Dan Cooke

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Viridor, 
Dan Cooke

An experienced environmental & communications professional, Dan’s current responsibilities with Viridor include regulatory affairs and strategic policy response, and previously political, media and community relations, corporate and development communications, community consultation and the promotion and marketing of the company’s services and capabilities.

He is currently Chairman of the Welsh Environmental Services Association, Chair of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Communications Committee, a CIWM General Councillor and Exec Committee member, past-chair of the CIWM South West, and a trustee of the Carymoor Environmental Trust. Prior to joining Viridor, Dan has worked within the charity and local authority sectors. 

Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor gives resources new life, transforming waste into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy. Each year Viridor transforms over two million tonnes of materials into high quality recyclate, and yet more into 1500 gigawatt hours of renewable energy.  In total it safely manages over seven and a half million tonnes of recyclables and waste materials, recycling and recovering more than half of this, for customers from all sectors across the UK