Judith Harper – WARP Director

With 30 years in waste management covering both the public and private sectors, national and international and including local and central government, consultancy and industry, plus excellent Project Management skills Judith can offer a high level of expertise with flexibility.

Judith Harper was formerly Project Director at Covanta Energy Limited, a major UK based energy-from-waste contractor, with responsibility for business development in the UK, particularly PFI/PPP procurements. She led the preparation and submission of contract bids, and business development and worked on project solutions with clients and JV partners through to financial close and project delivery

Judith has worked in project management for the past 15 years; key projects were Rookery South DCO and associated procurements; Windsor & Maidenhead contract, Wrexham waste management contract and the Hereford & Worcester integrated waste management contract, designated a ‘pathfinder’ project, for which she undertook the initiation, development and implementation.

Judith was previously with HLC Environmental Projects, a company of Portuguese origin focusing on waste management, where she was responsible for project management including PFI, and international business development. She also worked with HLC to establish a new company to undertake waste and water management in Africa. Prior to that Judith has worked for Worcestershire County Council; an environmental consultancy and was hydrogeologist to Shanks & McEwan; her additional experience includes business evaluations for acquisitions, landfill and pollution control/environmental management. She also spent a period on secondment to central government – DETR (now DEFRA) waste policy division.

Judith has a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Geology and an MBA from the Open University Business School. She is a Chartered geologist (C.Geol), and a Chartered Waste Manager.

Judith is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (FCIWM) and is an elected representative on the regional councils and a Trustee of the Institution. She currently chairs the Communication Committee.

She is also a qualified auditor for ISO 9001 and is currently studying for a project management qualification (PMP).