Our Management Board

UK and Ireland Executive Committee (ExCo)

  • Gavin Graveson
    Senior Executive Vice-President, Veolia Northern Europe Zone

    Gavin Graveson is Senior Executive Vice-President, Veolia Northern Europe Zone, part of the world-leading Veolia Group and focused on delivering its purpose of ecological transformation.

    He leads a business with an 18,000-strong workforce and is responsible for Veolia’s operations in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Finland providing sustainable waste, water and energy solutions for public and private sector clients.

    Appointed Chairman of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) in 2020, Gavin is leading the sector’s response to the Government on the Resources and Waste Strategy. This includes delivering the infrastructure and innovation necessary to support resource efficiency, enhanced recycling and the transition to Net Zero.

    In 2022, Gavin was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the recycling and waste industry.

  • John Abraham
    Chief Operating Officer, Industrial, Water and Energy UK, Ireland and Nordics
    • CHP
    • Energy (Industrial Customers)
    • Industrial
    • Water
  • Christophe Bellynck
    Chief Development Director, UK
    • Acquisitions
    • Biomass
    • Public Development
    • Refuse Derived Fuel
  • Valérie Clavié
    Chief Financial Officer, Northern Europe
  • Celia Gough
    Chief Legal Officer, Northern Europe
    • Company Secretary
    • Legal
  • Pascal Hauret
    Managing Director, Municipal, UK
    • Municipal waste collection and street cleansing
  • Richard Hulland
    Chief Risk and Assurance Officer, Northern Europe
    • People Development
    • Quality, Health, Safety and Environment
    • Risk and Assurance
  • Donald Macphail
    Chief Operational Officer, Treatment and Hazardous Waste, UK
    • Energy from waste, PFIs, material recycling and reprocessing, landfill and hazardous waste
  • Anice Zenasni
    Chief Information Officer, Northern Europe
    • Information Systems and Technology
    • Internal Communications
  • Bethan Whittaker
    Chief Human Resources Officer, Northern Europe
    • Employee Relations
    • Human Resources
  • Elvire Matsumura
    Director of Strategy and M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Cory Reynolds
    Corporate Affairs and Communications Director, UK
  • Adam Wylie
    Managing Director, Commercial Business, UK