Heads of Government Affairs Roundtable on Single-use Plastic

This event is intended specifically for Heads of Government Affairs and Public Affairs. Numbers are strictly limited to ensure everyone is able to contribute to the conversation.

Attendance is by invitation; the invitees are carefully selected in line with The Whitehall and Industry Group’s charitable purpose, representing organisations from a variety of sectors, to bring a range of views and perspectives.

If you or a colleague would like to be considered for future roundtables in this series, then please feel free to email us on [email protected]

We are delighted to convene this roundtable in support of Defra's current consultations on Single-use plastic. Join your peers across the sectors to discuss next steps in tackling plastic waste, and the importance off cross-sector collaboration to acheive goals in this space. 


  • Chris Preston

    Deputy Director for Resources and Waste

    Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    Chris Peston joined the Civil Service after finishing his studies at Cardiff University. In 2003 he also gained an MA in Public Services Management from York University. The early part of career was spent in the Benefits Agency. Since then he has held a variety of posts which have included Housing Benefit inspection work in DWP, corporate services and various policy and delivery roles in marine and fisheries, animal health, water and climate change adaptation in Defra. In January 2016 he took up post as Defra’s Deputy Director for Resources and Waste.



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