Directors

Roger Gower

Roger Gower – Independent Director

Roger has wide experience as a company executive, director and Chairman in both public and private companies. He is currently Chairman of PrimePort Timaru Limited and New Zealand Food Innovation Auckland Limited (the Food Bowl). Roger is an independent director of NZX listed Me Today Limited. Roger is the Chief Executive of New Zealand’s Best Food & Beverage Limited, that has developed wellbeing products under the Douglas Nutrition brand. Roger was Chairman at the juice company Charlie’s, which listed in 2005 and prior to that he had a corporate career in logistics and transportation.

Roger has a BCom from the University of Auckland, an MBA from Massey University and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge.

Angus Cooper

Angus Cooper – Independent Director

Angus has 30 years of commercial experience in the public company arena. The majority in strategic General Management roles within EBOS Group Ltd and was GM of mergers and acquisitions for over 10 years completing 25 acquisitions and five divestments for the group.

More recently he has been involved in an advisory capacity for Synlait Milk assisting with their acquisition of Dairyworks and Talbot Forest Cheese and the divestment of Deep South Ice Cream. Complimenting his executive and management experience, he was a director of Animates Pet Stores for over 7 years. He has broad experience across a range of sectors including;  Retail, Healthcare Products, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Scientific, Dairy Logistics, Automotive, Engineering, Print / Pre Press and Animal Care.

Shane Edmond

Shane became a shareholder of WasteCo in December 2020. Shane has had extensive experience in the financial markets having worked in London and New Zealand for over 30 years. Shane is currently an executive director of Forsyth Barr Limited.

He was previously a member of the Financial Market Authority’s Code Committee for Financial Advisers for seven years. Shane has a number of private investments in New Zealand.

James Redmayne

James had 18 years of Cost and Management Accounting experience under his belt before embarking on the WasteCo journey, working in industries as diverse as banking, foreign exchange, broadcasting and pharmaceuticals as well as manufacturing entities involved in carpets, food and engineering.

James loves getting to know the numbers and understanding what can be done operationally and from a process point of view to positively influence results; he understands that people are the most precious resource any company can have and gets a real kick out of helping them understand what influence they have on the numbers from their actions. James, like Carl, is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team for WasteCo.

Working in the waste, sweeping & industrial services arena has given James lots of opportunity to work with some amazing people from a very broad spectrum of the community and industry; an opportunity that has definitely become a passion that revolves around the “family” of WasteCo and the amazing opportunities that he and the team are able to take advantage of to positively influence our community.

James works in the WasteCo business with his wife Sam.  They are supported by two astute young men, Mitch who is in year 11 at high school and Haz who is in his first year of university studying engineering.

Carl Storm

Carl is an extremely motivated, highly energised, and focused leader who thrives on finding solutions to challenges. Carl has a lifetime of experience in the waste and recycling sector starting his first company at 16 while still at School. Carl is an inspirational leader of people and highly skilled in crisis management. He is an experienced Company Director and a valuable part of the WasteCo Senior Leadership Team.

Carl has worked for himself since an early age when he was recognised as an innovator and entrepreneur. After Selling two start-up companies he went on to work for Fulton Hogan / EnviroWaste, Metro Waste and Veolia where he developed the skills to run larger companies and the disciplines required to succeed in all conditions and environments.

During his time in Auckland he studied part time at the University of Auckland.

Carl works in the WasteCo business with his wife Dawn and they have 3 grown up children, Sarah (& Tim) who themselves have 4 children and run their own landscaping business, Harry who is a Police Officer in South Auckland and Jack who recently started an apprenticeship in the building industry.