MWRRG appoints new director of procurement

Victorian Government statutory authority Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) has appointed Paul Clapham as its Director of Procurement and Contracts.

Mr Clapham has more than 30 years’ experience in the environment sector, with graduate and postgraduate qualifications in the subject. He has spent the majority of this time working within the Australian, UK and international waste and resource recovery industry. Having worked for some of the world’s largest engineering consulting companies, he brings a strong understanding of complex resource recovery technologies. Mr Clapham has also led a number of successful procurements of large-scale advanced waste and resource recovery infrastructure in Europe, including energy from waste solutions.

In additional to his technical achievements, Mr Clapham also led the UK government’s capacity building programs on new technologies for councils between 2002 and 2004. Other achievements include the delivery of projects for the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, the Australian Commonwealth Government, Sustainability Victoria, EPA Victoria, and the UK’s Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Since May 2017 he has been leading the development of the business case for advanced waste and resource recovery technologies within the metropolitan region. The business case is exploring opportunities for MWRRG to work with local government to procure and deploy large-scale solutions to divert residual waste from landfill through resource recovery.

MWRRG is currently working on a business case to inform council’s decision about joining a potential group procurement for municipal residual waste processing solutions in 2018.