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CEO to leave WRAP at the end of the year

19 July 2022

Dr Marcus Gover, Chief Executive of climate action NGO WRAP, has announced he will be leaving at the end of the year.

Marcus, who has been CEO for the past six years, said: “WRAP is an organisation with huge ambition to both grow its impact in the UK and internationally. Our core purpose is to tackle climate change and protect our planet by changing the way things are produced, consumed and disposed of. That challenge has never been greater.” 

Marcus Gover

“We are already in the process of recruiting a new Chair for WRAP and this is the right time for me to handover to a new CEO who will work with the new Chair to take WRAP on its’ forward journey as we significantly increase our impact across the globe.”

“We will start the process of recruiting a successor shortly and I will continue to be involved in WRAP supporting the transition to new leadership. I am keen to continue with my passion to tackle climate change and will be looking for opportunities that allow me to continue to contribute to the Net Zero agenda.”

Marcus successfully steered WRAP through the pandemic while expanding its reach and successfully positioning its work as crucial to the fight against climate change.

He added: “I am immensely proud of what we have achieved at WRAP during my time here and feel privileged to have worked with some incredibly talented and passionate people. I leave knowing that I have given WRAP the confidence to go global and develop the vision, ambition and capability to be a key player in the journey to Net Zero.

“I wish WRAP all the best in the future.”

Julie Hill, chair of WRAP, stands down in October at the end of her second term. She said: “On behalf of the Board of Trustees I would like to thank Marcus for all his hard work and the success he has achieved WRAP over the last few years and wish him the very best in the future.

“Tackling climate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes and WRAP has a really important role to play through its analysis, insights, convening power and action on the ground.”

“Under Marcus’ leadership, WRAP has made significant progress over the last few years, including the growth of our international work, the expansion of the Plastics Pact and Courtauld Commitment and the launch of Textiles 2030, WRAP has and will continue to make a real difference to the world we live in.

“This is a pivotal moment in time for WRAP as it expands its ambitions and Marcus and I are working together to find the right people to take WRAP on the next stage of its journey.”

Notes to Editor

  • WRAP is a climate action NGO working around the globe to tackle the causes of the climate crisis and give the planet a sustainable future. Our vision is a thriving world in which climate change is no longer a problem. We believe that our natural resources should not be wasted and that everything we use should be re-used and recycled. We bring together and work with governments, businesses and individuals to ensure that the world’s natural resources are used more sustainably. Our core purpose is to help tackle climate change and protect our planet by changing the way things are produced, consumed and disposed of.
  • Our work includes: UK Plastics Pact, Courtauld Commitment 2030, Textiles 2030 and the citizen campaigns Love Food Hate Waste, Love Your Clothes, Clear on Plastics and Recycle Now. We run Food Waste Action Week and Recycle Week.