Julia Turner joined the WRA in October 2016 as its Executive Director. She has a wealth of experience working alongside the recycling sector, having joined from WRAP, the Waste and Resources Action Programme, where she worked for 12 years.
Her roles at WRAP were varied but latterly she was focused on obtaining significant alternative funding streams and developing European partnerships in her roles as Senior Business Development Manager and Head of New Programmes. Previously she had specialised in energy from waste and wood as a Sector Advisor and Market Development Manager for the recycling industry.
Julia hopes to use the stakeholder management and business development experience she has from previous roles to take what is already a vibrant and professional trade association to the next level so that we can take full advantage of the opportunities on offer to it.