REC warmly welcomes Chair of CIWEM Contaminated Land Network as new MD


As part of ongoing strategic expansion, REC Ltd has appointed Gary Winder as a new Managing Director. Gary is the current Chair of the CIWEM Contaminated Land Network and is a leading figure in the field of land redevelopment.

Gary’s extensive experience in project management combined with his expertise in brownfield sites and contaminated land make him an invaluable addition to REC during a considerable expansion period for the company.

After recently celebrating the opening of a 14th UK office in Aberdeen, REC is successfully implementing its plan for growth through strategic geographical reach and a widening service provision. Gary Winder is ideally placed to take the company forward as increasing environmental challenges require new service infrastructures.

As a Chartered Engineer, Gary’s career to date has seen him manage several major projects, including the redevelopment of numerous North West former-industrial sites. With over 20 years’ experience in environmental consultancy, Gary’s roles in project management have given him a holistic view of redevelopment campaigns, with a strong focus on public and private sector clients and multi-disciplinary management.

As a member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and Chair of the CIWEM Contaminated Land Network, Gary has additionally been called upon to comment and provide expert analysis during public inquiries, planning appeals and arbitration disputes.

Discussing his new appointment and REC’s plans for the future, Gary Winder stated:

“As the UK economy continues to recover and grow, REC is well placed to further develop its business and we see great opportunity to both grow our existing business as well as diversify our service offerings into new regions and indeed new markets/sectors.

We aim to draw upon the expertise in our wider Group to develop our services in relation to housing, urban regeneration, transport and other infrastructure needs. We also plan to deliver measures that will be needed to mitigate the effects of climate change and address how increasing population growth will put pressure on the environment.”

On behalf of everyone at REC, we’d like to warmly welcome Gary and wish him all the best in his new role.