Marcus Gover

Chief Executive Officer

Marcus Gover joined WRAP in 2007 and succeeded Dr Liz Goodwin OBE to become Chief Executive Officer in July 2016.

Marcus has worked in the environment sector for over 25 years, covering many different areas – engines, alternative fuels, clean coal technology, emissions monitoring, water, engineering, technical services, waste management and renewable energy.   

Before WRAP, he was Commercial Director of Biojoule Ltd - a start-up company developing technologies to produce fuels and electricity from under-utilised biomass resources and agricultural wastes.  This was based around transportable modular pelletisation plants and novel anaerobic digestion technologies.  

Prior to Biojoule, he had a long and varied career with AEA Technology plc working in the energy, environment and engineering/construction sectors - including managing a water engineering company, running an outsourced waste management operation and setting up an office in China.

Marcus is regularly asked to judge environmental awards. He chairs the technical committee of the Business Commitment to the Environment Awards, which is one of the UK’s longest standing award schemes set up to recognise businesses at the forefront of environmental leadership in the UK. It awards the Sir Peter Parker Award for Business Leadership every year at the Sustainable City Awards. He is also the UK representative on the jury of the EU Business Awards for the Environment. 

In his spare time, apart from doing his best to help bring up three daughters, he is Chair of Didcot Academy of Schools Trust and Chair of Governors at Didcot Girls School.  

Marcus has a degree in chemical engineering and a PhD in combustion, both from Imperial College. After an initially very technical career, he studied for an Executive MBA at Cranfield School of Management before taking on more senior general management roles.  He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.