About Us

Eunomia is an independent consultancy dedicated to helping our clients to
achieve better environmental and commercial outcomes.

Why choose Eunomia?

Eunomia combines the highest levels of analytical and operational expertise with a high degree of professional competence and efficiency to respond quickly and effectively to our clients’ needs. We are appointed advisors to many types of private, public and community sector organisations.

We always welcome approaches from potential clients. We work to ensure we understand your needs and to help shape projects that serve to answer the key questions as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The majority of our clients are long-term repeat customers.  We find that our clients trust our advice, and appreciate the quality of our work – and that we deliver what we promise.

For public sector clients, we can be commissioned directly under the All of Government procurement framework.

Whatever your environmental consulting needs, we will be happy to discuss how we can meet them within a budget you can afford.

Our Values

Eunomia is a values-driven business.

Our aims are:

  • To be agents of change for the better
  • To think creatively in a commercial context
  • To ‘walk the talk’
  • To inspire each other
  • To feel good about the work we do

We are committed to delivering high quality services to our clients, to enable confident and timely decisions. We will not simply tell clients ’what they want to hear’, but will provide the best advice based on leading edge research and analysis.

.What makes us feel good about coming to work in the morning is supporting others who are working towards positive change.

Our People

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Duncan Wilson

Director

e-mail: duncan@eunomia.co.nz

mobile: 021 855578

Eunomia NEW ZEALAND

Duncan is responsible for the operation of the business in New Zealand. He has twenty years experience in the sector including over four years working as a Senior Consultant in the UK.

Bio

Duncan has a B.A (Hons) in Anthropology, His work with Eunomia, both in NZ and in the UK, has covered a range of projects including waste management and minimisation plans, waste contract procurement, development and evaluation of service delivery options, collection systems modelling (including core development work on Eunomia’s proprietary collection systems model), and cost-benefit analysis.  Duncan has extensive experience with waste data, including time series data, and waste composition analysis. A key part of much of his work is in-depth analysis of data to discern key issues and trends and identify potential solutions.  He has a strong track record of delivering projects to time and budget, and meeting/exceeding client expectations.  

Prior to working for Eunomia, Duncan worked in New Zealand where he spent 5 years as Manager of Waste Not, which he helped develop into the country’s leading specialist waste consultancy. Amongst his achievements in the course of his work he obtained government funding to develop a waste strategy planning system and set of spreadsheet based tools for assisting councils to implement zero waste strategies, conceived and project managed the development of the ‘New Zealand Recycling Symbols’- a set of high quality freely downloadable images for recycling signage, which are now extensively used throughout NZ, and was lead author of the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development’s ‘Industry Guide to Zero Waste’.

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LISA EVE

Senior Consultant

e-mail: lisa@eunomia.co.nz

mobile: 021 0206 2206

Eunomia nEW ZEALAND

Lisa has an MSc in Environmental Science, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management in the UK.

Bio

Lisa has developed financial models, associated risk assessments, and sustainability appraisal tools to enable informed decisions to be made at an officer and Councillor level.

She has extensive experience in strategic service reviews for local authorities, working at Auckland City Council for four years from 1998 during their full refuse and recycling service review, and working for Bristol City Council in the UK for three years managing the introduction of a city-wide biodegradable waste collection. At the time it was the largest city-wide full organic waste collection in the UK, servicing 165,000 households.

She also has experience in developing policy for sustainability at local authorities and as a consultant. She has a particular interest in construction and demolition waste and has worked successfully on a variety of projects in the sector.

Lisa has notable expertise in local authority bylaws and processes and was the lead author on development of a template solid waste bylaw for Waikato and Bay of Plenty Councils.

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MARY Wilson

Administrator

e-mail: mary@eunomia.co.nz

mobile: 021 127 5250

Eunomia NEW ZEALAND

Mary looks after all the accounts and administration for the New Zealand business. She has twelve years experience in a variety of administative and secretarial roles.

Bio

Mary has a degree from Auckland University and has worked in a varitey of industries in administrative roles in New Zealand and the UK including property, IT, and education.

Mary shares Eunomia’s values, and is personnally committed to reducing her impact on the environment.

 

EUNOMIA  dIRECTORS

Dr Dominic Hogg

Director

Eunomia UK

Dominic is the Founder and Chairman of Eunomia Research & Consulting.

Bio

Dominic has worked in the environmental field for over 25 years as a campaigner, researcher and consultant during which time he has developed a reputation for pushing the boundaries of what can be done for the environment within the bounds of economic viability.

With an honours degree in physics from the University of Oxford, and a PhD on the economics of technological change from the University of Cambridge, he has undertaken a wide range of cross-disciplinary projects related to waste and resources policy for (amongst others) UK Government departments, Scottish Government, Natural Resources Wales, Environment Agency, Overseas Governments, OECD, European Commission and European Environment Agency.

His expertise spans:

strategic, market and policy analysis with regard to waste;
incentives in the waste management sector (landfill / incineration taxes, pay-as-you-throw / variable charging schemes, producer responsibility, deposit refunds);
development of waste management strategies and plans;
market-based instruments for environmental policy (including emissions trading);
environmental fiscal reform (ecological tax reform);
circular economy business models;
the economics of air pollution;
cost-benefit analysis;
ex-ante and ex-post evaluation of policies;
agri-environmental schemes / payments for ecosystem services;
competitiveness analysis; and
analysis of commodity markets.
He is most at home working on projects which demand a critical perspective, and application of novel approaches to pressing environmental issues. He works closely with Eunomia’s team of modelling experts to bring new insights and understanding to complex issues of high policy relevance.

