirral. Trudi has 8 years experience in face to face sales, with 4 years experience in the Waste Industry and account management.

Trudi thrives on the competitive, fast paced and ever changing side of the food waste recycling industry, Trudi’s top priorities continue to be building on her strong working relationships with established customers whilst building a new customer base for Widnes.

London

London Team

Rebecca Salt

Regional Sales Manager

London Team

Rebecca Salt

Regional Sales Manager

Becky joined ReFood in June 2017 as a Sales and Logistics Executive, covering London and the surrounding area. As an ambitious individual, she quickly progressed to become the facility’s Regional Sales Manager.

Before starting at ReFood, Becky experienced five years in the sales sector and acquired numerous transferable skills, which have aided her development here at ReFood. Becky is continuously expanding her knowledge of the waste industry and manages many relationships with new and established customers.

London Team

Robert Patterson

Regional Commercial Manager London

London Team

Robert Patterson

Regional Commercial Manager London

Robert joined ReFood in June 2017 as a Regional Commercial Manager, covering London and the South East of England. Having worked in the passenger transport industry for 11 years, he has ample experience in dealing with key customers, providing effective transport solutions and growing a thriving customer base. Although new to the food waste industry, Robert has many transferable skills that he will put to good use at ReFood.

Robert is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and making sure ReFood is the food waste recycling partner of choice for local businesses. As such, he will regularly meet with prospective clients and explain first-hand how ReFood differs from its competitors – this includes showing individuals around London’s state of the art Anaerobic Digestion facilities.

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