Simon Catford

HR and Regulatory Director, 
Simon Catford

Simon has been involved in the waste and recycling industry for nearly 25 years, originally joining Blue Circle Waste Management in 1991.  Since their acquisition by what is now Viridor in 1995, Simon has led all the Human Resources, Health & Safety, Environmental Compliance, Training & Development and Sustainability processes of the business, helping position it as one of the leading UK companies in the sector. He was appointed to the Viridor Board in 2010.

Simon is the industry spokesperson on skills, development and sector attractiveness and is a non-executive director of Energy and Utility Skills Ltd. He also chairs the ESA Human Resources committee, the Waste Management, Recycling & Resource Recovery Industry Skills Initiative (WRRISKI) and is a Trustee Director for Viridor Credits (Environmental Body) together with a number of pension schemes.

Before his time at Blue Circle Simon spent many years with ICI, primarily in their Plant Protection Division, prior to which he spent a number of years in private small to medium sized enterprises.

Simon is married with two daughters and lives in Hampshire.