Chris James, the chief executive of waste body WAMITAB, has stepped down.
James left his role to allow plans for the closer integration of the body with the Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM) to go ahead. WAMITAB has been part of the CIWM Group since 2017.
CIWM Group chief executive Sarah Poulter will be taking forward the integration plan for the two organisations in consultation with both CIWM and WAMITAB trustee boards.
Dan Cooke, the newly appointed chair of the WAMITAB board, said: “In common with most organisations, 2020 has been a challenging year, and it is important that we take steps now to consolidate our ongoing financial sustainability and resilience. The closer alignment of CIWM and WAMITAB is central to this strategy and will allow us to take advantage of opportunities for streamlining and sharing of resources and plan for some exciting opportunities as we work in collaboration.
“We would like to thank Chris James for his leadership and drive over the last eight years; he has played a key role in successfully steering WAMITAB to its current position as a robust specialist awarding organisation and End-Point Assessment Organisation. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing chair of WAMITAB, Rob Little, for his hard work and support during his tenure in the role.”