Meet some of the Tamar team
Find out a little more about a few members of the Tamar team:
Craig Smith, Site Supervisor, Swanley
Craig is the Site Supervisor at Tamar’s Swanley Open Windrow Composting site, having joined Tamar in 2012 as a multi-skilled operative at the Ongar Composting site. Craig was promoted to his current role in 2014, where he is responsible for managing the team and all aspects of the site’s day to day performance. Previously, Craig held skilled operative roles at Countrystyle and Veolia. A classic car enthusiast, Craig also holds first aid, WAMITAB sustainable recycling, City & Guilds, and a range of health and safety qualifications.
Dean Hislop, Chief Executive
Dean joined Tamar as Finance Director in January 2014 and was appointed Chief Executive in October 2015. Prior to this, Dean was Chief Financial Officer at a private equity backed energy development company, 2Co Energy Limited, and worked in two senior finance director roles for the leading oil and gas construction company, Subsea 7 SA. Earlier in his career Dean worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Rio Tinto plc where he held various roles across the global mining business, the last of which was as part of the team working on a potash mine development in South America. Dean qualified as a chartered accountant in New Zealand before moving to the UK in 1997.
Jake Harrison, Plant Manager, Retford and Holbeach
Jake is the Plant Manager at Tamar’s Retford and Holbeach anaerobic digestion plants. Jake joined Tamar in 2014 as a Site Fitter at Retford. He was promoted to his current role in 2015, which involves responsibility for all aspects of the plants’ operations, including liaising closely with the Holbeach Plant Supervisor, health and safety, environmental compliance, relationships with neighbours and external agencies and achieving the plant’s performance targets. Previously, Jake held skilled site fitter roles at Mechanical Solutions and Hatfield Colliery. Jake served four years with the Royal Engineers, working on various UK based operations, a 10 month deployment in Oman and a 6 month deployment in Canada. Jake holds a range of engineering and health and safety qualifications as well as a WAMITAB Level 4 certificate in waste management.
Julia Zarudna, Management Accountant
Julia is Tamar’s Management Accountant, and is responsible for preparation of the accounts, management of the accounting systems, dealing with queries and relevant staff training. Julia joined Tamar in February 2013 as Assistant Accountant before being promoted to her current role in 2014. Previously Julia held accounting roles at Climate Energy Ltd, Knowledge to Action Ltd and Pipers Group. Julia is a ACCA qualified Accountant, and has a degree in Economics and Business.
Sophie Lintott, Feedstock Coordinator, Retford and Holbeach
Sophie is the Feedstock Coordinator at Tamar’s Retford and Holbeach anaerobic digestion plants. Sophie joined Tamar in 2015 to support the feedstock team, particularly in liaising with customers and suppliers. In 2016, Sophie took responsibility for managing the feedstock supply for the two plants, working closely with the operations teams. Previously, Sophie worked in procurement at Eco Plastics (now Evolve Polymers) and has Management and Customer Service Management qualifications.