Managing Director Joseph says: “At Christmas 2021, our HR Team gave everyone a copy of ‘Legacy: What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life’ by James Kerr. I’ve dipped in and out of the book and it got me thinking. Our game is different, but Re-Gen has to work and play together as a team. We’re not Brazil, we’re Re-Gen!”
Non-Executive ChairmanJoining Re-Gen in January 2019 as Non-Executive Chairman, Colin provides strategic advice and guidance for corporate planning, governance, restructuring, growth, and business development. Colin has over 30 years’ commercial and industrial experience and holds several directorships including Crescent Capital NI Limited (trading as Capital) where he remains its Chief Executive. Awarded an International MBA from Ulster University in 1988, Colin is a former CBI NI Chair and currently acts as the Northern Ireland trustee on the UK board of Barnardos. Colin says: "I'm the head coach, planning for the big tournaments, mentoring the players and coordinating the training."
Experience: Joining Re-Gen in October 2016, Richard is former managing director of Linden Foods, part of the Fane Valley Group, where he led the company’s strategic growth, product development and international sales. He was also managing director of innovative renewable energy company Linergy Ltd. Richard is a former chair of Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association and Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association. He is involved in equine-assisted therapy and learning through Equine One. Richard is also a board member of NOW Group, a social enterprise supporting people with learning difficulties and autism. Richard says: "I'm the assistant head coach with years of experience in commerce and industry, plenty of contacts and time to consider the game."
Experience: Founding Director Aidan joined the company on a fulltime basis in 2006 and led the Public Sector, Commercial, Engineering and R&D Divisions until March 2022. He holds a BEng in Civil Engineering and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Waste Management. Aidan has three children, lives in County Armagh and counts engineering and construction amongst his hobbies. Aidan says: “Ronaldo, obviously! Or maybe even Messi! I am looking for chances, driving the attack…”
Managing Director (Executive)
Experience: Founding Director Joseph led the diversification of the family construction business to specialist environmental services between 2002-4 when Re-Gen built and began operating a 30,000m2 materials recovery facility. Today, he provides strategic direction to a stable of environmental services and related companies covering household waste recycling and recovery, heavy industrial tank cleaning services and offsite pre-fabricated construction. Joseph holds a BSc in Construction Engineering and Management. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Waste Management and Committee Member of Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging. Joseph was a finalist of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Ireland Awards in 2021and won the Business Eye/UTV 2014 Young Business Personality of the Year (Small & Medium Enterprise). He has four children, lives in County Armagh and counts open water swimming amongst his hobbies. Joseph says: "I’m the central midfielder and the captain, it’s my job to keep an eye on what’s going on across the whole pitch and to spearhead the attack when the circumstances are right. It’s also my job to drop back and help the defence if things aren’t going well. On top of that, to keep things right, I listen to the head coach, talk to the referee and consult with the people running the sideline."
Experience: Founding Director Colin leads the Operations in Re-Gen – the mixed dry recycling (MDR) and municipal solid waste (MSW) plants. He also is responsible for the transport fleet of 20 lorries and the company’s garage. Colin developed the Re-Gen Ambassador Programme involving mentorship to college students. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Waste Management and holds a BEng in Civil Engineering. Colin has four children, enjoys cycling and lives in County Armagh. Colin says: "Well, I suppose I’m the central defender, I make sure things are solid at the back. The plant keeps running, the lorries lift the materials and the garage maintains the vehicles."
Experience: Following the completion of a BA in Business Studies from Ulster University, Celine joined Re-Gen Waste in May 2004. She was responsible for the supply of high-quality recyclable materials to global markets and led a team of experienced traders until March 2022 when she began managing the Public Sector, Commercial, Engineering and R&D Divisions. Celine is a board member of the Recycling Association. She won the Women In Business NI Award for Best Exporter in 2011 and 2017. Mum of two Celine lives in County Armagh and is a keen runner in her spare time. Celine says: "I'm Steph Houghton – with experience in defence and midfield. Now I’m a striker."
Group Finance Director (Executive)
Experience: Joining Re-Gen Group of Companies in January 2020, Neil has international experience in leadership, investor relations, stakeholder management and strategy development. He holds a BSc Economics (First Class) from Queen’s University Belfast. Neil qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006 and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Completing the Global CFO programme at London Business School in 2021, Neil says: "I'm the goalkeeper... keeping a clean sheet, turning defence into attack, working with the midfield in particular to keep the ball moving in the right direction but always available to take a defensive back pass."