In achieving this prestigious status within the CIWM, O’Donovan has demonstrated her experience in operating at the highest levels within the industry. She joins an elite group of 104 industry professionals who have achieved a Fellowship, with the CIWM strongly encouraging further diversity in the sector.
At the helm of the award-winning family business for over 30 years, O’Donovan has grown the company to employ 185 members of staff and operate a fleet of 100 lorries. She has been a leading player in the sector, working closely with industry bodies and government in a bid to improve the reputation and raise standards across the sector.
She is one of the waste sectors’ most passionate pioneers of industry best practice and sustainability, championing a range of ongoing innovative initiatives that prioritises staff wellbeing, health and safety, training and environmental excellence and is widely regarded as an industry leader.
The O’Donovan business has invested heavily in waste processing to ensure the maximum is recycled or re-used and demonstrates commitment to the circular economy by achieving zero waste to landfill.
O’Donovan comments: “I’m delighted to have been appointed a Fellow of the CIWM. It is an honour to achieve this level of recognition within such an esteemed Institution and it stands as testament to the achievements of the whole O’Donovan team in working towards industry best practice.”
As the leading professional body for resource and waste professionals, CIWM is the voice of the sector and represents over 5,500 individuals in the UK and overseas. The CIWM's professional knowledge and trusted reputation informs and influences legislation and policy, playing a vital part in shaping the future role and reputation of the sector.
Sarah Poulter, CIWM CEO, said: “CIWM Fellowship is awarded to leading professionals in resources and waste and is an acknowledgement of the hard work and commitment by an individual to the sector as a whole. CIWM Fellows are peer-assessed, so it truly is an accolade to have your achievements recognised by the very people who work within our sector.”