Our team in Surrey

Our team in Surrey is made up of more than 120 people – including site managers, site supervisors, engineers, machine drivers, site operatives, banksmen, maintenance staff and re-use shop assistants. We also have a team of support staff – including administrators, traffic controllers, finance and accounts staff, a project manager, a quality assurance officer and a communications manager.

Here’s some information about a few of them:

Gareth Swain

Regional Manager

Gareth is the Regional Manager for Surrey. He has worked for SUEZ since 2005 and managed the Surrey contract since 2010. Gareth is responsible for delivering a safe service and work environment for the team and the residents of Surrey who visit our facilities. Gareth works closely with Surrey County Council to deliver the service they require as well as making sure our sites are fully compliant with our operational permits and legal requirements.

With a background in Applied Chemistry and waste water treatment, Gareth has almost 30 years’ experience in the industry. Gareth is married with two teenage daughters and feels he has finally settled into life as a northerner living in the south east.

Neil Ducker

Operations Manager

Neil has been our Operations Manager since 2011, responsible for overseeing the 15 community recycling centres and five transfer and bulking facilities. He joined us in 2002 and has over 25 years' experience in the waste industry.

Born and raised in northwest London, Neil moved to Surrey and settled in the Dorking area where he lives with his wife and two children. He enjoys tennis, photography, travelling and cycle rides in the Surrey countryside with his family.

John Flounders

Alternative Energy Plant Manager

John became the Alternative Energy Plant Manager for the Eco Park in October 2022, relocating to Surrey for the role. He has worked for SUEZ for many years, most recently at the Malpass Farm alternative fuels facility in Rugby, Warwickshire. As the plant manager for the Eco Park, John is responsible for the operations of the anaerobic digestion and gasification facilities.

Nesta Hibbert

Operations Administrator

Nesta joined the Surrey team in early 2017 as our Operations Administrator, based in our regional office in Morden. Nesta is the first point of contact for many of our customers, both residents and businesses, as she is responsible for answering the phone and responding to people’s questions about our services. Nesta also supports the rest of the team with various admin tasks.

Outside of work, Nesta lives in Surrey and has two children and one grandchild. She also likes to keep active, going to football matches and salsa dancing, as well as cooking and entertaining family and friends.

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