Recent Experience

Dominic’s recent work includes proposals for a road map towards a Circular Economy for London, studies into the potential for environmental fiscal reform in the 28 EU Member States, work for the waste industry on addressing volatility in commodity prices, the development of a pilot payments for ecosystem services project in the West of England for Defra, and work with DG Environment on the legislative proposal for the revised Circular Economy Package.

Career History

Previously, Dominic was the Associate Director at ECOTEC Research & Consulting (now Ecorys) with responsibility for the company’s work on environmental policy and economics.

As well as chairing Eunomia, Dominic is Chair of the Board of the West of England Nature Partnership, whose aim is to embed the value of the natural environment within local decision making. He also sits on the regional ESIF committee informing the allocation of EU funds at the regional level. He is Vice Chair of the Low Carbon Sector Group which supports the West of England LEP. Dominic is a CIWM Waste Ambassador and he is also a member of the technical working group developing the EMAS sectoral reference document on the Waste Management Sector. He has been technical advisor to two House of Commons inquiries into waste management.

JOE PAPINESCHI

Director

Eunomia UK

Joe joined Eunomia as director in 2002, bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge of waste management in the statutory, community and private sectors.

Bio

Joe has been at the of cutting edge sustainable waste management since 1995, and is widely considered an industry leader in the fields of Government policy, local authority waste management and procurement.

Joe’s experience spans waste operations, waste flow modelling, service profiling, policy development and implementation, contract negotiation and public procurement. Most recently he has specialised in partnership working and efficiency initiatives with local authorities, facilitating collaborative working and driving essential cost efficiencies whilst also increasing recycling performance. His ability to understand the multiple interlinked relationships between legal requirements, targets, budgets and contracts, coupled with a creative, analytical mind have made Joe a vital element in developing the waste management strategies of over 100 UK authorities.

Recent Experience

Joe leads Eunomia’s work on public procurement, having directed the commissioning of municipal recycling contracts worth in excess of £1.2 billion. Joe was instrumental in the formation of an award winning framework for the procurement of residual waste services in Wales, which is now live and saving Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion County Councils hundreds of thousands of pounds each year.

He also directs many of Eunomia’s efficiency reviews and service design projects for local authorities and their contractors, covering the full range of environmental services and using his operational knowledge and negotiation skills to bring about better performing, more efficient services.

In addition to the dozens of local authority projects directed by Joe, his skills are increasingly sought after by private sector clients, providing specialist bid advice and change management support to multi-million pound waste contracts.

Career History

From the grassroots up, Joe has gained his expertise ‘on the job’. His career in recycling started in 1995 when he set up a kerbside collection scheme in Brighton, and the ensuing years saw Joe lead a number of community recycling organisations, including management of the Community Recycling Network – a national support organisation for community recycling schemes.

In the early 2000’s Joe became an independent consultant, providing specialist waste management advice to the UK Government and a number of local authorities.  Joe has authored a number of publications on waste management, and held expert appointments with Government which continue to the present day.

Mike brown

Director

Eunomia UK

Mike has a track record of bringing focused and consistent leadership in the energy and waste sectors, and of transforming technically and politically complex business challenges through the ability to apply commercial skills and set clear direction.

Bio

Mike has a detailed understanding of the interaction between the public and private sectors, which, together with his ability to ‘master-plan’, makes him a successful deliverer of complex projects spanning social, economic and environmental disciplines.

Recent Experience

Mike, who leads on Eunomia’s commercial portfolio, has recently directed commercial due diligence work for various confidential private sector clients seeking a competitive advantage in the waste and energy sectors. As well as advising on technical and market condition disciplines, he also leads on contractual negotiations and execution often acting as lead interface between client and legal teams.

Recent work includes bringing together multiple commercial stakeholders into the UK RDF Export Group for which Eunomia acts as Secretariat. He has also facilitated a multi-national joint venture partnership on Carbon Capture and Storage and directed the planning application of a 1,852MW clean-coal power station, as well as creating a partnership between a developer and waste operator resulting in the investment in up to 6 EfW sites and facilities.

Mike also recently developed the business cases for a number of Local Authorities seeking new waste facilities, taking one project through investment decision to site acquisition and consenting. For a private sector waste collector, Mike has been lead commercial negotiator on delivering land and site acquisition, and third party service level agreements.

Mike was lead advisor to Defra’s £30m New Technologies Demonstrator Programme from inception in 2003 to close down in 2010, and was the founder Chairman of the then DTI and devolved administrations endorsed National Resource and Waste Forum.

Career History

Mike, a Master of Hydrogeology, started his career in 1987 as a geologist at Tarmac’s then head office in Ettingshall.  In 1991 he moved from mineral extraction to landfill with the privately owned Terry Adams Ltd, where in 1997 he was part of the development team that acquired the closed open-coast coal portfolio from the Coal Authority and then prepared the company for sale to Viridor.

For the next decade, Mike worked at CES Limited, becoming Managing Director of the Cornwall County Council owned £20m turnover waste company culminating in the sale of CES to SITA in 2006.  For the past 8 years, Mike has been a Director of Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd, where he now leads the executive team as MD. Mike’s near 30 years experience in the sector is principally as an operator from which he derives his commercial expertise.

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