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Who we are | Lancashire CRN
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Who are we?

The Lancashire Community Recycling Network is members of Selnet Ltd and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Management Committee

A Management Committee is elected at our Annual General Meeting (between February-May each year), with representation from the Lancashire Waste Partnership, the Lancashire Recycling Forum, Lancashire's Higher Educational Institutions, and with experts on waste management, organics and the reuse of furniture and electrical goods. The committee meet every six weeks to two months to plan and progress Lancashire CRN objectives.

There are currently no vacancies on our Management Committee. If you are interested in representing your organisation please contact info@lancashirecrn.org for more information about our next AGM in 2016.
 

  • Liz Tapner, Chair

    Liz Tapner, Chair

    Liz is the CEO and the driving force behind Selnet and is credited with developing it into the major infrastructure organisation that it is today. Liz has a huge amount of experience working within the third sector and combines a strategic understanding with the ability to engage with ordinary people supporting them to achieve their aspirations.

    The chartered business adviser and business mentor has extensive experience of business support programmes having worked for, and with, local authorities across the North West throughout her career. She specialises in finance and accounts and is able to support clients in all aspects of financial planning

    Liz’s main role as chief executive is to ensure that Selnet can deliver on its contracts and that the business is sustainable for the long term. To do this, she works closely with the board of directors and plays an active role in engendering support from the board so the whole team pulls in the same direction.

  • David Allen, Vice Chair

    David Allen, Vice Chair

    Dave is originally from London but came to Lancashire to do a management degree at the University of Central Lancashire. He has been with Recycling Lives Charities’ commercial partner Recycling Lives Ltd for nearly 10 years fulfilling a number of roles including Legislation Consultant, Projects Manager and Commercial Manager.

     

    Dave now fills the position of Strategic Development Manager identifying new business opportunities, leading and managing key projects and acting in a consultant capacity to other areas of the business. He also leads a team in the development of many of the charities’ behind the scene operations including specialist projects and commercial operations. Dave is an ‘individual member’ of Lancashire CRN and joined the management committee in 2010 as a general member, and became Vice Chair in 2012.

     

    Dave also became a Director of Selnet Ltd in 2013.

  • Ian Stewart, Treasurer

    Ian Stewart, Treasurer

    Ian joined us as Treasurer in May 2015, taking the reigns from Lancashire CRN stalwart David Penney who was our Treasurer since the Network's inception in 2003.

    Ian is a volunteer raising awareness with young people to address littering through his outreach work with Your Choice, alongside his wife Lillian; and both have extensive experience promoting home composting as Lancashire's 'compost gurus'.

  • Dawn Welham – Coordinator and Secretary

    Dawn Welham – Coordinator and Secretary

    Dawn has been the Community Sector Development Officer for Global Renewables Lancashire for over six years, and a key part of this role is managing Lancashire CRN. Dawn organises our Annual Conferences and Awards ceremonies, as well as speaking at events to promote the work of Lancashire CRN and member organisations. She provides support with business planning, marketing, fundraising and tender writing and provides capacity building and project management support for groups whose activities divert waste from landfill.

    Dawn became a Director of Selnet Ltd in January 2012 to represent the interests of the community waste and environment sector in Lancashire, and in 2015 became the theme lead for food waste on the Sustainable Food Lancashire steering group.

    In November 2014 Dawn was awarded the title of Social Enterprise Champion at the Enterprise in Society Awards. The award recognises the person who in the judge’s opinion has contributed most to Social Enterprise in Lancashire over the past year, looking specifically for contribution and leadership in relation to the sector (locally, regionally and/or nationally) and the businesses development and passion for the overarching social mission.
     

     
  • Dr Tim McDonnell - HEI representative

    Dr Tim McDonnell - HEI representative

    Tim joined Lancashire CRN's Management Committee in 2015 to represent Lancashire's Higher Educational Institutions. Tim works within the Centre for Waste Management at the University for Central Lancashire and his research focusses on waste to resource solutions.

  • Cat Holden, Lancashire Waste Project representative

    Cat Holden, Lancashire Waste Project representative

    Cat has worked in the environment sector for over 16 years. She started work in conservation, training as a full time volunteer from university and has volunteered on many organic farms in this country and overseas. She moved on to supervise a therapeutic horticulture project and next worked with Groundwork Trust before starting work with the Waste Management Group at Lancashire County Council.

  • Warren Harwood, Lancashire Recycling Forum representative

    Warren Harwood, Lancashire Recycling Forum representative

    Warren is Service Coordinator for Waste, Recycling & Graffiti at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and represents the Lancashire Recycling Forum on our Management Committee.

     

    He joined Lancashire CRN's Management Committee in 2012.

  • Stephen Buchanan, Furniture representative

    Stephen Buchanan, Furniture representative

    Stephen is the Director of Emmaus Preston and joined the Committee in 2015 in this current role. Stephen was formerly a member of the Committee as CEO of Furniture Matters over 6 years ago!

     

    Emmaus Preston supports 24 formerly homeless people, providing them with a home and a job in one of our shops. Emmaus shops are run as a social enterprise, generating an income that supports and sustains the Emmaus community. Working in the shops also helps Emmaus Companions to regain their self esteem and get their lives back on track.

     

  • Peter Green, Organics Representative

    Peter Green, Organics Representative

    Peter joined Preston-based charity Integrate in November 2010 bringing with him many years of experience in mental health. He now leads the provision of supported living services in Women’s, Elders, Neighbourhood and Outreach departments and Integrate Community Enterprises, Integrate's social enterprises.

     

    Peter joined our Management Team in 2013 as our Organics Representative.

     

  • Donna Hussain, General Member

    Donna Hussain, General Member

    I am currently the Development Officer for Chorley VCFS Network representing the Third Sector on local, regional and National strategic and organisational Boards. My previous and current work experience include Strategic Panning (Real-Time), Community Development and sustainability, academic, social and economic improvement, research – good practice, shared knowledge and data analysis, families, children and young people, Interfaith, Multi-culture and Equality and Diversity, radicalisation, counter terrorism, honour based violence and forced marriage, Collaboration and Partnership working, volunteering and Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) and personal and spiritual development.

    My current role enables me to combine academic, social and economic intelligence, to help develop and improve strategies and policies that work towards reducing inequalities and increasing opportunities and capacity in the third sector, individuals, organisations and communities. I work with Partners locally and nationally to co-design projects that meet priorities and demonstrate measureable impact, social value and development of individuals and families. I’m a Lancashire lass born and bred in Central Lancashire and lived here all my life. I’m a mother of 8 and a nanna of 3.

  • Lillian Stewart, Committee member

    Lillian Stewart, Committee member

    Lillian is a volunteer raising awareness with young people to address littering through his outreach work with Your Choice, alongside her husband Ian who is our current Treasurer; both have extensive experience promoting home composting as Lancashire's 'compost gurus'.

  • Kay Johnson - Committee member

    Kay Johnson - Committee member

    Kay joined us in May 2015 to represent Sustainable Food Lancashire and its work in partnership with the community sector across the Lancashire region.

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