Peter Maddox

Director, Government Programmes

Peter Maddox joined WRAP in 2006 and became Director in 2016. He has worked on the market development of recycled materials, built WRAP’s strategy and planning function, and managed WRAP’s programmes with Defra and BIS. In recent years, he developed WRAP’s new business strategy around a circular economy framework, and established the Resource London partnership with the London Waste and Recycling Board.   

Before WRAP, Peter spent nearly 20 years working for BP in the petrochemicals sector in UK and France. He was lead chemist in a commercialisation of a new polymer technology at BP’s site in Marseilles for 3 years, then returned to London to establish and manage BP’s innovation partnership with Imperial College. As he moved away from technology, he took a range of team leadership, strategy and change management roles across the business, including on the BP Amoco merger and other joint ventures. It was in his last years at BP that he became interested in recycling of plastics and the environment.      

Outside work, Peter enjoys cycling, reading and real ale. 

He has a BA in chemistry and a DPhil in homogeneous catalysis from the University of Oxford. He also has a postgraduate certificate in sustainable business from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.