CEO, Stobart Energy
Richard joined Stobart Energy in June 2020 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), bringing significant experience from over 20 years in the waste sector.
As CEO Richard provides strong leadership to both build on Stobart Energy’s existing core business, and to further develop relationships with all its stakeholders. His key focus is on developing and implementing the company’s growth strategy, with the more recent focus having been to successfully navigate the business through the impacts of COVID 19.
Richard started his career with Viridor in 1999 in the business development team, where he gained experience in commercially driving and bidding for local authority PFI contracts, acquisitions, and organic growth opportunities. This culminated in the successful closing of the Greater Manchester PFI deal, the largest PFI contract in Europe.
In 2010 Richard became South West Regional Director for Viridor, and in 2013 he was parachuted into the north region as Regional Director. In 2019 Richard moved with the Greater Manchester contract to Suez, before making the move to Stobart Energy a year later.