Sep 082021
Biffa announces Linda Morant to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, High Wycombe –  Biffa plc (LON: BIFF), the UK’s leading sustainable waste management business, today announced the appointment of Linda Morant to its Board as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 December 2021.

“I am delighted to welcome Linda to the Biffa Board. With a strong growth and transformation background and a wealth of digital experience, Linda will complement the existing skills and experience of the Board.” said Board Chairman, Ken Lever.

Linda will Chair the Sustainability Committee and become a member of the Nomination Committee.

The company also announced that Michael Averill has informed the Board of his intention to retire from the Board with effect from 31 December 2021. Michael has been a Non-Executive Director of Biffa plc since September 2016 and was previously a former Board member of the Biffa Group before the IPO having joined in February 2013.

Ken Lever commented: “Michael’s extensive knowledge of the waste industry and his contribution to the Board over the years have been invaluable. We will miss Michael’s wise and incisive contributions. We wish him and his wife the very best in their move to Australia.”

About Linda Morant

Linda Morant is currently the Chief Digital Officer for The Crown Estate, a unique business with a diverse portfolio that stretches across the country. It includes some of central London’s best places to work, shop, and spend time, retail and leisure destinations across the country, and a substantial rural portfolio. As manager of the seabed and half the foreshore around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Crown Estate also plays a role in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind sector, as well as marine aggregates, cables, and pipelines.

Linda Morant has over 20 years of experience working with leading global companies to drive growth and transformation, including Microsoft and Nokia. Most recently, Linda served as VP, Downstream Digital at British Petroleum. She has a broad range of global expertise, with particular strengths in digital technologies and transformation, growth strategies, and sales and marketing leadership.

About Biffa

Biffa has been at the forefront of the UK’s waste industry for over a hundred years, with operations that span the entire breadth of the waste management process including collection, recycling, treatment, disposal, and energy generation. Our purpose is to change the way people think about waste. We help people see the opportunities that exist when we manage our waste in the right way. We understand the vital role we have to play in helping the UK to address the climate emergency and deliver sustainable growth. This involves an ambitious investment program in green economy infrastructure and low carbon collections, alongside an ongoing commitment to sector leadership in the health, safety, and wellbeing of our people. Biffa is a Great British company. It has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2016 under the ticker “BIFF”. In March 2020, Biffa entered the FTSE 250.

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