Richard Coulson

Richard Coulson

Biomass Wood Procurement Manager, RWE Supply and Trading

Richard is Chair of the Wood Recyclers’ Association. He has a strong background in the waste wood sector, with over 20 years of procurement experience in both the panel board and biomass industries, and is a member of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing.

After five years in retail, he first moved into the wood sector in 2000. He spent 11 years at Kronospan purchasing raw materials for panel board production before moving to RWE in 2012, where he is currently Biomass Procurement Manager.

During his time in the panel board and biomass markets Richard has acquired a detailed knowledge of the waste wood, sawmill and forestry industries.

Richard has been on the Board of the WRA for eight years, during which he was Deputy Chair for three. He was elected Chair in 2021.

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