Waste-tech firm bolsters management team

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Jane Stewart is now Topolytics’ non-executive director.

Waste analytics company Topolytics has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Jane Stewart as non-executive director.

A qualified chartered accountant, Stewart has spent decades in the fields of investment, corporate finance, venture capital and private equity across Europe having worked for Baird Capital, SDF and EY.

Most recently she was strategy director and formerly chief financial officer at William Tracey Group, a waste recycling and resource management company. Here she was an instrumental part of the leadership team which scaled the business rapidly through organic growth, acquisitions and alliances prior to a successful private equity sale in 2017. She is also chair of Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Investment Fund.

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On joining Edinburgh-based Topolytics, Steward said: “Having worked with Topolytics over the past two years in an advisory board capacity, I am delighted to formally come on board as a non-executive director at such an exciting stage in Topolytics’ growth.

“Currently over 70% of waste resource globally ends up in landfill or leaks into the environment. Through aggregating and analysing waste data at scale our technology creates greater visibility of the waste system and resources generating insights which enable organisations to unlock the value in the material and improve the outcomes for waste resources.

“My key role will be to guide the firm on strategy, funding and international expansion. The Topolytics platform is truly global and we are currently seeing huge potential in Asia and the Americas.”

Dr Michael Groves, CEO at Topolytics said: “Jane is an invaluable member of our senior management team. Not only is she highly skilled in finance and corporate strategy but she has an intimate knowledge of the waste and recycling sector through her work with the William Tracey Group and Zero Waste Scotland.”

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