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Our team in Cornwall

Our team in Cornwall is made up of over 250 people including drivers, specialist engineers, administrators, data analysts, health and safety officers, compliance personnel, HR officers, site operatives, logistics personnel and recycling assistants.

Here’s some information about a few of them:

Patrick Daws

General Manager

Patrick oversees the integrated waste management contract with Cornwall Council. He has worked in the waste management industry within the south west of England for the past 20 years and over this time has been involved in the delivery of a diverse range of waste management facilities throughout the region. He firmly believes in the development of an integrated waste management solution to ensure the continued diversion of waste away from landfill.

Patrick graduated in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and spent a number of years working in consultancy in London, before relocating to the South West.

Patrick is a keen cyclist and enjoys making the most of the stunning Cornish countryside.

Tony Burge

Plant Manager

Tony joined SUEZ in 2013 from InterGen – an international power company – and has spent 20 years in this specialised industry. Prior to this, he had a successful 16-year career in the Navy, which he joined from school, specialising in Marine Engineering, working on both submarines and ships.

Tony spent his early years living on a farm in Malvern, Worcestershire, which encouraged his love of the great outdoors. He is a qualified expedition leader and has taken youth groups on treks around the Peak and Lake Districts. He is a great supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and has worked as an assessor for the scheme.

Tony lives on a smallholding within three miles of the energy recovery centre, where he can enjoy the Cornish countryside.

Craig Mouatt

Processing Contract Manager

Craig joined SUEZ in 2019 from Biffa waste services and has a real passion about community and the environment. He started his career in the waste, recycling and environment industry in 2009 when he joined SERCO working on the waste, recycling and street cleansing and maintenance contract held with Restormel Borough Council.

As the Processing and Contract Manager for SUEZ Craig oversees the day to day running of our HWRC’s, Refuse Transfer Stations and Transport Operations.

Originating from Australia, he moved to Cornwall in 2008 where his wife originates from and where his daughter was born. He has a love of all sports but particularly cricket, rugby, cycling and water sports. Living in Cornwall Craig and his family have embraced the outdoors and enjoy living in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

Jon Davis

Operations Manager

Jon manages the Household Waste Recycling Centres and Refuse Transfer Stations in the east of Cornwall. Jon Joined SUEZ in 2021 and utilises his experience gained in various management roles in the aerospace and defence industry. He firmly believes that the work Suez does contributes to making a more sustainable environment for us to enjoy.

Away from work Jon enjoys playing golf, watching rugby, and walking his dog through the fantastic countryside that Cornwall has to offer.

Ben Thompson

Operations Manager

Ben is responsible for the household waste recycling centres and transfer stations in West Cornwall. A Cornishman through and through, Ben joined the team in 2021. Prior to joining SUEZ, Ben worked in various technical and leadership roles within the mining industry and he brings with him a wealth of experience in this area.

Ben is passionate about promoting reuse of items and is keen to raise awareness about this.

Outside of work Ben enjoys water sports - he is a keen swimmer and water polo player, and volunteers at his local swimming club in St Austell. If he’s not in the pool or working, you’ll usually find him cooking on the BBQ!

Lisa Thompson

Community Liaison Manager

Lisa coordinates our community liaison group and manages the team responsible for our two visitors centres at Bodmin materials recycling facility and the Cornwall energy recovery centre. Her role is to be a link between the contract and the local community.

Raised in St. Dennis, Lisa graduated in Human Sciences from Oxford University. Prior to joining SUEZ, she enjoyed working in the genetics industry after long and rewarding career in secondary education school leadership and science-teaching roles.

Lisa enjoys glass-fusing and walking her two dogs along beautiful Cornish beaches.

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