Ed Bastow is Managing Director of Material Change having joined the company in 2007. Ed has 25 years’ experience in the waste industry, including the construction and operation of transfer stations, landfill sites and composting sites. He has represented compost producers on WRAP/REA boards looking to increase the use of compost in agriculture. Ed is COTC qualified in landfill, composting, transfer, Anaerobic Digestion and biological treatment, has a degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Cranfield University. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Wastes Management and of the Society for the Environment. Spare time is for family, sailing and cycling.
Director – Legal and Human Resources
Hannah qualified as a lawyer in 1998 and worked in the City for 9 years for leading law firms Clifford Chance and Reed Smith, specialising in contract/commercial litigation and maritime law. She has an MA in Law from Cambridge University. Hannah joined Material Change August 2005 and has seen the company grow significantly in this time. Hannah provides legal advice to Material Change and the wider Heathpatch Group and is involved with negotiations and contractual arrangements for the company. Hannah also provides Human Resource advice and guidance to the Heathpatch Group. In her spare time, Hannah writes cookery books and is County Longbow Champion.
Nick is the Financial Controller for Material Change and responsible for all financial matters within the business and also provides financial support within the wider Heathpatch group. Nick is an accountant with over twenty years’ experience gained in the profession before transferring to commerce. Nick has fourteen years’ experience in the Waste Management and Recycling industry, including six years as Divisional Company Accountant for Waste Recycling Group, a FTSE 250 company with over 100 sites across the UK. Nick also worked as Finance Director for a Waste Management and Skip Hire business with 4 sites based in Cambridgeshire. Nick is a keen motoring enthusiast and particularly enjoys following the BTCC.
Clive has nearly 30 years’ experience in the waste management industry at all levels from Engineer to Managing Director, where he managed Waste Recycling Group’s Eastern Division for 6 years. Clive has an MBA, a B.Sc.(Hons.) in Civil Engineering and Level 4 CoTC qualifications (with Continuing Competence) in Treatment, Transfer and Landfill.
Clive oversees the management of our Creeting, Corby and Decoy sites (processing collectively nearly 100,000 tonnes per annum of food and green waste, focusing on a high standard of performance at the sites and is continuingly looking for opportunities for business development and expansion. He manages contract relationships with numerous Local Authorities ensuring that high quality services are delivered to meet the Authorities’ recycling needs. Clive is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Wastes Management and of the Society for the Environment.
Clive is a keen runner and has completed 3 marathons to date. Running with his dogs and wife are his favourite pastime.
Anaerobic Digestion Plant Manager
Ricky has been with Material Change since 2016 bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and 11 years Anaerobic Digestion experience. Ricky joined us from Tamar Energy where he successfully oversaw the development and operation of several plants. He has worked closely with technical providers to get our Anaerobic Digestion plant at Decoy Farm fully commissioned. His role involves day to day operations of the Decoy Anaerobic Digestion Plant; ensuring maximum operational profits and introducing new Health & Safety systems and PPM software.
After finishing his education at the Royal Agricultural College, Andrew went on to manage a mixed farm of 650acrs. In 1988, he joined the family owned farming business and after 2 years, he set up a composting business. During 2015, Andrew started construction on 45ac of Solar PV, an AD plant, 25ac greenhouse facility and a biomass boiler. Andrew has over 20yrs experience in agriculture as well as running his own composting business. He has a WAMITAB – level 4 qualification and is a non-executive director of East of England Showground Services. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching all sports whilst partaking in tennis and golf. Andrew is also a Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.
Quality and Compliance Manager
Jo Fitzpatrick has been employed by Material Change since 2006 and brings with her years of extensive experience in contract management, negotiation, business development, compliance and internal auditing. Jo is responsible for ensuring all our sites remain compliant under planning, permitting, PAS100, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Shred and Screen Team/Plant Manager
Jez hails from a farming family and worked in agriculture until 2000. He then gained his HGV license and worked for a local grain storage company first as a driver and later, as Transport Co-ordinator.
Jez joined Material Change in 2007 as a Shred and Screen Operator. In 2013 he took on the role of Shred and Screen Team/Plant Manager. Here, he oversees the timely maintenance and repair of plant machinery and schedules the workload for a dedicated shred and screen team on Material Change managed sites.
CEO of Heathpatch Ltd and Chairman of Material Change
Charles set up Material Change Limited in 2002 after leaving Bidwells as an equity partner.
Heathpatch Ltd is a Suffolk based farm business with a significant property portfolio, equine centre, hotel and multiple other commercial interests. He manages all of the Heathpatch operating companies and brings a huge depth of business experience and excellent agricultural connections.
Director of Heathpatch Ltd and Director of Material Change
James is a non-executive director representing the parent company, Heathpatch, a company that he set up in 1997.
Most of his time is spent in the voluntary sector where he chairs the Suffolk Community Foundation and the Porch Project.
He has recently stepped down from Vice Chair of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
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