MICHAEL TOPHAM: President Biffa

Michael Topham is the President of Biffa. He is the CEO of the UK’s leading sustainable waste management company, Biffa plc. He was appointed CEO of Biffa in 2018, having previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Biffa has been at the forefront of the UK’s waste industry for over a hundred years, with operations that span the entire breadth of the waste management process including collection, recycling, treatment, disposal and energy generation.

Founded in London in 1912, Biffa is a leading UK nationwide integrated waste management business providing collection, treatment, recycling and technologically-driven energy generation services.

We provide an essential service to satisfy the business needs of our commercial, industrial and public sector customers throughout the UK, and help them to meet their legal obligations and corporate responsibility commitments.

We employ 10,000 people and collect waste from thousands of businesses and millions of households across the UK each day.  Our surplus food redistribution partnership with Company Shop Group, and our environmental work with BiffaAward and Waste Aid, also have wider benefits for the UK and beyond. Since 2002 we’ve reduced our carbon emissions by 70 per cent and aim to be net zero by 2050.