PARTNER – PROJECT PROCUREMENT AND FUNDING
Keith Riley studied Nuclear Engineering at Queen Mary College, University of London, followed by a graduate apprenticeship at Rolls Royce Aero Engines. This began a successful career in which he led the design and construction of multi-million pound projects all around the world. Since 1993 Keith has been involved at a senior level in the waste management industry, and was responsible for the formation of Hampshire Waste Services Ltd. Under his leadership the company worked with officers and Members of Hampshire County council to create ‘Project Integra’, a partnership between 14 local authorities and HWS, which went on to win Beacon status. Hampshire’s success in recycling and recovering value from waste through an integrated network of facilities is now world famous, and has formed the model upon which international waste management companies in the UK now operate in partnership arrangements. Keith worked for Veolia Environmental Services for nearly 20 years, with his final position as Group Managing Director, Technology.
Keith is currently Chairman and CEO of Energy Gap (UK) Ltd. He is also a Director of several other companies, including the Institute for Sustainability. Until June 2012 he was Deputy Chairman of the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). He is a Visiting Professor within the School of Civil Engineering and Environment at the University of Southampton, and a member of the Industrial Advisory Panel for the MSc in Environmental Engineering at Imperial College.
He is also a Trustee of the Veolia Environmental Trust. He is an established public speaker on a range of technical, economic and social issues related to waste and resource management and sustainable development. He was awarded the James Jackson Medal of the CIWM in 2005 for the paper ‘From Waste to Resource Management’, a tripartite view from industry, local government and academia.