Our Management Board

UK and Ireland Executive Committee (ExCo)

  • Gavin Graveson
    Gavin Graveson
    Executive Vice-President UK and Ireland

    Gavin Graveson is Executive Vice-President of Veolia UK & Ireland, part of the world-leading resource management Veolia Group and succeeded former Veolia UK CEO Estelle Brachlianoff in September 2018.

    He leads a £2 billion business with a 15,000 strong workforce positioned at the forefront of sustainable development and providing integrated waste, water and energy services.

    Formerly Chief Operating Officer, Public & Commercial, Gavin is committed to developing strategic partnerships and innovative, resource-efficient solutions for business, as well as providing competitive local authority services to over 8 million UK residents.

    By investing further in its extensive infrastructure network, championing the circular economy and manufacturing green products and green energy, he believes Veolia will be instrumental in delivering the UK’s Resources & Waste Strategy.

    In December 2018, Gavin hosted the BITC’s first ‘Waste to Wealth’ Summit at Veolia’s Southwark facility and sees the company as ideally placed to tackle the key sustainability issues of our time - climate change, resource scarcity and protecting the environment.

  • john abraham
    John Abraham
    Chief Operating Officer - Water, Industrial and Energy
    • CHP
    • Energy (Industrial Customers)
    • Industrial
    • Water
  • Christophe Bellynck
    Christophe Bellynck
    Corporate Development Director
    • Acquisitions
    • Biomass
    • Public Development
    • Refuse Derived Fuel
  • Valérie Clavié
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Celia Gough
    Celia Gough
    Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary
    • Company Secretary
    • Legal
  • Pascal Hauret
    Pascal Hauret
    Managing Director - Municipal
    • Municipal waste collection and street cleansing
  • Richard Hulland
    Richard Hulland
    Chief Risk and Assurance Officer
    • People Development
    • Quality, Health, Safety and Environment
    • Risk and Assurance
  • Donald Macphail
    Donald Macphail
    Chief Operating Officer - Treatment and Hazardous Waste
    • Energy from waste, PFIs, material recycling and reprocessing, landfill and hazardous waste
  • Keith McGurk
    Keith McGurk
    Managing Director - Commercial
    • Commercial waste collections, depots and transfer stations, paper traders and confidential shredding
  • Stuart Stock
    Stuart Stock
    Chief Information Officer
    • Information Systems and Technology
    • Internal Communications
  • Bethan Whittaker
    Bethan Whittaker
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    • Employee Relations
    • Human Resources