Our Team

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Our waste management experts

At UKR we believe to meet the significant environmental challenges of tomorrow, we need to create solutions that are both waste management efficient and financially sound to ensure the long-term viability of our projects. We are pleased to have created a team of waste management experts, supported by successful start-up business leaders.

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Dave Ashurst

Managing Director

Over a 9-year period, stewarded a start-up organisation from $2M – $35M turnover
Risk management professional, with significant operational experience in challenging environments
Former Advisor to both Governments and industry leaders
Able to communicate at all levels with a proven track record in both public and private organisations, from Government advisory through to community outreach projects serving disadvantaged populations

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Atif Abbas

Compliance and Finance Manager

Chartered Certified Accountant with over 10 years of experience in the fields of Finance, Audit and Compliance. Having worked with multinational service and manufacturing organisations and supervised the corporate governance, risk, and ethics.
Managing the accounts and documentational requirements for internal and external stakeholders.

Kayleigh-Ann Ho

Kayleigh Ann Ho

office manager

With 16 years of dedicated experience in Office Administration, Kayleigh brings a wealth of expertise in office management and financial controls. Her forte lies in managing administrative duties, ensuring legal maintenance compliance, fostering robust financial controls, cultivating positive relationships, and ensuring customer satisfaction as a top priority.

Embarking on an exciting new chapter within UKR, Kayleigh is enthusiastic about broadening her knowledge in the waste management sector. This marks a pivotal moment for her to utilise her administrative skill set to contribute significantly to the dynamic team at UKR. Kayleigh is poised to bring a strategic and collaborative approach to support UKR in achieving its goals.

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David McKenzie

Site Manager

David has over 20 years’ experience within the waste management sector, and comes with an extensive knowledge of waste processes and waste processing plant equipment. HSE and the wellbeing of staff is David’s core strengths along with a can do attitude. David’s enthusiasm and ability to motivate others are key aspects to his management style.

This will inevitably contribute to the success of UKR by drawing from his wealth of experience to implementing continuous improvement to operations as we strive towards our goal to become a full circular business.

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Liane Meade

Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor

With over 20 years’ international experience in both ‘for profit’ and ‘not for profit’ organisations, able to develop shared value, sustainable, CSR programs which manage non-technical business risks
Providing strategy development, governance and risk management, stakeholder management and engagement and project concept through to close-out
Specific experience includes; start-ups, international corporates, NGOs and consultancy