Our Team | UK Rubber Limited

Our Team

At UK Rubber we believe to meet the significant environmental challenges of tomorrow, we need to create solutions which 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.

  • David 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

  • Gerry Cairney

    Technical Director

    • Qualified engineer both electrical and mechanical
    • Over 20 years’ experience of recycling plants and products, innovating processes to meet the environmental challenges of waste products. Gerry has specialised in tyre waste management
    • Track record of installation, commissioning and maintenance of major commercial recycling equipment
    • Experienced engineering and operations leader

  • Alex Torrance

    Operations Manager

    • An experienced recycling manager with over 30 years’ knowledge and insight gained from a hands-on career, including; general waste, land fill management and reinstatement
    • A track record of overseeing fully compliant operations
    • Maintains proficiency in professional standards; WAMITAB, NABOSH and H&S Level 4

  • Liane Butcher

    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