Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O’Donovan, has been appointed to The South East Centre for The Built Environment non-executive Board, in recognition of her continued commitment to the construction sector.
O’Donovan joins Ian Lyon, Director of Oxford Properties and Jonathan Rickard, Head of Land & Planning at Radian, as one of the three newly appointed members of the non-executive Board.
The new appointments will bring new ideas and strategic insights that will directly influence the actions of the SECBE, as an industry-led catalyst for change, supporting business growth in London and the South East.
The SECBE engages and supports leaders in construction to improve performance and win more work, by supporting companies to adopt new processes for sustainability, building performance and digital construction.
Under O’Donovan’s dynamic leadership, O’Donovan Waste Disposal has become one of the leading waste management firms in the South East, operating within London and the surrounding region. Running the business for more than 30 years, O’Donovan has grown the business to a turnover of over £16 million, with 150 staff and a fleet of 85 HGVs.
As part of her role at SECBE, Jacqueline will bring her passion for Health & Safety and credibility as one of the first firms to be become a Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) champion, also achieving the Fleet Operation Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold accreditation five years running.
Her experience will be of great value to SECBE, which has recently been appointed by Transport for London to drive the national roll out of CLOCS. FORS and CLOCS are integrated Standards that encourage Fleet Operators to demonstrate compliance to protect vulnerable road users and commit clients to take ownership of road safety throughout the supply chain.
O’Donovan is a multi-award winning company, including two wins at this year’s Constructing Excellence in London and South East Awards, in the categories of ‘Health & Safety’ and ‘Achiever of the Year’ for Jacqueline.