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North London Waste Authority appoints Martin Capstick as Managing Director

Martin has been appointed by a panel of Members after an extensive recruitment campaign.

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is pleased to announce that Martin Capstick has been appointed to the role of Managing Director at NLWA.

Martin has worked at the Department for Transport for several years undertaking various senior level roles including High Speed Rail Director positions and is currently Regional Transport Strategies Director leading work on the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine.

Cllr Loakes, Chair of NLWA said: “We are delighted to have found an exceptional candidate in Martin. He has extensive experience of working in a politically led environment and has overseen large and complex infrastructure programmes. He will be our second MD and I am confident he has the skills we need to take forward the next steps in our strategy.” 

Martin added that: “I am delighted to take on this role. With a background leading a range of public sector projects and policy issues, it’s very motivating to be the Managing Director of the Authority, making a real difference to the quality of life of north Londoners and to the sustainable use of resources.  I look forward to working with the Members and team at NLWA particularly to deliver the North London Heat and Power Project, to make further progress with residents on waste prevention and recycling, and to offer a great service to the public.”

Martin is expected to be in post in early December 2017.


Notes to editors

  1. For more information please contact, Susan Fiddian, Communications Manager, on 020 8489 3660 or by email at or Barbara Herridge, External Relations Manager, on 020 8489 5654 or by email at
  2. The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is made up of seven north London boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest).
  3. Almost 1.9 million residents live in the NLWA area and the Authority is responsible for helping the seven north London boroughs dispose of the 850,000 tonnes of waste they collect every year.
  4. The North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) is NLWA’s project to build a replacement energy recovery facility and associated development at the Edmonton EcoPark in north London.
  5. North London Waste Authority’s first Managing Director, David Beadle, retired at the end of December 2016.