Our Board

Andy Chant – Chief Executive Officer

Andy joined the group in 2002 and is a Chartered Accountant and worked as the Group CFO and company secretary for many years. He has previously held a number of senior finance roles in industry with both PLC’s and fast growth SME’s. Post qualification he worked for Ernst & Young in audit, insolvency and corporate finance before leaving professional practice.

Andy leads the Group and the Senior Leadership Team with specific responsibility for the development of strategy, acquisitions and major contract negotiations. Andy is passionate about developing a positive and supportive culture in all the businesses within the CCH Group blending commercial success with a strong, ethical set of core values.

Andy is also Chief Executive of Orian Solutions and a Director of all the companies in the CCH Group.




Roy Dexter – Group Chief Financial Officer

Roy joined the Group in 2020 from Waterlogic UK & IE as Group Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the financial control, performance and strength of the Group.

Roy manages the Finance and IT teams to deliver high quality, robust and pertinent management information to fully understand and drive business improvement.

Roy is also Company Secretary of CCH and Orian Solutions, and all the other companies in the CCH Group.



Ian Wood – Non-Executive Director

Ian joined Cumbria Waste Group in May 2018 following a long and distinguished career in the energy industry where he held  number of senior management and executive roles. As CEO until 2020, he had overall responsibility for the company, leading the senior executive team to develop, implement and review strategic direction of the business in order to deliver sustainable value for our stakeholders whilst maintaining a strong focus on safety and the environment.

Ian has now become a Non-Executive Director of Cumbria Waste Groups’ parent company Cumbria County Holdings (CCH) and it’s facilities management subsidiary, Orian Solutions.

He is also a Non-Executive Director for Carr’s Group plc and Founder and Director of Talkin Energy Ltd.




Tom Spaul  – Non-Executive Director CWG

Our Board - Tom SpaulTom enjoyed a long and successful career as an Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member with Veolia Environmental Services, the UK listed £1.5bn turnover subsidiary of Veolia Environment, and its forerunners.

During his tenure, the company developed into the leading waste management and environmental services provider in the UK, covering all aspects including collection, landfill, hazardous waste collection and treatment, energy from waste treatment, biological treatment, recycling and industrial services, operating from more than 350 sites and employing almost 14,000 people.

His non-executive portfolio is focused on roles to which he is transferring relevant skills and experience gained during a long and successful career dealing with both the private and public sectors within the environment and waste management arenas such as governance, compliance, strategy, operations, acquisitions, integrations, disposals, increasing shareholder value and providing independent and objective advice.


Alan Moore – Chairman


Alan joined the Board as Chair in 2016 following a long and successful career focussed on the nuclear sector. He undertook a variety of roles including the chairmanship of Direct Rail Services until 2016.

Alan has also held a number of other Board positions and is currently a non-executive Director at Trinity House Lighthouse and at the MoD (Defence Safety Authority).



Tony Byrne – Non-Executive Director

Tony joined the Board of Orian solutions in 2019 and also became a director of CWG in 2021.

In common with all of the Group Directors Tony sits on the Cumbria County Holdings Group Board.

Tony brought extensive facilities management sector experience to the Board having held a variety of senior roles within Compass Group and Interserve. Tony is also currently Chief Executive of DEBRA UK as well as holding non-executive positions on the Board of Brighter Futures for Children Ltd and Corserv Ltd.