His appointment was confirmed at AFOR’s annual general meeting on December 10.
Association chairman Peter Mills said: “Jeremy has worked with immense enthusiasm and dedication to represent the interest of the association’s members. I am delighted that he has accepted the role of managing director.”
Jacobs held the role of acting chief executive while Jane Gilbert was on maternity leave. Gilbert recently announced her departure from the association after 14 years promoting the UK’s biowaste management sector.
Jacobs said: “The biowaste management sector will undergo further, fundamental change as greater emphasis is being placed on the treatment of biowastes using in-vessel composting and anaerobic digestion. AFOR will continue to work on behalf of its members, in pursuit of fair and proportionate regulation and effective drivers for the sustainable development of the UK’s biowaste sector.”