The Board of the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA), the newly-established trade body created to strengthen the voice of the circular bioeconomy sector in the UK, has elected new officers for the 2015-16 term.

Andy Sweetman, Jens Hamprecht, John Williams and Tony Breton have been chosen for the positions of Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Technical Director and Treasurer, respectively. The new Managing Director is David Newman, currently President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and former Managing Director of Greenpeace Italia.