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Tim Walker

Dr Tim Walker


Acting Chief Executive Officer

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I have been active in environmental services at a senior management level for many years. Since October 2019, I have been Acting CX of arc21 – a waste partnership covering more than ½ Northern Ireland with a staff of 12 and an annual turnover of £30M. Our priorities are on advocacy, planning and procurement, contract management and monitoring and outreach. Before that, I headed up waste management in Belfast City Council for more than two decades and oversaw a more than tenfold increase in the Council’s recycling rate (to circa 50%). I was responsible for the planning and delivery of waste and recycling services, and for fleet – a Service with over 400 staff and a budget of around £30M. During much of this time, I sat on or chaired a variety of boards advising elected representatives and chief executives, including sitting on the Strategic Investment Board’s Circular Economy Working Group for five years. I have several academic and professional qualifications.

Increasingly, I’m being asked to Chair panels or input to Circular Economy projects and am eager to develop my understanding and contribute to the development of this exciting, emerging area of expertise.