Adrian Hawkes - Director of Policy, Valpak

Adrian Hawkes is Director of Policy at the compliance scheme Valpak, where he is responsible for all aspects of policy development and liaison with relevant enforcement agencies, Governments and wider stakeholder groups. 

He has been involved with Valpak since 1996 and was instrumental in establishing the market-based compliance system for packaging in the UK.  He has also played a key role in the development and implementation of both the WEEE and battery producer responsibility regimes.  

He regularly participates in expert working groups to advise local, national and European Government on all aspects of the operation of producer responsibility and is a member of the UK Government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging.

Adrian is a Chartered Engineer, M I Mech E and previously to Valpak gained over 15 years of industrial experience in a variety of leading manufacturing and consulting companies including Procter & Gamble and Coopers & Lybrand.




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