John Scanlon, Chief Executive Officer for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK

John Scanlon

Chief Executive Officer | SUEZ recycling and recovery UK

As Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, John is responsible for driving forward the SUEZ group’s vision in the UK, and for continuing to mobilise SUEZ’s newly won contracts in Greater Manchester and Somerset.


John’s industrial leadership and strategic vision has been forged over his extensive career with SUEZ, since joining in 1991 as one of the company’s first employees in the UK. He has been an integral part of the executive committee since 2003.


John has held a variety of operational and business development roles within SUEZ, which led to becoming Chief Operating Officer of Operations in 2015, and prior to that Chief Operating Officer of the Processing division. Before these appointments, John was Business Development Director and heavily involved with the first PFI contract that SUEZ won in Surrey in 1999, which he became the General Manager for in 2000.