At the end of November 2021, the members of the European Electronic Recyclers Association (EERA) were told that Lida Dik, their Executive Secretariat, was leaving. She has performed marvellously for EERA and all of the members over the last almost 9 years and has all the best wishes of everyone for continued success in her new career.
The EERA Board took steps to seek out a successor from that point, and are pleased to announce that Julie-Ann Adams, of Really Green Credentials, has agreed to take over Lida’s job from the start of January 2022.
Julie-Ann has a detailed knowledge and extensive experience of all matters WEEE and EU as she has more than 20 years’ experience in the waste management and local government sector and was a key contributor in the development and implementation of the WEEE and Battery and Accumulator Regulations in the UK. Julie-Ann is acknowledged as a leading technical adviser on producer responsibility-led regulations and standards and in the general treatment and recycling technology and waste management arena. She has been an active member of the CENELEC groups writing and reviewing the EN 50625 and EN 50614 WEEE standards since 2009.
Julie-Ann decided recently to stop her work as an auditor and the timing was therefore perfect for EERA as she will be able to work with Lida during this month to then take over in 2022. She is excited to focus on the aims of EERA and its’ members for the challenging times ahead including the new proposals for the WEEE Directive and complimentary regulations and EU objectives in waste shipments, REACH, POPs, and the circular economy.
For a little background, Julie-Ann was Europe’s first approved WEEELABEX (EN 50625) lead auditor; and is qualified also as a lead auditor to EN 50614 (re-use), ISO 9001 and 14001 and is an Environmental Manager and Assessor. She is also actively involved in the international R2:2013; e-Stewards and EPEAT forums. Her knowledge of EU and UK WEEE and related waste management regulations, including the collection and treatment of waste batteries and accumulators, waste shipment regulations, and in general quality management and health and safety and specific e-Waste / WEEE treatment standards is excellent.