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STRUCTURE OF THE ORGANISATION

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Ratifies the main decisions regarding BIR and has full power to achieve the objectives of the Federation. Is convened once a year by the Director General on behalf of the Executive Committee and under the mandate of the BIR President. Only effective members have voting rights. Decisions are taken by simple majority.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The decision-making body of the organisation. Consists of the President, the Treasurer, the Immediate Past President, the Presidents of the Commodity Divisions and the BIR Director General. All important decisions regarding the Association are taken by the Executive Committee which meets four times a year.

President Susie Burrage OBE

President

SUSIE BURRAGE OBE
Recycled Products Ltd (GBR)

Treasurer Dawahl Shah

Treasurer

DAWAHL SHAH
Metco Ventures LLP (IND)

Ferrous Division Shane Mellor

Ferrous Metals Division

SHANE MELLOR
Mellor Metals Ltd (GBR)

Non-Ferrous Division Paul Coyte

Non-Ferrous Metals Division

PAUL COYTE
Hayes Metals (NZL)

Paper Division Francisco J. Donoso

Paper Division

FRANCISCO J. DONOSO
DOLAF Servicios Verdes S.L. (ESP)

Textiles Division Martin Boeschen

Textiles Division

MARTIN BÖSCHEN
Texaid-Textilverwertungs Ag (CHE)

Immediate Past President Tom Bird

Immediate Past President

TOM BIRD
Enicor (GBR)

Director General Arnaud Brunet

Director General

ARNAUD BRUNET

COMMODITY DIVISIONS AND COMMITTEES

Represent a specific material and are headed by a president/chairman who in general is supported by an elected board. Two additional BIR committees cover cross-commodity issues pertaining to trade and environmental matters: the International Environment Council and the International Trade Council

  • FERROUS METALS DIVISION
    Shane Mellor - Mellor Metals Ltd (GBR)

  • NON-FERROUS METALS DIVISION 
    Paul Coyte - Hayes Metals (NZL)

  • PAPER DIVISION
    Francisco J. Donoso - DOLAF Servicios Verdes S.L. (ESP)

  • TEXTILES DIVISION 
    Martin Böschen - Texaid-Textilverwertungs Ag (CHE)

  • STAINLESS STEEL & SPECIAL ALLOYS COMMITTEE 
    Joost van Kleef - Oryx Stainless BV (NLD)

  • PLASTICS COMMITTEE 
    Henk Alssema - Vita Plastics (NDL)

  • TYRES & RUBBER COMMITTEE 
    Max Craipeau - Greencore Resources (CHN)

  • Electrics, Electronics & EV Batteries COMMITTEE
    Josephita Harry - Pan American Zinc LLC (USA)

  • INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL
    Olivier François - Galloo (FRA)

  • INTERNATIONAL TRADE COUNCIL
    Michael Lion - Everwell Resources Ltd (CHN)

  • SHREDDER COMMITTEE
    Alton Scott Newell III - Newell Recycling Equipment (USA)

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

The BIR Special Committees deal with organisational and administrative matters concerning the general structure of the association. They are instrumental for the management of the organisation’s finances, membership growth and programme development.

  • AMBASSADORS
    Sudhir Aggarwal - Inland Importers & Consumers Association (IND)

  • ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION AND INTERNAL RULES
    Alicia Garcia-Franco - FER-Federación Española de la Recuperación y el Reciclaje (ESP)

  • COMMUNICATIONS
    Ibrahim Aboura - Aboura Metals (ARE)

  • CONVENTION
    TBC

  • FINANCE
    Dhawal Shah - Metco Ventures LLP (IND)

  • MEMBERSHIP
    Fadi Shahrour - Sharmetal Trading Co. S.A.R.L. (LBN)

  • NOMINATING COMMITTEE
    TBC

  • YOUNG TRADERS
    Niels Keyaert - Aurubis AG (BEL)

ADVISORY COUNCIL

The forum in which the Chairmen of the Technical Committees and Special Committees present their reports to the Executive Committee. BIR Past Presidents also participate in these meetings.

  • Executive Committee
  • Commodity Committee Chairmen, incl. IEC and ITC
  • Special Committee Chairmen
  • Past Presidents