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Robert Asquith


Position: External Affairs Director
Tel: 01202 812300

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Robert leads on government relations and policy. Prior to joining New Earth, Robert acted as Group Estates and Planning Manager for Waste Recycling Group and previously worked for 16 years as a planning consultant. Between 2003 and 2005 he was a director of planning at planning consultants Terence O’Rourke.

He is a recognised expert in the field of securing planning consents and other authorisations for major energy from waste developments, as well as providing support to tendering and M&A activities. He has secured major permissions for Veolia, Waste Recycling Group, and Cyclerval during his time as a consultant and contractor as well as working extensively in the water and airport industries. Robert holds a MA in Geography from Oxford University and a Diploma in Urban Planning.