Sophie is the enthusiastic Co-Founder of Dsposal. She’s passionate about building easy to use tech to make doing the right thing with waste the easiest thing. Prior to starting the company, she cycled 8700 miles around North America and enjoyed a winding career encompassing logistics, supply chain, the food industry and sustainability. She brings a fresh pair of eyes and breadth of experience to her new-found love for the waste and resources industry. She was voted joint 5th in the 2019 Resource Hot 100 and speaks internationally about the power of clean-tech, Open Standards and Open Data to transform our industry.
Simone is a Chartered Waste Manager with over 20 years’ experience in waste and resource management. She has worked in the waste industry as a landfill manager; for the Environment Agency in regulation; and waste strategy and for around 10 years in consultancy. Simone is a recognised expert in the use and interpretation of waste data and is a member of Defra’s Waste Data group, established on her recommendation in the Waste Data Landscape review she conducted for RWM. Simone lead the development of Anthesis’s Smart Waste Tracking solution, Vastum in Phase 1 of Defra’s Waste Tracking Challenge.
Joint Team Leader
Waste Regulation and Crime, Defra
Alistair jointly heads the waste regulation and crime team in Defra, leading on the waste crime elements of the Resources and Waste Strategy. He is the product owner for the GovTech funded smart waste tracking project which is conducting research into tracking waste through electronic chips and sensors, the use of blockchain, common reporting platforms, and new data analytics. Previously Alistair worked in the energy sector (smart metering) and academia (calculating embedded carbon emissions in supply chains).