THE FINANCE director of Yorwaste has been promoted to managing director at the waste management company.

Sandy Boyle takes the position after six months in the FD role at the Northallerton-headquartered group.

The 47-year-old succeeds Steve Barker, who left the company last year.

Mr Boyle, a qualified accountant who lives in Richmond, will have overall responsibility for driving forward the business which has experienced rapid growth over the last 12 months, aided by last year’s acquisition of the Todd Waste Management Group.

He said: “I consider becoming managing director a real privilege and a responsibility which I take very seriously.

“Working here as finance director has given me a great insight into the business and I am fortunate to have inherited a good team with decades of waste industry experience, which I intend to make the best use of.”

Mr Boyle has previously worked in a number of different sectors, including distribution, manufacturing, hedge fund administration, facilities management and aviation. His roles have included being general manager of an airside operation at Heathrow Airport and manging the Chinese export sales for a multinational paper company in Hong Kong.

He added: “I have always tried to maximise my career options by being as flexible as possible and actively seeking out the best opportunities, and Yorwaste is no different.

“My experience in both commercial and operational roles allows me to look at challenges from a variety of angles and, as a result, I have got a good idea of what works and what doesn’t.”

Yorwaste now employs around 320 people and is the largest waste management company in North Yorkshire, with sister company, SJB Recycling.